• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Reliable and efficient

    • Written by from Brighton

    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.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    We love our Superdrive!

    • Written by from Bristol

    It's so small and it just works - so we love ours.
    We knew a superdrive was being excluded from all new iMacs so spent just a little more on one of these and it's been great!
    It reads discs that we knew to be unreadable by other drives. How about that!
    It's good and tiny and useful and is part of our Mac. Plus if it goes wrong (which it never has and we've used and used it for quite a while now), we know we can just unplug it, recycle it and plug in a new one at a very reasonable cost.
    Thank you Apple - this has been a good product for us. Seriously good value.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully engineered

    • Written by from London

    Simple plug & play can n't ask for more.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A very handy accessory

    • Written by from Raunds

    It is a little annoying that Apple have chosen not to fit optical drives to Macs anymore as there are a few of us dinosaurs still left that like to use them.
    This, however, plugs the gap just nicely.
    I bought this so that I could upload all of my music CD's and ripped DVD's to my iTunes library.
    This it has done without any problem whatsoever. Simply plug in the USB and you're good to go.
    It's design is sleek and unobtrusive and it sits comfortably on the desk whilst the finish compliments the iMac, keyboard and magic trackpad nicely.
    All in all it has performed as well as the built-in drive on my wife's MBP and I would happily recommend it to anyone.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, works great.

    • Written by from Bridlington

    I'm not sure what people's general opinions are about the removal of built-in optical drives, but honestly I'm glad my MacBook Pro didn't come with one when I ordered it late-2013. Naturally it meant I had to buy an external optical drive and I have used it plenty of times. I have never had any serious issues; the only minor problems I've had is when I've been using blank discs and not told the drive to do anything with it so then the MacBook Pro stops recognising there's a disc in there. But that's the advantage of it being external - No force eject required, I could just unplug and plug it back in again!

    Really easy to use and having it means I can also lend it to my dad when he needs to use discs. Highly recommend this if you use discs on a reasonably regular basis.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very odd... Very, very odd!

    • Written by from RADSTOCK

    It's well documented that the SuperDrive won't work if connected to a hub! One hub I tested even stated that, in it's manual. And yet I plugged it into my 2nd monitor (27" LED) which is plugged into my iMac (so acting as a hub) - works!

    Plugged into Belkin 4 port USB3 connected to iMac - nothing.

    Plugged the drive into 27" LED; which is plugged into Belkin hub; which is plugged into iMac - Works brilliantly!!! Go figure! But in this config. the SuperDrive is getting power from the LED's USB port, not Belkin's USB port! I.e. The Apple LED is supplying power, the Belkin is suppling signal (from the iMac).

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    really super drive

    • Written by from West Wickham

    I bought this for my new iMac 21.5 inch and it is working a treat.I can put all off my cd's in it and i can easily burn all of my dj mix's onto it.It has a amazing design and it fits beautifully on my desk as it has a sleek aluminium design just like the design on my iMac.There is only one problem with it,it is just a little bit overpriced but if you have the money for it i would definaitly recommend it.I hope that this has helped you with your purchases in the apple store.i am a huge fan of apple and all of there products for me have 100 percent amazing and i would highly recommend it to all of the people who want windows,to play movies or if you are a heavy gamer.Have a great day.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Perfect Addition

    • Written by from Bradford on Avon

    I have a MacBook Pro Retina which has no DVD drive.
    I was given the SuperDrive as a Christmas present.
    Worked straight out of the box and within a couple of minutes I was playing a music CD and then burning a batch of photographs.
    Does everything I need.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!

    • Written by from LYTHAM ST. ANNES

    Had it a while now and it works OK so far.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No complaints

    • Written by from Peterborough

    Works perfectly. No issues what so ever. Great little drive and aesthetically it great! It's a must have!

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful CD Drive

    • Written by from Salford

    It is only a CD drive, so there is only so much you can say about it, but the construction and design is beautiful, it works flawlessly and is in its own way elegant. The only downside is that is it expensive! I don't think £65 is a good price, but if you have a MacBook, then it is essential!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and great design!

    • Written by from Bath

    I bought this USB SuperDrive for my 15" retina display macbook pro.

    It's so easy to use, just plug into the USB port, and then insert the disk as you would on a imac or an earlier version of the macbook pro. I have used this for DVDs and to rip CDs to itunes. It is also easy to backup music from itunes onto a CD.

    The cable is about 30cm. On a flat surface this is plenty to connect the SuperDrive while having the front of it face you, and have it a fair distance away from your mac.

    In conclusion it is a great product, easily connectable to your mac, and a sleek design matching the scheme of your mac.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Aylsham

    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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple & Effective

    • Written by from Petersfield

    I purchased this to go with my MacBook Air. The styling fits perfectly with the Air and the drive is reliable and fits in a the back pocket of the Incase laptop bag containing the MB Air. If there has to be one criticism (although its unfair to call it that), it is the USB lead maybe susceptible to be being damaged [it is fixed in to the drive] if not stowed with care. That's down to the user and not Apple.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from London

    I bought this product as the MacBook Air has no DVD drive built in. I now also have an iMac and use it for both machines. It is good value for money. I have had it 18 months now and have not found any faults or hiccups with it. It works perfectly well at all times. It is light, small and slim and easy to carry around with the laptop.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New Mac user

    • Written by from Ringwood

    I'm really pleased with my first efforts with this piece of kit, just plugged it in, put in the disc and away it went, no problem at all;

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Bit Of Kit

    • Written by from Dunstable

    Received my Super Drive today for my new Macbook Air and I must say I was a bit weary with some previous reviews but I can happily say that this model is a real gem!

    It's very quiet and very robust and reliable! Cannot wait to watch DVDs and rip my CDs to iTunes with this :D

    All in all a great product! Just literally plug it into the USB port and stick in any DVD, CD-ROM or CD with no hassle of installing anything. Perfect!

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Piece of Kit!

    • Written by from High Wycombe

    Does just what it says quickly and efficiently. Straight out of the box, plug in and use. Works on Mac Book Air and iMac with no bother. Highly recommend!

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from the Mumbles

    ..... Took the plunge and got my gorgeous iMac Desktop. This drive just does what it says; I've had no issues with it at all. Personally I think it's an essential piece of equipment to finish off your system.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Leamington Spa

    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