Apple USB SuperDrive
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 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 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
is the superdrive compatible with a 12" 2016 MacBook?
- Asked by Lindsay T from Sussex
- on May 23, 2017
I talked to Apple support about this issue, and they confirmed that is does work with the 12" MackBo I talked to Apple support about this issue, and they confirmed that is does work with the 12" MackBooks (2016-2017), provided you also have a USB-C to standard USB adapter.
- Answered by Dillon H from Portage
- on Jun 8, 2017
what kinds of discs can this take?
- Asked by Natalie W from Las Vegas
- on Apr 24, 2017
I have this SuperDrive attached to my Mac Pro. According to the System Profiler it handles the follo I have this SuperDrive attached to my Mac Pro. According to the System Profiler it handles the following formats: CD-Write: -R, -RW DVD-Write: -R, -R DL, -RW, +R, +R DL, +RW Write Strategies: CD-TAO, CD-SAO, CD-Raw, DVD-DAO According to Apple's Support Communities the region of the SuperDrive DVD player can be changed up to five times, on the fifth change the region is permanently locked within the drive. If you plan on collecting DVDs from different regions you may need to have a DVD drive (Apple or otherwise) for each region.
- Answered by Wallace K from New Berlin
- on Jun 7, 2017
Where do I plug in the cord from the USB SuperDrive into a mac mini to burn CD's?
- Asked by Barbara C from MANCHESTER
- on Jun 2, 2017
does the new version of the Superdrive have a USB-C connector to plug directly into late 2016 Macbook Pro Retina with touchbar?
- Asked by Geoffrey P from Boonville
- on Mar 15, 2017
no you have ti buy the USB-c to USB A adapter
- Answered by Daniel M from South Weymouth
- on Apr 23, 2017
does the apple usb super drive work with the macbook air?
- Asked by Alexandra C from Texas City
- on Apr 19, 2017
- Answered by Roberto M from Calexico
- on May 3, 2017