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 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

    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*

    MacBook Air with Retina display*

    MacBook Pro with Retina display*

    MacBook Air

    iMac (late 2012) and later

    Mac mini (late 2009) and later

    Mac Pro (late 2013)

    * MacBook, MacBook Air with Retina display, and 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
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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

      1969 of 2028 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

      1574 of 1620 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

      1349 of 1392 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?awful

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Scam.

      Unreliable, incompatible and way overpriced. Remove the logo and i would mistake it for some $2 gimmicky DVD drive. If the SuperDrive refuses to eject an import Unreliable, incompatible and way overpriced. Remove the logo and i would mistake it for some $2 gimmicky DVD drive. If the SuperDrive refuses to eject an important CD then god help you because Apple certainly will not or rather it cannot due to the design its flawed design.

      • Written by Omar M from Manchester

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Scam.

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Works once or twice a year

      Purchased my USB SuperDrive along with my MacBook Pro in 2013. It worked ok for the first two years then started failing to load or read. Success ratio is tha Purchased my USB SuperDrive along with my MacBook Pro in 2013. It worked ok for the first two years then started failing to load or read. Success ratio is that it works about once in 30 to 40 times. Tried on a brand new iMac with no success. Right now, it's a square paper weight.

      • Written by Robert H from Saint Paul

      11 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works once or twice a year

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Awful - great example of how things get effed up when tech fails

      First thing I did after buying it was placing a CD inside it. It didn’t even manage tkread it. But the worst part is that the disc got stuck. You cannot eject i First thing I did after buying it was placing a CD inside it. It didn’t even manage tkread it. But the worst part is that the disc got stuck. You cannot eject it - there are no buttons. And mechanical force also isn’t an option because the slot is super thin. I saw many others having the same problem on the forums. The solutions offered don’t help . Nothing works. It wont get out. Awful product

      • Written by Dajana C from Irvine

      15 of 15 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Awful - great example of how things get effed up when tech fails

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