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OWC SuperSlim

USB 2.0 optical drive external enclosure

Mac / PC / USB 2.0 & 1.1
  • Mac
  • PC
  • USB
For the optical drive removed from a unibody Mac notebook.
A perfect companion for the OWC Data Doubler.
Ideal solution for Macs with replaced optical drive!
The OWC SuperSlim for Apple SuperDrive solution makes CD and DVD burning and playing Plug-and-play easy* with Macs and PCs. It's bus-powered (no AC adapter needed!), ultra-thin, and lightweight for easy transport in your gear bag.
Uses ANY 9.5mm SuperSlim Slot Loading Optical Drive
While an extremely attractive option for MacBook® and MacBook Pro owners looking to retask a removed Apple® SuperDrive®, the OWC SuperSlim is also a great choice for ANY 9.5mm optical drive... even those with mounting tabs! So whether you choose an enclosure kit to build your own solution, or select an OWC pre-configured solution, the OWC SuperSlim offers stylish, highly portable disc read/write capabilities for your specific need.
Compact and versatile – No AC Adapter Required!
The OWC SuperSlim offers stylish mobile disc read/write ability with a sleek, totally bus-powered design. Take your digital life with you wherever you roam!
*Disc read/write capabilities vary depending on installed drive. Apple's DVD Player application only works with an internal optical drive or the Apple's external SuperDrive. To play DVDs with your SuperSlim drive, we recommend the free VLC Player, which can be downloaded from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

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Benchmark

Test Details: DVD+R 8x burn test using a 3.8GB file, CD-R 24x burn test using a 583MB file with a Panas onic UJ-898 SuperDrive on a MacBook Pro with model ID: Macbook Pro 6,2 running
OS X 10.6.8

Same performance of
internal optical drive!

Equipped with an Apple SuperDrive®, the OWC SuperSlim offers CD/DVD write speeds equal to and even slightly better than when the drive is installed internally in a 2011 MacBook Pro.

Now you can retain full performance of a replaced optical drive after adding the OWC Data Doubler!

Includes

OWC Slim includes

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Product Specifications

Manufacturer Part Number

  • VLSS9TOPTU2

Chipset

  • Sunplus

Drive Requirements

  • Any 9.5mm SATA slim slot loading optical drive mechanism, including those with mounting tabs.

Drive Interface

  • SATA (Serial ATA)

Port Configuration

  • USB 2.0 – (1) mini "B" port

Data Transfer Rate

  • USB 2.0 – 480Mbps (or 60MB/sec)

Cooling

  • Super quiet fanless ventilation

Macintosh Requirements

  • Mac OS 8.6 or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.
  • USB 2.0 functionality requires Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later including 'Mavericks' 10.9.x.
  • Note: Apple's DVD Player application only works with an internal optical drive or the Apple's external SuperDrive. To play DVDs with your SuperSlim drive, we recommend the free VLC Player, which can be downloaded from http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Windows Requirements

  • Windows 98SE or later and an available USB 2.0/1.1 port.
  • USB 2.0 functionality requires Windows 2000 or later.

Power Supply

  • Bus-power via USB on most computers with standard USB 2.0 port.
  • Optional AC Adapter* (available as a separate purchase here)
    * AC adapter not required for most applications provided computer bus supplies appropriate power needs.

External Case Dimensions

  • 5.85 in (D) x 5.72 in (W) x 0.6 in (H)
    (148.59 mm x 145.29 mm x 15.24 mm)

Enclosure Weight

  • 4.2 ounces (119.07g)

Operating Environment

Temperature

  • (operating) from 5°C ~ up to 50°C (41°F – 122°F)
  • (non-operating) from -45°C ~ up to 65°C (-40°F – 149°F)

Relative Humidity

  • Operating*: from 10% – up to 90% non-condensing
  • Non-operating*: from 5% – up to 95% non-condensing
    *Dependent upon optical drive mechanism used

Shock

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Vibration

  • Dependent on mechanism installed

Warranty

1 Year OWC Brand Standard Limited Warranty

The best warranty is one you never have to use, but should the need occur – OWC is proud to provide a superior level of support and warranty coverage to our customers. Even when not used, we understand the peace of mind afforded by a longer warranty period. OWC's industry leading coverage is a testament to our confidence in the reliability of the solutions that we offer. OWC solutions are engineered to demanding quality standards in order to deliver the most reliable, highest performance available on the market in each storage category.

View more information about the 1 Year OWC Brand Standard Limited Warranty

Manufacturer provided specifications for Other World Computing p/n VLSS9TOPTU2 UPC#: 736211766656

Customer Ratings

Write a Review 4.3 / 5 64 out of 77 (83%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: MaRtYnMcfly Location: Monterrey NL, Mexico Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Excelent April 30, 2018 easy to setup excellent for no kick to the trash You can use it to get data but with dvd movies is a mess dont find the volume

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Reviewer: IamUOG Location: New England Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Must have March 8, 2018 My new Mac Book Pro doesn't have a Super Drive, my dead 9.2 Mac Book Pro did. A few minutes with a small screw driver and the drive was out of the old laptop and safely installed in this enclosure...and I once again had the use of a Super Drive.

Thank you for having this product.

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Reviewer: Elvis Location: Germany Age: 55-65 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This product has great features February 15, 2018 I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: Laservideo Location: Las Vegas Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Works great! January 7, 2018 I used this enclosure to install the drive form my Macbook Pro when installing a second SSD. The enclosure works great and a great price. The size is very slim.

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Reviewer: JimTheBrewer Location: Cape Canaveral, FL Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Good inexpensive enclosure December 17, 2017 Purchased to reuse skim drives from old laptops with new Macs that do not have build in optical drives. Nice, simple, easy to use. Turns out the slim drives I had were not compatible with interface so wound up buying new ones from OWC.

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Reviewer: GadgetGuru Location: Texas Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 nice to keep around after removing from computer December 17, 2017 It's very nice to keep the optical drive around after removing it from my MBP 17 to add a second drive inside. I use it with all the computers around the family who don't have optical drive anymore.

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Reviewer: sqra Location: Poland, Leszno Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Very good choice. August 15, 2017 I would recommend this item to a friend! Customer Videos:
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Reviewer: IanB Location: Australia Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Great work guys August 5, 2017 I actually bought a few things from these guys for my 2011 Mac Pro - a new SSD, new Battery, extra RAM and the above, which unfortunately was missing one of its 'feet'. The initial delivery (to Australia no less) was at my door in less than a week, and when I got in touch about the 'foot', my inquiry was met with the same professional standard, and I had a new one (plus a couple of extras) delivered very quickly afterwards. Big shout out to Matt M on the sales team and the rest of the guys at MacSales - everything works fine, they have great support vidoes, a professional attitude and of course, great prices too. Will definitely shop here again! :)

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Reviewer: Spitfiremkiii Location: Columbia MD Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 3/5 Plastic case for a DVD drive January 16, 2017 Plastic housing for your Super Drive removed from your macbook pro. Downside, it's only usb. No firewire option that I could find. Other than that it's a no-brainer. Lost one and a half stars for USB only and half a star as one of the plastic clips broke. No biggie. I was concerned about not having an internal DVD drive, I think I've used the drive two or three times since I replaced the Super Drive with an SSD. As I said, a no brainer if you want to reuse your DVD.

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Reviewer: Clavis Location: Morocco Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Good Enclosure December 15, 2016 Fits well with Apple Superdrive. Now I have an external superdrive.

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Reviewer: russell578
Rating: 5/5 Perfect December 13, 2016 It works perfectly with my macbook pro. I love this item.

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Reviewer: DanB0328
Rating: 3/5 Works, but not completely as expected December 8, 2016 It's not what I expected. I will still use it, but reluctantly. And it's quite expensive for the build quality. I took the original CD/DVD Superdrive out of my MacBook to replace it with a 2nd hard drive. When I put the SuperDrive into this, I expected it to work just as if it were in the computer. However, it doesn't. It reads a DVD just fine, but the problem it has is with the DVD Player in the Mac itself. That won't recognize the disk because it's looking for the internal drive, so you HAVE to use VLC, which isn't one of my favorite apps. All in all, if you want this to read and write DVDs and CDs, it's fine. But if you want to play movies with it, it will have to be with a 3rd party app on a Mac without an internal drive already installed. It will play CDs through iTunes, though.

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Reviewer: vmeyer Location: Brazil Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Sleek and functional. November 16, 2016 A great product overall. Perfect fit for my superdrive, very easy installation and a sleek design. Must have for those who bought a data-doubler but still have use for a CD-Drive. Only con is the plastic encasing doesn't seem very sturdy, but it gets the job done.

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Reviewer: SHazeltine Location: St. Charles, MD Age: 35-44 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Simple means of still using your disk drive November 8, 2016 Honestly, I rarely use the disk drive at all anymore. Thus, why I wasn't afraid to remove it. Nearly everything can now be server or usb connected. I used this enclosure to leave the ability to use my superdrive, if needed. The case is very thin so it fits neatly in my laptop cases. It was a one screw install. the cable connection is standard. So if you lose the cable, you can simply purchase another at any walmart or even some gas stations. My superdrive operates flawlessly.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: East Tennessee Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Worked as Expected June 27, 2016 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Bogotá, Colombia Age: 35-44 Experience Level: IT Professional Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 El producto es muy bueno April 25, 2016 Instalar la unidad de dvd interna que trae por defecto el mac es muy fácil. Basta con seguir las instrucciones al pie de la letra. La caja es de buen material. Sin duda, una opción económica y buena para guardar la unidad de dvd.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Chicago Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 5/5 Makes your internal an external April 9, 2016 Purchased these devices when upgrading MacBook pro with data doublers and SSD's. Easy installation of the drive removed from the Macbook to the enclosure, and it becomes a plug and play external drive with full functionality. A great way to increase the life of your devices.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Easy to use and install March 14, 2016 When I took out my SuperDrive from my MacBook Pro, I was first confuse on how to put it in this external casing. Reading the manual thoroughly is a must! Just to avoid confusion. All in all, I am happy with this.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 3/5 Weird Problems February 3, 2016 One, you'll need the double USB cable to power it from older laptops, which means you won't be able to use USB storage while it's connected. That's a pain. Two, good luck finding it... the size, shape, and black plastic of it means that it will slide into any drawer, box, container you have around and you'll never see it again. I lost it for two years... if it was shiny and solid like the hard drive enclosures, it'd probably be fine. (I found it, still haven't had to actually use it)

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Reviewer: Anonymous
Rating: 4/5 Plastic Enclosure January 30, 2016 The enclosure was a flimsier plastic than what it looked like online. I was able to finally get it to snap shut after much fiddling with it. I do like the fact that it comes with another USB connector to power the drive in the event it needs the extra juice. The build quality could be better. Perhaps an all metal enclosure similar to Apple's Superdrive would be a nice addition to the catalog.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Georgia Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Hobbiest Owned Product: 3-4 months
Rating: 5/5 Works well January 15, 2016 If you've used their data doubler and still want to use your optical drive, this is what you need. Simple install, works just as it would enclosed in the laptop.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Wellington, New Zealand Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: over 6 months
Rating: 4/5 Great product December 15, 2015 I would recommend this item to a friend!
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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: Southern California Age: 55-65 Experience Level: Home User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 This is great November 17, 2015 I shopped a great deal at OWC and this was a part of it.

Actually, it was 1/4rd of the order and it gave me a place to put the optical drive from my Mid 2010 2.4Ghz 13" MacBook Pro Model 7,1 right where it belongs in an external enclosure. That opened an internal bay for my OWC Mercury Electra 3G 120GB SSD and the Data Doubler. Since I had to open the computer anyway, I also doubled the ram from 4GB to 8GB, and replaced the stock Toshiba 250GB HDD with a SEAGATE 500GB 6G Hybrid Drive that I can use when I my Mid 2010 MBP finally passes on. My MacBook Pro is reborn thanks to OWC.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: usa Age: 25-34 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 super easy install November 6, 2015 I took out the CD drive in my 2009 MBP to make room for an SSD. This was a simple choice to buy an external enclosure. If the next MBP I buy doesn't have a CD drive I'll be able to use this.

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Reviewer: Anonymous Location: São Bernardo do Campo - SP Age: 45-54 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Very easy to install!! October 29, 2015 Very easy to install!! Cheap and smart way to reuse the Macbook optical drive!!

I would recommend this item to a friend!