Drive questions

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by canvasback13, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. canvasback13 macrumors regular

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    I apologize in advance for what may be a stupid question.

    I am about to order my first apple laptop, an 11" Air with 1.7,ghz 8mb, and 512 flash. I am curious if I need the external drive. If i have a 27" iMac can I hook an Air to it if I ever need to load any dvd based software onto the AIR?

    I don't need a portable drive, I am just trying to figure if I can use the iMac and just save a program to the Air easily?

    I spend 10hrs a day on a PC, and my apple computer knowledge is a bit light.
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    I guess you mean the optical drive, the answer is yes you can connect to the iMac's optical drive from your MacBook Air.

    Also remember to have an external Hard Drive for backing up your data.
     
  3. canvasback13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the reply. i was referring to the superdrive they offer at checkout as an accessory.

    I use a dvd a couple times a year, only to load software.
     
  4. McGiord macrumors 601

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    Look here:
    http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11204?viewlocale=en_US
     
  5. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Computers are computers.

    They way PC talk to each other, Mac can also do the same.
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    The Superdrive works well, but if you just want a DVD drive for occasionally use there are a lot cheaper options available like this one from Amazon for example.
     

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