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 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
- 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
2271 of 2561 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
2408 of 2902 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
2013 of 2348 people found this useful
never buy it
it stopped ejecting after the third cd
- Written by monther S from amman
2 of 2 people found this useful
Garbage: ZERO STARS
Got one; wouldn't play or even read any disc. Had it replaced.
Just tried replacement: same results.
This thing just makes a who Got one; wouldn't play or even read any disc. Had it replaced.
Just tried replacement: same results.
This thing just makes a whole bunch of noise and then spits the disc out. Total waste of my time and money.
Tried DVD, DVD-R, CD, CD-R. nothing is readable. …
- Written by Shayne B from Lethbridge
6 of 7 people found this useful
Best For My MacBook Airs
These have been great to have as I have a MBA at home and another one at the office, and they are speedy replacements for the old These have been great to have as I have a MBA at home and another one at the office, and they are speedy replacements for the old DVD/CD burners I used to own that took up valuable space. These fit right underneath my Apple displays and have a very small footprint and an extremely low profile. I love mine and being bus powered they are absolutely so handy to have and use. I couldn't get by without them and I'll never go back to anything else. …
- Written by Charles W from Conroe
3 of 8 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 15, 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 19, 2012
Can I burn music on cds using the USB Super Drive?
- Asked by Justin Ray G from Riverside
- Feb 14, 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 16, 2014
Is the SuperDrive manufactured by Apple or a third party?
- Asked by Daniel S from Edmonds
- Jan 24, 2014
The Apple USB SuperDrive is manufactured by Apple Inc.
- Answered by Kutter C from Durham
- Mar 3, 2014
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
- Jan 19, 2014
No it does not and yes you will have to buy the superdrive.
- Answered by Philip C from North East
- Feb 27, 2014
can the usb superdrive be hooked up to a normal TV?
- Asked by Rebecca F from Falcon
- Mar 4, 2013