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: 17mm / 0.67 in.
- Width: 139mm / 5.47 in.
- Depth: 139mm / 5.47 in.
- Weight: 335 g / 0.74 lb.
- 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
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 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 built-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
682 of 746 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 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
523 of 600 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 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 very useful and easy to use!
Highly recommend for those has the new MacBook Pro with retina or Air …
- Written by Qi R from portland
303 of 366 people found this useful
I have a new macbook air and am putting our vast music collection via the usb superdrive, fantastic so easy to use even i can do i I have a new macbook air and am putting our vast music collection via the usb superdrive, fantastic so easy to use even i can do it. Trish …
- Written by Trish M from Aylsham
1 of 2 people found this useful
Not very super
I loaded one commercial product using it. All seemed well. I loaded a second product and the drive refused to eject the disc. Load I loaded one commercial product using it. All seemed well. I loaded a second product and the drive refused to eject the disc. Loading two programs before failure is not a good record.
I'll be taking it back to the shop. Do I just hope I was unlucky? …
- Written by Edward M from galashiels
11 of 16 people found this useful
Ok but slow to rip CD's
I bought this to use with my 2013 retina MBP for ripping CD's to network storage for HiFi use. It looks great and works fine but i I bought this to use with my 2013 retina MBP for ripping CD's to network storage for HiFi use. It looks great and works fine but it is far slower than the built in drive in my old MBP was.
So if you are planning on using one for ripping your entire CD collection then you may want to explore other options but for occasional use it's great. …
- Written by C A J from Falmouth
4 of 5 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
Is the SuperDrive manufactured by Apple or a third party?
- Asked by Daniel S from Edmonds
The Apple USB SuperDrive is manufactured by Apple Inc.
- Answered by Kutter C from Durham
Does the 13 in MacBook Pro with retina display have a DVD drive
- Asked by Kiran G from Fresno
No, The retina series does not have DVD drive. This is why majorly the device is very much lighter t No, The retina series does not have DVD drive. This is why majorly the device is very much lighter than the previous version. Though you can still pop in a DVD drive (external). "DVD are obsolete now !" …
- Answered by Kalyan K
does the iMac 27 inch all in one have a disc drive already installed or do i have to buy a superdrive to play disc's?
- Asked by Michelle M from Emerald
No it does not and yes you will have to buy the superdrive.
- Answered by Philip C from North East
can the usb superdrive be hooked up to a normal TV?
- Asked by Rebecca F from Falcon