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)

  • 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

      4393 of 4934 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

      4350 of 5210 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

      3978 of 4578 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great product.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      No usable user guide

      I can't give more than 1 star at this point since I am not yet able to use the drive. Although the Product Information says a User Guide is included with the dr I can't give more than 1 star at this point since I am not yet able to use the drive. Although the Product Information says a User Guide is included with the drive, the only instruction refers to how to eject a disc, nothing else. No info regarding setup, playing, burning, etc. is included and I don't see online instructions anywhere. That leaves contacting Support which, in my mind, should be the last resort.

      • Written by George M from Albuquerque

      Is this review useful?No usable user guide

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Lasted 16 months

      Disappointed - Apple doesn't make products that break. This is the exception

      • Written by Susan O from FAIRFIELD

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Lasted 16 months

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Unreliable

      Gets hung up importing CDs into iTunes. Will import half the CD, then says it cannot read a track because a "disc cannot be found," then it ejects. Tried severa Gets hung up importing CDs into iTunes. Will import half the CD, then says it cannot read a track because a "disc cannot be found," then it ejects. Tried several times to import a music CD into a 2016 iMac. Finally gave up and tried my 10-year-old iMac with its built-in CD drive (you know, like all computers should have). The old iMac imported the CD flawlessly in one go. I used Dropbox to drag the files onto my 2016 iMac and add them to my iTunes library. The USB SuperDrive was useless. Did more to hinder me than help.

      • Written by Raymond C from Saint Charles

      19 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unreliable

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