Apple USB SuperDrive

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  • 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)

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Unfortunately the star system doesn't go low enough for this rubbish drive

      I bought the superdrive for my macbook pro retina, it reads ok but it will not work in iTunes burning discs. I had to use a ten year old external drive which wo I bought the superdrive for my macbook pro retina, it reads ok but it will not work in iTunes burning discs. I had to use a ten year old external drive which worked perfectly fine. I'm looking forward to hearing what the tech guys say when i take it back.

      • Written by Andrae S from Southampton

      64 of 70 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Unfortunately the star system doesn't go low enough for this rubbish drive

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Nothing 'super' about it...

      I bought the superdrive as an essential piece of kit to accompany my Macbook pro (2015 model) as it did not have a built-in drive. The main reason I decided to I bought the superdrive as an essential piece of kit to accompany my Macbook pro (2015 model) as it did not have a built-in drive. The main reason I decided to pay the premium, the best part of £80, was the fact it was an Apple product - a brand I was familiar with and so far had not let me down. Unfortunately this drive is very temperamental, sometimes I have to load a CD into the drive multiple times before it works at all. Sometimes it takes 2 hours to import a single CD and even this is not done correctly as only 30 seconds of the CD gets imported. Apple has moved away from built-in drives and my Macbook pro is amazing. However as apple moves away from USB slots ect., and we have to buy these add ons I expect them to at least work. My confidence in the brand and the products has been severely knocked and its hard to to feel cheated out of so much money. I was lured in by the brand and the attractive design but thats all this have to offer, my advice would be to buy a cheaper drive that actually works and spend the rest of the money saved on more CD's!

      • Written by Adam W from Warrington

      43 of 44 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Nothing 'super' about it...

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not Super

      Bought this as i have a lot of CD's.Its so slow and after 3 days of using it it has spat out as many CD's as i have ripped. It gets near to the the end of rippi Bought this as i have a lot of CD's.Its so slow and after 3 days of using it it has spat out as many CD's as i have ripped. It gets near to the the end of ripping a CD and gives up and spits it out. Very disappointed looking to get another cheaper make.

      • Written by john W from harlow

      36 of 40 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not Super

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      waste of money

      i had mine for 2 years !!! then it suddenly stopped working!!!! i was told by Apple genius bar to buy another one !!!!!

      • Written by Rahel W from London

      18 of 20 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?waste of money

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Nothing 'super' about it...

      I bought the superdrive as an essential piece of kit to accompany my Macbook pro (2015 model) as it did not have a built-in drive. The main reason I decided to I bought the superdrive as an essential piece of kit to accompany my Macbook pro (2015 model) as it did not have a built-in drive. The main reason I decided to pay the premium, the best part of £80, was the fact it was an Apple product - a brand I was familiar with and so far had not let me down. Unfortunately this drive is very temperamental, sometimes I have to load a CD into the drive multiple times before it works at all. Sometimes it takes 2 hours to import a single CD and even this is not done correctly as only 30 seconds of the CD gets imported. Apple has moved away from built-in drives and my Macbook pro is amazing. However as apple moves away from USB slots ect., and we have to buy these add ons I expect them to at least work. My confidence in the brand and the products has been severely knocked and its hard to to feel cheated out of so much money. I was lured in by the brand and the attractive design but thats all this have to offer, my advice would be to buy a cheaper drive that actually works and spend the rest of the money saved on more CD's!

      • Written by Adam W from Warrington

      43 of 44 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Nothing 'super' about it...

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Must do better !

      The drive works well but there are a number of shortcomings : 1- Slot loading means you can't use a minidisc. 2- No reading of Blu-ray Discs, let alone writi The drive works well but there are a number of shortcomings : 1- Slot loading means you can't use a minidisc. 2- No reading of Blu-ray Discs, let alone writing them ! I think it's about time somebody (preferably Apple) made an external, matching, tray-loading Blu-ray player/writer WITH A THUNDERBOLD CONNECTION !

      • Written by John from Horley

      22 of 25 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Must do better !

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