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

      4460 of 5009 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

      4430 of 5298 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

      4048 of 4655 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great product.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not recognized by MacBook Pro anymore

      I don't use this very often. Tried to use it today. MacBook Pro (only 3yrs old) won't even recognize it anymore. Received this as a gift when I got the MacBook I don't use this very often. Tried to use it today. MacBook Pro (only 3yrs old) won't even recognize it anymore. Received this as a gift when I got the MacBook Pro since the disc reader/writer is no longer integrated into the laptop. Can't believe this!

      • Written by Jenny K from Hillsboro

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not recognized by MacBook Pro anymore

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Died silently while not being used ... RIP

      Bought this back in 2013. Now just connected it to my iMac because I needed it again after a long time and ... It stopped working. It died silently while restin Bought this back in 2013. Now just connected it to my iMac because I needed it again after a long time and ... It stopped working. It died silently while resting in it's box for 2 years . Perhaps it was designed like this to make us buy a new one ???

      • Written by Stephan Z from Graz

      44 of 52 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Died silently while not being used ... RIP

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      It stopped working

      I have purchased one back in 2010, it stopped working! Tried using it with my Mac book pro and Mac air and it no longer works. I also barely used it.

      • Written by M. J. D from Colorado springs

      33 of 38 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It stopped working

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