External optical drive for Retina MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by episcientist, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. episcientist macrumors newbie

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    Which external optical drive do you own/recommend for the Retina MBP? Other than the Apple SuperDrive, many seem to require two USB connections to function which is not practical since there are only two USB ports on the device.
     
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  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just about any USB optical drive works.

    Most are bus powered these days; just make sure you get ones that use one USB port. The ones that use two ports won't work anyways because odds are the cables won't reach to both sides of the Mac at the same time.
     
  4. episcientist thread starter macrumors newbie

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