• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works As It Should

    • Written by Larry T D from Lake Wales

    I was reluctant to purchase this drive after all the bad reviews, however I'm happy to have ignored them. Had it for three months or so and it operates perfectly. I've burned both CDs and DVDs flawlessly..never a problem. I do admit to using name brand disks..never bothered with the discount stuff. Also never experienced an ejection problems as so many complained. I use the keyboard ejection key as well as 'command e'. Also I've dragged the desktop disk image to 'trash'. Neither method has ever failed..not once. No problems and if forced to have a USB drive sitting on my desk, I want it to at least match my equipment...this one looks great as do most Apple products. Oh yeah..playing prerecorded disk, movies,etc. is also perfect.

    42 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing the most important thing

    • Written by Jonathan T from Boca Raton

    So, I just purchased the brand new 2017 MBPro 15" and asked for the Mouse and Optical Drive. Thought, this is so exciting and I cannot wait to get home to use it. Guess what.... it is a USB2.1 cable and not the USB-C so it is unable to be used without now having to go buy an adapter. There should have been an updated version for this product when the new USB-C MacBooks came out.

    52 of 65 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Slow and Outdated

    • Written by Henry M from Porth

    This is very slow and outdated for an Apple product. It is also not possible to eject a disk without going into the laptop software. All in all it is like a piece of Microsoft piece of junk

    49 of 55 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Shalisa H from Tacoma

    Bought a SuperDrive today, popped in a brand new CD and the entire time the CD was in it sounded like it was being tossed around. It rattled so loud I could barely concentrate on what I was doing. To make matters worse, I went to eject the CD and that almost turned into a failed mission. The CD kept rattling around and since there is no direct way to remove the CD except to "eject" it using the option on your actual computer, I almost couldn't get it out because my Macbook would not eject the CD while it continuously spun around for no reason at all (the CD was no longer in actual use). I finally was able to "force" it to stop spinning and eject the CD. I now understand why Apple does not automatically add CD drives to their computers... the quality of their computers would tank. Taking this thing right back to Apple first thing in the morning and getting a different brand. Gave it two starts simply because I was able to retrieve the information from the CD that I was needing and because of the ease of set up and overall use.

    51 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works

    • Written by Victoria J from Memphis

    I'm not sure why there's a lot of bad reviews on this product, but I've had mine for almost 4 years and it works like a dream. I haven't had any problems with this device and it's worth the money.

    48 of 53 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute piece of junk

    • Written by anthony F from NEWPORT

    The CD drive on the 486SX I purchased in the late 90s worked flawlessly - opened every time. Yet Apple is struggling with this concept. Like all Apple products that do away with useful features like an eject "button" in the name of styling, this product will fast become a paperweight - an expensive one. Time after time DVDs would jam in this thing would require all sorts of reboots and even command lines in terminal to get the disc out. Finally, it just wouldn't respond to anything and that was the end of the product. And don't think there is any way you can simply prize it open with a knife etc - no no no, its only resting place has to be the bin.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Tyrone L from Heywood

    really fast and super quiet. after a Samsung one failing me over and over again I got this and had no problems at all I love it and think it looks great with my MacBook Pro

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why all the hate

    • Written by John A from Portlan

    I've had the Superdrive for like 3 years. I've never had a problem with it. It works exactly as I hoped it would.

    35 of 41 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues in 3 years!

    • Written by Jason L from Prince George

    I’ve been using the same SuperDrive since Fall of 2014 and it works perfectly as expected every time I go to use it. Granted, I only use it once every three months for about 30 minutes to rip CDs and transfer data from DVDs otherwise it sits dormant, disconnected from my computer but I would highly recommend this product. Absolutely no issues whatsoever and very dependable!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    External Drive

    • Written by Edward M from Albuquerque

    Not good. It eats your discs. Not sure what you should buy to replace, but don't buy this.

    45 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Superdrive

    • Written by kevin T from Sale

    I bought this 18 months ago with my MacBook Pro Retina and used it to make several DVD's of a family wedding. Come to use it again last week and there was nothing. No recognition on the desktop but it was powered up as you could hear the drive start and see a red light inside the slot. Time to call an Apple expert on the timed phone call service. Bottom line was the hard drive had gone...Superdrive has only done 5 DVD's. What really made me annoyed was the technician told me the drive has broken because it's not been powered up on a regular basis. So Apple have made a product to self destruct if you do not power it up every couple of weeks......I am totally stunned and disgusted.

    59 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works for me!

    • Written by Sheila K from Saint Maries

    In spite of some of the bad reviews, I wanted to give the Super Drive a try. I received it on a Monday afternoon and by Thursday afternoon I had successfully ripped 201 CD's. The ONLY issue I had was that it balked at trying to eject a CD with a paper label on it. I was wary of ripping it in the first place, but it worked. I would not use labeled discs in it in the future. I am thrilled that I was able to rip my whole collection so quickly and easily. I have also been able to burn CD's with no problems. I hope it continues to work as well for me.

    41 of 46 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well. No Problems Here.

    • Written by Ivelys V from Spring

    I received a CD with files on it that I needed to review for work, so I went out and got the USB Superdrive. I saw that it did not have the best reviews, but for me it works just fine. Of course, all I really use it for is to review files. I eject the CD when Im done and I also disconnect it when I am not using it. There are much cheaper options out there, but I wanted to stick with Apple. I give it 4 stars because I think that by now the price on these should be no more than maybe $50.00

    32 of 35 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product but over priced

    • Written by Ramon M from Senglea

    Great product. I use it occasionally for the limited number of times that a CD or DVD is required nowadays. It is overpriced, as it is just another cd/dvd reader/writer but with a flashy Apple look.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    OK for playback

    • Written by Clyde S from Delmar

    I only use my drive for movie playback and it works fine

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sure wish I'd read the reviews

    • Written by Linda T from Anacortes

    What a stupidly designed piece of technology. No mechanical way to eject the disk, so if it gets stuck in a loop, which happens often, I can't eject from the laptop and can't eject mechanically. I have spent a LOT of time dinking around with this thing. I hate that I'm stuck with this because my Apple laptop doesn't have a DVD drive. NOT customer friendly.

    54 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Outdated.... only has old USB connector

    • Written by Cathryn C from Rochford

    Bought this to use with my new Mac - which only has USB-c ports. the 'Super'Drive is not 'super' - it has an old style USB connector and needs an adapter to use it with the new Mac. If you try to use it with a hub it doesn't power through it and won't work, so I now need another, USB-c to USB adaptor. Come on Apple - surely if you think USB-c is the future, shouldn't your accessories have the same connector? Waste of money.

    61 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Allen G from Schertz

    I bought two of these... they both ate two different dvd's and broke on me.... Can we see an unvailing of a new and better design of this at the keynote??? Because these are the worst...

    60 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Win M from Surrey

    Would skip when copying sound cd's to my imac, missing many songs. Wouldn't copy or even recognize photo back up cd's, home-made and kodak from pro shop. Difficulty in ejecting some cd's. little help on-line.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame on you

    • Written by Ioannis M from Thessaloniki

    I have had enough with this piece of garbage. Honestly it has been a pain in the @ss trying to make the superdrive work with my macbook pro (late 2011). Its unbelievable the fact that Apple sells something that is not fully compatible with its own products.
    I have lost so much time trying to make it work, using advice from google, using terminal etc and stupid commands like sudo plist and sudo nvram boot-args="mbasd=1" . This should not be so complicated. Shame on you

    60 of 65 people found this useful