Does External Superdrive support Windows?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by haruhiko, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    If I boot into Windows via Boot Camp, will I be able to use the external Superdrive?

    If yes, can I connect the external Superdrive to a Windows PC?

    Also, are there any external Bluray drive that I can use to connect to my MBA? (I know that OS X does not support Bluray currently, so I will boot into Windows in case I need to read a Bluray disc)

    Thank you very much for your help! ;)
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida

    Probably, but I haven't tried it. You will likely need to have the Windows Support software handy if it asks for drivers.

    Any USB drive should work as long as Windows supports it. USB is USB.
  3. haruhiko thread starter macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    Thank you so much! :)
  4. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    Yes, it will work in Windows on your MacBook Air. However, the actual Apple Superdrive will only run on a Mac that does not have an optical drive (i.e. the MacBook Air, the new Mac Mini, or the old Mac Mini Server). Those Macs have USB ports that put out extra power that the drive requires. They won't work on Windows PCs or other Macs. Any other USB DVD will work on a MacBook Air, though.

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