• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's with all the hate?

    This is a superdrive.... It works great! Those of you giving bad reviews because it doesn't do blu-ray need to quit posting reviews. It doesn't say anything in the description about blu-ray anywhere so if you bought it expecting blu-ray that's your own fault. If you ordered one and got a dud then send it back or take it into an apple store and exchange it. Apple will be more than happy to take a drive back that malfunctioned within the warranty period. People and their silver spoons.... it's a $79 superdrive! Should Apple name it
    "Non-BluRay Superdrive That Might Malfunction But We're Willing to Exchange it For You If that's the Case & Should Any Other Issues Arise That Might Not Be Listed in the Description You Can Call Us & We'll Gladly Answer Any Questions You May Have."?
    I think that title is a little ridiculous just like your reviews. I bought it... came in.... worked great... exactly what I expected because I've owned Macs for ages and because I am smart and read the description of what I'm buying.

    102 of 133 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead in the box.

    Purchased brand new. Plugged it in and it was dead. It doesn't deserve the one star I was forced to give. I guess the one star is for the packaging.

    56 of 110 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dont buy

    Read the reviews, all bad. Bought it anyway and it has lasted for 3 weeks. Now there is a disk stuck and it crashes any computer i plug it into!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super, super Drive

    I bought the Super Drive for my new 2012 iMac.

    I've used a few different types and brands of cd's and DVD's and all work fine even RW media.

    I find the Super Drive quiet and it fits perfectly on the foot of the iMac's stand and is within very easy reach too on here. Also, the Super Drive matches the elegant design of the iMac.

    Drives I've owned in the past have been the draw type. Since using the Super Drive, I find the lack of a draw to be better. The reason I say this is because, if room is tight on your desk, you need to have enough room for when the draw comes out, whereas with the Super Drive, the disk just slots neatly into the slot.

    If you want a drive that will match you iMac, Macbook, then look no further than the Super Drive. If you are not bothered about it matching then save yourself £20 or so and go for another type.

    Despite the mixed reviews, I cannot fault the Super Drive, but be aware that the non detachable cable on the Super Drive is very short. If you are planning to use it on either on the foot of the iMac's stand or next to your Macbook, then the short length won't be a problem. But if you are wanting it placed on the other side of your desk then you will need a USB extension cable.

    126 of 142 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple, easy to use, portable

    This is another great product by Apple. It works great! No set-up required. What more can I ask? :)

    24 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really great product!

    I've never had any problems with it and it is fast!!
    The only downside, in my perspective, is it's limited capabilities. For the price, I think apple can create a SuperDrive to include the ability to play Bluray Discs. Considering the new MacBooks with the Retina display, bluray would be a wonderful option.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, but doesn't work

    does not import cds from some labels such as atlantic etc. Apple need to stop worrying about the competition copying their ideas and start focusing on there own products that are failing. Otherwise the competition will rise above them simply by making a product that works. Disappointed apple, are you starting to loose the plot?

    157 of 207 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be awesome if it worked with iPad

    The superdrive would be so much more useful to me if I could plug it directly into my iPad to fly in audio files for my instant replay apps. The same would be great for usb/iPad integration as well

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    worked 1 time.. and now wont recognize with the mac mini... should never have bought this.

    46 of 72 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works.

    Works as advertised. Solid construction, light.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    dead after 3 uses

    I bought this to add disc software to my several MacAir computers. Worked the first 2 times but then died and would not allow return of the disc. Out of warranty so stuck with a piece of junk and lost software.

    77 of 102 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk... why make a drive that won't work on my iMac!

    Stupid apple... who cares if your computer has a CD drive or not, this product should work in every computer regardless... PC, MAC, iMac with burnout SuperDrive... it should just work period...

    I'd give it no stars of I could!

    2 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Personally, I found the DVD drive to be perfect. It's extremely fast and very elegant. It compliments the new late 2012 iMacs with no optical drive perfectly. 5/5! Perfection as always from Apple!

    37 of 45 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Against my better judgment I bought this rather expensive drive a year or two ago and only use it sporadically. Now that I need it, it won't read discs (throwing I/O errors). Sadly it's too late to return it so I've just made a $80 donation to Apple :(

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems reading burned CD's - real issues

    I purchased a new iMac (which I love!) and got this SuperDrive for those occasional times when I need to access CD's or DVD's. Unfortunately, this drive fails to read CD's that my old iMac can read. For normal store-bought CD's, it appears to work fine, although the high RPM speeds can make it "walk" or travel on the desk; a minor but annoying issue.

    The real problem came when I tried to rip a CD for my son's musical theater group they had given him to practice -- it was a CD-R or similar. It played fine in the car CD player, but when I tried ripping it into iTunes, there were a large number of messed up tracks: the SuperDrive appeared to be "skipping" and messing up on the read.

    This is NOT just a case of a bad drive: I have a second USB SuperDrive with my MacBook Pro and it, too, was completely unable to read the CD-R properly. I tried turning on "error correction" in iTunes, but no luck.

    So this was NOT a single bad drive -- this is a fundamental problem with this drive!!! Multiple USB SuperDrives on different Macs were unable to read it.

    I *was* able to pop this right into my old iMac's CD drive and it read JUST FINE! So this is not a case of the disc not working either -- again, the old, built-in CD on my older iMac *could* read it, the car CD player could play it, but neither of two USB SuperDrives could rip it.

    This is a bit scary when we contemplate a world where this is the only input option. I don't mind having an external drive, but PLEASE Apple, this needs to WORK! Currently it does not.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB Superdrive

    Good idea, but very expensive. Besides you can't see Blue-rays. Hello, nowadays most of the DVDs come in Blue-Ray. No, No, No. I'm returning mine. When you guys come out with a Blue-ray version let me know.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    It's not as easy as it should be to eject the disk because it doesn't include an eject button and the new computer doesn't include an eject button and I put a disk in to install software and can't get it out

    68 of 109 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but...

    Calling something a "SuperDrive" that doesn't have Blu-Ray seems like a misnomer.

    I'm trying to take my movie collection to digital, and this drive falls short.

    104 of 155 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    not a superdrive

    its nice looking.speeds are slow compared to any other remote drive. no 48 speed? no blu-ray? its called a super drive? again it looks nice but my $21.00 other remote drive does more except its not silver. oh well.

    76 of 104 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Region Free DVD

    This product works fine except that it is NOT region free.
    It will play any DVD and switch to different country codes if needed but only
    up to a total of 5 times. Then it will get stuck in the last region code and cannot be reset to play
    any other region.
    Useless when traveling to other countries since I had to buy (and haul) two of them.
    What is the point of a laptop if you cannot travel with it unless you haul and pay for a bunch of extra stuff?
    Apple simply said "sorry and nothing can be changed".

    More folks need to complain about this BS please !!

    602 of 780 people found this useful