Loc: Petaluma, CA
Ya know what? Apple is really starting to piss me off. I needed to buy an external optical drive for my Mac Mini, and most of the ones I saw required TWO powered USB ports to run it. So I thought I would pay the extra bucks and get the Apple drive that only uses one port, thinking I could use it as a portable for all my Macs. NOPE. Macbook Air and Mini only. I found a Terminal hack that allows it to be used for everything, but C'MON! [censored] don't they just allow it to be used with EVERYTHING??? Not liking Apple so much these days… /rant
The ones that have the two port cable almost always can be used with only one of the cables on the dual end, especially on iMacs. Amazon has a Samsung SE-208AB for $30 shipped. They also have a great return policy if it doesn't work out for you.
Should have asked us first.
If you're short on USB ports I got one of these and it's been flawless. You can get it for about $24 shipped on ebay.
LOL. That's my one of my big complaints with Macs. So expensive but so few USB ports. I am looking at a Dell next to me, 10 built in USB ports. Two front, 8 in the back. I've always found the ports on Macs only in the back except on cheese grater towers a bit inconvenient too for a modern design.
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