SuperDrive MacBook Air and USB SuperDrive - any difference?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bartrek, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. bartrek macrumors newbie

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    I have question ;)

    SuperDrive MacBook Air (MB397G/A) and USB SuperDrive (MD564ZM/A) are the same?

    SuperDrive MacBook Air is cheaper than USB SD, but why? I need SuperDrive for iMac Late 2012 and I don't know if SuperDrive MAcbook will be work.
     
  2. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    The MBA SuperDrive isn't a current product, which may be why you're finding it cheaper somewhere. The USB Superdrive is the current model.

    I'm guessing there's no real difference; they just called it the MBA Superdrive originally since the MBA was the first Mac to lose built-in optical. Now that most of them don't have it, "USB Superdrive" is a more useful name.

    I don't see cable length specs anywhere but it's possible that the cable is shorter on the MBA version; they may have lengthened it to accommodate the iMacs.
     
  3. justperry macrumors 604

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    Wasn't it the case that the one mentioned did not work on other Macs, I think I read that here on MR years ago, I could be wrong though.
     

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