• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Trash

    • Written by Mary-Patricia A from Bradenton

    I loved reading the review about those not being "tech savvy" having trouble with this drive. I'm tech savvy and this device was a waste of my hard earned cash. I used device 3 times; that's it before it stopped working.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited at best

    • Written by Marlyn A from Newport News

    The device itself functions well, but how ridiculous it is that for my Macbook with USB-C interface I cannot charge the computer and watch a movie using the SuperDrive because it only works when connected with the Apple USB-C to UBS adapter. Too limited, is a joke! Does not seems to be worth the money.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DOESN'T WORK

    • Written by Charmaine L from Mississauga

    Out of the box, it doesnt even read my DVD.. says the drive is -1 region and my discs are 1.. nowhere to fix it.. -1 doesnt even exist! .. tried 2 more dvds, same thing.. Apple chat was useless.. thanks for wasting my time Apple..

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $80 down the drain

    • Written by Katherine R from Laurel

    Says it is compatible with new MacBook Pro models with adapter, but when I try to connect a brand new superdrive to a brand new MacBook Pro using a USB to USB-c adapter, I get a message to plug the drive directly into a USB port that does not exist on this machine. Thanks a lot, Apple. Looks like another $80 Apple tax from this perspective.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product !

    • Written by John J from Southampton

    This product is exactly what I expected. I have been very pleased.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SUPER bad

    • Written by Nikki N from Las Vegas

    So glad that I bought this wonderful cup holder...seriously...I bought something basically to watch movies, but careful, if you actually want to watch something from this century (like a Blu-Ray), sorry this won't work...so now I have an amazing computer, an amazing Disc collection and no way for them to come together with this, Apple's only drive...

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless Junk

    • Written by Josh L from Vinita

    These things are complete junk. The most recent one lasted less than 1 day. This is the last time I purchase one of these from Apple. Time to look elsewhere for a DVD player. Thanks Apple.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Recommend

    • Written by Connor L from Wolverhampton

    I have been through three USB superdrive units. When converting CDs to add them to my iTunes library, it would randomly spit out the CD and fail to read it (even discs with no marks or blemishes) then cause iTunes to crash. At first I thought it was my install of macOS and iTunes, so I did a full system reinstall, but the issue prevailed again after a few minutes of use. So it seems that not are there only software issues, it also damages discs by leaving a scratch near the centre hole, so be careful if you do buy this.

    I've now moved to an alternative brand external disc drive which is working perfectly and reading all discs.

    Unfortunately this product is very much 'form over function' - it looks great but it doesn't perform up to the users requirements.

    Final verdict: do not purchase

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Another one bites the dust.

    • Written by Michael M from SAN MARINO

    One Apple Hard Drive died.

    2 Time Capsules died.

    1 iMac 27" fusion drive died.

    None of them recoverable.

    The SuperDrive.

    Used a few times, always put it back in the box after use so that dust would not find its way in. And still, it died with absolute minimal use. Truly disgusted with the lack of quality from Tim Cook's version of Apple.

    Now I need to find another vendor that I can rely on with regards to a CD/ DVD drive, sorry, still have tons of storage on old discs, not like Tim Cook says begone SuperDrive and all my data is accessible elsewhere.

    23 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT

    • Written by Anonymous

    This is a good product to watch DVDs on your Mac.

    5 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT

    • Written by Winston T from Pasadena

    Cool USB

    4 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Total waste of money

    • Written by carl H from Wrexham

    Just bought new MacBook Pro, got the SuperDrive, all it did was just ejecting discs, I tried copying cds to iTunes and the drive would stop before completing, happened every-time I tried, I expected more from Apple. Don’t buy this product, you are just paying for the name no value or reasonable functionality from this product, shameful that Apple haven’t addressed the issues raised.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!

    • Written by Rebecca D from Liverpool

    I replaced my 2007 iMac with a 2017 - no built-in drive so I purchased the Superdrive. I plugged in the USB and inserted my music disc. It loaded up immediately and played beautifully. When I was finished, I clicked the eject icon on the screen in iTunes and it popped right out. Each time I've used it, this is exactly what happens. Perfect! I'm glad I didn't heed the bad reviews and gave it a shot.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and beautiful!

    • Written by Gregg A from Greenville

    I imported more 7,000 CDs into iTunes with my SuperDrive before it started having read errors. Over the years it was always fast and looked great next to my MacBook Pro!

    13 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Apple product

    • Written by Don Q from Dumfries

    The Apple USB superdrive is a waste of money. My MacPro does not even recognize the drive. Do not buy.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not working

    • Written by Jose C from Zurich

    Just bought the superdrive, and simply does not work, it keeps doing noise, trying to read and does not do anything at all. very disappointing for an Apple product that should be compatible. Now what do I do with this junk?

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Prime example of NOT getting what you paid for . DO NOT BUY.

    • Written by andrea W from Mississauga

    Traded to a new MacBook Pro Retina three years ago and bought the USB drive because...I was used to having one in my old Mac. Realized very quickly that I really did not need it. Drive lived quietly in its box, came out maybe 3-4 times.and went back into happy hibernation. Pulled it out of the box last week to read a medical CD. NOTHING. DUD. The Mac does not see it. When you plug it in, there is a very short interrupted hiccup and nothing. It will not take a CD. Useless paperweight. Just checked on line pricing for similar units - in the $35 range vs Apple's $95. Anyone who thinks they are getting regular Apple quality (along with the not insignificant cost) should revise their judgement and buy something generic that might actually work at a third of the price.I wish I could give this a no star rating.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfectly

    • Written by Michael W from Kansas City

    I will admit that I was a little skeptical when I read the reviews on this product. But for less that $80.00 I felt that I could always return it if it didn't meet my expectations.

    Since first plugging it in it has worked perfectly. I have tried all functions with no problems at all. I especially like that fact that when you eject a disc it is ejected out enough that you never have to put our fingers on the the surface of the disc to get ahold of it and pull it completely out.

    It is easily transportable and certainly does't take up much space.

    Very happy with my purchase.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap piece of junk

    • Written by Judy L from San Diego

    I have multiple Apple devices that I love dearly, but this external drive is unworthy of the Apple name. There are no external controls, such as an eject button. My DVDs get stuck in this thing and it can literally take hours of pressing eject on the DVD software controls and hoping that it will eventually come out. I've tested them in other machines to rule out disk issues, and the problem is definitely not my disks! One of these units died after only 16 months so I foolishly bought another and it's just as bad. For nearly $80 I expect a better piece of equipment. Apple, you should be ashamed of yourself for putting your name on this. I absolutely will not buy any more of these pieces of garbage!

    24 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a tech dummy

    • Written by Dewayne C from NASHUA

    I can see most of the reviews here are coming from people not familiar with tech. I'll make this short and sweet. I haven't purchased this drive but I am leaning more likely towards getting this drive. Most of the reviews here it seems are stemming from people's lack of understanding how Macs and tech ACTUALLY WORKS.

    The reason why the drive has no eject button is most likely because if you look on the Mac desktop you will see an icon for the drive. If you right-click with the Magic Mouse you will then see a contextual menu appear. Now here's where it gets complicated. Then drag the arrow of the Magic Mouse down the a title on the menu that says, "EJECT DISC." I know that's a radical concept. You can also open the icon of the hard-drive icon that says, "Macintosh HD" and you will also see off to the left listed in the window pane a list of folders and various other icons, including the Macintosh Icon and the name of any other portable devices you have attached.

    Bottom line. If you don't know enough about the tech you are using, then it is no one else's fault but your own. DO NOT go on a website for the company and rage against the machine because you are stuck in the Bronze Age. If you bought Apple products just because you want to come off looking "trendy" and you want to seem awesome for throwing a lot of money away, then you bought them for the wrong reason. All you did was come off looking like a stupid tool. That fact was only reinforced by your stupid reviews where you whined and cried like a child where you all but admitted you didn't know how to use your Mac.

    I know how to use Macs and have since I was fourteen. I know how to use Windows based pcs and have for years. I have been using tech since I was seven years old. I know how to custom build computers better and far less than what Best Buy gouges the sheeple for and make them work.

    I take that back. After reading these crybaby complaints. I DEFINITELY WILL be purchasing this drive. If I could post a picture, then I'd post of myself using this drive with a smile on my face.

    Learn2tech people.

    32 of 85 people found this useful