Sunday, March 17, 2013

MacBook Air SuperDrive Can Work with Other Macs

I have an old MacBook Air and an old MacBook Air SuperDrive.  I connected it to me iMac thinking that instead of gathering dust I could now have 2 SuperDrives but low and behold it didn't work.   Only Apple would restrict their external SuperDrive to work with only one of their computers. Lame. 

The good news is that there is a setting that one can change to allow it to work.  Basically you have to add "mbasd=1" into the

Here's where I found the directions to be able to do this.  Click here to go to this blog post.  It works.  Now I have a SuperDrive that isn't gathering dust and if I ever get a new iMac I'll still have a SuperDrive.