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
- Height : 0.67 in./17mm
- Width : 5.47 in./139mm
- Depth : 5.47 in./139mm
- Weight : 0.74 lb/335g
- USB 2
Compatible with the following computers:
- MacBook Pro with Retina display
- MacBook Air
- iMac (late 2012)
- Mac mini (late 2009) and later
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 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
1266 of 1435 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 e 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
1336 of 1626 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 till 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
1059 of 1256 people found this useful
Shouldn't Be Paying So Much For This
This machine does what it's supposed to do. I haven't run into any problems with it and it works really fast and dependable.
What I don't understand however is why Apple would take this out as part of the deal with buying a Mac Pro. CDs are still a very important part of in society, and to take something out that was previously part of a computer is silly. $80 is exspensive when you're already buying a new computer. Plus it doesn't offer Blue Ray. I absolutely had to buy it allow me to install my educational disk of CS6. Apple does not help its customers in saving money and tries to nickel and dime every little thing now. Also, the chord needs to be longer, or at least be blue tooth or something so it is not always in my way. …
- Written by meaghan L from atlanta
1 of 1 people found this useful
Piece of Cr@@
If all you want to do is watch DVDs this works just fine...
But if you want to burn an audio CD you're screwed. I've been trying to burn CDs for hours and everytime the tracks have skipping in them. I had my computer laying on a bed and decided that was the problem. Switched to a table and had the same problem... …
- Written by Jeremy F from Arlington
3 of 5 people found this useful
Fine when it works. Usually it doesn't.
Bought this to use with a new mac mini without a cd/dvd drive. When it works, it's fine. Unfortunately it usually *doesn't* work. Plug it into any port on the mini and get the dreaded "A USB device needs more power" message - even when it's plugged directly into the back of the mac!
I'm ditching this one and looking for another one with an actual power supply. …
- Written by Jacqueline H from Houston
4 of 5 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
The USB SuperDrive is only used for CD and DVD formats. It will not recognize a Blu-Ray Disk.
- Answered by Wess P from Charlotte
- Aug 17, 2012
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 xisting iMac or you will need a USB Super Drive to play discs. …
- Answered by Richard P from Aurora
- Jun 19, 2012
- Asked by Daniel W from Cherry Hill
- Jun 11, 2012
i'm using usb superdrive with my iMacin this moment, so yes, you can use it with iMac
- Answered by Marco R from Ecatepec
- Dec 23, 2012
- Asked by Ethel Ming Chi O from Saint Cloud
- Apr 4, 2013
- Asked by Caitlin S from St. Augustine
- Feb 19, 2013