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 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
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    • 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

      771 of 788 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

      609 of 625 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

      540 of 558 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?awful

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Sure wish I'd read the reviews

      What a stupidly designed piece of technology. No mechanical way to eject the disk, so if it gets stuck in a loop, which happens often, I can't eject from the l What a stupidly designed piece of technology. No mechanical way to eject the disk, so if it gets stuck in a loop, which happens often, I can't eject from the laptop and can't eject mechanically. I have spent a LOT of time dinking around with this thing. I hate that I'm stuck with this because my Apple laptop doesn't have a DVD drive. NOT customer friendly.

      • Written by Linda T from Anacortes

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Sure wish I'd read the reviews

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Outdated.... only has old USB connector

      Bought this to use with my new Mac - which only has USB-c ports. the 'Super'Drive is not 'super' - it has an old style USB connector and needs an adapter to us Bought this to use with my new Mac - which only has USB-c ports. the 'Super'Drive is not 'super' - it has an old style USB connector and needs an adapter to use it with the new Mac. If you try to use it with a hub it doesn't power through it and won't work, so I now need another, USB-c to USB adaptor. Come on Apple - surely if you think USB-c is the future, shouldn't your accessories have the same connector? Waste of money.

      • Written by Cathryn C from Rochford

      Is this review useful?Outdated.... only has old USB connector

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      NOPE

      I bought two of these... they both ate two different dvd's and broke on me.... Can we see an unvailing of a new and better design of this at the keynote??? Beca I bought two of these... they both ate two different dvd's and broke on me.... Can we see an unvailing of a new and better design of this at the keynote??? Because these are the worst...

      • Written by Allen G from Schertz

      8 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?NOPE

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