Apple USB Superdrive

Posted by: Acumowchek

Apple USB Superdrive - 07/12/12 06:00 PM

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
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Apple USB Superdrive - 07/12/12 06:45 PM

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. grin

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.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Apple USB Superdrive - 07/12/12 07:11 PM

I know, I know…
I should have done my homework.
Or asked here cry
Had to have it for this weekend, so I pushed on the Shiny Red Apple Button.
What is it with me and USB?
crazy
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Apple USB Superdrive - 07/12/12 08:20 PM

Originally Posted By: Acumowchek
What is it with me and USB?
crazy
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.
Posted by: Acumowchek

Re: Apple USB Superdrive - 07/12/12 09:08 PM

DUDE!
Forget about that USB stuff (Although I'm jealous of the Dell),
I just happened to click on the little stripe underneath your MM-MCF Trivia sig.
You sneaky little bastage!
cool
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Apple USB Superdrive - 07/13/12 05:08 AM

Please don't click on the ads! laugh
Posted by: padmavyuha

Re: Apple USB Superdrive - 07/18/12 05:43 AM

Most external drives will run fine on a single USB port so long as it's not on a laptop (which generally has lower ampage in the ports).