MacBook Air SuperDrive for Mini Server? What?!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by HiFiGuy528, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    The MacBook Air USB SuperDrive never worked with any other Macs without heavy hacking. What so different about the new Mini with Server OS X?
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604


    Dec 29, 2006
    dallas, texas
    <I cannot read> I assume they just changed the kexts to allow it.
  3. bobdard macrumors regular

    Nov 10, 2008
    I think you misunderstood the question. He wants to know how come all of a sudden Apple is letting you use this drive with a non-MBA device.

    My guess is a change in USB kexts or firmware files? I'm not good with the technically, so sorry if what I just said has absolutely nothing to do with what would restrict/permit use of the drive.
  4. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I think the MBA could put a little more juice through the USB ports. Honestly, I don't get the point of the server model. Get a $599 model and buy an external drive that sits underneath it and connects with FW800. They could've spent those R&D dollars on making a cheaper Mac Mini that could be used instead of an Apple TV since that thing is obviously Apple's ginger kid.
  5. cube macrumors G5

    May 10, 2004
    OSX Server costs $499
  6. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
    The problem I've noticed with not having an optical drive in my Macbook Pro is DVD Player app does not work. I wondering if Server OS X has a DVD Player app.

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