• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    toy

    Sorry I bought this. It's weak and slow, I thought the blank discs were bad. Problems went away when I bought good cd/dvd drive from Other World.

    19 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT SUPER**

    PLEASE do not purchase the USB Superdrive by Apple. The first CD I put in it could never finish installing. I blamed this on some possible scratching on the disc. I then proceeded to try to install my other CD's. Not one of them could be read by the disc drive and was forced to shut down my computer by the power button to eject disks. 80$ down the drain. I threw away the reciept being naive that it was an Apple product and would be good quality!

    29 of 38 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the Best Apple Product

    I recently purchased this USB Drive, and I have to say that it is not the best. My CDs keep getting ejected in the middle of playing/importing time after time. When it works, it works great, but it doesn't work all the time. It's pretty much a coin toss and can be very frustrating at times. One thing that has helped me with this issue is to wait for about 30 minutes after inserting the disc into the drive to play the disc. This doesn't make much sense, but this way my CDs are much less likely to be ejected while playing.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite nice and 'just works'!,

    While the build quality of this does seem a bit cheapy, I actually really like this. Like it or not, discs are getting less and less popular as time goes on. But if you need something to get your CDs into your Mac, this works great. I can also burn CDs and DVDs with it too. Yet, it puts away in a drawer when not in use making my desk less cluttered. This is also quite light and portable too so you can even take it with you places to use with your Macbook Air.

    I have the 27" 5K Retina late 2015 iMac, which is a really nice thin design. I wouldn't want it thicker just to have an occasionally used disc slot.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Air + iDVD + SuperDrive = Doesn't Work

    I know most of you are using software newer than iDVD. However, I copied it to my macbook air to burn a video and the error is saying that the superdrive is not compatible and I cannot burn any DVD's from iDVD.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's ok...

    It does what it's intended to do, but I just HATE how noisy it is.

    11 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple CD Drive

    I recently got the MacBook Pro 13 inch with Retina Display, and I love it, but it doesn't have a CD Drive. I bought the one Apple offers and it's perfect. It's super easy to work and it is small and portable. Although, it does not play Blu Ray cd's. I suggest one look into that upon purchasing.

    8 of 11 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.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just got the Superdrive and can't wait to return it.

    I just bought a new iMac 27-inch to replace my iMac 24-inch from 2007. The original iMac's CD drive was a workhorse and only recently began to fail. I loved that drive. I probably burned 2,000+ CDs on it.

    I just bought the new Superdrive, since Apple, in all their infinite wisdom, decided a thin computer was more important than including a CD burner in a desktop computer. I just set up the new machine and the burner. The Superdrive has burned one CD without problem. Every other one has quit or failed. This thing is very poor. I wanted to give this device zero stars.

    Time to find a third-party model on the web.

    52 of 58 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.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Embarrassing lack of quality

    Bought one, it would randomly eject disks and often couldn't read disks at all. Exchanged for another and had the same problem. Returned and bought a different brand (much cheaper, even!) and it works perfectly. It is crazy that Apple can't put a decent drive into this product as it *looks* nice :(

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    Just purchased an Apple Superdrive! Turns out that the product came unable to read discs and in turn, scratches them up! PLEASE DO NOT buy the disc drives from apple as this is my third one from them and came broken every time! time to get a different brand

    46 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Embarrassing, not up to Apple standards

    Same problem as most others have described: Bought it to copy CDs onto my Mac, but from the start found that it caused problems with almost every CD I inserted into the drive. All the CDs were originals, and in good shape, so cannot blame it on them. Brought the drive back to the store the same day, they gave me another one to try there, same problem with the second drive again. Returned it for a full refund, as this device is pretty much useless as it stands. Was very disappointed as it is far below the standard of all the other Apple products that I own. Would advise against purchasing this.

    45 of 50 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems so far

    I've burned over 10 Dvds on it already and all of them get errors in my DVD player and my playstation.. I've tried 2 different brands of DVDs and they are all DVD+R... i'm not sure what else to do. I've even converted files like i did on my windows pc... those always worked fine. the DVDs burned fast, but hopefully I can get them to start working and it's not an issue with the Superdrive itself.

    1 of 1 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!

    17 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    I bought this Not-So-SuperDrive to go with a later 2014 MBP, mostly to rip a backlog of CDs that I had accumulated (these are generally CDs that accompany books, so aren't readily available via download). The drive frequently can't read the disc or will stop ripping half-way through. The very same CDs work fine in my work PC, so it's not a problem with the disk themselves.

    39 of 42 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.

    11 of 14 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.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Plays then spits it out

    I've had the USB superdrive for less than 2 months. I have it plugged into a 27 Thunderbolt display, the drive plays the cds 20 -40 minutes then it spits it out. The disks are professionally replicated and I use the drive for QC, well I would like to use the drive to QC them.

    31 of 36 people found this useful