• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish - avoid

    Bought because I would have expected Apple quality to be better than this and worth a premium. Unfortunately it reads no better than 1 in 2 discs and takes an age to import. It's useless. Have persisted over last few months as I need it on relatively few occasions but am now going to junk it. No use if every time it's 50/50 whether it will work or not. Going with an alternative off amazon.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    waste of money

    i had mine for 2 years !!! then it suddenly stopped working!!!! i was told by Apple genius bar to buy another one !!!!!

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing 'super' about it...

    I bought the superdrive as an essential piece of kit to accompany my Macbook pro (2015 model) as it did not have a built-in drive. The main reason I decided to pay the premium, the best part of £80, was the fact it was an Apple product - a brand I was familiar with and so far had not let me down. Unfortunately this drive is very temperamental, sometimes I have to load a CD into the drive multiple times before it works at all. Sometimes it takes 2 hours to import a single CD and even this is not done correctly as only 30 seconds of the CD gets imported.

    Apple has moved away from built-in drives and my Macbook pro is amazing. However as apple moves away from USB slots ect., and we have to buy these add ons I expect them to at least work. My confidence in the brand and the products has been severely knocked and its hard to to feel cheated out of so much money.

    I was lured in by the brand and the attractive design but thats all this have to offer, my advice would be to buy a cheaper drive that actually works and spend the rest of the money saved on more CD's!

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Super

    Bought this as i have a lot of CD's.Its so slow and after 3 days of using it it has spat out as many CD's as i have ripped. It gets near to the the end of ripping a CD and gives up and spits it out. Very disappointed looking to get another cheaper make.

    30 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish!!!

    Used first time / on 3-rd CD , it is stuck - tried everything - nothing helps - Proper JUNK!

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unfortunately the star system doesn't go low enough for this rubbish drive

    I bought the superdrive for my macbook pro retina, it reads ok but it will not work in iTunes burning discs. I had to use a ten year old external drive which worked perfectly fine. I'm looking forward to hearing what the tech guys say when i take it back.

    47 of 52 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.

    29 of 30 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.

    19 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully engineered

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

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apart from the operating speed, perfect.

    It performs slower than a built-in Superdrive, but it definitely delivers. It looks great next to my 2015 Macbook Pro 13" and it is by far the best optical drive that will read and write both CD's and DVD's. I expected the integration to be flawless as Apple products tend to be, and I was not disappointed. One question I had about it that no-one seemed to answer was 'Will it work when tilted?'. The answer is yes. I tilted the Superdrive up to 90 degrees in all directions and it still worked perfectly without damaging the disc inside. I recommend it to any Apple product user looking for a optical drive.

    13 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?

    32 of 39 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.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB Superdrive is a piece of junk

    Apple should stop making this - unreliable and seriously overpriced for what it is. Unrepresentative and damaging to the Apple brand. I regret buying it.

    55 of 63 people found this useful