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
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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
2876 of 3469 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
2422 of 2827 people found this useful
It's only been a few hours, and I love it!
When I got my MacBook Pro back in February, I was a little disappointed that I couldn't have a CD drive due to its thinness. But l When I got my MacBook Pro back in February, I was a little disappointed that I couldn't have a CD drive due to its thinness. But lo and behold, I found the SuperDrive, which has proven itself worthy in the short time I've had it. As a professional photographer, I've been forced to go burn my discs on a PC, which has been incredibly frustrating. But the SuperDrive has made it almost too easy! It is definitely worth the investment! …
- Written by Kimberly W from Evansville
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$$ external drive but not that big of a deal. …
- Written by Billy R from West Monroe
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Slow and Never Will be Convenient
I can understand Apples decision to eliminate the SuperDrive from the laptop line. It allows them to make thinner and lighter lap I can understand Apples decision to eliminate the SuperDrive from the laptop line. It allows them to make thinner and lighter laptops. But eliminating the SuperDrive (and actually never offering a Blu-Ray drive) was ridiculous. There is no reason for them to eliminate the SuperDrive from the iMac line other than to save a few $$ 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 Al Q from Newport News
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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
Can movies purchased from iTunes be put on to this & will they play when device is plugged into a normal TV?
- Asked by Lynn D from Middlemount
- Jun 11, 2014
I would have to say no, the Superdrive is just an external CD/DVD drive, it isn't a hard drive or st I would have to say no, the Superdrive is just an external CD/DVD drive, it isn't a hard drive or storage device. …
- Answered by Amber A from Liberty Hill
- Jun 18, 2014