Apple USB SuperDrive
Apple 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 cable that’s built into the SuperDrive. There’s no separate power adaptor, 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
- Height: 0.67 in./17mm
- Width: 5.47 in./139mm
- Depth: 5.47 in./139mm
- Weight: 0.74 lb/335g
- USB 2.0
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)
Ratings & Reviews
Perfect DVD drive for Macbook Air Users
For some reason, the burning speed is much faster on this SuperDrive than other standalone DVD drives you find on Amazon. I tried For some reason, the burning speed is much faster on this SuperDrive than other standalone DVD drives you find on Amazon. I tried the Amazon Basic DVD drive, but the speed is so slow that I had to return it. The Apple USB SuperDrive doesn't have this problem, though. …
- Written by Tianran G from Birmingham
3441 of 3884 people found this useful
Good idea, but limited.
This is a good idea when it comes to improving the design of the MacBooks, but for the hassle and the cost, you'd think it could b This is a good idea when it comes to improving the design of the MacBooks, but for the hassle and the cost, you'd think it could be blu-ray capable. Seriously. The retina display has a resolution of 2880 x 1800. I think it's time for 1080p viewability. …
- Written by Paige G from Sandwich
3640 of 4387 people found this useful
I recently bought this to install software on my new MacBook Pro with retina display and it does its job quite well. Although it s I recently bought this to install software on my new MacBook Pro with retina display and it does its job quite well. Although it still irks me that such a device is even necessary in this day and age. Sure improved portability is a nice feature but taking away the optical disk drive to do so seems silly. Overall no complaints, however. …
- Written by Nick P from Grandville
3118 of 3611 people found this useful
I purchased the Apple USB SuperDrive and after just a few months it broke and the drive just kept spinning. If you want a drive th I purchased the Apple USB SuperDrive and after just a few months it broke and the drive just kept spinning. If you want a drive that actually has blu-ray capability and will last go with something else. Please don't waste your money on this. …
- Written by Samuel W from Harleysville
1 of 2 people found this useful
Nice external drive but upside down cable issue
A nice drive that sits pleasantly on the desk next to my macbook pro. I don't have an issue with the length of the USB cable but I A nice drive that sits pleasantly on the desk next to my macbook pro. I don't have an issue with the length of the USB cable but I do have an issue with its orientation. It is upside down. I have to twist the cable in order to slot it into the mac book pro. Now maybe if you have an iMac then it sits nicely under the computer and the cable loops over the superdrive (like a scorpions tail) into the back of the machine and so is the correct way up, but with the macbook pro you have to twist the cable uncomfortably to get it in. Is it meant to be this way? It seems ridiculous to take issue with such a thing but it just doesn't feel right. …
- Written by Ian G from Rotherham
Works well, mostly, but you need to be careful.
There is one huge design flaw in the SuperDrive, and periodically it drives me crazy: there is no way to manually force the drive There is one huge design flaw in the SuperDrive, and periodically it drives me crazy: there is no way to manually force the drive to eject a disc. I have a huge collection of DVD-Rs that I burned roughly ten years ago, after I switched away from VHS but before I took up digital recording, and I have been trying to rip them to digital files. Most of the time, this works well, but occasionally a disc is corrupted. When that happens, the SuperDrive spends half an hour or more fussing with the disc and refusing to eject it, and all of the computer-based ways to eject the disc stop working (and I have tried ALL of them). Most CD/DVD drives have a small hole that you can poke the end of a paperclip into, to manually force the disc to eject. The SuperDrive is missing that safety mechanism. So be warned. Now, the rest of the time, it performs very well. This, however, is a glaring problem, because CDs and DVDs DO corrupt --often when you least expect it -- and when that happens, the SuperDrive simply can't handle it. …
- Written by Lara K from Cleveland Hts
3 of 3 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
Does the retina display mac have a disc drive already installed or do I have to buy a Super Drive to play discs?
- Asked by Nicole J from Adelaide
The retina display mac does NOT have a Super Drive built-in. You can either share a drive from an e The retina display mac does NOT have a Super Drive built-in. You can either share a drive from an existing iMac or you will need a USB Super Drive to play discs. …
- Answered by Richard P from Aurora
Can I burn music on cds using the USB Super Drive?
- Asked by Justin Ray G from Riverside
I burned some music from an original CD first by importing the music you want to your ITunes library I burned some music from an original CD first by importing the music you want to your ITunes library from an original CD in the USB Super Drive, then I made a playlist of the music I wanted to burn, then I click on "burn", and then it prompts you to insert a blank CD. It then prompts when the CD has completed burning and to eject the newly burned CD from the USB Super Drive. …
- Answered by Irene A from Corpus Christi
Does the 13 in MacBook Pro with retina display have a DVD drive
- Asked by Kiran G from Fresno
No. The retina macs do not have optical drives. You can purchase a external SuperDrive , that's what No. The retina macs do not have optical drives. You can purchase a external SuperDrive , that's what I have done when I purchased my MacBook Pro retina. They are almost getting obsolete. I have maybe used mine three times. Enjoy your. New Mac. …
- Answered by Rhonda S from Little Rock
How does one watch Blu-Ray discs on a new retina display mac?
- Asked by Charles B from Boston
There are several external Blu-Ray drives that work perfectly with OS X. Pioneer makes a couple as w There are several external Blu-Ray drives that work perfectly with OS X. Pioneer makes a couple as well as Lacie. All one needs is a drive and third-party software to watch your discs. My favorite player is Aurora Blu-Ray Player. …
- Answered by Deborah S from Elkton
can the super drive work on a windows 8 pc
- Asked by Mark M from Chesterfield
Tricky situation ... Technically, is should be able to, (with minor Hardware modifications) as it is Tricky situation ... Technically, is should be able to, (with minor Hardware modifications) as it is using a USB as a Connector, but, thou mentioned as MINOR modifications, its not so easy as it is made out to sound. But Apple have encoded the drive so it should be able to identify and reject any computer if it is not on the "APPROVED" list, which ironically include certain MAC computers as well.
It can be setup to be 'SHARED' over a WIFI Network as well.
But to be on the safe side, IF you intent to connect it straight to a Windows PC, 3.1 --> 8, I would have to say NO, it will NOT work with default Factory Settings. …
- Answered by Thomas B from Shelton
can it play sacd
- Asked by Ken S from Summerland
It only plays the regular CD audio side not the enhanced SACD Layer of music.
- Answered by M M from Santa Maria