MacBook Air external SuperDrive in iMac

Daniel Bittar

macrumors newbie
Original poster
May 28, 2012
Hi there people!

Well, I have an early iMac, model iMac8,1, serial number QP8392UPZE3, that came with a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-875 SuperDrive. Thist drive is no longer capable of recording DVDs. So I thought about replacing it with a Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive. Is it possible? Is this external SuperDrive compatible with desktop Macs?

Thanks for your support,
Daniel Bittar.


macrumors 601
Oct 3, 2006
Why not just get a replacement SuperDrive for the iMac 8,1 that way you know it fits and that it was designed for the iMac 8,1? Your other option could be to to install a Blu-ray drive instead of a SuperDrive.
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