Super Drive: Is it true . . .

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by JasG, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. JasG
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    Is it true that I can't plug the thing into another optical-drive less laptop, like a Toshiba or IBM netbook?
     
  2. easy-mac
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    Sorry, you can't even use it with any other Apple products besides the Mac Mini (server only i believe) and the 24" Cinema Display because it requires a special high powered USB port. I doubt netbooks or laptops from other manufacturers would have this, and if they did, not sure the firmware would be available to make it work.
     
  3. halledise
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    get yourself a LaCie (or similar) LightScribe writer.
    cheaper the the SD and far more versatile.

    you can use it on any machine you care to …
     
  4. Huubster
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    This is a false assumption circulating on the net which somehow can't be eradicated.

    Obviously Apple has purposely built the MBA SuperDrive in a way to make it incompatible with other devices.
    The truth:

    http://tnkgrl.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/macbook-air-superdrive-for-all/

    Apple's reasoning is a mistery to me.
     
  5. striatedglutes
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    Wow... nominated for awesome post of the month!
     

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