How to connect the Apple USB SuperDrive

Find out which Macs can use the Apple USB SuperDrive and how to connect it.

Front side of USB Superdrive

Check compatibility

The Apple USB SuperDrive is compatible with Mac models from 2008 and later that don't have a built-in optical drive.

Connect and use your SuperDrive

To use your SuperDrive, connect it to a USB-A port on your Mac*, then insert a disc. Make sure that the aluminum enclosure of the SuperDrive is facing up.

To connect your SuperDrive to a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) or USB-C port on your Mac, you can use one of these adapters

Eject a disc

To eject a disc, click Finder in the Dock, then choose File > Eject. Or, if your keyboard has an eject key, press and hold Eject key.

Learn more

Get help with the slot-loading SuperDrive on your Mac computer.

* If your SuperDrive doesn't respond when connected to an external display or USB hub, connect your SuperDrive to a USB port directly on your Mac.

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