Superdrive Loading Question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by JRW300, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. JRW300 macrumors newbie

    Aug 27, 2008
    Hi, and I am inquiring on how the SuperDrive in the MacBook and professional MacBook Pro loads and reads disks.

    I have heard that in some cases when older MacBooks are moved around--they may scratch disks. This leads me to question how the SuperDrive loads disks. On PCs, they snap into a piece of plastic, and are held there no matter how the computer is moved. The disks in a SuperDrive are fed manually and are not user-placed.

    My question is: when the SuperDrive accepts disks, does it pull the disk up into a piece of plastic where it is anchored for reading and writing? Or does it spin in place--subject to wobbling unlike a normal tray-fed drive?

    Thanks, JRW300
  2. Schmoe0013 macrumors regular


    Aug 27, 2006
    Minneapolis, USA
    just don't til your laptop off the horizontal and you won't have a problem with scratched disks

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