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
2769 of 3136 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
2947 of 3555 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
2489 of 2900 people found this useful
Great drive perfect companion for any mac
I own a video production studio and I own 6 newer Mac computers three are new 27 inch iMacs they all use this superDrive, I have I own a video production studio and I own 6 newer Mac computers three are new 27 inch iMacs they all use this superDrive, I have also used this same superDrive on older computers that I have since traded in, all of them have always worked flawlessly. Even a few times when I used a clients corrupted disk I have had no problem ejecting the disc like I used to have on the Macs that had an internal disk drive. As far as Blu-ray is concerned I use A Lacie works great but it's pricey. My opinion is that Blu-ray is going to go the same way as VHS tape. Yes it gives a beautiful picture but so do most of the Digital devices available today. Ask yourself do you really watch as many Blu-rays as you used to since there is so much stuff on line right now and it's only going to get a lot better. Follow apples lead. There's a reason they don't put internal drives in their new computers. One last thought never buy any drive that requires two USB cables to supply enough power, in my opinion they are junk. …
- Written by Grant S from Lincoln
Beware Regional Limitation!
This item has a Region Limitation for DVD's. When you plug it in for the first time you have to choose the region you are viewing This item has a Region Limitation for DVD's. When you plug it in for the first time you have to choose the region you are viewing the DVD from. Then you have only 5 more turns to change your DVD region before the Apple USB SuperDrive is locked permanently. If you travel the world with your laptop like me, or you buy DVDs from all over the world you'll be disappointed with the Covert Regional Limitation built into this device. Eventually you'll be forced to buy an Apple USB SuperDrive for every region in the world - and of course that is Apple's Sinister Marketing Plan. I returned my Apple USB SuperDrive to the shop and got a refund. Then I found an old portable DVD Burner/player without Regional Limitation and it works without having to choose a region. I recommend others to do the same..! …
- Written by Shane D from sSydney
6 of 6 people found this useful
Once upon a time, Apple made sure their products had full, useful functionality. More and more this seems to be going by the ways Once upon a time, Apple made sure their products had full, useful functionality. More and more this seems to be going by the wayside. DVD Superdrive works fine, except, there is no longer any ease of use or functionality to it! The remote does not control the playback. Even the MacBook Pro cannot control the playback once it starts. Video and sound will not transfer to my HDTV whether over Airplay or via HDMI cable. What a joke! I'm not laughing though. What's the point? Just because there is Netflix and such, does not mean we don't also still use DVDs for movies and such. The continued paring down of Apple's products is making them so much less desirable, enjoyable and, hence, worth all the extreme costs vs, dare I say it?, non-Apple products. Hate what Apple has become. They might as well call themselves "Microsoft" now. …
- Written by Teresa M from Seattle
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
- Jun 16, 2012
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
- Jun 20, 2012
Can I burn music on cds using the USB Super Drive?
- Asked by Justin Ray G from Riverside
- Feb 15, 2014
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
- Feb 17, 2014
does the supedrive down load a op system when plugged in
- Asked by Francis W from Mililani
- May 3, 2014
Superdrive does not download an OS system, it's sole purpose is to read/burn cd's/dvd's. Though you Superdrive does not download an OS system, it's sole purpose is to read/burn cd's/dvd's. Though you technically can install Mac OS's from the superdrive if that is what you are referring to? …
- Answered by Demetrios K from Charlotte
- May 7, 2014
Can I use Super Drive to watch dvds on my with TV ? iPad ?
- Asked by Jennifer P from Mill Valley
- May 16, 2013
Can you use DVD+R blank discs in the Super Drive?
- Asked by Joan N from Palm Bay
- Jun 21, 2014