Use MacBook Air SuperDrive with a MacBook ProDaniele Esposti's Blog, in 24 June 2012
Apple inconsistency strikes again: if you have a MacBook Air USB SuperDrive you cannot use it with a normal MacBook Pro. Why, damn Apple, why?
There’s no any technical reason except for marketing and profit I suppose. Anyway, googling around a bit I found a workaround to be able to use the USB SuperDrive.
Open the file
/Library/Preferences/SystemConfiguration/com.apple.Boot.plist as superuser and change the
Kernel Flags value adding the parameter
mbasd=1 as shown below:
<plist version="1.0"> <dict> <key>Kernel</key> <string>mach_kernel</string> <key>Kernel Flags</key> <string>mbasd=1</string> </dict> </plist>
Save the changes and reboot the system, now the SuperDrive will be recognised and can be used.