Apple USB SuperDrive

Apple USB SuperDrive

$79.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 264 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

    3189 of 3603 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

    3376 of 4078 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

    2892 of 3352 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great product.
  • SuperDrive Should be False Advertising

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I picked this up for my wife's 5k iMac so she could easily burn DVDs for her photography clients. The high point is what you usual I picked this up for my wife's 5k iMac so she could easily burn DVDs for her photography clients. The high point is what you usually get with Apple products: It's definitely sleek and sexy. Beyond that, the product reminds me of how exciting 2007 was, before we had Blu-Ray burners and USB 3. With USB 2 transfer speeds and no Blu-Ray codec, this should be no more than $25. It is an embarrassment and a shame to Apple.

    • Written by from Goleta

    40 of 44 people found this useful

    Was this useful? SuperDrive Should be False Advertising
  • Fragile

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    It is sleek looking, and matches the MacBook Air, but I'm on my 4th unit after being replaced repeatedly under the MBA AppleCare i It is sleek looking, and matches the MacBook Air, but I'm on my 4th unit after being replaced repeatedly under the MBA AppleCare in the past 2years. One replacement came DOA. It won't accept DVDs just spits it out. When it does accept the disc, DVD Player can't play it.

    Unit stays home most of the time and when in transport, carried in its original shipping foam-encapsulated box. Still fails after few use.

    There must be other portable USB SuperDrive that works on a Mac that is far more reliable. Get those instead, and give up the sleek looks. This model is junk.

    • Written by from San Jose

    24 of 26 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fragile
  • Don't Be Dissuaded by Ill-Informed Reviewers

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    This superdrive works so flawlessly, you don't even have to think about it. It is compatible--as advertised--with Mac systems lack This superdrive works so flawlessly, you don't even have to think about it. It is compatible--as advertised--with Mac systems lacking a built-in optical drive, so it may not work with your Mac that has a dead built-in drive, nor with your PC (Windows-type) computer, nor while plugged into the radio of a 1957 Chevy. It also may not give the best results when it's upside down under your blankets with a poodle sleeping on it. It may not act reliably when used with a hub or if you cover your discs with glitter and glue before inserting them. Potential purchasers, don't be dissuaded by reviewers who aren't using this device along with the proper hardware. I bought it; I plugged it in; I inserted a disc into it; I selected "burn." How hard is that, people, honestly? Ask someone to review your BRAIN before you berate a product that does exactly what it is designed to do.

    • Written by from Mesa

    29 of 43 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Don't Be Dissuaded by Ill-Informed Reviewers

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