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, 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 adaptor, 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
3104 of 3505 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
3289 of 3972 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
2805 of 3256 people found this useful
Not so Super?
With the withdrawal of disc drives from newer Macbooks & iMacs, I felt obliged to buy one of these to install a variety of softwar With the withdrawal of disc drives from newer Macbooks & iMacs, I felt obliged to buy one of these to install a variety of software on both Mac OSX & in the Bootcamp Win7 partition. All worked fine.
It's also very transportable, being light, thin, and no external power supply required.
The simple task of playing music CDs, in order to rip them to iTunes, appears to be a little too much for these drives. As others have already commented, a percentage of perfect-quality & clean CDs simply don't do anything, and also fail to eject, sometimes requiring a power-restart before they are recognised.
I was also surprised to find that HDCDs (found in quite a few basic CD box sets) are unreadable.....whether this is the drive's fault, or Apple's software, may be another issue as I've not yet investigated that problem......but really, when we're paying close to £2,000 for our hardware, you might expect that it would read all disc formats & do so with a high degree of competence?
Back to Lacie drives again, I think. …
- Written by John K from Ballater
2 of 2 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
11 of 16 people found this useful
I have had no problems with this SuperDrive. It works very well when transferring movies to digital. It plays everything but blur I have had no problems with this SuperDrive. It works very well when transferring movies to digital. It plays everything but blurays but then that doesn't bother me since I'm transferring to digital anyway. Great product for the price. …
- Written by ANGELA L from GATINEAU
4 of 4 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 16, 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 20, 2012
Can I burn music on cds using the USB Super Drive?
- Asked by Justin Ray G from Riverside
- Feb 15, 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 17, 2014
Does the 13 in MacBook Pro with retina display have a DVD drive
- Asked by Kiran G from Fresno
- Aug 12, 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 2, 2014
I buy iTunes tv shows by the season. Will this allow me to burn a season I purchased onto a blank DVD?
- Asked by Jack M from Martinsville
- Sep 5, 2014