MacBook Air SuperDrive

At A Glance

The MacBook Air SuperDrive connected to a MacBook Air laptop or Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server with a single USB cable. It supported installing software or playing/burning both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs. You can view the original manual for the MacBook Air SuperDrive at the Apple site here.

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Original Specifications

  • Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW):
    • Writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL discs at up to 6x speed
    • Writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed
    • Writes DVD-RW discs at up to 6x speed and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed
    • Reads DVDs at up to 8x speed
    • Writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed
    • Writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed
    • Reads CDs at up to 24x speed
  • Dimensions:
    • Size: 5.47 x 5.47 x 0.67 inches; 139 x 139 x 17 mm
    • Weight: 0.74 lbs; 335 grams

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DetroitBorg does a complete unboxing of the SuperDrive here.

Tear Down

Check out a great teardown of the SuperDrive here.

tnkGrl Mobile

Here’s a great article on how to port the SuperDrive to work with any machine.
Click here to buy the SuperDrive over at the Apple Store.
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