• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Had mine for around 18mo, no problems.

    Works fine, no issues with reading/burning DVDs on my 15" MBP Retina. It definitely doesn't work well with cheap DVD blank media, has to use B-grade or higher. Can't use it with a hub, must be plugged in directly. Overall, a solid little box that does its job. Low review ratings are confusing as it's rated well elsewhere online.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    flawless

    Have had mine for 4 years. Works flawlessly. Don't know what all these bad reviews are about . . .

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Device

    This device is the best purchase I have ever made. It is compact and easy to transport. It allows me to watch DVD's when I am on the road and traveling from place to place. It works great and I am glad that I purchased it.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    BURNED OLD CD'S FLAWLESSLY

    I almost didn't buy this because of the negative reviews. I specifically wanted to use it to burn my old music cd's into my iTunes library. I have my old original Metallica, Motley Crue, Van Halen etc. cd's from my late 80's metal days and figured it might be problematic but everyone of them burned flawlessly! If that's along the lines of your intended use GO FOR IT! AWESOME DRIVE!

    50 of 53 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB SuperDrive

    Very Good device... It's design is remarkable...

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Preforms exactly as it is meant to

    My father bought this superdrive over 3 years ago when he bought a mac air. It has been used many times since then and still works as if it were brand new. I use it to watch DVDs and it works like a charm. It is fast and the small size makes it easy to use on the go. I am hoping to purchase two soon- one for me and one for my sister- due to the exceptional quality. Unlike many reviews, my experience has been awesome. There have been no problems such as the disks getting stuck, loud noises, lack of functioning, or anything else of the sort. I highly recommend this product, especially to students!

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This SuperDrive works great!

    I received shipment of my driver a week ago. After a simple plug and play I was ready to go. First off I had quite a backlog of CDs to transfer to iTunes. The first minor glitch was the method of ejection, which is not on the drive. A quick search of online manuals solved that quandary. A simple tap on the f12 key releases the CD smoothly and silently. I've already, in three days, imported over 75 discs without a single hang up. Mind you, these discs were in every quality grade imaginable. The small size of the drive is appreciated and being able to burn as well as import makes its versatility a real plus. I know that I could have bought a less expensive drive but I trust the Apple brand and I love the way it looks with my Mac mini in their brushed steel cases. Definitely a five star purchase.

    57 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous product!!!

    The drive seemed to working fine and had no problems with it. It burns my cds and dvds very quickly with no hassle.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    I purchased it at the online Apple Store and it was delivered in one day. Free shipping. The packaging was great. The box was encased in a layer of foam. I plugged it into my MacBook Pro Retina 2015 and the DVD automatically mounted. It's a tad noisy but I stopped hearing the hum. It all just worked.

    I was going to buy it on Amazon for $2 less, then I read an Amazon review stating that the drives sold on Amazon weren't genuine Apple SuperDrives, so I went back to Apple.com.

    I was able to get all my pre-sales questions answered by chatting with Apple. That interface too was very Apple-like. Simple, nice to look at and easy to use.

    I'm glad I spent the extra bucks to get a genuine Apple product and encourage you to do so if you have a new SSD Macbook.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great little unit!!

    Just purchased this little unit. I am more than pleased. I had one disc not import and get stuck in the machine. Not difficult at all getting it to eject (just did a "force eject"). It was the disc's fault not the unit. I have imported about 26 CD's with out a problem, in fact I am importing as I write this review.Highly recommend!

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice but doesn't work

    This is a very nice looking apple product but doesn't work.

    1 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Six months and counting, works great!

    So far, it's a really great device for my needs.

    Burns DVD-Rs quickly and easily, matches my MBP, and doesn't give me any trouble. Mac simple, A+

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What Was Expected

    Beautifully Packaged, Quality Feel, Works On Every Disc I have Used So Far
    May be Double The Price Of Other External Drives But IT WORKS
    I wasted too much time with the cheap ones

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!!

    To all of the "expert complainers" out there....if you want to watch blue-ray, use your blue-ray player and your TV. This product is about convenience and that's what it delivers. If you put a scratched up, DVD, or CD in, don't expect forgiveness from the drive for your lack of care for your discs. If you want to watch while you're in bed, then get a portable DVD player to watch whatever it is you need to watch.

    I paid $79 for mine when I purchased my Mac.I bought it for the times I am away from home, be it traveling, or whatever. I bought it for the convenience. If it quits working, I'll take it to the Apple Store and take care of the problem. What I WON'T do is gripe and moan in a product review and cry like a spoiled baby. Some of these people writing these reviews wouldn't be happy with ANYTHING other than being UNHAPPY.

    42 of 78 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Life saver!

    My boyfriend recently got me this for christmas and i absolutely love it! I don't understand what all the other reviews are talking about, it's fast, the disc ejects easily, AND music could be synced to the iTunes. Overall a really good product and would recommend to others.

    18 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Drive

    This little unit is great! It works as good as the drives that used to be in the Macs before they dropped them. It's quiet, easy to use, basically a plug and play system with the Mac. I have El Capitan and it works like it belongs there.

    Don't know what all the complainers are talking about. I've had none of the problems they're referring to. I've been downloading my CDs and playing movies on it and it's just doing it's job. Love it.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, minor (ejection) flaw

    The Apple USB SuperDrive works as intended. It can read all kinds of CDs, DVDs, DVD movies etc. It also acts as a CD/DVD burner. After months of using one, I finally can give this review. It works well enough, but has one minor flaw. It seems that certain CD discs have a hard time being "ejected" by the drive. It may possibly depend on the brand of disc media being used, I think. My theory is that the mechanical power of the drive might not be strong enough to force CD discs out all the time. This makes sense since this SuperDrive is just powered by the tiny USB cabled power coming from your Mac. The drive itself does NOT have any internal power supply.

    The workaround is simple. Just use gravity, pick up your SuperDrive and tilt the front end (the one with the slot) facing 45 degrees downward, and then try ejecting the disc. With the help of gravity, you are helping the drive to "spit out" the disk. Just make sure your ejected disc doesn't go falling down onto the floor.

    Maybe a future firmware can be issued to help with this problem? Anyways, that's the only thing close to a "flaw" on this external drive. Otherwise it works as it was intended.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful for $49 and attractive!

    I've had this thing for 3 years + and I've never had an issue, it's plugged into my Thunderbolt monitor. I'm copying a disc right now to iTunes and of course it's working great. I've burned a lot of movies and never an issue works perfect. No issues operating the thing, it spits out DVD's and CDs when I ask it to, never before or mysteriously. I'm really surprised hearing all the negative reviews on this. I didn't have to get one with what I have, but I felt that my computer would not be complete without a disc drive. Plus it's quite attractive as well.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    I don't know why some people have had problems with this product. It has worked great for me. I used it to rip 500+ CDs and counting!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Would Recommend

    I bought this drive with a new macbook pro mid/late-2014. I have not had any problems with it but if I had, apple has been extremely helpful with solving any issues on my other devices when I bring them in. It doesn't claim to read or write blu-ray so I have never had an issue with expecting it to. As for any humming noises, I have heard some but they tend to be relatively quiet (considering it is an external disk reader). I would recommend this if you need it to install software from a disk or to burn CDs or DVDs. It does the job as described and has held up with moderate use. It is small and portable for laptops but if you are looking for something to just watch dvd's on your computer, there are other products that do the same job and cost far less. Overall, I am happy with my purchase and the quality of this product.

    13 of 16 people found this useful