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    DVD Drive
    I have a Samsung portable DVD Writer model SE-208. I cannot get it to work with my MacBookPro Retina. Is there a way I can get it to work?

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    That is a USB 2.0 device and should work fine with your rMBP. What happens when you plug it in?
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    SE 208 works just great with an iMac. Did have to purchase a USB hub in order to plug both USB power leads in to get powered up.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    I have a SE-S084 (Samsung) that works great from the USB on my 2011 iMac. No hub or dual plug needed.

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    The SE-208 initially does nothing. I can open it put in a CD or a DVD and it spins. It sees nothing and after about 30 seconds it stops. The only thing to left to do is remove the disc and give up.

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    You are using the supplied Y cable and two ports?
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    I was using a different cable, now using the Y cable and it is working. Thanks for your help.

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