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OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • For Any 9.5mm Optical Drive
  • Bus Powered - No AC Adapter Needed
  • USB 2.0
  • SATA Drive Interface
  • CD/DVD Write Speed = or > Internal Drive
  • 480 Mbps (60 MB/s) Data Transfer Rate
  • Mac / PC Compatible
  • Ultra-Thin and Lightweight
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The SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure from OWC / Other World Computing turns any 9.5mm slot-loading internal optical drive into an external solution! The enclosure makes CD, DVD, and / or Blu-ray disc burning and playing easy with Macs and PCs. It's bus powered, meaning there's no AC adapter needed, and ultra-thin and lightweight for easy transport in your gear bag.

While the SuperSlim is a very attractive option for Mac mini, MacBook, and MacBook Pro owners wishing to retask a removed Apple SuperDrive, it is also a great choice for any 9.5mm optical drive--even those with mounting tabs. Whether you choose an enclosure kit to build your own solution or select an OWC pre-configured one, the SuperSlim provides reliable and portable disc read / write capabilities to accommodate your specific needs. When equipped with an Apple SuperDrive, the enclosure provides CD and DVD write speeds equal to or exceeding those of the internally-installed optical drive in the 2011 MacBook Pro.

Makes CD, DVD, and / or Blu-ray disc burning and playing easy with both Macs and PCs
Attractive option for 2010 Mac mini, MacBook, and MacBook Pro owners looking to retask a removed Apple SuperDrive, but also a great choice for any 9.5 mm optical drive--even those with mounting tabs

Please note: For 2006-2009 Mac minis with 12.7 mm optical drive, use the OWC Slim enclosure
Bus powered, no AC adapter required, and ultra-thin and lightweight for easy transport in your gear bag
When equipped with an Apple SuperDrive, provides CD / DVD write speeds equal to or exceeding those of internally-installed optical drive in 2011 MacBook Pro
Chipset Sunplus
Write Speed CD-R: 271 sec - 1.0 sec faster than internal SuperDrive
DVD-R: 556 sec - 3.0 sec faster than internal SuperDrive
Please note: Disc read / write capabilities vary depending on installed drive
Data Transfer Rate USB 2.0 - 480 Mbps (60 MB/s)
Drive Requires any 9.5 mm (0.37") SATA slim slot loading optical drive mechanism
Interface Drive: SATA (Serial ATA)
Port Configuration: USB 2.0 - 1x mini "B" port
Cooling Quiet fan-less ventilation
System Requirements Macintosh:
Mac OS 8.6 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port
USB 2.0 functionality requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
Apple's DVD Player application only works with an internal optical drive or Apple's external SuperDrive
To play DVDs with SuperSlim drive, the free VLC Player is recommended
Windows:
Windows 98SE or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port
USB 2.0 functionality requires Windows 2000 or later
Power Supply Bus Power via USB on most computers with standard USB 2.0 port
Optional AC Adapter - not required for most applications, provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs
Operating Temperature 5.0 - 50° C (41 - 122° F)
Storage Temperature -45 - 65° C (-49 - 149° F)
Relative Humidity Operating: 10 - 90% non-condensing
Storage: 5.0 - 95% non-condensing
Dimensions (DxWxH) 5.85 x 5.72 x 0.6" (14.9 x 14.5 x 1.5 cm)
Weight 0.26 lb (0.12 kg)
OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure
  • Double Shielded 'Y' Type Dual USB 2.0/1.1 (Dual 'A' to 5 Pin 'Mini-B' Type) Cable
  • 3 x Collared Phillips Machine Thread Screws
  • Standard Phillips Machine Thread Screw
  • Rubber Foot with Adhesive
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    OWC / Other World ComputingSuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure
     
    4.2

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (9)
    • Easy to use (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Upgrade (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Quality oriented (7), Tech savvy (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (12)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Works well, easy to set up

      I used this to house the optical drive I took out of my MacBook Pro when I put an SSD in its place. It works fine, nothing fancy. The only drawback is that...Read complete review

      I used this to house the optical drive I took out of my MacBook Pro when I put an SSD in its place. It works fine, nothing fancy. The only drawback is that it is a plastic case and so it's not particularly durable (and if you put anything on top of it it bends and touches the disk inside, so.... don't do that).

      I would recommend it, but not for travel use.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Flimsy

      Got this for my 2011 MBP's superdrive which I removed to make space for a 2nd HDD in the laptop.

      It's flimsy feeling and I'm afraid that it will get crushed...Read complete review

      Got this for my 2011 MBP's superdrive which I removed to make space for a 2nd HDD in the laptop.

      It's flimsy feeling and I'm afraid that it will get crushed in my bag.

      The Apple external superdrive looks like its made out of aluminum and will probably last longer.

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      3.0

      works but could be better instructions

      By Jim

      from Duluth MN

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

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        Cons

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            Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

            I expected some indication the device was functioning, a light, a new device or just showing up on the desktop. Thought it wasn't working until I put in a CD. The instructions could have noted this.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            4.0

            nice compact design

            By millerph

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

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              Cons

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                  Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

                  I like how slim and simple the design is. And the opening for the disks is the same as the original on my macbook pro. The y-cable usb is a definite plus too. One cable to run power and information.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac

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                  5.0

                  Get This Case

                  By butteryourbacon

                  from Austin, Tx

                  About Me Tech Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Fast Connectivity
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Laptops
                    • Multimedia

                    Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

                    If you have an old MacBook sitting in a closet and need a way to read discs on your MacBook Pro Retina, this is the case to get. It's easily assembled and the included cable will get the job done. [Some technical know-how is needed to gut your old retired computer.] I didn't need to use both USB ports to power the drive but the included cable is long enough to stretch across my MacBook Pro Retina to use both ports.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • Mac

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                    4.0

                    performs as expected

                    By hsnyc

                    from nyc

                    About Me Quality Oriented

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast

                    Cons

                    • Could Be More Sturdy

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

                      used it to house optical drive from macbook pro

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Simple. Perfect

                      By EgPleg

                      from San Francisco

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Replacement

                        Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

                        I got the product reasonably quickly and it took no time to set up and worked as promised.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Elegant solution

                        By Macteknik

                        from Atlanta

                        About Me Quality Oriented

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Custom Built
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Upgrade

                          Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

                          After reading many reviews for less expensive external enclosure options, I decided on this one for the fact it was specifically designed for the Mac's superdrive.
                          Everything fit and worked great. Note that at times Macs may not recognize an external optical drive - just open Disk Utility and that many times will refresh your devices.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Works well, easy to set up

                          By Dr. O

                          from Atlanta, GA

                          About Me Quality Oriented

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Upgrade

                            Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

                            I used this to house the optical drive I took out of my MacBook Pro when I put an SSD in its place. It works fine, nothing fancy. The only drawback is that it is a plastic case and so it's not particularly durable (and if you put anything on top of it it bends and touches the disk inside, so.... don't do that).

                            I would recommend it, but not for travel use.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Great

                            By robbym

                            from Toronto, Canada

                            About Me Quality Oriented

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

                              Easy to install and works great!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

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                              4.0

                              Cheaply made, but a good solution

                              By Micasa

                              from Cambridge, MA

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up

                              Cons

                              • Cheaply made

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

                                This enclosure is cheaply made, even considering the low price. Still, if you've removed your laptop's optical drive to make room for a second hard drive, this is probably a better option than buying another external optical drive. Considering how often I'm going to use the optical drive (maybe 4-5 times/year), it's just fine.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                4.0

                                Great solution.

                                By Z.M.

                                from Lynchburg, VA

                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Looks good

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

                                    I wanted to keep my existing optical drive in use after replacing it with a second hard drive in my Macbook Pro, and this allows for that quite nicely while maintaining a low profile. Worth the premium if you're like me and would rather not buy a new external and shelf the one you pull out of your laptop. Clever, solid construction (despite being plastic), and everything inside-and-out is secure. Looks good and works as it should off a single USB port (though it does come with a double-port cable in case you need it).

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Flimsy

                                    By Camera Daddy

                                    from New York, NY

                                    About Me Quality Oriented

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Easy To Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Desktop use

                                      Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

                                      Got this for my 2011 MBP's superdrive which I removed to make space for a 2nd HDD in the laptop.

                                      It's flimsy feeling and I'm afraid that it will get crushed in my bag.

                                      The Apple external superdrive looks like its made out of aluminum and will probably last longer.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      4.0

                                      Good product from OWC !

                                      By elshaneo

                                      from Melbourne, Australia

                                      About Me Value Oriented

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Easy To Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Replacement

                                        Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

                                        I also bought the OWC Data Doubler Optical to SATA HD Converter Bracket for Mac Laptops, which means that after swapping the hard drive inside my Macbook Pro, I can use the internal DVD drive in this particular external enclosure. The enclosure performs as expected.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal

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                                        5.0

                                        very useful

                                        By Meyergaze

                                        from Los Angeles California

                                        About Me Tech Savvy

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Fast Connectivity
                                        • Quiet
                                        • Reliable
                                        • Versatile

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Laptops

                                          Comments about OWC / Other World Computing SuperSlim USB 2.0 9.5mm Optical Drive External Enclosure:

                                          just what i needed, thanks

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal
                                          • Computer Platform:
                                          • Mac

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