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 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 : 17mm / 0.67 in.
- Width : 139mm / 5.47 in.
- Depth : 139mm / 5.47 in.
- Weight : 335 g / 0.74 lb.
- USB 2
Compatible with the following computers:
- MacBook Pro with Retina display
- MacBook Air
- iMac (late 2012)
- Mac mini (late 2009) and later
Ratings & Reviews
Essential and flawless!
I purchased this 2012 updated Super Drive directly from Apple at the same time I ordered my MacBook Air (due to it not having a bu ilt-in disc drive).
It looks similar to the previously released Super Drive. However Apple claims that this updated model supports the new Retina Display MacBook, as well as providing support for other macs that do not come equipped with a built-in drive. It is well constructed and from the moment you open the box, you know you are in for a high quality item.
The drives footprint is no larger than a standard CD case; I have taken mine in my bag to work and had no problems with added bulk or weight. It connects to the mac via USB and there is no additional software to install. It has not failed to recognise any DVD or CD that I have inserted. With a slot loading mechanism, there are no buttons on the drive and no hatches to lift. Simply insert the disc by sliding it in the slot and remove via the on screen eject button. I feel obliged to add that the cable from the Super Drive is fairly short (~12 inches). This may be a pro or con, depending on your needs, but the cable can be extended using a usb extension.
Conclusively, the Super Drive is a premium product that works well out of the box, and presents with no issues. What you are getting is a device that compliments the aesthetics of your mac and functions efficiently. 5/5 …
- Written by Andy K from Chigwell
406 of 442 people found this useful
Simple and straightforward, this drive does what it says on the tin. One caveat however, is that the usb lead used to connect the drive is ridiculously short which sometimes makes it inconvenient to use. You would think for the price charged Apple would supply an extension to the lead in case it was needed. …
- Written by Beresford D from West Bromwich
275 of 323 people found this useful
I got it after a mouth i got my MacBook Pro with retina because i need some thing that i can play my DVD with so got it and it ver y useful and easy to use!
Highly recommend for those has the new MacBook Pro with retina or Air …
- Written by Qi R from portland
167 of 198 people found this useful
Only Get One if You Need It!
The SuperDrive does what you expect it to do perfectly! You pop your disk in, it does it's business and then your done you can tak e the disk out. But...
I personal bought the SuperDrive with the newest iMac because of it's lack of built in optical drive. I thought to my self that I would NEED some sort of disk drive and that Apple had jumped the gun with removing the optical drive and going all digital media.
But after receiving the SuperDrive I have not used it once. On one hand it's a waste of £60 and on the other it shows that most types of media or programs simply don't require an install disk.
Also the USB wire is really too short! It comfortably sits below the USB ports but try and move it any further towards you and it's a no go.
The moral of the story is that only buy one if you have a specific requirement for it, for example you wish to BootCamp Windows 7 or you buy all of your films on DVD format. …
- Written by Aaron B from Northampton
3 of 3 people found this useful
Purchased this when I got my new iMac as i still use CD's in my car and it works really well. I read some of the reviews left for this item and there are a mixed bunch, but so far in my experience, its worked really well and does the job well.
Good for the money and looks tidy next to my new slim iMac. …
- Written by Mark B from Leamington Spa
15 of 21 people found this useful
ok but sometimes it wont eject
Worked fine for a few weeks and then it decided it wouldn't eject, seems like the disk is catching on the inside of the housing, w orks if you give it a jiggle, not ideal though. Trying to decided if I need to get a replacement or if its something I can live with. CD drives aren't Apples strong point any more it would seem. …
- Written by James P from Kendal
43 of 60 people found this useful