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Macbook Air + external optical drive?


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I am in the process of getting an external optical drive for my Air. I would like to get one of the portable ones but have been warned that you need a USB port that provides enough power or use both USB ports (but they are on either side of the Air!)

How much power do I need (is it an industry standard amount?), and is it likely that the Air's USB ports are up to the job?

I have the latest 13" release of the Air.
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If you purchase the external optical drive from Apple that is designed for the Air, you won't have to worry if there is enough USB power. You might also take a look at some external drives sold by Other World Computing. They have an 800 number you can call and get advice on which one to buy.
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