Mac computers that can use an Apple USB SuperDrive or MacBook Air SuperDrive

With an Apple USB SuperDrive or MacBook Air SuperDrive, you can play or burn both CDs and DVDs. Use the table below to determine if your computer can support the Apple USB SuperDrive or MacBook Air SuperDrive.

Apple Product Compatible?
MacBook computers
MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015) Yes, with an adapter1
MacBook Air computers
MacBook Air (11-inch and 13-inch, Early 2015) Yes
MacBook Air (11-inch and 13-inch, Early 2014) Yes
MacBook Air (11-inch and 13-inch, Mid 2013) Yes
MacBook Air (11-inch and 13-inch, Mid 2012) Yes
MacBook Air (11-inch and 13-inch, Early 2012) Yes
MacBook Air (11-inch and 13-inch, Mid 2011) Yes
MacBook Air (11-inch and 13-inch, Late 2010) Yes
MacBook Air (Mid 2009) Yes
MacBook Air (Late 2008) Yes
MacBook Air Yes
MacBook Pro computers
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2015) Yes
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) Yes
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014) Yes
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013) Yes
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013) Yes
MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Early 2013) Yes
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Early 2013) Yes
MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012) Yes
MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012) Yes
MacBook Pro (13-inch and 15-inch, Mid 2012) No
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch, Late 2011) No
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch, Early 2011) No
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch, Mid 2010) No
MacBook Pro (13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch, Mid 2009) No
Mac mini computers
Mac mini (Late 2014) Yes
Mac mini (Late 2012) Yes
Mac mini (Mid 2011) Yes
Mac mini (Mid 2010) Yes
Mac mini (Late 2009) Yes
Mac mini (Early 2009) Yes
Mac mini (Mid 2007) No
Mac mini (Intel) No
Mac mini No
Mac Pro computers
Mac Pro (Late 2013) Yes
Mac Pro (Mid 2012 and earlier) No
iMac computers
iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) Yes
iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2014) Yes
iMac (21.5-inch and 27-inch, Late 2012) Yes
iMac (21.5-inch, Late 2011) No
iMac (21.5-inch and 27-inch, Mid 2011) No
iMac (21.5-inch and 27-inch, Mid 2010) No
iMac (20-inch, Mid 2009) No
iMac (21.5-inch and 27-inch, Late 2009) No
iMac (Early 2009) No
iMac (24-inch, Early 2009) No
iMac (20-inch and 24-inch, Early 2008) No
iMac (20-inch and 24-inch, Mid 2007) No

Compatibility notes

  1. You'll need to use a USB-C adapter to connect your SuperDrive to your MacBook (Retina, 12-inch, Early 2015).

    If your MacBook Air SuperDrive 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 in the Utilities folder. Then click the Disk Burning tab. If your SuperDrive has 1CHQ or 2CH9 listed for Firmware, it's not supported.
  2. MacBook computers with a built-in SuperDrive are not compatible with either the Apple USB SuperDrive or the MacBook Air SuperDrive.
  3. The USB ports on the a Cinema Display (24-inch LED), LED Cinema Display (27-inch), or Apple Thunderbolt Display (27-inch) will support the Apple USB SuperDrive and MacBook Air SuperDrive. This is true when you also connect the display to a computer that's compatible with the drive.

Learn more

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

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