• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super waste of money

    Worked for a short time, then decided to stop reading all discs. Most people, including myself, buy these because they look nice, and fit in with the mac eco-system of aluminum unibody devices. Don't be fooled, this thing WILL die on you, and you will have wasted $80, don't take my word for it, just read the rest of the poor reviews this thing gets. Shame on you Apple, SHAME!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Companion

    The PERFECT partner for my Macbook Air and I. Thought I wouldn't really need one considering most things are available as downloads but spoke too soon, needed one in the end. The drive is so compact and portable I take it anywhere I take my laptop.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of s***t

    This drive is total and complete garbage. Its slower than 15 year old drives. Its hard to believe Apple would make such a useless product. They are obviously more concerned about making it look sexy than making a decent product. People who buy this drive want to back up old music and load old data. This drive is excrutiatingly SLOW. Making an ISO image of a CD full of MP3's and it takes more than 15 minutes. Yes, seriously. 15 minutes. I hope whoever invented and authorized the manufacturing of this drive at Apple feels the might of the collective negative karma this drive has meant in the lives of so many suckers, like me, who bought it. I'm DONE with Apple.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this product

    This product is useless, it won't read a disc. Don't buy it not worth your money

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap product

    Cheaply made product, has problems ejecting disc, mine is not even reading discs anymore. I should of listened to the reviews before I bought. Im shocked they have not discontinued this item

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great until...

    I loved my Apple USB SuperDrive that I got for my MacBookAir that didn't have one built in. My brother got one as well about 6 months after me. Both of ours have now stopped working while watching movies on brand new DVDs within a year of buying them both over the course of a couple of months. Totally disappointed. Both times they stopped working it was very sudden and unexpected.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SuperDive

    Works randomly, trashes many blank CD/DVD, not compatible with some Macs (old or not, doesn't matter).

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    awful

    How many blank discs does it take to burn just ONE? Well, if you're using the Apple USB Superdrive, the answer is six, apparently. I've had this drive on two computers, a Mac Pro at work and another at home and it never goes smoothly. Either it can't read the disc, or says it can't get information fast enough or the drive doesn't show up. I am beyond frustrated at Mac's ongoing attempt to dictate to its users what it feels is best for them. I have to be able to burn discs for work, and with the latest driveless Mac Pros and the USB Superdrive, it's an exercise in futility. Maybe I'll find a six-for-one sale on blank discs. Ridiculous.

    23 of 24 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!

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Super

    Bought this as i have a lot of CD's.Its so slow and after 3 days of using it it has spat out as many CD's as i have ripped. It gets near to the the end of ripping a CD and gives up and spits it out. Very disappointed looking to get another cheaper make.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB SuperDrive

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

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    non compatible with Mac booker

    I bought this together with the MacBook Pro without DVD drive. The first time I used, it stuck DVD disc, went to store changed to a new one, stuck again. This product cannot use track pad holding with power key to start function. It is not recognized by my old macbook pro either. How can apple sell an external DVD drive product do not compatible with its own without DVD drive Macbook pro?!

    28 of 30 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!

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So disappointed...

    Unlike many other reviewers, I asked for this drive as a gift so I could burn CDs from iTunes and make mixed CDs to listen to in my car. I put the first blank disc in and...nothing. I heard some whirring, but that was it. I selected a playlist, and I clicked "burn playlist to disc," but...nothing. The only way I could eject the disc was to restart my MacBook Air and then hold down the mouse when the computer booted back up. There was an icon that appeared for the drive but when I clicked on "Eject," like I said before...nothing. Why hasn't this problem been fixed with all these bad reviews??

    40 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB SuperDrive A Primitive Mechanism That Doesn't Work

    Constantly, a CD gets stuck in my Apple USB SuperDrive and won't come out. One is permanently stuck now. Why does Apple not have an eject mechanism on the unit? My Windows laptop had an internal CD/DVD player which was far more efficient, and it had the eject button. I don't understand the primitive nature of the Apple unit. And I have tried every online suggestion to eject the CD down to the whole drutil command. I'd like to pry it apart and get the CD out, but can't even do that.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love Apple, Hate the SuperDrive

    This is by far the worst designed apple product. The drive is designed with a slit opening to feed in disk and no mechanical way to eject. This would be ok if the drive function correctly but that is rare. Frequently the drive becomes obsessed with trying to process a disk and prevents the disk from ejecting, forcing you to wait 5, 10, or 15 minutes for it to decide its done with the disk. Biggest waste of money I've ever spent. I love all my other apple product, but this one I'm considering running it over with a tractor.

    50 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    More hassle than it was worth.

    Having a very limited internet connection for the foreseeable future I decided to buy a Superdrive to import new music from CDs into iTunes. The first disc worked fine but since then, I have had consistent error messages saying "the required disc cannot be found". I spent hours trying to troubleshoot the problem using the support pages, I tried loading the disk in different programs, and I even got the store to replace a CD but I have come to terms with the fact that it is the Superdrive that is not working as it should.

    The forums are full of people in the same situation as me from back in 2012 and there is still no response from Apple on the matter. Now I must make another trip back to the same hardware store and hope they accept my returned Superdrive. I am more than just a little disappointed especially considering that the only way I can justify paying the hefty price for Apple products, to myself, is that they will last longer than their counterparts.

    4 of 4 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.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish!!!

    Used first time / on 3-rd CD , it is stuck - tried everything - nothing helps - Proper JUNK!

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product didn't work for 2015 imac

    My 2015 iMac didn't recognize the USB Superdrive. The product was brand new, and never used before. I plugged the Drive into the USB port, and tried putting in a CD. The Superdrive would not accept the disk, despite using more force (gently).
    Very disappointed considering my track record with apple products.

    50 of 54 people found this useful