Who wants to use the External Superdrive on something else?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by gkarris, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. gkarris macrumors 604

    gkarris

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    I would like to use it on my Mini that only has a combo.

    It turns out, it has nothing to do with power requirements, it's simply a strange drive that Apple only has the drivers for the MBA. It won't work on anything else.

    http://www.appleinsider.com/article...k_air_superdrive_remote_disc_and_install.html

    Contact Apple on:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

    and ask for that feature... I guess they would have to do a firmware update so that all computers (Macs or PCs) can see it as a standard optical drive...
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    I'd venture to guess several Apple TV owners would love a DVD drive.
     
  3. a104375 macrumors 6502

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    yeah it would be a cool add-on for the :apple:tv but i don't think they have a usb port on them do they? so yeah i think its stupid that they did not update all other macs to be able to use them.. think of the person with the old powerbook/ibook that doesn't have a superdrive and someone wants one it would be a perfect way to get a :apple: branded dvd drive
     
  4. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    They do (right next to power)

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  5. gkarris thread starter macrumors 604

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    ESPECIALLY if Apple releases a Blu-ray player model... :eek:
     

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