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    Question MacbBook Air Superdrive compatible with a normal MacBook?
    As the title states really.

    Many thanks,
    Mark

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    This may sound like a wild stab in the dark, but part of me wants to say that it isn't.

    I remember something about it requiring more power from the USB which is how it runs without a power supply, and the macbooks not being able to do this.

    Someone mentions it in a review here.

    And check out the comments on here towards the bottom (after the outraged ones).


    Which is a shame, I would have bought one.

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    Agreed with skaheadpunk. Everything I have read says it will not work with anything but the Air. Sad.

    Thanks skaheadpunk for those URL's.

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    No worries. I was trying to find some class of article rather than random comments but there don't seem to be that many about that mention the compatibility.

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    Thanks for the help anyways guys.

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    The alternatives listed on that second link might be worth checking out, there are quite a few other products out there which should work with both the MacBook and MacBook Air.

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