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Apple USB SuperDrive

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  • Apple USB SuperDrive connects to your MacBook Pro with Retina display, MacBook Air or Mac mini with a single USB cable
  • Fits easily into a travel bag
  • lets you install software and play and burn both CDs and DVDs, including double-layer DVDs.
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Technical Details
BrandApple
Item Weight336 g
Product Dimensions13.9 x 13.9 x 1.7 cm
Item model numberMD564ZM/A
ColorSilver
Hard Drive Size0.5 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  
Additional Information
ASINB008AL9VXI
Best Sellers Rank 135 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.4 Kg
Date First Available11 Jun 2012
  
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Apple USB SuperDrive (launched June 2012)

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Apple MD564ZM/A - APPLE USB SUPERDRIVE

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By K Askin on 26 April 2013
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I had a problem when it first arrived and returned it to the supplier as it was making a bad noise and ejected the Family Tree Maker disc that I had purchased at the same time, when I received the USB SuperDrive the second time it did manage to install the disc but still made a lower noise, so I'm not sure if this is the norm or not only time will tell.

I will not purchase anything else from E-Trade Tech again as their comments to me was out of line.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Danielle Kinnaird on 1 May 2014
After using the superdrive for two months without problem I then encountered the dreaded stuck disk. I followed every bit of advice I could find and still nothing is working.
Now I'll have to travel all the way to Manchester (3 hour trip each way) to see someone at my nearest Mac store to try and fix this.
Very unhappy with this product.
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190 of 203 people found the following review helpful By Fireball Dragon HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 July 2012
I purchased this 2012 updated Super Drive directly from Apple at the same time I ordered my MacBook Air (due to it not having a built-in disc drive).

It looks similar to the previously released Super Drive. However Apple claims that this updated model supports the new Retina Display MacBook, as well as providing support for other macs that do not come equipped with a built-in drive. It is well constructed and from the moment you open the box, you know you are in for a high quality item.

The drives footprint is no larger than a standard CD case; I have taken mine in my bag to work and had no problems with added bulk or weight. It connects to the mac via USB and there is no additional software to install. It has not failed to recognise any DVD or CD that I have inserted. With a slot loading mechanism, there are no buttons on the drive and no hatches to lift. Simply insert the disc by sliding it in the slot and remove via the on screen eject button. I feel obliged to add that the cable from the Super Drive is fairly short (~12 inches). This may be a pro or con, depending on your needs, but the cable can be extended using a usb extension.

Conclusively, the Super Drive is a premium product that works well out of the box, and presents with no issues. What you are getting is a device that compliments the aesthetics of your mac and functions efficiently. 5/5
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69 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Blue oyster 55 on 15 Aug 2012
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Like all things apple it just works plug it in and it works I like the fact that it only has a single cable to supply power and data no separate power supply required some customers might find the cable a little short but it works ok for me with my set up once again another great product from apple would recommend
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JB Books on 8 July 2013
I bought a Superdrive to complement the new I-Mac. It looked good and felt solid compared with other makes. Although its cable is ridiculously short and it will not work with a powered USB3 hub, I can live with that. However, the big disappointment is that it produced audio CDs in a format not recognised by Hi-Fi CD players (I did set the burn option to "cd audio"). I took it to my local Apple Store who could not not test it as they don't have HI-Fi equipment. However, rather than send it away to be tested, they quite happily exchanged it for a new one. Three months later, after burning some 30 CDs, it is working fine.

Perhaps I was just unlucky the first time but, on a value for money basis, I cannot give more than three stars. Whilst having trouble with the first one, I borrowed a Samsung. It is very flimsy but it worked perfectly and, at less than half the price, it has to be a better buy.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful By M. A. Smith on 27 Oct 2013
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This is a solid apple product that is well designed but I really don't like the fact that they have crippled the firmware on this so that you can't use it with any old mac or pc. My advice, buy the £25 clone and use it on any computer you have.. Bad Apple.
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58 of 66 people found the following review helpful By A. Thom on 19 April 2013
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I recently bought an iMac having been a seasoned windows PC user for about 15 years, and was dismayed at the iMac not having a cd/dvd drive. This item is definitely a worthy addition, simply plug it in and it's ready to use. It really is that simple. I have now loaded a lot of my cd collection to my iTunes library and the Apple software adds the relevant album info. A little on the expensive side, but very easy to use.
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40 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Mansel Dinnis on 2 Dec 2012
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A great piece of kit. Neat design and good value from Amazon. Would recommend this Apple product for those still wanting to burn CDs and DVDs and are looking for Apple hardware quality.
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