Apple USB SuperDrive
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 Type-A 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 Type-A Connector cable
- Height: 0.67 in./17mm
- Width: 5.47 in./139mm
- Depth: 5.47 in./139mm
- Weight: 0.74 lb/335g
Compatible with the following computers:
MacBook Pro with Retina display*
iMac (late 2012) and later
Mac mini (late 2009) and later
Mac Pro (late 2013)
*MacBook Pro models with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports require a USB-C to USB Adapter (sold separately) to use Apple USB SuperDrive.
Answers from the community
can I use two different super drives for different regions, on my Ma Pro, e.g. one for Region 1 DVDs and one for Region 2.
- Asked by TIM G from London
- on 26-Dec-2018
Yes, you can. I'm doing this currently...
- Answered by Stephen R from Alexandria
- on 30-Dec-2018
is the apple super drive compatible with a lenovo laptop?
- Asked by Angela F from South Croydon
- on 15-Jan-2019
What is the power draw of the SuperDrive? Will a .5 amp hub socket provide enough power?
- Asked by John D from Shelburne
- on 9-Jan-2019
can i use my superdrive to play movies on my ipad
- Asked by Steven L from Haines City
- on 12-Aug-2014
No. And you can't use the Photo Connection Kit's USB for this purpose, either. But you can convert t No. And you can't use the Photo Connection Kit's USB for this purpose, either. But you can convert those video files to an iTunes-friendly format (such as MP4) and then load them onto your iPad from iTunes. The app Handbrake is designed to convert movies to iPhone- and iPad-friendly formats. It takes a little time and effort, but it does make movies portable, and they are much smaller in size for storage.
- Answered by PATRICIA E C from Portland
- on 23-Aug-2014
Burning DVD's & CD's on Macbook Pro Retina
- Asked by Renee W from Ormeau Hills
- on 18-Aug-2012
So is this new Superdrive USB 3.0 or 2.0 then? Would like to hope it was 3.0 to match the new specs of the Macbook Pro & Macbook Air?
- Asked by Daniel O from Marlow
- on 12-Jun-2012
No. The SuperDrive is USB 2.0. There is no difference in speed between 3.0 and 2.0 because a CD ca No. The SuperDrive is USB 2.0. There is no difference in speed between 3.0 and 2.0 because a CD can be written at max 16x which is 2 megabytes a second or a DVD can be written at max 8x which is 11 megabytes a second. (I am assuming you are using the fastest possible CD/DVD) USB 2.0 runs at a peak speed of 60 megabytes a second which is more than enough to handle the write and read speed of a CD/DVD
- Answered by Dean S from Encino
- on 17-Jun-2012