• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Must do better !

    The drive works well but there are a number of shortcomings :
    1- Slot loading means you can't use a minidisc.
    2- No reading of Blu-ray Discs, let alone writing them !

    I think it's about time somebody (preferably Apple) made an external, matching, tray-loading Blu-ray player/writer WITH A THUNDERBOLD CONNECTION !

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Issue

    I bought mine today... worked first time, but I was immediately 'struck' by the inbuilt USB cable?... I've had Apple products for a while, and one thing they have a VERY BAD reputation for, is their atrocious cable$... So having a 'fixed' USB cable at the back, doesn't fill me with confidence for the future.. I fear it will be the first thing to go... and once it does?.... No more super drive?....

    Completely flabbergasted by such a design floor....

    And of course, no indication of that on the box! It wasn't like I could have found this fact out 'easily' before the purchase?... Instead of being able to 'chuck' this thing in my bag, I will now need to be constantly thinking, "once that USB cable goes, that's it!! You're screwed"..... "that will be another 129 bucks please!!".... AUD $.... "please come again...".

    3 of 4 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

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Disc stuck in!

    Would not eject. had a terrible time trying to get disc out. why no eject button on drive?

    33 of 40 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited Use

    I recently purchased an iMac 21.5 together with the external Apple SuperDrive optical drive, as optical drives are no longer included in the iMac. It is disappointing however that this external SuperDrive does not permit multisession recording on a CD-R through Disk Utility. Although the check box for appending a recording to disk is displayed in the drop-down menu in Disk Utility, it is not selectable. I obtained two sets of instructions from the Web for creating a Burn Folder to burn data using Disk Utility and in both cases was instructed to select the ‘Append’ check box. I therefore assume that this works only with internal drives in the iMac. Single session recording is easy, but this closes any further use of the CD. Whilst I can create multisession CD-R’s easily with my PC Laptop using the Nero Express Disc Burning software that came with Windows 7, it is frustrating that Apple cannot satisfy this rather simple function.

    19 of 19 people found this useful