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

    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)

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 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

      4523 of 5080 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

      4509 of 5387 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

      4108 of 4722 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great product.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not for me

      Unit took TurboTax disc, whirred and clicked, then spit it out. Tried an older TurboTax disc, same thing happened so not a faulty disc. Tried other discs incl Unit took TurboTax disc, whirred and clicked, then spit it out. Tried an older TurboTax disc, same thing happened so not a faulty disc. Tried other discs including a DVD, same issue. Am disappointed - will return for refund and will do more extensive shopping online, reading customer feedback first.

      • Written by Lisette S from Beaverton

      Is this review useful?Not for me

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Junk

      This worked OK for a while but recently wouldn't eject a CD. Tried everything the fairly useless Apple Support website said to do. Half the time the instruction This worked OK for a while but recently wouldn't eject a CD. Tried everything the fairly useless Apple Support website said to do. Half the time the instructions provided I was unable to complete because I didn't have the same options. Ended up opening the case with a screwdriver because I had to return the CD. Buying a much less expensive non-Apple product.

      • Written by Chris H from Sudbury

      Is this review useful?Junk

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Exactly What My Mac Needed

      Apple is not shy about charging exorbitant prices for some accessories. Having paid $30 for many cables, adapters etc., $79 seems like an absolute bargain for a Apple is not shy about charging exorbitant prices for some accessories. Having paid $30 for many cables, adapters etc., $79 seems like an absolute bargain for a sleek drive like this. It plugs in, does what it's supposed to do and has the expected Apple fit and finish. I'm skeptical of reviews that say it worked for a day then quit, yada yada... I've had more Apple devices than I can count and anything like that is a rare exception that is always easily remedied and often either user error or a system conflict of some kind.

      • Written by Ross C from Woodland Hills

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Exactly What My Mac Needed