MacBook Air external SuperDrive in iMac

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Daniel Bittar, May 28, 2012.

  1. Daniel Bittar macrumors newbie

    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.
  2. brand 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.
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    The USB super drive is MBA specific....Buy an replacement or a cheap USB burner...Plenty on Amazon etc.

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