Apple USB SuperDrive
Apple USB SuperDrive
Everything you need in an optical drive.
Whether you’re at the office or on the road, you can play and burn both CDs and DVDs with the Apple USB SuperDrive. It’s perfect when you want to watch a DVD, install software, create backup discs and more.
Take it anywhere.
Only slightly bigger than a CD case, the Apple USB SuperDrive slips easily into your travel bag when you hit the road, and takes up little space on your desk or tray table when you’re working.
The essence of simplicity.
You’ll never have to worry about lost cables with the Apple USB SuperDrive. It connects to your MacBook Pro with Retina display, MacBook Air, iMac or Mac mini with a single USB cable that’s built into the SuperDrive. There’s no separate power adaptor, and it works whether your Mac is plugged in or running on battery power.
What's in the Box?
- Apple USB SuperDrive with attached USB cable
- User's Guide
- Height: 0.67 in./17mm
- Width: 5.47 in./139mm
- Depth: 5.47 in./139mm
- Weight: 0.74 lb/335g
- USB 2.0
Compatible with the following computers:
- MacBook Pro with Retina display
- MacBook Air
- iMac (late 2012) and later
- Mac mini (late 2009) and later
- Mac Pro (late 2013)
Ratings & Reviews
Perfect DVD drive for Macbook Air Users
For some reason, the burning speed is much faster on this SuperDrive than other standalone DVD drives you find on Amazon. I tried For some reason, the burning speed is much faster on this SuperDrive than other standalone DVD drives you find on Amazon. I tried the Amazon Basic DVD drive, but the speed is so slow that I had to return it. The Apple USB SuperDrive doesn't have this problem, though. …
- Written by Tianran G from Birmingham
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Good idea, but limited.
This is a good idea when it comes to improving the design of the MacBooks, but for the hassle and the cost, you'd think it could b This is a good idea when it comes to improving the design of the MacBooks, but for the hassle and the cost, you'd think it could be blu-ray capable. Seriously. The retina display has a resolution of 2880 x 1800. I think it's time for 1080p viewability. …
- Written by Paige G from Sandwich
4157 of 4996 people found this useful
I recently bought this to install software on my new MacBook Pro with retina display and it does its job quite well. Although it s I recently bought this to install software on my new MacBook Pro with retina display and it does its job quite well. Although it still irks me that such a device is even necessary in this day and age. Sure improved portability is a nice feature but taking away the optical disk drive to do so seems silly. Overall no complaints, however. …
- Written by Nick P from Grandville
3568 of 4123 people found this useful
Disc stuck in!
Would not eject. had a terrible time trying to get disc out. why no eject button on drive?
- Written by John G R from Sketty
I recently purchased an iMac 21.5 together with the external Apple SuperDrive optical drive, as optical drives are no longer inclu I recently purchased an iMac 21.5 together with the external Apple SuperDrive optical drive, as optical drives are no longer included in the iMac. It is disappointing however that this external SuperDrive does not permit multisession recording on a CD-R through Disk Utility. Although the check box for appending a recording to disk is displayed in the drop-down menu in Disk Utility, it is not selectable. I obtained two sets of instructions from the Web for creating a Burn Folder to burn data using Disk Utility and in both cases was instructed to select the ‘Append’ check box. I therefore assume that this works only with internal drives in the iMac. Single session recording is easy, but this closes any further use of the CD. Whilst I can create multisession CD-R’s easily with my PC Laptop using the Nero Express Disc Burning software that came with Windows 7, it is frustrating that Apple cannot satisfy this rather simple function. …
- Written by Giles E from Aberystwyth
Cord Too Short-Can't Watch movies while in Bed or couch
The Machine Works and does what it is supposed to do if you are using the computer on a desk. But, let's face it. Most people with The Machine Works and does what it is supposed to do if you are using the computer on a desk. But, let's face it. Most people with laptops bought them so they don't have to use them at a desk...they wanted them mobile. For how the machines works, I would give it 5 stars...
However, for my purposes, I was disappointed with apple for making a separate dvd drives from the computers (only older model macs have internal dvd drives now) , it because I bought the superdrive so that I could connect it to my laptop, curl up in bed, and watch DVD movies at night on my computer.
----Problems With Machine-----
(1) USB Cord Slots in on Side----Because the placement of the USB ports on the laptops are only on the sides of the machines (instead of on the back) and the SuperDrive only uses a USB port, this means that when you are watching a DVD in bed, you can't change positions. If you are laying on one side of your body watching a movie, the wire sticks out of the USB port, so you can't lie the computer on its side. For short TV shows its not a big deal but for long movies, you body often switches sides and moves around...if you unplug you drive and switch usb ports sides every 15 mins as you switch laying on each side of your body, it is time consuming and causes disruptions in your movie
(2) The USB Cord is too short----The USB Cord is way to short. If you are in bed watching a movie, sleeping on your side in bed, the USB cord on the SuperDrive does not have enough slack to put the drive where you want on the bed so that it does not keep pulling the cord. Also, if you are sitting on a couch, or airplane, there is not enough slack to put the dvd drive down next to you.
Overall----I really love my mac for a million reasons, but can't stand not having an internal hard drive when I watch a movie before bed since i am a side sleeper. The external drive is a pain to watch DVDs on if you are not sitting at a desk -- …
- Written by Juliana B from Lansing
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the retina display mac have a disc drive already installed or do I have to buy a Super Drive to play discs?
- Asked by Nicole J from Adelaide
The retina display mac does NOT have a Super Drive built-in. You can either share a drive from an e The retina display mac does NOT have a Super Drive built-in. You can either share a drive from an existing iMac or you will need a USB Super Drive to play discs. …
- Answered by Richard P from Aurora
Does the 13 in MacBook Pro with retina display have a DVD drive
- Asked by Kiran G from Fresno
- Answered by Ryan F from College Station
How long is the usb cord on the Super Drive?
- Asked by Sean C from Greenbrae
Exactly 1 foot. And it needs to be plugged into the computer itself - I tried plugging it into a pow Exactly 1 foot. And it needs to be plugged into the computer itself - I tried plugging it into a powered USB hub and I got a message that I needed to plug DIRECTLY into the computer. …
- Answered by Matthew J from Chicago