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 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

    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

    USB 2

    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

      541 of 553 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

      436 of 448 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

      393 of 405 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?awful

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Do not buy this product

      This product does not work on the Mac OS even though the apple technician and box will tell you it does. The first one I bought was replaced when it didn't work This product does not work on the Mac OS even though the apple technician and box will tell you it does. The first one I bought was replaced when it didn't work. 'The second one stopped working after 1 month. I spent 2 hours in the Apple Store trying to have them figure out why and really they have no idea why. All they could tell me was that maybe it was a problem with the USB adapter, that you have to buy to connect the superdrive, which does not recognize the superdrive to the computer. The superdrive does not show on on the desktop and if you put a disc in, you have no way to get it out. They could not explain why it worked initially then. And beware they would not refund my money because they said it wouldn't count under the warranty because the superdrive actually works, it's a computer firmware problem that needs to be fixed, but there is no fix for it!!!So it won't work on my computer. It was like talking in circles. Save your receipt. I do wish I had listened to those other reviews. What is happening with apple products, they are junk now and the customer service is terrible

      • Written by Susan D from Pleasanton

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Do not buy this product

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Works Perfect, 5 Stars!

      works perfect, i was a little worried after reading the reviews but the songs from each cd import perfectly and when i burn a cd everything has gone smooth. A+

      • Written by Darren K from Strongsville

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Works Perfect, 5 Stars!

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      My only disappointment with an Apple product. Ever.

      I read the reviews and purchased the product anyway as my faith in Apple products is strong. It did not work at all with the disc I needed to use or any other I read the reviews and purchased the product anyway as my faith in Apple products is strong. It did not work at all with the disc I needed to use or any other disc I had. I then had to go out to purchase a Verbatim CD/DVD Writer to get my work done. I popped in the same disc. It worked immediately with no issues. This is the first time that I can say I am disappointed in Apple. I have an iPad Pro, iPhone, MacBook, and iMac and they are all five stars and more. I only bothered to write this in the hopes that Apple addresses the issues with this product at some point.

      • Written by Stacey F from NEWTON

      11 of 11 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?My only disappointment with an Apple product. Ever.

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