• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy

    After reading the reviews, I was really scared about using this. It works simple and easy for me. I haven't had any problems. The only downside is it won't let me Airplay the movie to my Apple TV.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Things are odd

    I have had this drive for almost 4 years and have had no problems with it on my iMac. My son just used it with no problems on his brand new Macbook Pro.
    That being said, I also agree with those who have expressed concern regarding the lack of a good old fashioned disk ejection mechanism.
    Also, it sure seems like QA/QC at the factory where these devices are made is suspect. There are far too many reports about brand new or seldom used SuperDrives failing to work.

    Further it's time for the design team to upgrade the USB system; unless of course, the drive can't deliver at USB- B or C speeds?

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It runs through ITunes

    You don't get an icon of the drive on the desktop. Put in the blank CD. CD shows up. But to burn to it the files need to be in ITunes. Drag 'em into a playlist and burn the playlist as per the prompt. It works. I had one several years ago and threw it away in disgust because it looked like the Macbook didn't read it. No icon. I'm sure many have been fooled by the lack of visibility when the drive is first plugged in, and that probably could be improved upon. Not too intuitive.To eject the CD, drag the desktop CD icon into the trash. Presto.

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine, but don't expect too much.

    I bought this with very very low expectations.I read the reviews and I am aware of the problems. I just had to get this as a manner of last resort. Much to my surprise, it actually worked fine on importing CDs to my itunes. It was a bit slow in the beginning but it became faster after a while. Reading/playing my old burned DVDs from cdr king, china dvd-r from circa 2005 works fine. Its quiet compared to my old lacie dvd drive. Cons: No manual/force eject button, Expensive & USB cable is too short. Pros: No need to plug separately for power, quiet. Warning: Only works on macs with NO built in Optical Drive.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    catch 22 with this product, since it draws a lot of power

    it has to be plugged directly into USB on body of airbooks, will not work off of usb , which is a drag since digitized audio files cannot be saved to an external drive

    correct me if I am wrong, but I see no way around this
    wish it worked with a hub

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite nice and 'just works'!,

    While the build quality of this does seem a bit cheapy, I actually really like this. Like it or not, discs are getting less and less popular as time goes on. But if you need something to get your CDs into your Mac, this works great. I can also burn CDs and DVDs with it too. Yet, it puts away in a drawer when not in use making my desk less cluttered. This is also quite light and portable too so you can even take it with you places to use with your Macbook Air.

    I have the 27" 5K Retina late 2015 iMac, which is a really nice thin design. I wouldn't want it thicker just to have an occasionally used disc slot.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple CD Drive

    I recently got the MacBook Pro 13 inch with Retina Display, and I love it, but it doesn't have a CD Drive. I bought the one Apple offers and it's perfect. It's super easy to work and it is small and portable. Although, it does not play Blu Ray cd's. I suggest one look into that upon purchasing.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apart from the operating speed, perfect.

    It performs slower than a built-in Superdrive, but it definitely delivers. It looks great next to my 2015 Macbook Pro 13" and it is by far the best optical drive that will read and write both CD's and DVD's. I expected the integration to be flawless as Apple products tend to be, and I was not disappointed. One question I had about it that no-one seemed to answer was 'Will it work when tilted?'. The answer is yes. I tilted the Superdrive up to 90 degrees in all directions and it still worked perfectly without damaging the disc inside. I recommend it to any Apple product user looking for a optical drive.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be perfect if it also read/write Blueray

    Great drive, good-looking and reliable. I have used for 2 years now with 3 different Macs and never had any issues. If a Blueray version comes out, I'll happily buy another one.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    No Complaints after 2 years of use

    Your Mac that does not have a built in SuperDrive is the reason for this unit.

    I've had no issues with this. My only problems is that it is not made with uni-body design and there is the issue that you can't use this with a extension (USB) cable.