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Apple USB SuperDrive

You Pay: $72.99
Product Highlights
  • External Slot-Loading 8x SuperDrive
  • MacBook Pro w/ Retina, MacBook Air, Mini
  • 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, and Mac mini 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)
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

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AppleUSB SuperDrive
 
4.8

(based on 198 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (163)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (97)
  • Lightweight (82)
  • Durable (61)
  • Easy to configure (60)
  • Versatile (55)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Back-up (48)
  • Travel (42)
  • Multimedia (29)
  • Laptops (18)
  • Replacement (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (78), Multimedia professional (34), Technically challenged (21), Casual user (9), Tech professional (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (92), Business (39)
    • 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!!

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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!

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5.0

Really like It!

By Teresa

from Georgia

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Configure
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Use As Dvd Playermaker

    Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

    I plan to use this USB SuperDrive by Apple to play dvd on my computer and to burn pictures on it.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    Sleek

    By Lee

    from Lenox, MA

    About Me Multimedia Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

      Perfect match for the new iMac which doesn't have a disk drive.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      Good product

      By Annie

      from Oconomowoc, WI

      About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Quiet
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Replacement
        • Travel

        Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

        It is really cool. It is easy to put DVD or CD into that drive. Also the size is great.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Apple USB Super Drive

        By rbarr3

        from Pennsylvania

        Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

        The Apple USB Super Drive works great with our new MacBook Air. Glad we made the purchase with the laptop. Our old drive had to be plugged into an outlet for power, the super drive runs off the USB port and works great. Would recommend this drive.

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        5.0

        Gets the job done

        By Big World

        from Palo Alto, CA

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Configure
        • Lightweight
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Dvd Software Installation

          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

          I'm using my superdrive with my retina MacBookPro. It's simple to use - just plug it in and go! Looks great, works great!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          Happy customer

          By Jessica

          from san ramon, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                I ordered this product online as Christmas gift. I received within the next week in perfect condition. I received prompt email and shipping confirmation. Their ordering process was hassle free -- I will shop with B&H again!

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Apple SuperDrive

                By Fishooter

                from Ft. Lauderdale, FL

                About Me Multimedia Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Configure
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Noisy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                  Pricey, but simple and clean. Works as advertised.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  4.0

                  does the job

                  By hernan salcedo

                  from ecuador

                  About Me Multimedia Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup

                    Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                    I use it to burn dvd's

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    A must for Macs with no built-in

                    By Mark H

                    from Aberdeen, NJ

                    Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                    While Apple believes no one needs discs anymore, I still have a few (about 300 or so) so this was a must have when I got my new Mac.
                    It's very fast, no complaints. Quiet too. Highly recommend to anyone picking up a new Mac that doesn't have a SuperDrive built in.

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                    4.0

                    Performs as expected

                    By PunkyNinja

                    from Philadelphia, PA

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Configure
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                      Used for a new MacBook Pro, the SuperDrive is a basic add-on with no surprises. B & H's next-day delivery was fantastic, though.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Sleek machine

                      By JohnnyD

                      from Tampa, FL

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Configure
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Installing software

                        Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                        Plug it on, use it. Sleek, easy to use. Decent speed.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        5.0

                        Apple

                        By Rich

                        from Ogden dunes ind

                        Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                        Works as expected. Top quality as always

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                        3.0

                        UNFORTUNATE, UNUSUAL ANOMALY!

                        By Brainbytes

                        from Southampton, New York

                        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Affordable
                        • Beautiful
                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Configure
                        • Lightweight
                        • Quiet
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • Unreliable

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Plays Cd Music
                        • Plays Dvd Movies
                        • Replacement
                        • Software installation
                        • Travel

                        Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                        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!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

                        Share this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Quiet and Smooth Player

                        By Foto Guy

                        from Loomis, CA

                        About Me Semi, Semi Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Beautiful Clean Design
                        • Easy To Configure
                        • Lightweight
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Photo Transfer

                          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                          I need the optical drive to transfer my photographs from
                          my other IMAC and PCs.
                          It is very smooth and quiet and looks terrific.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          5.0

                          Does what it's supposed to do.

                          By Bill

                          from Lexington, SC

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                Easy to insert disk, works fast. Great!

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                4.0

                                If you need a disc drive...

                                By tdub

                                from Ok

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Versatile

                                Cons

                                • No Eject Button

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                  This is a pretty decent one to have since there is no optical drive and it coordinates with the look of the mac. It doesn't play blu ray though.

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                                  5.0

                                  Love it!

                                  By Nan86

                                  from Waupaca WI

                                  About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Configure
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                  The perfect companion to my Macbook Pro. Portable, efficient and functional.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  4.0

                                  Initial Look

                                  By Stargazer0824

                                  from Northern VA

                                  Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                  Played 2001 Space Odyssey on DVD in Super Drive. Playback was flawless on my new 2014 MacBook Pro Retona. Still need to try other functions. Great size and weight.

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                                  4.0

                                  Very quiet and light weight

                                  By Sean

                                  from Los angeles, Ca.

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Configure
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                      Very quiet and light weight. Decent price.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      Beautiful product !!!

                                      By Cm

                                      from Ca

                                      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                      Very nice, compact and sleek !

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