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Best External CD/DVD Drive for Macbook Air/Pro of 2019

The built-in optical drive has been abandoned by laptops and desktop PC for many years, and also no exception for Apple products. However as to listening songs, watching movies, burning discs or installing software, there are still many people using CDs and DVDs. Therefore, external CD DVD optical drive is the most convenient solution at present.

Although most sellers on amazon emphasize that their products support Mac system,  there are not really many external CD DVD drive that can be well compatible with new Mac OS, most of them only support Mac OS 10.10.x and below.

So we compared all external DVD drives that claim to support Mac OS and listed few reliable choices for Apple Macbook pro and Macbook Air on Amazon as below:

1. SEA TECH 1 Archgon Aluminum External USB DVD+Rw, RW Super Drive for Apple-MacBook Air, Pro, iMac, Mini

Specifications:

  • Interface Type: USB 2.0
  • Work with OSX 10.4 and later (including the Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Mini, and iMac)
  • Support read and write CDs and DVDs
  • One year replacement warranty
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2. ASUS ZenDrive Silver 13mm External 8X DVD/Burner Drive +/-RW Compatible

Specifications:

  • Interface Type: USB 2.0 and Type-C
  • Work with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (including the Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Mini, and iMac)
  • Support read and write CDs and DVDs
  • Support M-Disc
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3. Archgon Slim USB External CD/DVD+RW,-RW writer Drive for Window & Mac computers

Specifications:

  • Interface Type: USB 2.0
  • Work with Mac OSX (including the Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Mini, and iMac)
  • Support read and write CDs and DVDs
  • One year replacement warranty
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4. LG USB 2.0 Super Slim Portable DVD Rewriter External Drive with M-DISC Support for PC and Mac

Specifications:

  • Interface Type: USB 2.0
  • Work with Mac OSX (including the Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Mini, and iMac)
  • Support read and write CDs and DVDs
  • Support M-Disc
  • One year replacement warranty
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5. Apple USB SuperDrive

Specifications:

  • Interface Type: USB-C
  • Compatible with: MacBook Pro with Retina display, MacBook Air, iMac (late 2012) and later, Mac mini (late 2009) and later Mac Pro (late 2013)*
  • Support read and write CDs and DVDs
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(UPDATE: JAN 18, 2019)

 

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If you are looking for external DVD drive for windows 10 laptop or desktop, please check this post.

 

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