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bvdm
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Sep 27, 2017
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The Juiced Macbook Pro USB-C 6 Port adapter says that it works for external HD and optical drives. Does it work with the Apple SuperDrive MD564ZM/A, which requires high power consumption through its USB connection? Thanks!
Sep 27, 2017
Jaysun
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Sep 27, 2017
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The Apple SuperDrive needs 1.1-1.2 amps of power to operate. A standard USB 3.0 Data port only supports 900mah of power so it will most likely will not work.
Sep 27, 2017
bvdm
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Sep 28, 2017
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Thanks! there is only one way to power the Superdrive - through the USB cable that also provides the data connection - so I am trying to find the right connector for my new MacBook Pro with only USB-C ports. I have a few hubs but neither will provide the power. I have even tried standard (older) powered USB hubs through those hubs, and those don't work either. ???
Sep 28, 2017
Jaysun
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Sep 28, 2017
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I think you can use the USB-C port if you use a USB-A to USB-C cable on the SuperDrive.
Sep 28, 2017
glennac
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Oct 1, 2017
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I believe that is what I have done since getting my Late 2016 MBP. A simple ANKER USB-A to USB-C adapter has worked if I'm not mistaken. It's been a few months since I had to reinstall some software from DVD. But I'm sure that was the way I did it.
https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Adapter-2-Pack-MacBook-Samsung/dp/B01AUKU1OO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1506873987&sr=8-5&keywords=anker+usb+c+adapter
Oct 1, 2017
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