Apple USB SuperDrive

  • Overview

    The sleek, compact 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

    Tech Specs

      Dimensions

    • Height: 17mm / 0.67 in.
    • Width: 139mm / 5.47 in.
    • Depth: 139mm / 5.47 in.
    • Weight: 335 g / 0.74 lb.

    System Requirements

    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)

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      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 the Amazon Basic DVD drive, bu 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

      4356 of 4893 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Perfect DVD drive for Macbook Air Users

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      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 be blu-ray capable. Seriously. 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

      4309 of 5163 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Good idea, but limited.

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great product.

      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 devic 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

      3944 of 4540 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great product.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Super waste of money

      Worked for a short time, then decided to stop reading all discs. Most people, including myself, buy these because they look nice, and fit in with the mac eco-s Worked for a short time, then decided to stop reading all discs. Most people, including myself, buy these because they look nice, and fit in with the mac eco-system of aluminum unibody devices. Don't be fooled, this thing WILL die on you, and you will have wasted $80, don't take my word for it, just read the rest of the poor reviews this thing gets. Shame on you Apple, SHAME!

      • Written by Patrick W from Tucker

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Super waste of money

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Perfect Companion

      The PERFECT partner for my Macbook Air and I. Thought I wouldn't really need one considering most things are available as downloads but spoke too soon, needed o The PERFECT partner for my Macbook Air and I. Thought I wouldn't really need one considering most things are available as downloads but spoke too soon, needed one in the end. The drive is so compact and portable I take it anywhere I take my laptop.

      • Written by Ryan C from null

      Is this review useful?Perfect Companion

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Piece of s***t

      This drive is total and complete garbage. Its slower than 15 year old drives. Its hard to believe Apple would make such a useless product. They are obviously This drive is total and complete garbage. Its slower than 15 year old drives. Its hard to believe Apple would make such a useless product. They are obviously more concerned about making it look sexy than making a decent product. People who buy this drive want to back up old music and load old data. This drive is excrutiatingly SLOW. Making an ISO image of a CD full of MP3's and it takes more than 15 minutes. Yes, seriously. 15 minutes. I hope whoever invented and authorized the manufacturing of this drive at Apple feels the might of the collective negative karma this drive has meant in the lives of so many suckers, like me, who bought it. I'm DONE with Apple.

      • Written by Migliari M from Brasilia

      10 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Piece of s***t

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