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: 17 mm / 0.67 inches
    • Width: 139 mm / 5.47 inches
    • Depth: 139 mm / 5.47 inches
    • Weight: 335 grams / 0.74 pounds

    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.

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
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    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Nothing 'super' about it...

      I bought the superdrive as an essential piece of kit to accompany my Macbook pro (2015 model) as it did not have a built-in drive. The main reason I decided to I bought the superdrive as an essential piece of kit to accompany my Macbook pro (2015 model) as it did not have a built-in drive. The main reason I decided to pay the premium, the best part of £80, was the fact it was an Apple product - a brand I was familiar with and so far had not let me down. Unfortunately this drive is very temperamental, sometimes I have to load a CD into the drive multiple times before it works at all. Sometimes it takes 2 hours to import a single CD and even this is not done correctly as only 30 seconds of the CD gets imported. Apple has moved away from built-in drives and my Macbook pro is amazing. However as apple moves away from USB slots ect., and we have to buy these add ons I expect them to at least work. My confidence in the brand and the products has been severely knocked and its hard to to feel cheated out of so much money. I was lured in by the brand and the attractive design but thats all this have to offer, my advice would be to buy a cheaper drive that actually works and spend the rest of the money saved on more CD's!

      • Written by Adam W from Warrington

      379 of 392 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Nothing 'super' about it...

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not Super

      Bought this as i have a lot of CD's.Its so slow and after 3 days of using it it has spat out as many CD's as i have ripped. It gets near to the the end of rippi Bought this as i have a lot of CD's.Its so slow and after 3 days of using it it has spat out as many CD's as i have ripped. It gets near to the the end of ripping a CD and gives up and spits it out. Very disappointed looking to get another cheaper make.

      • Written by john W from harlow

      284 of 295 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not Super

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Rubbish!!!

      Used first time / on 3-rd CD , it is stuck - tried everything - nothing helps - Proper JUNK!

      • Written by Kate S from Leatherhead

      257 of 271 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Rubbish!!!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Worst Apple product

      Tried unsuccessfully to use this SuperDrive, it failed to work, even with Apple Support. When connected via USB to iMac, it fails to be visible on the Desktop. Tried unsuccessfully to use this SuperDrive, it failed to work, even with Apple Support. When connected via USB to iMac, it fails to be visible on the Desktop. Apple support asked me if it had a separate power supply. It is sold with the caption it can read and write cds and dvds, which is not possible. I would not recommend this to anyone. I also tried YouTube instruction videos to get help, but no luck.

      • Written by Mirza N A from Huddersfield

      6 of 6 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Worst Apple product

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Apple usb SuperDrive

      Having read the reviews and forked out £79 I was nervous.....but hey I have just transferred my entire cd collection over two hundred discs onto my MacBook Pro Having read the reviews and forked out £79 I was nervous.....but hey I have just transferred my entire cd collection over two hundred discs onto my MacBook Pro without the slightest glitch.......it’s expensive but really excellent .....

      • Written by David D from Midhurst

      8 of 9 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Apple usb SuperDrive

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Slow and unreliable

      I've had this for a couple of years, and I have several occasions where it wouldn't read the whole of an audio CD. The local Apple store tried other ones from I've had this for a couple of years, and I have several occasions where it wouldn't read the whole of an audio CD. The local Apple store tried other ones from stock with the same result, yet the CDs read fine on my 14 year old Apacer Disk Steno. It is also disappointingly slow. Expensive, waste of money.

      • Written by Robert P from Penrith

      8 of 8 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Slow and unreliable

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