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 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.

  • 2.5 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

      1722 of 1779 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

      1386 of 1429 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

      1195 of 1234 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?awful

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Need to spend money on making the cd drive better

      1st Apple takes away the built in cd drive, and then gives us this as the only option. It NEVER plays dvds or runs discs all the way through and when it acts up 1st Apple takes away the built in cd drive, and then gives us this as the only option. It NEVER plays dvds or runs discs all the way through and when it acts up, it’s a constant battle to get it to work again. Apple really needs to invest in a way to make this better for its consumers.

      • Written by Sander J from Inver Grove Heights

      5 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Need to spend money on making the cd drive better

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      not so universal

      Already paying a premium for the drive and then I have to pay additional $20 to be able to connect it to a new MacBook pro. The U in USB stands for universal an Already paying a premium for the drive and then I have to pay additional $20 to be able to connect it to a new MacBook pro. The U in USB stands for universal and apple made it so their own drive can't connect to their own laptop without buying an adapter!?!?

      • Written by christopher R from KIRKWOOD

      4 of 4 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?not so universal

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Should have read reviews

      Should be called Apple SuperStupid Drive. Bought SuperStupid not even considering taking a gander at the reviews because, well, its APPLE. Plugged SuperStupid i Should be called Apple SuperStupid Drive. Bought SuperStupid not even considering taking a gander at the reviews because, well, its APPLE. Plugged SuperStupid into my very intelligent iMac Pro and voila! Nuttin. SuperStupid sits there and munches on DVDs like it is doing a taste test and eventually spits it out, Thank God cause the iMac keyboard can't figure out what SuperStupid is. Horrid experience, definitely not "plug and play". Please replace your CEO with someone who will fix SuperStupid and some of the other garbage that Apple has recently released.

      • Written by Daniel H from Vancouver

      3 of 5 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Should have read reviews

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