Mac computers that can use an Apple USB SuperDrive

With an Apple USB SuperDrive, you can play or burn both CDs and DVDs.

The Apple USB SuperDrive and MacBook Air SuperDrive are compatible with any Mac manufactured after 2008 that doesn’t have a built-in optical drive.

You can connect your Apple USB SuperDrive to the USB port on your Mac, or on a Cinema Display (24-inch LED), LED Cinema Display (27-inch), or Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) that's connected to your Mac.

To connect your SuperDrive to your MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015)  use a USB-C adapter.*

*If you're using a MacBook Air SuperDrive and it was manufactured before Fall 2010, it won't work with the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter or the USB-C VGA Multiport Adapter. To identify these drives, plug in the drive and open System Information. Click the Disk Burning tab in the System Information window. If your SuperDrive displays 1CHQ or 2CH9 as its firmware version, it's not supported with these USB-C adapters.

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For help with troubleshooting the Apple USB SuperDrive or MacBook Air SuperDrive, see Apple Computers: Troubleshooting the slot-loading SuperDrive.

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