New Superdrive? MD564ZM/A

waloshin

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Oct 9, 2008
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What is new about the new superdrive under model number MD564ZM/A?
 

iAppl3Fan

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Sep 8, 2011
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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.
 

Fuchal

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

reberto

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Jul 20, 2005
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DVDA + no longer called "Macbook Air Superdrive", just "USB Superdrive".
 

DJTEMPO7

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Mar 10, 2013
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"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
 

gig

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Dec 18, 2013
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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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