• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not comatable with latest MacBook Pro (even via an adaptor).

    • Written by Peter M from BRIDLINGTON

    Luckily I borrowed this from my son. As far as I know, he has not had any issues with it.
    It will not work with my 2018 MacBook Pro.
    I have an external TYPE-C MULTI-PORT USB adaptor (powered via the MacBook), I get a message along these lines "That the SuperDrive needs it's own power supply". It has no option for it's own power supply!
    So I then used an older external, with its own power supply USB adaptor (via the TYPE-C MULTI-PORT USB, for obvious reasons), I still get the same message.

    So it looks as though there is no chance of working with DVD's etc on the latest MacBooks.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Scam.

    • Written by Omar M from Manchester

    Unreliable, incompatible and way overpriced. Remove the logo and i would mistake it for some $2 gimmicky DVD drive. If the SuperDrive refuses to eject an important CD then god help you because Apple certainly will not or rather it cannot due to the design its flawed design.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works once or twice a year

    • Written by Robert H from Saint Paul

    Purchased my USB SuperDrive along with my MacBook Pro in 2013. It worked ok for the first two years then started failing to load or read. Success ratio is that it works about once in 30 to 40 times. Tried on a brand new iMac with no success. Right now, it's a square paper weight.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful - great example of how things get effed up when tech fails

    • Written by Dajana C from Irvine

    First thing I did after buying it was placing a CD inside it. It didn’t even manage tkread it. But the worst part is that the disc got stuck. You cannot eject it - there are no buttons. And mechanical force also isn’t an option because the slot is super thin. I saw many others having the same problem on the forums. The solutions offered don’t help . Nothing works. It wont get out. Awful product

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    • Written by Amandas I from Ashburton

    Had to force eject CDs most times I used this drive and then it stopped taking disks and would not eject the disk in it five days out of warranty. Do not recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!

    • Written by Liz A from Ottawa

    I have read many reviews saying this drive is no good. Hmm, I have had mine since January of 2015 and have ripped literally thousands of CDs and DVDs to my computer, not to mention burning a rather large number for the days I was still using CDs in my cars. I have never had a failure despite the fact I dropped this drive numerous times (I am rather clumsy at times!). Never has it produced a bad disc or failed to read a disc unless it was seriously geezed. I do not see why all the poor reviews. Perhaps your system is not up to snuff, or you are using cheap apps to rip and/or burn discs??? As the old saying goes... Corn goes in, corn comes out. Go home Apple haters. God bless!

    13 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product

    • Written by Tami H from Cypress

    My SuperDrive hasn't even been used that much since purchase, the last couple of nights I wanted to watch some brand new DVDs of educational videos and a miniseries that is available via downloading or streaming. The drive is not reading the discs and ejecting them. Ridiculous performance considering the number of times it's been used during my ownership of the device. This is the king of Apple DUDs. Does anyone know if there is a reliable third party compatible DVD player/burner?

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This drive needs a manual eject

    • Written by KATHARINE S from New York

    I am trying to access material archived on CDs/DVDs, and trying to get discs to eject is a feat. It's ridiculous how much time this takes. If the disc isn't reading correctly the software eject messages don't get through. Software only solutions are NOT adequate. It's a needless, avoidable problem. Please redesign and include a manual eject.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems so far

    • Written by Jonathan D from Chico

    I've had my Superdrive for a few weeks, and I will gladly change my review if I feel it warrants it. But I have not experienced several issues others are having. One of the common things I've seen in some reviews is the inability to get the disc out of the drive. I have a 2015 MacBook Pro, and the unit has worked flawlessly. I put in a disc and it reads it pretty fast, compared to a third party one I used previously which takes 20 seconds or more to start reading the disc. It opened up itunes very quickly upon reading the music disc.

    I eject the disc by highlighting it on the desktop and pushing the typical "Command-E" input. The disc ejects right away every time, within a second or two.

    I put in a DVD and it also started up very quickly and had no issues in watching the film.

    I haven't tried burning a disc yet, but I don't have any Mac software for doing that as my burning disc programs I prefer are PC only.


    Honestly, I'm wondering if people are just having bad luck with trying to use this on older Macs or just Macs that are running too slow because of issues brought on by the user. I don't intend to blame the user necessarily since every situation is different, but it's no out of the realm of possibility. Point is, this product seems to function at a high level of quality for me that I was hoping for from Apple. Just take it as one person's good fortune, I guess.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by Benjamin H from Watchet

    Appears to work. However, you move it whilst it is in use it makes horrible noises and stops working. Unfortunately it comes with a USB end and not a USB C. So after spending a fortune on the drive I need to spend another part of £20 just so I can content it to my Mac. I wish I done some more research and looked at other drives. I love my apple products however, this is a real disappointment.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well for me!

    • Written by Tom K from San Rafael

    I'm not certain why all the hate toward the Apple Superdrive; it works well for me! If you insert a CD it does, indeed, recognize the song and artist. The drive is fast, quiet and does what it needs to as far as CD and DVD importing and burning. I don't do fancy program, software stuff as that's not why I got the drive for my MacBook Air. I was tired of using my old HP with Microsoft simply to import movies and songs to my Mac. So the Apple Superdrive was the answer. It is pricy at $79 and I think Apple would do well for its consumers to sell it at $59. But if you want and need an external drive--get it.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work

    • Written by Steven C from Detroit

    The Superdrive doesn't show up in my finder anymore since I updated my Mac. I only used it once before I updated my Mac and the superdrive stopped working.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    buy one at walmart.

    • Written by Krystin L from Courtland

    this was ridiculously expensive for the little it does. It never recognizes anything, and my dvds have gotten stuck countless times and since (of course) it doesnt have an external eject button, it takes hours to get your computer to finally recognize the device in order to eject the dvd!

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do. Not. Buy.

    • Written by Brett H from Edmonton

    Simply amazing that with all the technological advances Apple has made, they can’t figure out a simple external drive to burn CDs.

    I’ve gone to all lengths to avoid buying this... but because it was the only one I knew that was readily available and compatible, I pulled the trigger.

    An absolute waste of money. Save yourself from this awful creation. 0/10, would not buy again.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the trouble

    • Written by michael B from chestnut hill cove

    I bought this device not once but TWICE and NEITHER one worked! Plug it in and .... nothing. Used another USB plug and... nothing. Read the instructions again. Very vague. Almost insulting. Nothing. Returned to store and repeat. Nothing. Got fed up and purchased a LG External CD/DVD Drive for $25. Apple accessories are the worst. They want to make their products proprietary so they can sell you more junk for more money and none of it works. QC has gone downhill. If it wasn't for the fact that I love my Macbook Pro and hate Windows, Apple would've lost me a long time ago.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 years so far, without issue

    • Written by James C from Philadelphia

    I bought a SuperDrive 2 laptops ago and it's still chugging along. Admittedly, it hasn't had heavy use, just burning DVDs now and then. Inexpensive for an Apple product, it's nice to have something that matches the aesthetics of most Macs. Works perfectly with the Apple USB C adapter on my new MBP 15.4.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best one !

    • Written by Matei A from Ploiesti

    Aluminium design and easy to use Apple product are making this SuperDrive to stand out in front of other plastic things ! Quality

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money. A lot of money!

    • Written by Ortiz I from Pueblo West

    So I purchased this Superdrive without looking for reviews prior to the purchase because Apple is usually a great product. I didn't
    want to use an off market brand drive with my iMac. However, this drive would not read the first 5 discs I inserted. Just made a lot of noice and nothing. The next 2 discs, noise and then ejected automatically. The last disc it said it was not compatible with the region 1 setting on the drive. I have to set the drive to another region. You only get 5 opportunities to do this before the drive doesn't allow any more changes. These are US purchased materials (printed in the USA). It should play. The drive doesn't tell me what region it thinks the disc is from, so I would have to use my allowed region selections, up to 5, to check each disc and see if it will play. Totally absurd. Apple really flopped on this one. Lesson learned tho, Apple is not as good as they were 10 years ago.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would not work

    • Written by RICHARD S from Mendham

    Plugged the new Superdrive in to my new iMac to see if I could get FCP to burn a DVD. Nothing. Tried then to have it read an existing DVD-nothing. Might be time to sell the Apple stock if this is the direction of quality control in a company I used to say I had complete faith in their products. I am going back to the Apple store to see about a refund.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB Superdrive Total Failure

    • Written by Stephen S from Great Yarmouth

    I bought this Apple USB Superdrive with my newly purchased Mac 3 years ago.
    Worked OK for that period of time bearing in mind I hardly used it!! Kept it safe in the box when not in use.
    Today my Mac would not recognise it on the Desktop. I went through all the relevant protocols to ensure it did. Next it would not accept any discs and has now totally broken down.I have read so many other unfortunate people have had similar issues with this product.
    Why Apple would endorse this poor quality item is beyond me.
    Today I ordered a OMorc Slim USB CD DVD Burner from Amazon at £16.99!! With very good reviews. Better than £70.00 for a new Apple Product that is probably a lesser quality item than what I am buying.
    Shame on you Apple!!

    19 of 19 people found this useful