No. But if you do then use your old Asus DVD drive in an external case with power supply.
If you get an external enclose for a previously internal SuperDrive then check the power needed to run this drive. It might (will) be more than your external case supplies if it is just powered via USB.
External USB1 powered case: Max 500mWatt
External USB2 powered case: Max 500mWatt
External USB3 powered case: Max 900mWatt
Power use of an external Apple Superdrive I bought before I thought of this: Up to 1.2 Ampere at 5 volt. (More than even USB3 can supply).
All of this comes down to: Get a big external case with its own PSU. Since it is already big the difference between the normal sized Asus DVD and the SuperDrive does not matter. Just keep the SuperDrive as it is, it might come in handy later. (E.g. when selling the old laptop, or when returning it under waranty.)
Do you need any external DVD device at all? You can (re)install a modern Apple from USB. Ditto for a PC with windows or GNU/Linux or FreeBSD.
Basically, I just said 'no' twice. No need to get an external case.
Edit to answer the comment. (can't fit the answer in a comment).
I still don't understand what's the difference between the two drives
The Asus 24B3ST is a normal sized DVD burner. it looks like this:
According to the specifications on the Asus website it requires both +5 volt and +12 volt. (as do most desktop CD and DVD devices).
The apple SuperDrive is a name used by apple for two different storage drives: From 1988–1999 it refers to a high-density floppy disk drive. From 2001 onwards to refers to a combined CD/DVD reader/writer.
A assume your post is about the latter.
Apple uses this name for both internal laptop CD/DVD drives as well for external one.
The SuperDrives are laptop drives. As with most laptop devices they are a lot smaller. And as most laptop devices it only needs +5 volts. This is the same voltage as USB supplies and that makes it easier to run it without an external power supply.
(For an idea about size, look at this picture of an Apple SuperDrive in an external Apple case. Use the USB plug in the left upper corner as a reference to gauge the size).
This does not mean that you can just put any SuperDrive an an external USB power case. it will use more power than a single USB lead can supply, leaving you with these options:
- You can get an external case (with PSU), mount the Asus drive and happily use it.
- You can get an external case (with PSU), mount the SuperDrive and happily use it.
- Or you can get a case which supports 3 or 4 (!) USB2 plugs to power the Asus drive.
- Or you can get a case which supports 3 or 4 (!) USB2 plugs to power the SuperDrive.
- Or you can get a case which supports 2 USB3 plugs to power the Asus drive.
- Or you can get a case which supports 2 USB3 plugs to power the SuperDrive.
Using 3-4 USB plugs is insane. Even if your laptop has that many connectors it might not be able to power them all. An external USB hub will not work unless it has its own power supply (in which case you might just as well get a case with a PSU).
The only exceptions to this are:
- Very low power DVD drives. These are expensive. Neither a normal SuperDrive nor the Asus is one of these.
- Get an SuperDrive for a Mac Air and use a Mac Air. (In which case apple will cheat with USB specs, but only if it detects a the right apple hardware. And that will rapidly drain the power of your Mac Air).