What item is right for you?
Ask our Experts! 800.606.6969 Live Chat

Apple USB SuperDrive

B&H # APMD564ZMA MFR # MD564ZM/A
In Stock
Free Expedited Shipping
You Pay: $72.99
Product Highlights
  • External Slot-Loading 8x SuperDrive
  • MacBook Pro w/ Retina, MacBook Air
  • Mac mini, Mac Pro (Late 2013)
  • DVDA±R DL/DVDA±RW/CD-RW
  • USB Powered
  • Slim and Portable

With the influx of new Macs sans optical drives, it seems only natural that the Apple USB SuperDrive would come in and fill the gap. This slot-loading 8X SuperDrive can handle your disk-based software installs and DVD / CD burning needs - including dual layer duties - with ease.

The unit is slated to work exclusively with the MacBook Pro with Retina Display, MacBook Air, Mac mini, and Mac Pro (late 2013) computers. Its compact size and slim shape won't even be noticeable next to the sleek design lines of those three computers, and it will easily travel in a purse, shoulder bag, or briefcase.

There's also no need to lug around an extra power cord or cable. The unique design of the Apple USB SuperDrive implements a built in USB cable that attaches itself to the USB port on the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air or Mac mini, and powers itself through the port, whether your Mac is plugged in or running on battery power. No more frantic searching for cords at the last minute.

As essential to the Mac lineup as a mouse or track pad, the Apple USB SuperDrive is a portable powerhouse for burning and reading data.

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, 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.
Everything You Need
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.
Enclosure Type External
Write Support DVD±R Dual Layer
DVD-R
DVD-RW
DVD+RW
Read Support DVD±R
DVD±R Dual Layer
DVD±RW
CD-RW
Write Speed DVD±R Dual Layer: 6x
DVD±R: 8x
DVD-RW: 6x
DVD+RW: 8x
CD-RW: 16x speed
Read Speed DVDs: 8x speed
CDs: 24x speed
Interface USB 2.0
Mounting Orientation Portable
System Requirements MacBook Pro with Retina display
MacBook Air computer
Mac mini computer (late 2009 model or later)
iMac computer (late 2012 model or later)
Mac Pro (late 2013)
Electrical Requirements USB powered
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.47 x 5.47 x 0.67" / 139 x 139 x 17 mm
Weight 0.74 lbs / 335 g

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
AppleUSB SuperDrive
 
4.8

(based on 234 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (194)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (116)
  • Lightweight (103)
  • Easy to configure (79)
  • Durable (72)
  • Versatile (65)

Cons

  • Noisy (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (57)
  • Travel (47)
  • Multimedia (29)
  • Laptops (18)
  • Replacement (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (91), Multimedia professional (37), Technically challenged (24), Casual user (9), Tech professional (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (107), Business (46)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (57)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Apple superDrive for my new Imac 27

I want to give a shout out to B&H Tech Support on this one....the description does not say that this drive is compatible w/ the new 27" iMac I just...Read complete review

I want to give a shout out to B&H Tech Support on this one....the description does not say that this drive is compatible w/ the new 27" iMac I just purchased..I sent an inquiry via the tech support email, and got an immediate response, telling me that is is compatible...go get it! I was in a hurry to get this item for my work use, so little precious time was spent/wasted w/ round-n-round questions-answers and more questions, such as I have experienced many times on other support sites. B&H, you are THE BEST!!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

UNFORTUNATE, UNUSUAL ANOMALY!

I have been a Mac addict for many years. Of all the many Apple products I have owned, this is the one one which has ever performed badly - and only intermittently poorly at...Read complete review

I have been a Mac addict for many years. Of all the many Apple products I have owned, this is the one one which has ever performed badly - and only intermittently poorly at that. Every once in a while, while paying a DVD movie in this drive attached to my Mac laptop, the picture will mysteriously stop, while the audio continues. How strange! Then, when I restarted the Apple DVD player software, all is well for the rest of the film. This only occurs in about 1 out of 20 times. Still, I never had this happen at all before with, for example, my 2008 LaCie LightScribe DVD drive. Anyway, both Apple and B + H were quite happy to do an immediate free exchange. I continue to love both Apple and B + H, both of whom I have been patronizing for decades. To exchange just one new Apple product in 44 yrs, is quite amazing and great. Apple and B + H still rule!

Reviewed by 234 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

great drive

By spvp

from weatherford, tx

About Me Avid Gamer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Configure
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

      use this for my imac....workd perfect

      • Primary use:
      • Business

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      Great product, great price!

      By HittheBeachOC

      from Ocean City, NJ

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Configure
      • Lightweight
      • Quiet
      • Versatile

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • School
      • Travel

      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

      Got this for my wife, who's School/Teacher Apple laptop does not contain a disc drive. The CD/DVD drive gives her increased options when presenting certain material to her class. It's very small, simple to use, and it works. Couldn't ask for more!

      • Primary use:
      • Business

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      DVD Player

      By ?

      from ?

      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

      I ordered this with my Apple MacBook Air. Loving it.

      Share this review

       
      5.0

      Super product

      By Fibi France

      from Santa Fe, NM

      About Me Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Configure
      • Lightweight
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Movies

        Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

        I love my new MacBook Air and was so happy to find that I can still watch movies with the USB SuperDrive. It's light weight and easy to use - just plug it in. What could be easier? I guess the only downside is that it must plug in. Hope some genius will come up with a Blue Tooth device - if that's even possible!

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        Share this review

         
        5.0

        Super Product!

        By Jas Tech Lady

        from Windermere, FL

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Configure
        • Lightweight
        • Quiet
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup

          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

          This sleek, good looking drive makes using discs a pleasure!

          • Primary use:
          • Business

          Share this review

           
          5.0

          Great USB Drive

          By AlanInPA

          from Glen Mills, PA

          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

          Had to get a USB Drive and this filled the bill perfectly.

          Share this review

           
          3.0

          Apple SuperDrive works fine

          By Rek

          from Sedona

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Configure
          • Lightweight
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Travel

            Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

            With my two recent Macs, I've lost the ability to read any CD/DVD disks. This drive is relatively compact and works fine. Like most Apple products, this one is too expensive. That is the reason for 3 stars. I purchased this in a hurry after an order for a Samsung drive was backordered.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            superdrive

            By jim

            from Il

            Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

            Works great in the car because of its size . Love that it powers from the usb

            Share this review

             
            5.0

            works great

            By ron

            from flora,il

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Configure
            • Lightweight
            • Quiet
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup

              Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

              does exactly what it is suppose to.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              Share this review

               
              4.0

              Does what it's supposed to do.

              By new Mac user

              from Prague, Oklahoma

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Configure
              • Lightweight
              • Quiet
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                  I haven't used this drive enough yet to really test it, but so far it has loaded two operating systems into my new MacBook Pro with no problems. After one installation, though, it would not eject the disc. I had to unplug it and plug it back in and then was able to use the eject button under Finder/Remote Disc. That being said I am still glad Apple decided to not include a drive in this fantastic machine.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  Share this review

                   
                  3.0

                  Much needed for CD/DVD Media

                  By Strykapose

                  from NYC

                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Price

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                      Apple's new products dont include a CD/DVD drive. I guess they are slowly phasing out CD/DVD's and utilizing thumb drives more. If you want/need to burn/read Cd/DVD's, then you must get this.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      Share this review

                       
                      4.0

                      only way to get from point A to point B

                      By eyelash

                      from Southeast US

                      About Me Apple User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Looks Good
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • No Choice But To Buy It

                      Best Uses

                      • Install Software
                      • Necessity

                      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                      In order to install software that I already own on my new MacBook Pro,I had no choice but to buy the optical drive. It's a sleek little thing, like the laptop. It's speedy and does what I need. Got a good price fromB&H.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      beautifully designed

                      By apple lover

                      from los angeles, ca

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                      Now that the superdrive isn't inside the computer this is the next best thing.
                      Beautifully designed by Apple, this doesn't disappoint. And if anything should go wrong it's easier to replace than when it was inside the computer.
                      A must have for anyone who needs to use a disc of any sort.

                      Share this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Slim Look

                      By wagnuka

                      from florida

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Configure
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                          It's slim, portable and quiet. I use it for my laptop and iMac. The price is low and I like the fact that it's made by Apple.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          It's an apple

                          By Dmax

                          from Ohio

                          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                          Bought this to compliment our iMac purchase works great

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Super Drive , super clean

                          By O2Ra

                          from Peoria, Illinois.

                          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                          Works as expected and has a super clean look with my I Mac .

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          nice looking

                          By yosigk

                          from boca Raton fl

                          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                          Nice n slick looking DVDplayer

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          A perfect fit

                          By Elmerfudd

                          from Milwaukee, WI

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Configure
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                          If you are buying a MacBook, this is a must.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Apple super drive

                          By Gene

                          from North Carolina

                          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                          It's great , fast DVD burner compact looks good too.

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Good addition to imac

                          By DJ

                          from Bethlehem pa

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Configure
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quiet
                          • Versatile

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup

                            Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                            Great product

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

                            Share this review

                            Displaying reviews 1-20

                            Back to top

                            Previous | Next »

                            Back-up your favorite music, movies, or other important documents.

                            25

                            PACK

                            Maxell CD-R 700MB Disc (25)
                            Maxell -  CD-R 700MB Disc (25)
                            • You Pay: $5.99
                             
                            Maxell -  CD-400 CD/DVD White Paper Sleeves (Pack of 50)
                            • You Pay: $2.99
                             

                            Care & Cleaning

                            Show more >
                            Pearstone -  Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, 18% Gray (7 x 7.9")
                            • You Pay: $4.99
                             
                            View all Accessories
                            See any errors on this page? Let us know.

                            Close

                            Close

                            Close