• 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.

    9 of 9 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.

    8 of 9 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.

    5 of 7 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!

    14 of 14 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.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and efficient

    I have just finished putting all my audio cd's onto my iMac using this drive. It was a mammoth task the drive has had the best part of a 1000 cd's put through it with no jamming or issues with the drive and only 1 crash from iTunes. I have read the reviews and people have said it is slow and can jam but after processing that volume of CDs in a space of a week I can only compliment it on its efficiency and its value.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    does what it should do!

    runs smooth not loud at all

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    We love our Superdrive!

    It's so small and it just works - so we love ours.
    We knew a superdrive was being excluded from all new iMacs so spent just a little more on one of these and it's been great!
    It reads discs that we knew to be unreadable by other drives. How about that!
    It's good and tiny and useful and is part of our Mac. Plus if it goes wrong (which it never has and we've used and used it for quite a while now), we know we can just unplug it, recycle it and plug in a new one at a very reasonable cost.
    Thank you Apple - this has been a good product for us. Seriously good value.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Have owned for 3 years, no issues with my iMac 27

    Works as advertised, have owned for 3 years. I've burned hundreds of CDs and DVDs and played many, many more. Usually, if there is an issue, it's with the application I'm using and not with the device itself.

    You won't find a more stable and solid external USB CD/DVD player/writer in this price range.

    23 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully engineered

    Simple plug & play can n't ask for more.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    usb super drive

    The usb super drive for me works great. For the people that don't know how to use it need to figure it out, its not that hard. And if your DVD gets stuck in it then go to the Apple Store and they take it out and if you want a refund I'm pretty sure that they will give you one. Over all This super drive works really well.

    22 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Most Simplest Plug and Play Device

    After reading the mixed reviews, I still decided to purchase this for my business needs. Can I tell you how awesome this is!? Plug it in, imac reads it instantly, and accepts installation cd's on a dime. To eject, just drop the CD icon in the trash. Bang!!! I was a PC user before and no doubt it would have taken longer to install such things (would have first detected new device and then would have wanted to install it). I am happy with the device in short! Get it, it wont play blue ray and scratch CDs from reading negative comments but thats like any dvd player. I look forward to burning my back up client photographs and such with this. I also love the slim design and yeah, the cord (USB) maybe a bit short but still reaches my imac ports at the back with the superdrive sitting on my desk.

    Enjoy!

    30 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    I don't really understand all the negative reviews for this product - they prevented me from buying the SuperDrive for quite a while. Finally, I purchased it to use with my MacBook Air, as it has no internal CD drive. It's worked great for me - and I've been using it almost non-stop since I bought it! I would definitely recommend this - it's working well and the burn speed is much faster than any other external CD drive I've ever used.

    34 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Performs well and looks great.

    Althought a little pricy, I did mind spending a little extra for the look and reliability. It fits my iMac perfectly and gets the job done. Great product!

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Superdrive Tryout

    I don't understand all the negative ratings of this product. I tried it out tonight with a movie DVD, and a CD from work. It's pretty simple for me, just look around your screen and find what you need. It plays well, ejects well, piece of cake. I'm not an IT guy, and I'm 61. I do have mine plugged into a new MacBook Air. If you have it plugged into some garbage MS machine, well that's maybe your problem. BTW, this Apple stuff just works. That's all I want.

    33 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    Love the simplicity of this product. Works perfectly, very fast, simple to use with clean lines and uncomplicated design. Have recommended this SuperDrive to two other people who have also been impressed.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT LITTLE DRIVE!!

    THIS DRIVE IS A NICE ADDITION TO YOUR MAC SETUP AND PERFORMS GREAT!!!

    10 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A very handy accessory

    It is a little annoying that Apple have chosen not to fit optical drives to Macs anymore as there are a few of us dinosaurs still left that like to use them.
    This, however, plugs the gap just nicely.
    I bought this so that I could upload all of my music CD's and ripped DVD's to my iTunes library.
    This it has done without any problem whatsoever. Simply plug in the USB and you're good to go.
    It's design is sleek and unobtrusive and it sits comfortably on the desk whilst the finish compliments the iMac, keyboard and magic trackpad nicely.
    All in all it has performed as well as the built-in drive on my wife's MBP and I would happily recommend it to anyone.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, works great.

    I'm not sure what people's general opinions are about the removal of built-in optical drives, but honestly I'm glad my MacBook Pro didn't come with one when I ordered it late-2013. Naturally it meant I had to buy an external optical drive and I have used it plenty of times. I have never had any serious issues; the only minor problems I've had is when I've been using blank discs and not told the drive to do anything with it so then the MacBook Pro stops recognising there's a disc in there. But that's the advantage of it being external - No force eject required, I could just unplug and plug it back in again!

    Really easy to use and having it means I can also lend it to my dad when he needs to use discs. Highly recommend this if you use discs on a reasonably regular basis.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome CD/CD Reader/Writer

    I purchased this to use with my new Macbook Pro. I have hundreds of music CDs to upload into iTunes. It works flawlessly and I highly recommend it. Disregard the folks who don't know how to eject it...that's a user problem, not a hardware problem. I like the fact that there is no drawer to slide out and in for loading my CDs. I realize that hardware can sometimes have a bug; I'm sure the Apple store would fix the problem if the user were to return it. They've been most helpful to my friends, one of whom had an issue with her iPad. I could not believe how helpful and generous they were to her. I will update my review if anything changes; however, I have educated myself before using my hardware to ensure proper use of it.

    I love the SuperDrive. It is worth every dime I spent on it. I love all my Apple products (2 iPads, 1 iPhone 5, 2 iPods, my MacPro 13.) High quality and outstanding performance. You won't go wrong with Apple. It may be expensive at the outset, but in the long run, it will last much longer than its competitors products.

    22 of 34 people found this useful