Will the Macbook Air SuperDrive work on a macbook?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by DR_K13, May 8, 2009.

  1. DR_K13 macrumors regular

    May 16, 2005
  2. Hot Snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Jan 2, 2009
    Behind you...!
  3. designgeek macrumors 65816


    Jan 30, 2009
    Yeah, it's a special bus, the drive supposedly negotiates more power from the system. I hear a number around 1.5 amps but that sounds like a decimal error, although I really don't know electricity at all.
  4. rtheb macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2008
    The Macbook Air Superdrive doesn't need a high powered bus but is locked out from use by other Mac's by the use of an Apple proprietary IDE to USB bridge with apple's proprietary firmware.

    The high powered USB Myth has been debunked here .

    This thread also shows a simple hack to allow the Macbook Air Superdrive to work with any computer.

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