New Superdrive? MD564ZM/A

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by waloshin, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. waloshin macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    What is new about the new superdrive under model number MD564ZM/A?
  2. rygamble macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2012
    I'm guessing USB 3.0.
  3. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
  4. iAppl3Fan macrumors 6502a


    Sep 8, 2011
    i'm guessing it for rebranding purpose to Apple USB Superdrive instead of SuperDrive for MBA. The reason being more Macs will be coming without the optical drive like the RMBP.
  5. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    Looks like nothing much, if anything. Wish Apple would just let it work out of the box with any Mac, without resorting to trickery.
  6. nunes013 macrumors 65816


    May 24, 2010
  7. reberto macrumors 65816


    Jul 20, 2005
    DVDA + no longer called "Macbook Air Superdrive", just "USB Superdrive".
  8. waloshin thread starter macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    How is Dvd-Audio any different then just burning mp3s or using a program?
  9. DJTEMPO7 macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2013
    "MacBook Air Superdrive"...

    Is this drive actually ONLY usable with an Air, or other Mac CPU that is lacking a built-in Superdrive? I mean, REALLY? Why would Apple apply such a restriction?

    Does anyone have any first hand info as to whether or not this Superdrive will work with a computer that, say, has a Superdrive built in but the drive has gone buggy and doesn't work any more? How about with a M8573LL/A (1.25GHz DP G4 MDD)? I have a USB 2.0 card in one of the PCI slots that boots an external USB drive with OS 10.3 installed on it, so I would think it would work with any external USB drive.

    Unless the Superdrive is proprietary, which brings me back to my original question...

    Chip Tredo
  10. gig macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2013
    It works with Mac mini late 2012 (tested by me) and many others Macs.

    "Compatible with the following computers:
    MacBook Pro with Retina display
    MacBook Air
    iMac (late 2012) and later
    Mac mini (late 2009) and later
    Mac Pro (late 2013)

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