Getting Optical Drive Software onto a rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PJ-Graphix, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. PJ-Graphix macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2012
    Hello, i am still contemplating purchasing a rMBP. i know there are ways to get disc software onto a rMBP, like opting for the USB SuperDrive or purchasing a similar device on amazon for less money. and i have heard that if you have another computer on the same network you can "share" that computers optical drive...

    my question is this. if i have a disc, for example, the adobe creative suite products, that is strictly for Mac computer. and i only have a pc available to put that disc in the optical drive, will the rMBP be able to use the contents of that disc, or will the fact that it is a MAC disc inside a PC mess up what i am trying to accomplish?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    It should work just fine. Users of Macs without optical drives can either buy an Apple USB SuperDrive or use DVD or CD sharing via Remote Disc when they need access to an optical drive.
  3. crazyk4952 macrumors newbie

    Dec 16, 2011
    I got one of these from amazon ( It works just fine and is a lot cheaper than an Apple SuperDrive.
  4. sparkie1984 macrumors 68020

    Dec 20, 2009
    a small village near London
    Hi guys,

    So does this mean I can put an internal drive from my mac pro into an enclosure then plug it into the rmbp?

    (I want to sell the pro as soon as laptop arrives)
  5. terraphantm macrumors 68040

    Jun 27, 2009
    You probably could. Though I think you'd be better off getting a notebook drive in an enclosure just so you can power it off the USB port.
  6. sparkie1984 macrumors 68020

    Dec 20, 2009
    a small village near London
    Ah good idea!

    So I can get any bluray notebook one and it'll allow me to keep using makemkv eg ?

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