MBP Retina: Can I install bootcamp with a 3rd party USB DVD-ROM Drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by satchow, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. satchow macrumors 6502

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    I know you can't do this with a regular MBP without some tinkering because there's already a drive in the machine, but since the MBPR doesn't have a drive, shouldn't they open it up to all 3rd party drives?

    I like my $30 USB Blu-Ray drive and I'd rather not go out and spend $80 on a lesser USB Superdrive.
     
  2. ugp macrumors 65816

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    I experienced an issue with a 3rd party on my MBA. The installing would fail every time. Not to say all would be the same.
     
  3. AirmanPika macrumors 6502

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    I used a 3rd party blu-ray before on my old air if I recall, but it probably depends on the drive.
     

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