What is "Super Drive"

Discussion in 'iMac' started by kenglade, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    When I insert a CD into my iMac intel dual core its shows up as a disk on my desktop. But when I go to Disk Utility it does not register as a removable disk but under something called "Super Drive." I don't know where this came from or how to get rid of it. i want the CD to register as a removable disk. Any suggestions?
     
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    swiftaw

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    Super Drive is just Apple's name for the CD/DVD drive. In disk utility, whatever you have inserted in the drive should appear under the SuperDrive heading.
     
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    forty2j

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    "SuperDrive" is Apple's name for a CD & DVD reader/writer. It's showing correctly in disk utility.
     
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    AdeFowler

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    SuperDrive is just Apple’s flashy marketing name for the DVD drive. Like iSight instead of webcam.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, guys. i seldom use data CDs and that caught me by surprise
     

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