Martin Tithonium (tithonium) wrote,
Martin Tithonium


Not only does the macbook air superdrive not work with other computers (i haven't tried it, but it's what is claimed), but it also won't work thru a (powered) usb hub. you have to plug it directly into the computer or no dice. This sucks, since it means I can't use anything ELSE while i'm accessing the drive. Lame lame lame.

edit: I may have spoken too soon. I plugged one of my WD portables into it and it gave me the blinking-light not-enough-power signal. I wonder if perhaps my brand new self-powered usb hub is, perhaps, not supplying normal power to the ports.

edit: borrowed a cable from scott_t_s, and tested. The WD drive works fine in the hub with a different cable between computer and hub. the superdrive does not. so, a) the hub is shit and b) the superdrive is a bitch.
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