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
- USB 2.0
- Height : 0.67 in./17mm
- Width : 5.47 in./139mm
- Depth : 5.47 in./139mm
- Weight : 0.74 lb/335g
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
1160 of 1321 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
1236 of 1501 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
970 of 1151 people found this useful
I am new to the Mac industry, so I'm not up on all the latest and greatest devices for the Mac. Recently I purchased an Apple USB SuperDrive. It's a top-of-the-line product. I put in a CD DVD and it automatically imports. The Apple USB SuperDrive is a remarkable product thank you! …
- Written by Bruce S from Tecumseh
11 of 14 people found this useful
External DVD drive
Wow! Love this product...works well with my MBAir! Response time is unbelievable. I enjoy the sleek and small laptop...hence the option of an external DVD drive. It's nice to have only when needed. …
- Written by Barbara D E from Las Vegas
37 of 42 people found this useful
I have a MacBook Pro and you have to have one of these things because the new model MacBook is too thin to have one internally. Personally I could do with a computer that's a little bit thicker, but this thing isn't that expensive and in my experience works well. I've not burned any disks but have used the drive to install software and watch DVDs. Works fine for these two purposes. …
- Written by Jerry T from Topeka
38 of 40 people found this useful
Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
- Asked by Daniel W from Cherry Hill
- Jun 11, 2012
Only usable with the mentioned products. Apple prevents you from using them in other devices by usin g firmwares in the superdrive that will not allow it. …
- Answered by Lisa M from Roseville
- Jun 12, 2012
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
- Asked by Jordan D from Cudahy
- Dec 26, 2012
If your MacBook Pro came with an internal optical drive, then NO it won't work.
- Answered by Larry H from Tacoma
- Apr 24, 2013
- Asked by Caitlin S from St. Augustine
- Feb 19, 2013