Apple USB SuperDrive

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Apple USB SuperDrive
Key Features
  • External Slot-Loading Optical Drive
  • Attached USB Type-A Connector Cable
  • USB Powered
  • Slim & Portable
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 works well when you want to watch a DVD movie, install software, create backup discs, and more. 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.
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Apple SuperDrive Overview

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 works well when you want to watch a DVD movie, install software, create backup discs, and more. 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.

You don't have to worry about lost cables with the Apple USB SuperDrive. It connects to your MacBook Pro with Retina display, MacBook Air, iMac (late 2012 and later), Mac mini (late 2009 and later), or Mac Pro (late 2013) 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.

UPC: 888462313490

Apple SuperDrive Specs

Enclosure TypeExternal
InterfaceUSB 2.0 (480 Mb/s)
M-DISC SupportNo
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.5 x 5.5 x 0.7" / 13.9 x 13.9 x 1.7 cm
Weight0.8 lb / 0.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.25 x 7.9 x 2.7"

Apple SuperDrive Reviews

Apple USB SuperDrive

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-09

Not by any means my first SuperDrive but my first external unit. Runs quiet, connecting cable is long enough and accepts and ejects discs with authority. Judging by my personal experience with SuperDrives they run near flawlessly even with heavy use. My first one in a Mac G4 Tower (Quicksilver) still works as does the one in my 2006 17" MacBook Pro Those two are semi retired but I have one in my 2012 15" MacBook Pro which has burned hundreds of discs reliably. The new one is for my 2015 27" iMac. If you need to have an optical drive and don't need to read or write Blue Ray, this is your best choice. There are less expensive ones out there and I've tried a few and they wear out quickly and are finicky about which brand of blanks you feed it and sometimes even reject a factory replicated disc.

Will not recognize or eject

By tim
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-13

The device will not eject the DVD.

Slim & trim

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-25

Works a well as it looks.

does what it suppose to do

By Arunas
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-20

Simple. Seems, the design hasn't been updated since first introduced. The durability however is another question - to be seen how long it will remain operational. Considering that latest Mac models no longer have USB type A port, it is time to update to a thunderbolt connector. Manufacturer shall include a free adapter to be used with older gen ports.

Great Drive

By Howard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-07

It's an Apple product so of course it works great. Pricey but good and cheaper over the long run.

Works as advertised

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-02

This my second Apple SuperDrive. My wife wasn't very nice to the first one and it finally died. Plug and Play. No complaints.

Good to have

By Jonathan H.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-28

I have many cds and DVDs, this little appliance allows me to use all that old media

Very easy to use -

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-25

I got this quickly, plugged it right in, and it immediately played both audio and video discs. The only downsides are the price and the fact that the output is USB A rather than the USB C that my new Mac laptop uses -

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Asked by: Myron
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Asked by: Kathy
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Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2020-09-17

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its work in windows?
Asked by: Anonymous
This Apple USB SuperDrive will only work with a very specific list of Apple computers. If you are running Windows in either Parallels, or Boot Camp on one of the supported computers the drive will be compatible If you are not using one of the supported computers, it will not be compatible, no matter what operating system you are using.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-26

I have many CDs that I burned with photos on ...

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Asked by: Thomas
Without the knowledge of the software used to save them I can not be sure they will be able to be read those items. Images saved in MSDOS are saved different way that those saved on a Apple format. They may be readable , but I can not be sure. The drive itself MAY able to read them; the software may Not.
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Date published: 2019-07-06
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