Powered USB-C not enough for DVD Drive

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by breggie, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. breggie macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    i upgraded my macbook Air 2013 to the new macbook. Happy so far, especially with El Cap (only Office 2016 with my large PPT is crap).

    I need a DVD drive to import files to osirix (dicom reader). My LG GP08NU20 worked flawless with my old macbook air, but does not work with the USB-C Adapter. Not even, when i use a powerboat on the Y cable.
    Any solutions. Which drive would work?

    Sharing the drive is not an option, since i want to sell the macbook air.
    Thanks for any suggestion.
    Dirk
     
  2. cbautis2 macrumors 6502a

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    The USB-C is drawing power from the rMB's battery which isn't enough to power the external DVD drive
     
  3. breggie thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So you can not connect any dvd drive to USB-c?
     
  4. kazibole macrumors member

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    You'll need a DVD drive with its own power cable, or another option would be a powered USB hub (with its own power cable) and use your existing DVD drive.
     
  5. johnparjr macrumors 6502a

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    Or buy an Apple superdrive it works fine
     
  6. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    I have a small 3rd party dvd and it works perfectly with the rmb taking power just from the computer. used it to load office. it was half the price, around $35 at BB, of the apple dvd drive mentioned above. i just used a standard usb=c adapter that cost $6.00 on amazon.
     

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