Can I use my Apple USB optical drive peripheral with the USB-C to USB adapter?

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  • Yes, as long as your SuperDrive isn't really old, it should work.

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  • From the Apple web-site:

    The following drives aren't compatible with the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter or USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter:

    G-Tech G-DRIVE mobile USB 3.0 Hard Drive
    Apple USB SuperDrive manufactured before Fall 2010

    To connect your SuperDrive to your MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) use a USB-C adapter.*

    *If you're using a MacBook Air SuperDrive and it was manufactured before Fall 2010, it won't work with the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter or the USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter. To identify these drives, plug in the drive and open System Information. Click the Disk Burning tab in the System Information window. If your SuperDrive displays 1CHQ or 2CH9 as its firmware version, it's not supported with these USB-C adapters.

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