• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Eject button

    Please Apple ... your insistence on making everything so easy to use, is actually maling them harder to use. A simple eject button would cost a nickel and save countless hours of searching for the onscreen eject button that always seem elusive.

    22 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Just got a new MBPr, and found that to use my old copy of Windows 7 in Bootcamp, I'd need an external drive. I thought I could get away with using my superdrive on my old MBP or iMac, but...of course not.

    Bought it, hooked it up, and loaded Windows. Ejected disk just fine. No problems whatsoever. I'll probably use it for burning iTunes CD's, as I don't watch movies much on my computer.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    never buy it

    it stopped ejecting after the third cd

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage: ZERO STARS

    Got one; wouldn't play or even read any disc. Had it replaced.
    Just tried replacement: same results.
    This thing just makes a whole bunch of noise and then spits the disc out. Total waste of my time and money.
    Tried DVD, DVD-R, CD, CD-R. nothing is readable.

    66 of 76 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    sub standard product

    The unit looks nice but it has a number of limitation that if I had known about I would not have bought it for my MBPR.
    It does not support being plugged into a powered USB 3 hub..... why Apple???
    I have had issues with importing music CDs, with skipping and dropouts when playing back through iTunes. I think Apple needs to redesign it and make people aware of the hub limitations or just fix the issue.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 8 months

    Bought a Superdrive $10.00 cheaper from another well known store than from the Apple store downstairs, didn't read discs after 8 months usage. Waiting to see if Apple will replace it.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best For My MacBook Airs

    These have been great to have as I have a MBA at home and another one at the office, and they are speedy replacements for the old DVD/CD burners I used to own that took up valuable space. These fit right underneath my Apple displays and have a very small footprint and an extremely low profile. I love mine and being bus powered they are absolutely so handy to have and use. I couldn't get by without them and I'll never go back to anything else.

    12 of 19 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice, with one huge flaw

    The Apple SuperDrives look great, work very smoothly, and are very quiet when spinning a disk. They would be perfect, if not for the remarkably ridiculous fact that they do not work on a Mac that already has an optical drive built in. Apple's built-in optical drives are cheap and fail more often than they should, so don't get this as a replacement. The decision to block these for Macs with optical drives is just dumb.

    35 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superdrive

    I am not really sure why some people are complaining, Ive yet to have very many issues with any Mac product. This Driver works great on my 2012 Macbook Air. I wonder if some people didn't read what it's compatible with first or if they are just using it wrong. This is pretty simple to use and if you need a longer cord just match up a male to female for a longer cord. Ejecting isn't hard most have a eject button on their keyboard just right click on the disc icon. That's what I've done and had zero issues. I mainly burn from CD's to my iTunes. If your having issues just call a apple rep or go to the store they are always helpful to me.

    16 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    I cannot speak, of course, to the longevity of the drive because mine is fairly new. However, the intuitive nature of this drive as it conforms its actions to the values of the disk you have inserted is exactly what I was looking for. Play a movie; no problem. Burn a CD; no problem. Transfer files; no problem. Insert disk. Follow natural course of action. Eject disk. If you are familiar with the Mac world, this is a great drive. Hope it stands test of time, too. (The learning curve for former Windows devotees is same as learning curve for Mac itself; that is, top menus and such. No magic; just solid solution to your drive needs.)

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fab

    I have a new macbook air and am putting our vast music collection via the usb superdrive, fantastic so easy to use even i can do it. Trish

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Drive

    This drive works great with my new Mac Mini. I purchased it with my new Mac Mini to make copies to CD-Rom of my pictures, and movies. Just like the descriptions say, just plug it in, and go. The only reason i gave it four stars, was because of the USB cord. That thing is only about three inches long! Really? My personal opinion is that it needs to be a little bit longer to make it more functional to use. Other than that, it's a great product!

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works great, works quietly

    Bought Apple's external optical drive for a 2013 Macbook Pro Retina as while I don't use a drive often, I do have DVD's I want to watch (don't care for BlueRay) and the occasional transfer of software from a CD. I've played about 30 DVD's so far and it's done very well. I initially compared it to another well rated drive, with a single USB cord, from another prominent company and preferred Apple's (obviously). The extra $40 was worth it. I like that when playing a DVD on Apple's drive it is near soundless; I realize this only matters if you are playing quiet music or you are sensitive to extraneous hums and clicks when you sit near an object, but to me it matters. I also like that Apple's doesn't have extra moving parts like a tray for the DVD that has to be ejected and pushed in each time. Lastly, the aesthetics are far better on Apple's (like all their products)... it isn't a light weight cheap plastic box, it feels solid and it looks sleek.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Blu-Ray capability

    The drive is great for CD's and DVD's. I use it on my Mac Mini Server.

    Without Blu-Ray, most of our new movies can't be watched. When the *box rentals stop providing DVD and go entirely to Blu-Ray, this will have to go in the drawer with the external 3.5" floppy drive.

    22 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with Macbook Pro Retina!!!

    This drive works great, and it's built very well...bought this for my high-end 15' Macbook Pro Retina(late 2013), all I had to do was just plug it in and it worked!!!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ��

    Perfect for its use

    7 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    The Apple USB SuperDrive makes downloading my CDs and soft wear efficient and i have noticed that downloading speed is faster then the drives that comes with the laptops. The only downfall with having it external is that when travelling it is annoying having to take and find space to put it. I am very happy with the SuperDrive and haven't had any difficulties with it such as it not ejecting and not having an ejecting button on it, my MacBook always picks it up.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    For the price point of $99, this was a great investment for my iMac. (The occasional burn to DVD for work and for watching movies). No issues with reading or writing. Simple and elegant design. Just works.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    usb2.0 - what a joke

    seriously? please update these to usb3.0

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Short life span

    Mine worked for a year and a half. I tried to rip a DVD once and it stopped working meaning it would not accept any DVD after that. Not buying an Apple DVD player anymore. Buy a cheap $30 instead.

    65 of 72 people found this useful