Apple USB SuperDrive

Apple USB SuperDrive

$79.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 256 reviews

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Product Information

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 movie, 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 adapter, 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
  • Tech Specs

    Dimensions

    • Height: 0.67 in./17mm
    • Width: 5.47 in./139mm
    • Depth: 5.47 in./139mm
    • Weight: 0.74 lb/335g

    Connections

    • USB 2.0
  • System Requirements

    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

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Perfect DVD drive for Macbook Air Users

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Birmingham

    2995 of 3384 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Perfect DVD drive for Macbook Air Users
  • Good idea, but limited.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Sandwich

    3166 of 3828 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good idea, but limited.
  • Great product.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Grandville

    2703 of 3140 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great product.
  • Serious mechanical issues inserting discs. Scratched them!

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought the Apple USB Superdrive in late 2014 to go with my new iMac 27". I found after only several uses it had serious mechanical Bought the Apple USB Superdrive in late 2014 to go with my new iMac 27". I found after only several uses it had serious mechanical issues accepting discs. I only used the superdrive several times and now won't work. I used it twice for software installation, and once to a burn disc. I had trouble inserting the disc to be burned, and then had terrible trouble inserting any more discs. Seems like it has serious mechanical issues or just wouldn't read discs. The last attempt left the blank disc that I tried to burn scratched and unusable. Tried inserting more discs and it just kept scratching them! I could understand two years or so down the road this happening, but not straight out of the box. Now I have to figure out how to either return it, or get it fixed. Pain!!!

    • Written by from GILFORD

    4 of 4 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Serious mechanical issues inserting discs. Scratched them!
  • This drive works great!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I used to store my images on DVDs so that I could free-up space on my iMac hard drive. However, after one OS upgrade (to Leopard?) I used to store my images on DVDs so that I could free-up space on my iMac hard drive. However, after one OS upgrade (to Leopard?), 12 of my DVDs started to get read errors. I tried using several iMacs and Windoze machines to copy the data from these disks but it appeared that the DVDs had died of cosmic ray bombardment or something.

    I tried again today using my new Apple USB SuperDrive and iMac (running Yosemite) and I can now read all of these DVDs without errors.

    • Written by from College Station

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? This drive works great!
  • Not up to Apple standards.

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Consider a less expensive alternative. Hasn't burned discs properly for years compared to the four other Apple computers I've owne Consider a less expensive alternative. Hasn't burned discs properly for years compared to the four other Apple computers I've owned with built in drives. It's recently decided that it can't find disc burning software at all.

    I use this with my 2011 Air and have a fairly new 2014 Pro with built in drive to hold me for now, but worry about compact disc support going forward.

    I feel Apple has ignored possible quality control issues with external CD support in their move to all things iCloud, but until CDs are extinct I expect the same attention to detail that I experience in all my other Apple products.

    A one star review from an exclusive Apple user because I know they can do better.

    • Written by from North York

    23 of 24 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Not up to Apple standards.

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