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will it work on the desktop computers
will it work with the apple super drive external usb double layer dvd /cd drives on the desktop computers or the ipod touch
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Is it safe to have the SuperDrive under a 2014 Mac Pro desktop?
It'd be nice on my desk to have the Super Drive with my Late 2014 Mac Pro (cylinder tower) sitting on top of it as A) It looks good and B) it saves room considering the Super Drive has such a short cable (I know I could use an extension but then my desk is messier and the drive is further from the computer.
I just worry if the Super Drive has had any weight tests done on it. It's a good build with the nice metal case.
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can the usb superdrive be used as a backup for the computer?
I want to make a backup of everything on my computer. Do I need to purchase something else or will the USB Superdrive work? If not, is it just for watching dvd's, listening to cd's and backing up individual files?
- Asked by Linda G from Tulsa
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If there's no DVD icon on the desktop, how do you eject the DVD?
I put a DVD in my new USB SuperDrive, but nothing shows up on the desktop. How can I eject it and try another DVD? (Note: Others have asked this question before and are only receiving the standard answer. But you can't eject what you don't see.)
- Asked by Audrey V from Altadena
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Is there a way for this SuperDrive to work on a mid 2009 Macbook Pro?
I found a website saying that I could use a terminal command to disable my internal cd drive, making the computer able to use the external superdrive but now the superdrive isnt being registered by the computer... Any suggestions?
- Asked by Collin O from Grand Rapids
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Does the SuperDrive work for finalized mini-dvds? My computer is a MacBook Air running 10.9.3.
I have finalized mini-dvds that I want to use in iMovie, but my MacBook Air doesn't have a CD Slot, nor did I read that the slots work for mini-dvds. Will the SuperDrive be able to read them and will I be able to use the files from them on my computer such as in iMovie? Thanks
- Asked by Marro R from Cooper City
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If I buy an apple super drive, can I hook it up to my apple TV to watch DVD's? Can I hook it up to a regular TV? Does it only work w Mac computers?
Apple Super Drive DVD viewing
- Asked by Blake I from Los Angeles
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I am planning on buying an ipad air to use as my computer but I watch a lot of DVD's. Will the superdrive work with the ipad?
- Asked by Anna T from Plymouth
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Apple Superdrive question With Parallels Desktop 8
I am planning on getting one of the new iMac's early next year.
Now, the new iMac's do not have an optical drive (like the Macbook Air, Macbook Pro Retina Display). I'm planning on getting the Apple Superdrive and also I'm going to be purchasing Windows 7 and Parallels Desktop 8 to install on my iMac.
I know it isn't possible to try it with the new iMac's yet, but I was wondering if anyone has tried or knows if its possible to use the Apple Superdrive with the Macbook Air Macbook Pro Retina Display when running Windows 7 through Parallels Desktop 8, basically does the Apple Superdrive show up in Windows 7 and are you able to read, burn CD's, DVD's in Windows 7 with the Apple Superdrive?
Thanks in advance.
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Will this work with the new 2016 Macbook Pro with touch bar?
I assume the SuperDrive connects with the old-style USB, which the new computers don't have. Could an adapter be used that would allow the drive to function properly with the new Macbook Pro?
- Asked by Andrew H from Washington
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Does the USB Super Drive work with an old MacBook?
I just bought the USB Super Drive at Best Buy because the original CD burner doesn't work. I plugged in to my computer and looks like is not working. It is not showing anything on the screen.
- Asked by Gustavo B from Mississauga
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how to import movie from USB Superdrive to computer
I have attached an Apple USB SuperDrive to my OSX Version 10.95 Macbook Pro. I am able to play a CD instruction movie on the computer, but I can't figure out how to download it for easier access.
- Asked by Beverly T from Paradise Valley
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Will this drive work with the new MacBook with its single USB-C connector?
The new MacBook has a single USB-C connector. It will be possible to connect USB devices to it with an adapter, but will the SuperDrive work through one of these adapters? It currently only works when connected directly to a USB port on the computer (i.e., not through a hub, for example), and there is nothing aside from a USB-C port on the new MacBook.
- Asked by Michael G from Campbell
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MacBook and iMac -- need a disc drive for each computer?
Airport Time Capsule seems way too complicated for this senior citizen!
Which external drive would you suggest that does the job but is more or less simple?
I purchased Airport Time Capsule but it way more than I need. So, now am trying to determine which type of external drive to use. Can anyone advise please?
- Asked by Carol M from Lincoln
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I have a desktop imac 8,1 whose built-in optical drive seems to have failed. Can I add a external SuperDrive instead? Is it compatible pre2012?
how do I start a dvd disc in superdrive
Connected superdrive to Imac desktop,now what do I do to play a dvd.
- Asked by Reginald D from Leeming
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Can I use to transfer photos saved on CD from old desk top computer?
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Compatible with OS X 13.1?
What external CD/DVD drives are compatible with High Sierra and APFS? I have resigned myself to buying a new drive but I want to make sure it is compatible with iTunes and with Photos media FIRST.
The internal SuperDrive stopped working several years ago. I bought a Pioneer drive last year (DVRTS09) that worked great (connected by USB) until I upgraded -- since 13.1, as my Mac doesn't recognize the Pioneer disc for writing to anymore!
System Information can recognize the Pioneer as a burner drive, but nothing really useful seems to recognize it as a disc burner. Finder does not show the external drive on the desktop. Disk Utility does not recognize it in any way, so I can't mount it. But as I say, it worked fine before the upgrade in OS.
When I insert a CD, it recognizes the CD itself in Finder and will import to iTunes, but I can't burn from iTunes to a blank disc. I have been wanting to share some old favorite mp3's with family members, but I am unable to burn a CD from a playlist. When I insert a blank disc, it shows up in Finder but not in iTunes.
The problem since OS X 13.1 has cost hours of research, resetting the SMC, trying various fixes - without any improvement.
Thanks for your help.
My Mac is a Late 2009 Intel running OS High Sierra v. 10.13.1
- Asked by Cindy C from Saint Marys
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