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
3681 of 4162 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
3908 of 4704 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
3336 of 3868 people found this useful
A very handy accessory
It is a little annoying that Apple have chosen not to fit optical drives to Macs anymore as there are a few of us dinosaurs still It is a little annoying that Apple have chosen not to fit optical drives to Macs anymore as there are a few of us dinosaurs still left that like to use them.
This, however, plugs the gap just nicely.
I bought this so that I could upload all of my music CD's and ripped DVD's to my iTunes library.
This it has done without any problem whatsoever. Simply plug in the USB and you're good to go.
It's design is sleek and unobtrusive and it sits comfortably on the desk whilst the finish compliments the iMac, keyboard and magic trackpad nicely.
All in all it has performed as well as the built-in drive on my wife's MBP and I would happily recommend it to anyone. …
- Written by Damian H from Raunds
1 of 1 people found this useful
I got a MacBook Air and this little SuperDrive before I moved overseas. After 2 months, the stupid thing would not eject. I trie I got a MacBook Air and this little SuperDrive before I moved overseas. After 2 months, the stupid thing would not eject. I tried all the suggestions online, but nothing worked. At first, it would still play the DVD that was stuck in there, but now it won't even do that. Seriously Apple??? I'm sure it would be no problem if I took it to an Apple store, but the closest one is a few countries away. …
- Written by Sarah A from West Point
13 of 15 people found this useful
this would be a zero star if i could.
i have 14 years worth of DVD photo files for archives. i still archive to DVD AND little this would be a zero star if i could.
i have 14 years worth of DVD photo files for archives. i still archive to DVD AND little external hard drives. so when i bought the new macbook pro i also bought a USB super drive to burn DVDs, read old DVDs and enter photo data into a catalogue program. i used toast 10 to burn. i have toast 11 but that just sort of sits there. 10 at least works.
but it is slow. not just a little slow, but so slow that went cataloguing photos it can either take an hour - should take a few minutes or hang up altogether. i used to have an older version of my cataloguing software that worked much faster so i had this work-around.
now with the new laptop and maverick that no longer works.
using good DVDs, highs-peed, best burn speed on the super drive is 4. yes, 4.
is there a better 3rd party drive out there, because this is virtually unusable? …
- Written by lara H from barstow
13 of 15 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
- 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 13 in MacBook Pro with retina display have a DVD drive
- Asked by Kiran G from Fresno
- Aug 12, 2013
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
- Mar 2, 2014
where do i insert a cd into the imac???
- Asked by Cheryl A D from Los Indios
- Jul 20, 2013
If you have an older iMac, there is a slot on the right surface of the screen, between the screen an If you have an older iMac, there is a slot on the right surface of the screen, between the screen and the back. If you have a current iMac there is no slot and you must buy an external optical drive. …
- Answered by Emanuel S from Tallahassee
- Apr 15, 2015
will this work in a car please - my car is a brand new 2015 spec with super connectivity options?
- Asked by Geeta E
- Apr 6, 2015
Can the Apple USB Super Drive be used on the MackBook Pro that came out in Mid 2012?
- Asked by Jonathan J from Brooklyn
- Mar 27, 2015