My 10 year old Mac Mini passed away quietly (Hard Drive? Power Supply? Both?) . Whatever the cause, it doesn’t matter. I had a Time Machine Backup and bought a new Mac Book Air (with USB-C ports).
I got a USB-C to VGA / USB-A/ USB-C adapter and it works fine. I’ve got my external keyboard and monitor as well as a few other items plugged in and all works perfectly.
Until I plugged in my Apple Super Drive. If I plug it into my powered USB hub I get a message that says (approximately) “Apple Super drive requires power. Plug it directly into the computer.”
So I eject my 2 external hard drives (Time Machine and other - both of which work fine, BTW), unplug the power USB hub and plug the Super Drive into the USB hub on the adapter where the hub was plugged in and…nothing.
No indication on a Finder window that it exists and no message that it requires power.
Am I doing something wrong? Is the device not compatible with MacAir? Is it defective?
Anyone have any ideas?