Apple USB SuperDrive

Get help buying. or call 0800-692-7753.
  • 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 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

    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

    Connections

    USB-A

    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)

    * MacBook Pro models with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports require a USB-C to USB Adapter (sold separately) to use Apple USB SuperDrive.

  • 2.5 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Piece of Scat!

      I probably should have known better than to buy this product about a year ago, after reading the substantial number of really bad reviews. But, as a long time I probably should have known better than to buy this product about a year ago, after reading the substantial number of really bad reviews. But, as a long time fan of Apple products, I convinced myself that mine would not be a lemon. For about 50 uses (mostly importing music CDs into my iTunes library), it worked flawlessly, and I thought those reviews were incorrect. Now, every time I import a CD the music skips forward in high speed zzzzts. So, I'm in the market for another drive and will not be buying another version of this from Apple. Sad that after all the bad reviews there is no (apparent?) response from the company. If anyone knows of a reliable drive, from another company, please post here.

      • Written by Steve C from SEATTLE

      1712 of 1769 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Piece of Scat!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Love Apple, Hate the SuperDrive

      This is by far the worst designed apple product. The drive is designed with a slit opening to feed in disk and no mechanical way to eject. This would be ok if t This is by far the worst designed apple product. The drive is designed with a slit opening to feed in disk and no mechanical way to eject. This would be ok if the drive function correctly but that is rare. Frequently the drive becomes obsessed with trying to process a disk and prevents the disk from ejecting, forcing you to wait 5, 10, or 15 minutes for it to decide its done with the disk. Biggest waste of money I've ever spent. I love all my other apple product, but this one I'm considering running it over with a tractor.

      • Written by danniel G from Henderson

      1380 of 1423 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Love Apple, Hate the SuperDrive

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      awful

      How many blank discs does it take to burn just ONE? Well, if you're using the Apple USB Superdrive, the answer is six, apparently. I've had this drive on two How many blank discs does it take to burn just ONE? Well, if you're using the Apple USB Superdrive, the answer is six, apparently. I've had this drive on two computers, a Mac Pro at work and another at home and it never goes smoothly. Either it can't read the disc, or says it can't get information fast enough or the drive doesn't show up. I am beyond frustrated at Mac's ongoing attempt to dictate to its users what it feels is best for them. I have to be able to burn discs for work, and with the latest driveless Mac Pros and the USB Superdrive, it's an exercise in futility. Maybe I'll find a six-for-one sale on blank discs. Ridiculous.

      • Written by Jay S from Richmond

      1188 of 1226 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?awful

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Works for me

      I'm an audio snob so I still buy cds. The superdrive has worked for me going on 5 years and has always performed. I've transferred literally 1000s of discs to m I'm an audio snob so I still buy cds. The superdrive has worked for me going on 5 years and has always performed. I've transferred literally 1000s of discs to my hard drive (doing that right now in fact) and never had an issue. I'd give it 5 stars if it had an eject button on the device, but that's not a huge deal. Not sure why so many have rated this thing so poorly.

      • Written by paul B from Tallahassee

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works for me

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Works for a While, Then Dies

      As the title indicates, this 'Super' Drive will work through playing a couple of DVDs for yah, but once get it to it's 5th, 6th or 7th go around and it'll final As the title indicates, this 'Super' Drive will work through playing a couple of DVDs for yah, but once get it to it's 5th, 6th or 7th go around and it'll finally die on yah. Mine now it plays a DVD for about 5 mins, then freezes the video and audio, while the undeniable and audible 'clicking' sound makes an appearance to annoy and chuckle at you while you try to eject the DVD... but you continue to fail. After about 5 to 10 mins it'll finally give it up, and an Apple notice will appear and they'll ask 'if something went wrong' and if you would like to 'report' it. Waste of money, and certainly not Apple quality.

      • Written by Kyle F from Auburn

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works for a While, Then Dies

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      I wish they had left these drives in the computers.

      I have used this drive once or twice effectively, but more often than not I don't have it with me when I need it. Another big problem that I have is that it doe I have used this drive once or twice effectively, but more often than not I don't have it with me when I need it. Another big problem that I have is that it doesn't play DVDs from other regions. Finally, it's difficult to remove the disc, since although you can unplug it from your computer to cut the power, you can't remove the disc except connecting it to your computer and having your computer eject it. This is a problem when you insert a disc but the computer won't recognize it. Definitely not satisfied for the cost of this device.

      • Written by Laura E from Boalsburg

      6 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?I wish they had left these drives in the computers.

  • Answers from the community