• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Only Get One if You Need It!

    The SuperDrive does what you expect it to do perfectly! You pop your disk in, it does it's business and then your done you can take the disk out. But...

    I personal bought the SuperDrive with the newest iMac because of it's lack of built in optical drive. I thought to my self that I would NEED some sort of disk drive and that Apple had jumped the gun with removing the optical drive and going all digital media.

    But after receiving the SuperDrive I have not used it once. On one hand it's a waste of £60 and on the other it shows that most types of media or programs simply don't require an install disk.

    Also the USB wire is really too short! It comfortably sits below the USB ports but try and move it any further towards you and it's a no go.

    The moral of the story is that only buy one if you have a specific requirement for it, for example you wish to BootCamp Windows 7 or you buy all of your films on DVD format.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    External DVD Player

    Apple DVD player still has the regional lock for DVD's unfortunately some of Apple products like this DVD player is based on 1990's technology. Please spend a few dollars from the billions to update the DVD player.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Remarkable product

    I am new to the Mac industry, so I'm not up on all the latest and greatest devices for the Mac. Recently I purchased an Apple USB SuperDrive. It's a top-of-the-line product. I put in a CD DVD and it automatically imports. The Apple USB SuperDrive is a remarkable product thank you!

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Purchased this when I got my new iMac as i still use CD's in my car and it works really well. I read some of the reviews left for this item and there are a mixed bunch, but so far in my experience, its worked really well and does the job well.

    Good for the money and looks tidy next to my new slim iMac.

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    External DVD drive

    Wow! Love this product...works well with my MBAir! Response time is unbelievable. I enjoy the sleek and small laptop...hence the option of an external DVD drive. It's nice to have only when needed.

    56 of 65 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    realise not everyone wants / needs an internal optical drive......but its also true that some of us NEED the drive to be internal...not yet another piece of kit to be separately carried. Please spend less on screen def...and more on redesigning the optical drive back into (as an optional inclusion) the MacBook Pro....CD / DVD remain viable storage media when you DONT want a cloud solution....VERY SELFISH of you to delete it!

    7 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful Drive

    I have a MacBook Pro and you have to have one of these things because the new model MacBook is too thin to have one internally. Personally I could do with a computer that's a little bit thicker, but this thing isn't that expensive and in my experience works well. I've not burned any disks but have used the drive to install software and watch DVDs. Works fine for these two purposes.

    53 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What Mac are you USING!!

    All of the bad reviews don't state which version/model year/cpu of MB their using..To trash this drive before telling us is just poor reviewing..All the newer macs with retina work flawlessly with this drive..To write all these complaints and not telling us is a waste of everybodys time and causes a lot of confusion when deciding on a purchase..

    131 of 156 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Went back to the store today to return the 1st "SuperDrive" I purchased. The CD would insert, make a bit of noise and then sit it back out. I tried all types of software and nothing worked. I asked the staff to please plug it in to see if it worked (perhaps I was doing something wrong?). They said "Oh we are so sorry! Let's just get you another one so you can get on with your day!" 4 minutes later I was out the door with a shinny new box. Guess what happened?? #2 shinny box doesn't work either!! WTH??!!

    74 of 105 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Kill my USB slot on my MacMini

    I bought a USB SuperDrive 6 days ago. It worked fine for the first two days. I used it to import CDs I bought. I then didn't use it for 4 days. Tonight, I try to play a DVD, it won't insert. I try CDs, they won't go. I unplug the drive and reinsert, then repeat DVD and CD. Update software. Nothing.

    I swap the drive with my bluetooth mouse dongle, jackpot! The mouse no longer works and the drive does. Swap them back, mouse works, drive doesn't.

    I'd of thought that killing one USB would take them all out as they are daisy chain devices, but who knows.


    Aside from that, drive is quiet and very impressive for importing CDs. As for the DVD (from Netflx and brand new), the Apple DVD Player, hated it. After some mucking about, it finally started, but is noisy and hitting the menu button doesn't take me to the menu until the 3rd click.

    31 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my new 27" Mac but the Superdrive is a dud...

    I followed all the instructions to update etc, plugged it right into the Mac (it wouldn't even turn on through a usb hub) even went to the online chat for help and all it does is take in the DVD or CD ( I tried both) begin to make all the right noises... then spits out the DVD/CD.
    I thought maybe I had a "one off" dud, but after reading some of the other testimonies... I'm not to sure about that
    Back to the store it goes and hopefully the replacement will be five stars

    53 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Bought this with my retina macbook pro and everything works perfectly!!! Well worth it!!

    24 of 31 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it says.

    I bought this products with very low expectations after reading all of the other reviews. So far this product has been exception and does exactly what it says. The plastic base does have me a bit worried as it makes the whole unit feel as though its going to fall apart. The brushed Aluminium top is a signature of apple and looks and feels amazing. Inserting a disc seems to take a bit of work and the same with ejecting, again leaving me worried as to how long it'll last. Works perfectly with my 15" retina MBP and I haven't had a problem. yet. been used so many times even though I've had it for a couple of days. Only giving it 4 out of 5 stars because of the poor apple quality, price, it's not blu-ray and for apple standards fails epically.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars


    It works well, when working.

    Sometimes the disc just can't be read and it takes me ages to try and make it eject...

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I dont know what all the complaints are about??

    This product is decently priced according to Apple's standards, and it does EVERYTHING it says it will do without any headache. Plug and play. No software required no drivers no headache just read write burn CD/DVD and even Dual Layer without a problem. Just bought one to go along with my 13" Macbook Pro w/ Retina and I am one happy man. Sure maybe Blu-ray would have been good but its not necessary I dont even own a Blu ray disc even though I own a blu ray player.....People complain and give low ratings because of UNREALISTICALLY high expectations and the fact that they want Apple products but wanna pay Samsung prices.

    36 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    I use this product all the time and it works great.

    25 of 33 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Tribute to simplicity

    Just finished re ripping my classical and jazz cd collection to new MacBook pro well over a hundred cd's. Flawless performance just proves simplicity is best. No drivers no hassles just plugged into usb port and was ready to go.
    IMO this is a great little cd player.

    31 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Std USB

    Nice product, looking good and works nicely. It is a bit deceptive that this writer comes with std USB instead of a USB3 connexion. I had to add this drive to my new iMac and since I have USB3 connexions, I thought that Apple could have come at least with this type of connexion for the drive.

    25 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple usb Superdrive

    Bought this drive to go along with the Mac Mini and I have to say it works perfectly! i was a bit skeptical at first when reading through some of the other reviews but after going forward with the purchase it was definitely a great buy! Solid, very compact, and easy setup! (just connect and your done) I have tested this with CD and DVD discs which it played both perfectly! Would definitely recommend this for any MAC without a built-in optical disc drive!

    40 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very impressed

    super fast, equivalent speeds to the rest at the store, not disappointed at all. small easy to store, and looks great! very quiet as well

    31 of 33 people found this useful