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*

    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.

  • 2.0 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

      416 of 432 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

      313 of 325 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

      285 of 301 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Rubbish!!!

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Not comatable with latest MacBook Pro (even via an adaptor).

      Luckily I borrowed this from my son. As far as I know, he has not had any issues with it. It will not work with my 2018 MacBook Pro. I have an external TYPE-C Luckily I borrowed this from my son. As far as I know, he has not had any issues with it. It will not work with my 2018 MacBook Pro. I have an external TYPE-C MULTI-PORT USB adaptor (powered via the MacBook), I get a message along these lines "That the SuperDrive needs it's own power supply". It has no option for it's own power supply! So I then used an older external, with its own power supply USB adaptor (via the TYPE-C MULTI-PORT USB, for obvious reasons), I still get the same message. So it looks as though there is no chance of working with DVD's etc on the latest MacBooks.

      • Written by Peter M from BRIDLINGTON

      Is this review useful?Not comatable with latest MacBook Pro (even via an adaptor).

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Not worth the money

      Appears to work. However, you move it whilst it is in use it makes horrible noises and stops working. Unfortunately it comes with a USB end and not a USB C. So Appears to work. However, you move it whilst it is in use it makes horrible noises and stops working. Unfortunately it comes with a USB end and not a USB C. So after spending a fortune on the drive I need to spend another part of £20 just so I can content it to my Mac. I wish I done some more research and looked at other drives. I love my apple products however, this is a real disappointment.

      • Written by Benjamin H from Watchet

      7 of 7 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not worth the money

    • 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

      19 of 20 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Worst Apple product

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