Create customized DVDs with this Apple® SuperDrive 8x external DVD±RW/CD-RW drive that features support for double-layer media, so you can easily back up your important files. The built-in USB cable ensures simple connectivity.
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For DVD+R/R DL/RW, DVD-R/R DL/RW, DVD-ROM CD-R/RW and CD-ROM media.
6x maximum DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL write speeds
8x maximum DVD+R and DVD-R write speeds for fast disc burning.
8x maximum DVD+RW speed
6x maximum DVD-RW speed to erase discs and write new data to them quickly.
8x maximum DVD-ROM read speed
For fast operation.
24x maximum CD-R write speed
Enables quick disc creation.
16x maximum CD-RW rewrite speed
So you can efficiently write and erase CDs.
24x maximum CD-ROM read speed
Ensures speedy performance.
Built-in USB interface
For fast, reliable data transfer.
For use with your MacBook® Pro with Retina display, MacBook Air or Mac mini.
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Overall Customer Rating
4.7 (6053 Reviews)
98% of customers recommend this product.
Great USB SuperDrive for your new IMac!
Posted by: Tennisfan1 from: texas on
I've use this superdrive to play DVDs and burn CD's on my new IMac(which I love as well). So easy to install and the price at BestBuy was cheaper than at the Apple Store.
22 out of 22 found this review helpful.
Much needed tool stil
Posted by: NazMon from: on
I've read how Appple states we live in a all wireless world which I agree it is becoming. Ur there are still times when you need to go back to the past like useing cd's for presentations or assignment for school or to just watch a film on your laptop (yes kids there are still people who watch movies this way especially if your wifi is very weak as it can be when traveling). I find Apples SuperDrive as a necessary tool as most macs no longer come with a drive. I like to burn music cd's and this is very fast in that process plus aesticetly it is a good looking product that fits oerfictky with a Apple laptop it's small enough to pull around in your laptop Everyone may not need it & yes there are less expensive options the Apple SuperDrive is still a good option with the looks & performance to satisfy any user.
16 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Super Drive - what else can you say
Posted by: Ziggidy from: Lombard, Illinois on
Bought it for my MacBook Air....
Works great. Looks great.
12 out of 12 found this review helpful.
Easy to use, Sleek, Compact.
Posted by: MommaLola from: Denver, CO on
I love my Apple SuperDrive you literally plug it in and start using it. It is super compact and has a sleek gender neutral design. I love it! The only bad thing about it is that is was a little pricey, however it is so easy to use and so compact that I would say it was worth the money.
13 out of 14 found this review helpful.
Posted by: BeverlyC from: Tucson, AZ on
Only used this portable external drive a couple of times. The sound track comes from the computer so the sound is quite precise, tone excellent. Other than that I cannot say anything bad about this external drive.
11 out of 11 found this review helpful.
Need it, get it
Posted by: KenFoc from: on
New MacBooks do not come with a CD/DVD drive, but still get the external just in case. I got it and ended up putting all of my old CD's on iTunes. Now enjoying music that I haven't listened and to in years.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Great if you need CDs/DVD/etc
Posted by: TheMostToys2 from: Clearwater, FL on
Easy to connect and setup. No problems using. Could not be better.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Glad I purchased!
Posted by: ShopperInCarolina from: on
This is perfect for anyone who wants to run CDs or DVDs on a MacBook. As a teacher, I wanted to play some audio books as we read along in the textbook. This allowed me to do that. My only complaint is that it took a little time to let the CD load the first time because it would ask if I wanted to sync it to my iTunes. (It can take a few minutes if you decide to sync.) I have read reviews about some people having problems with skipping when using a separate drive, but I didn't have that problem at all with this device. We've watched movies and listened to CDs without any problems--sometimes using it 5+ hours each day. It was easy to switch between tracks to pick up where we left off the previous day. I would definitely recommend it to others.
9 out of 9 found this review helpful.
Great DVD and CD Player
Posted by: TjLex from: on
I was a little disappointment that my 5k 27 inch Imac did not have a CD and DVD player but I guess it had to be removed to make the computer thinner. I still own a lot of music in CD form and want to create DVD videos for the family who are still behind the whole Bluray technology. I have tested this device importing audio and data from CDs and still works like a champ. I have over 30 CDs of data from the past that I forgot about so I used this device to import my stuff to my computer. I will update my review if it fails.
14 out of 17 found this review helpful.
Get ONLY if you want to pay more for less.
Posted by: MarkF64 from: CA on
After years of wanting to switch to Mac I finally got a MBPro and this drive. As is fairly common for laptop users I wanted to use a (usb or some kind of) hub to keep things simple for me when I reconnect at my main place of use (dvd burner, keyboard, etc.).
Enter Apple Superdive (NOT Superdrive). Unbelievable to me that in this day and age (2013) that Apple makes a drive like this that will NOT work when connected to a powered usb hub. Ridiculous. I will be happy to return this and get another that will actually work as advertised.
Enjoy the MBPro I got a lot. NOT a fan of this Superdive at all. Apple should put on the box that it - unlike all the dozens of other usb gadgets I've used over the years - will NOT work UNLESS directly connected to computer. (Turns out this' well known in Apple user circles, but which was unknown to me till now.)