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Use the Apple external SuperDrive on (almost) any Mac
Authored by: sibir on Mar 24, '12 09:26:52PM

I added mbasd=1 to com.apple.Boot.plist on my early 2009 mini (Macmini3,1) and attached the MBA SD directly to the mini. It shows up correctly in the USB tree and announces the following current needs:

Current Available (mA): 500
Current Required (mA): 500
Extra Operating Current (mA): 600

I find the last line interesting, but what does it mean? It shows up only when connected directly to mini, not when connected to a hub. It plays DVDs just fine, connected directly and via a hub. U suspect burning, especially at higher speeds will require more than 500 mA. Has anybody tried that out?



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