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, 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
- Height: 17 mm / 0.67 inches
- Width: 139 mm / 5.47 inches
- Depth: 139 mm / 5.47 inches
- Weight: 335 grams / 0.74 pounds
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
can I use two different super drives for different regions, on my Ma Pro, e.g. one for Region 1 DVDs and one for Region 2.
- Asked by TIM G from London
- on 26-Dec-2018
Yes, you can. I'm doing this currently...
- Answered by Stephen R from Alexandria
- on 31-Dec-2018
What is the power draw of the SuperDrive? Will a .5 amp hub socket provide enough power?
- Asked by John D from Shelburne
- on 10-Jan-2019
Can I export photos from my MacBook Pro to this drive? I am looking for backup and storage for my photo library.
- Asked by Anne G from Ewing
- on 25-Oct-2018
This is not a storage device. You connect this to your computer and it allows you to play and burn C This is not a storage device. You connect this to your computer and it allows you to play and burn CDs and DVDs. You can use it to burn a CD or DVD with your photos on. I personally would use an external hard drive to backup my photos, rather than CDs or DVDs.
- Answered by Barbara C from Newport
- on 11-Dec-2018
Burning DVD's & CD's on Macbook Pro Retina
- Asked by Renee W from Ormeau Hills
- on 18-Aug-2012
So is this new Superdrive USB 3.0 or 2.0 then? Would like to hope it was 3.0 to match the new specs of the Macbook Pro & Macbook Air?
- Asked by Daniel O from Marlow
- on 12-Jun-2012
No. The SuperDrive is USB 2.0. There is no difference in speed between 3.0 and 2.0 because a CD ca No. The SuperDrive is USB 2.0. There is no difference in speed between 3.0 and 2.0 because a CD can be written at max 16x which is 2 megabytes a second or a DVD can be written at max 8x which is 11 megabytes a second. (I am assuming you are using the fastest possible CD/DVD) USB 2.0 runs at a peak speed of 60 megabytes a second which is more than enough to handle the write and read speed of a CD/DVD
- Answered by Dean S from Encino
- on 18-Jun-2012
Does the 13 in MacBook Pro with retina display have a DVD drive
- Asked by Kiran G from Fresno
- on 11-Aug-2013
- Answered by Jay C from Cut Off
- on 12-Aug-2014