Best alternative to superdrive for doing a clean install?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by munckee, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. munckee macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    I need to do a clean install and don't have a superdrive. I could pick one up but I'm not sure I'll need it much outside of getting up and running with a fresh OS. What's the next best alternative to avoid dropping the $100 on the drive?
  2. Philflow macrumors 65816

    May 7, 2008
    Get a cheap AC powered DVD drive. I got the Samsung SE-S204 for 40 euros.

    It's way faster than a USB powered drive like the Superdrive.
  3. bbotte macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2008
    Can't you just Copy the OSX disk to a Large Jumpdrive and then load it from the jumpdrive?
  4. munckee thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    Thanks. Managed it just fine via disc sharing from my mini. Seemed a little slower than a direct install; took about 90 mins front to back, but no big deal.

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