Apple USB SuperDrive

Apple USB SuperDrive

$79.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 235 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

    2682 of 3037 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

    2858 of 3447 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

    2410 of 2810 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great product.
  • Great Quality.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought the super driver for ripping some old cds and what not. I don't know whats up with all the negitave reviews mine works gr I bought the super driver for ripping some old cds and what not. I don't know whats up with all the negitave reviews mine works great. If their was a problem then apple fixed it. Only complaint is that their is no blue ray which should be on a 70-80$$ external drive but not that big of a deal.

    • Written by from West Monroe
    Was this useful? Great Quality.
  • Slow and Never Will be Convenient

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I can understand Apples decision to eliminate the SuperDrive from the laptop line. It allows them to make thinner and lighter lap I can understand Apples decision to eliminate the SuperDrive from the laptop line. It allows them to make thinner and lighter laptops. But eliminating the SuperDrive (and actually never offering a Blu-Ray drive) was ridiculous. There is no reason for them to eliminate the SuperDrive from the iMac line other than to save a few $$ and sell external drives at a much higher cost to consumers.

    I was forced to purchase the external SuperDive because I still need access to CD's & DVD's. The external USB SuperDive is noticeably slower than built in drives. It takes longer to read, probably because it's a USB connection. Instead of having a clean desk with just a power chord now there this external drive sitting there taking up space and taking away from the clean look.

    As a result of Apple eliminating the SuperDrive from the iMac line we have not purchased a new iMac in three years (I own a small company with 14 employees, all using iMacs). Instead we are now purchasing used iMac (2011 models preferably) on craigslist and eBay.

    In fact, I'm writing this review with a 27" iMac that I purchased on craigslist. I know Apple is enjoying a lot of success, but as far as I'm concerned we won't be buying any new iMacs any time soon. One last point, Apple says it eliminated the SuperDrive and were able to make the iMac really thin along the edges, but the truth is the new iMac are fatter in the back. I like the 2011 design iMacs more. In this case thinner is most certainly not better.

    • Written by from Newport News

    11 of 15 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Slow and Never Will be Convenient
  • NO

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Most difficult thing in the world to get mine to play a simple DVD. Unhappy.

    • Written by from South Pittsburg

    14 of 17 people found this useful

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