Updating imac super drive
Apple, DVD Studio Pro, e Mac, i Book, i DVD, i Mac, i Movie, i Photo, i Tunes, Mac, Mac Book, Mac Book Pro, Mac Pro, Power Mac, Power Book and Super Drive are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U. Not to be confused with Super Disk, a high-density floppy disk format introduced in the late-1990s, or the MSD Super Disk for Commodore computers, or with Superfloppy, a group of high-capacity non-partitioned floppy-like media. for two different storage drives: from 1988 to 1999 to refer to a high-density floppy disk drive capable of reading all major 3.5″ disk formats; and from 2001 onwards to refer to a CD/DVD reader/writer.To complete the firmware update process, please follow the instructions in the updater application (/Applications/Utilities/Super Drive Update.app).The updater will launch automatically when the installation is complete.So just editing /Library/Preferences/System Configuration/com.apple. Boot.plist and inserting the “mbasd=1″ into the “Kernel Flags” does the trick: on Lion 10.7.2 up to 10.7.4, Mountain Lion up to 10.8.4 and Mavericks 10.9 so far, but I expect it to work for all Mac OS versions that came after the initial release of the Macbook Air Superdrive, which is probably 10.5.3, and is likely to work with future versions of OS X.
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The story is this – a while ago I replaced the built-in optical disk drive in my Mac Book Pro 17″ by an Opti Bay (in the meantime, there are also alternatives) which allows to connect a second harddrive, or in my case, a SSD.
To be able to continue using the Super Drive (Apple’s name for the CD/DVD read/write drive), the Optibay came with an external USB case which worked fine, but was ugly.
This replaced the older 800 KB floppy drive that had been standard in the Macintosh up to then, but remained compatible in that it could continue to read and write both 800 KB (double-sided) and 400 KB (single-sided) floppy disks, as well as the then-new high-density floppies.
This drive was also capable of reading and writing MS-DOS formatted disks and FAT12 file formats, using PC Exchange or other software, unlike the 400 KB and 800 KB drives.