Apple USB SuperDrive

Apple USB SuperDrive

$79.00

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 276 reviews

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Product Information

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
  • Tech Specs

    Dimensions

    • Height: 0.67 in./17mm
    • Width: 5.47 in./139mm
    • Depth: 5.47 in./139mm
    • Weight: 0.74 lb/335g

    Connections

    • USB 2.0
  • System Requirements

    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

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Perfect DVD drive for Macbook Air Users

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Birmingham

    3549 of 4004 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Perfect DVD drive for Macbook Air Users
  • Good idea, but limited.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Sandwich

    3760 of 4527 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Good idea, but limited.
  • Great product.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    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 from Grandville

    3210 of 3719 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great product.
  • Trouble ripping audiobooks

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just bought a 5k mac after retiring my old Imac-2007. I am an avid audiobook listener so I need to rip them into itunes so that I Just bought a 5k mac after retiring my old Imac-2007. I am an avid audiobook listener so I need to rip them into itunes so that I can listen on my device. The drive seems to rip about half of the cd then ejects for no reason. This is a brand-new audiobook that has never been touched and has no scratches. I took it back to my old mac with the built in dvd drive and it burned the disks that were ejected by this drive without any problems. This drive is going back tomorrow.

    • Written by from MITCHELLVILLE

    7 of 8 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Trouble ripping audiobooks
  • Poor Quality

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I purchased the Apple USB SuperDrive and after just a few months it broke and the drive just kept spinning. If you want a drive th I purchased the Apple USB SuperDrive and after just a few months it broke and the drive just kept spinning. If you want a drive that actually has blu-ray capability and will last go with something else. Please don't waste your money on this.

    • Written by from Harleysville

    25 of 28 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Poor Quality
  • Works well, mostly, but you need to be careful.

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    There is one huge design flaw in the SuperDrive, and periodically it drives me crazy: there is no way to manually force the drive There is one huge design flaw in the SuperDrive, and periodically it drives me crazy: there is no way to manually force the drive to eject a disc. I have a huge collection of DVD-Rs that I burned roughly ten years ago, after I switched away from VHS but before I took up digital recording, and I have been trying to rip them to digital files. Most of the time, this works well, but occasionally a disc is corrupted. When that happens, the SuperDrive spends half an hour or more fussing with the disc and refusing to eject it, and all of the computer-based ways to eject the disc stop working (and I have tried ALL of them). Most CD/DVD drives have a small hole that you can poke the end of a paperclip into, to manually force the disc to eject. The SuperDrive is missing that safety mechanism. So be warned. Now, the rest of the time, it performs very well. This, however, is a glaring problem, because CDs and DVDs DO corrupt --often when you least expect it -- and when that happens, the SuperDrive simply can't handle it.

    • Written by from Cleveland Hts

    24 of 25 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Works well, mostly, but you need to be careful.

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