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
3165 of 3575 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
3357 of 4053 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
2867 of 3326 people found this useful
SuperDrive Should be False Advertising
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 David H from Goleta
35 of 38 people found this useful
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 A H from San Jose
17 of 18 people found this useful
Don't Be Dissuaded by Ill-Informed Reviewers
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 Timothy R from Mesa
24 of 36 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
Can you use a USB extension cable with the super drive? If so how long?
- Asked by Bardy H from San Diego
- Jul 25, 2012
Like all USB products yes and as long as you can find with USB 2 or 3 compatibility
- Answered by Ben R from Riverside
- Oct 29, 2012
Is it Blueray compatible?
- Asked by Luis O from Beach Park
- Nov 8, 2014
No, it is not. Only DVDs and CDs.
- Answered by Heath M from Orlando
- Nov 11, 2014