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Product Highlights

  • Sleek, compact USB SuperDrive for all needs
  • Take it anywhere
  • The essence of simplicity
  • CD & DVD Formats
  • DVD Format

About Apple SuperDrive

Compact and convenient, the Apple USB SuperDrive connects to your MacBook Pro with Retina display, MacBook Air, or Mac mini with a single USB cable and fits easily into a travel bag. It lets you install software and play and burn both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Easy to set up (3),Quiet (3),Versatile (3)

Apple SuperDrive Features

  • The sleek, compact 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 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
  • 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, 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.

Apple SuperDrive Specifications

System Requirements
MacBook Pro with Retina display - MacBook Air computer - Mac mini computer
Technical Details
Slot-loading 8x SuperDrive (DVDA±R DL/DVDA±RW/CD-RW)
Writes DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL discs at up to 6x speed
Writes DVD-R and DVD+R discs at up to 8x speed
Writes DVD-RW discs at up to 6x speed and DVD+RW discs at up to 8x speed
Reads DVDs at up to 8x speed
Writes CD-R discs at up to 24x speed
Writes CD-RW discs at up to 16x speed
Reads CDs at up to 24x speed
Size: 5.47 x 5.47 x 0.67 inches; 139 x 139 x 17 mm
Weight: 0.74 pound; 335 grams
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Apple SuperDrive Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers


Great DVD player/writer


from Sacramento, CA

This DVD writer/reader runs smoothly and quiet. The speed is great. Very easy to use; just plug in via USP and ready to go. The outside cover is very steady, metallic looking, and durable but low weight.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Small, portable


from Highland Park, IL  -  Tech Savvy

It is good, slim, perfect to carry around. I bought it for the low price and to replace my LaCie heavy duty DVD burner, which is getting too hot after burning 3-4 consecutive DVDs... Well, it is not as fast as LaCie (7 minutes vs. 4.5), but works fine. Perfect for home, travel.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Solid DVD Drive


from Los Angeles, CA  -  Tech Savvy

Great DVD drive. I don't have any complaints at all. It looks sleek and matches the rest of the Apple decor.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great Add to the Mac


from California  -  Casual user

Although I just received this external CD drive, I like the size, look, and ease of install. Looking forward to burning some CD's / DVD's.


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LAWRENCE J  Will this drive work with the iMac? If not, which drive is suggested.
JOHN K  absolutely works perfect just plug and play
Ken C  The connection is USB2 or 3? Thanks!
SEAN L  I think it's USB 2 - and I'm having so much problems with it. It does not work well through finder.
James L  Is this product an authentic Apple accessory and is it new or used?
Andrew R  The item in this product listing is new (not used or refurbished). This unit is original Apple equipment.
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