• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Essential and flawless!

    I purchased this 2012 updated Super Drive directly from Apple at the same time I ordered my MacBook Air (due to it not having a built-in disc drive).

    It looks similar to the previously released Super Drive. However Apple claims that this updated model supports the new Retina Display MacBook, as well as providing support for other macs that do not come equipped with a built-in drive. It is well constructed and from the moment you open the box, you know you are in for a high quality item.

    The drives footprint is no larger than a standard CD case; I have taken mine in my bag to work and had no problems with added bulk or weight. It connects to the mac via USB and there is no additional software to install. It has not failed to recognise any DVD or CD that I have inserted. With a slot loading mechanism, there are no buttons on the drive and no hatches to lift. Simply insert the disc by sliding it in the slot and remove via the on screen eject button. I feel obliged to add that the cable from the Super Drive is fairly short (~12 inches). This may be a pro or con, depending on your needs, but the cable can be extended using a usb extension.

    Conclusively, the Super Drive is a premium product that works well out of the box, and presents with no issues. What you are getting is a device that compliments the aesthetics of your mac and functions efficiently. 5/5

    1280 of 1392 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very good

    I got it after a mouth i got my MacBook Pro with retina because i need some thing that i can play my DVD with so got it and it very useful and easy to use!
    Highly recommend for those has the new MacBook Pro with retina or Air

    588 of 707 people found this useful

  • 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

    Apple USB Super drive

    Brought this to use with my mac book air as I have a lot of DVD which I like to watch some times and I can say it is great DVD player sound and play back very good and easy to use as you only plug in via USB and size is good too as only the size of a cd case

    80 of 97 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Absolutely brilliant, got it with my iMac (late 2012) runs faster than the cd drive in my MacBook Pro ( Late 2009) Must have if your Device dosent have a CD drive, fast and very efficient.

    52 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Just tested it with one of my oldest back up dvds and it loaded fast and without any problems at all. It actually feels a bit faster than the one in my iMac.

    46 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy this drive...

    I had a bad experience buying a cheap disk drive that stressed me out so much during install it almost got thrown out the window. This drive was effortless, loading disks instantly. Highly recommended.

    45 of 58 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

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  • 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.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    We love our Superdrive!

    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.

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A very handy accessory

    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.

    15 of 16 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

    Looks great, works great.

    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


    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

    Beautifully engineered

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

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!

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

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New Mac user

    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

    Beautiful CD Drive

    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

    Simple & Effective

    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