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4.0 out of 5 stars Works with MacBook Air, September 17, 2011
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Works fine with Apple's MacBook Air (2011). The USB cable comes with an extra male-A connector for extra power (two ports provide twice the power) but it's not necessary on the MacBook Air.

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Initial post: Nov 19, 2011 2:22:02 PM PST
Richard says:
Did yours work with the MacBook Air running the Lion OS?

I bought one of these for use with my MacBook Air (2011) running Lion (which has caused problems for the MacBook Air running Apple's own SuperDrive), and the Mac wouldn't recognize the drive.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2011 2:54:28 PM PST
I never tried to actually read a CD or DVD using this drive in Lion. I simply used it to install Windows 7 from a disc, and it was as smooth as butter. I've used it a couple of times since then to install software in Windows, and didn't have any problems.

Posted on May 9, 2012 10:07:59 AM PDT
colorado says:
When connected to a Mac can you use the "eject" key on an Apple Keyboard?

In reply to an earlier post on May 9, 2012 12:36:43 PM PDT
There's no eject key on the MacBook Air, so I don't know. The eject button on the front of the drive itself works just fine, though.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 7, 2012 11:47:40 AM PDT
WarrenB says:
Installing Windows on a MAC intel is not the same thing as installing OSX. The optical drive on my MBP will load Windows XP but not any OSX disk. I think these drives have trouble with Mac software. although the ad says they are Mac-compatible.

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 8:00:46 AM PST
I plugged my external DVD Drive into one of the USB outlets and it doesn't work, it won't read my DVD's. I have a MacBook Air too.
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