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
3613 of 4085 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
3839 of 4625 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
3271 of 3796 people found this useful
NEW USB SuperDrive DOES NOT WORK
I purchased my first APPLE COMPUTER since the MAC PLUS. PLUS a NEW USB SUPER??DRIVE.
DRIVE WORKED WELL for ripping 15 cd's to iTu I purchased my first APPLE COMPUTER since the MAC PLUS. PLUS a NEW USB SUPER??DRIVE.
DRIVE WORKED WELL for ripping 15 cd's to iTunes.
Then the PROBLEMS STARTED.
Now if I put in a disk it spins, clunks and clunks then spits the disk back out.
NOW I UNDERSTAND why APPLE PUSHES the EXTENDED WARRANTY.
I have spent more than 6 hours on line with Apple Technical support. (They have been very professional, patient, and polite)
BUT obviously they don't read these reviews. (This is a bad product and Apple should be embarrassed to put their name on it.)
NOW I know why THEY REMOVED IT from the MAC MINI.
I'm taking it back to the Apple store tomorrow.
SHOULD HAVE STUCK WITH a WINDOWS PRODUCT; At least in my experience they work past the warranty period. …
- Written by Isabel - F from Mississauga
5 of 8 people found this useful
It isn't working
I bought my iMac in December 2014 and shortly thereafter bought the USB SuperDrive. I have been busy doing other things so
didn't I bought my iMac in December 2014 and shortly thereafter bought the USB SuperDrive. I have been busy doing other things so
didn't try to use it until today. I plugged it in to the port on the back of my iMac then put in a photo cd. It accepted it, made a few noises for a few second and then automatically ejected it. So I tried a dvd and it also ejected right away.
It is a pretty simple program and there isn't much that I could do to mess it up. It is messing up all by itself. …
- Written by Patricia S from Avila Beach
14 of 14 people found this useful
Awesome CD/CD Reader/Writer
I purchased this to use with my new Macbook Pro. I have hundreds of music CDs to upload into iTunes. It works flawlessly and I hig I purchased this to use with my new Macbook Pro. I have hundreds of music CDs to upload into iTunes. It works flawlessly and I highly recommend it. Disregard the folks who don't know how to eject it...that's a user problem, not a hardware problem. I like the fact that there is no drawer to slide out and in for loading my CDs. I realize that hardware can sometimes have a bug; I'm sure the Apple store would fix the problem if the user were to return it. They've been most helpful to my friends, one of whom had an issue with her iPad. I could not believe how helpful and generous they were to her. I will update my review if anything changes; however, I have educated myself before using my hardware to ensure proper use of it.
I love the SuperDrive. It is worth every dime I spent on it. I love all my Apple products (2 iPads, 1 iPhone 5, 2 iPods, my MacPro 13.) High quality and outstanding performance. You won't go wrong with Apple. It may be expensive at the outset, but in the long run, it will last much longer than its competitors products. …
- Written by Linda C from North Richland Hills
4 of 7 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
Does the 13 in MacBook Pro with retina display have a DVD drive
- Asked by Kiran G from Fresno
- Aug 11, 2013
No. The retina macs do not have optical drives. You can purchase a external SuperDrive , that's what No. The retina macs do not have optical drives. You can purchase a external SuperDrive , that's what I have done when I purchased my MacBook Pro retina. They are almost getting obsolete. I have maybe used mine three times. Enjoy your. New Mac. …
- Answered by Rhonda S from Little Rock
- Mar 1, 2014
How do I eject a disk from my usb super drive if there is no icon visible?
- Asked by Ronald G from Laguna Woods
- Mar 23, 2015
If there's no icon visible, first, make sure that your Finder preferences are set to display CDs and If there's no icon visible, first, make sure that your Finder preferences are set to display CDs and DVDs on the desktop. If that's not the problem, then it may be that the volume isn't mounted for some reason.
If you don't have an eject key on your keyboard, the easiest way I can think of (there are probably quite a few more) is to start up Disk Utility and eject it from there. You could possibly eject it from the DVD player app even if it's a data disk, although I've never tried that.
If you still can't get it to eject, there are a couple more things to try:
* Reboot your Mac, holding down the mouse button (or, instead, possibly holding F12).
* If you're comfortable with the Terminal app, execute "drutil tray eject".
* Turn the Superdrive upside down (never tried this, but a lot of people say it works). …
- Answered by Michael G from Campbell
- Mar 25, 2015
Will this drive work with the new MacBook with its single USB-C connector?
- Asked by Michael G from Campbell
- Mar 17, 2015
Found a partial answer to my own question. The All Mac Notebooks comparison page on the store web pa Found a partial answer to my own question. The All Mac Notebooks comparison page on the store web page shows at the bottom that the USB SuperDrive is supported for the new MacBook through one of the adapters.
No mention if it would work through a hub attached to one of these adapters or whether it must be plugged directly into the adapter. …
- Answered by Michael G from Campbell
- Mar 18, 2015