Old CD drive for current MacBook Air.

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by LuminousFX, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. LuminousFX macrumors member

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  2. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

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    Yes it should work. The listing says it's USB 2.0. But, is your drive really only a CD drive? Apple's Specs call out a 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW).

    Lou
     
  3. motrek macrumors 68020

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  4. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    Uhhh, the Early 2008 MacBook has a PATA Superdrive I'm pretty sure. This changed for the Late 2008 and Early 2009 models and on. So it won't work with a standard SATA Superdrive enclosure.

    I'd do as suggested above and grab one off Amazon. I got a cheap Samsung DVD R/W drive for like $20-25 a while back for my rMBP. Works fine.
     
  5. Boyd01 macrumors 68040

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    I have to agree. Even if it would work, why go to all that trouble when new drives are cheap and have a warranty?
     

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