• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Must do better !

    • Written by John from Horley

    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 !

    64 of 69 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple SuperDrive not compatible with HyperDrive

    • Written by Angela T from Benton

    So I love Mac and Apple products. Went and bought a new MacBook Pro two days ago when my "vintage" MacBook Pro expired. Super excited. Bought a HyperDrive and a SuperDrive. THEY AREN'T COMPATIBLE. So now I get to go back and purchase an Apple USB C adapter just for my SuperDrive. I didn't discover this out until after I'd spent an hour and a half searching forums and support. Found the info on the HyperDrive support site. This info really should be included on the SuperDrive support site, where it can be EASILY found. I do still love my Mac, even though we are having a "tiff" at the moment.

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Here's A Comprehensive Review

    • Written by Steve V from San Diego

    I only purchased this Superdrive to be able to burn discs faster in El Capitan and later OS's on my 2012 Mac Mini (For some reason, third party CD burners burn at 4x or slower in Mac 10.11 and later). Functionally it works fine for me, just beware of a few things before you buy it...
    1. The USB cable is less than a foot long so you will need an extender if you want it to be longer than 1 foot away from your computer.
    2. It doesn't burn slower than 10x. For those who want to burn redbook CD masters, you might want to try a slower burning alternative
    3. It doesn't work on USB2 Macs (at least not my Mac Pro Cheese grater) but it works fine on my USB3 Mac.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What about power?

    • Written by Glenn E from La Mirada

    Drive does NOT work on a brand new USB 3 hub. Didn't work on my older USB 3.0 powered hub either.
    It must be plugged directly into your Mac (or, oddly, into one of he USB ports on the back of your Cinema monitor. (me and the 12 other people who still have one).

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the Best Apple Product

    • Written by Niloufar S from Greeley

    I recently purchased this USB Drive, and I have to say that it is not the best. My CDs keep getting ejected in the middle of playing/importing time after time. When it works, it works great, but it doesn't work all the time. It's pretty much a coin toss and can be very frustrating at times. One thing that has helped me with this issue is to wait for about 30 minutes after inserting the disc into the drive to play the disc. This doesn't make much sense, but this way my CDs are much less likely to be ejected while playing.

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB SuperDrive

    • Written by Jace J from Second Mesa

    This device works great for a while, but for some unknown reason be it my computer or the software being used, this device works great with DVD Player when playing movies but does not work when importing CDs with iTunes. So overall I say a solid 3.5 stars.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's ok...

    • Written by Christian G from Garden Grove

    It does what it's intended to do, but I just HATE how noisy it is.

    16 of 23 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Design Issue

    • Written by Mick T from PYRMONT

    I bought mine today... worked first time, but I was immediately 'struck' by the inbuilt USB cable?... I've had Apple products for a while, and one thing they have a VERY BAD reputation for, is their atrocious cable$... So having a 'fixed' USB cable at the back, doesn't fill me with confidence for the future.. I fear it will be the first thing to go... and once it does?.... No more super drive?....

    Completely flabbergasted by such a design floor....

    And of course, no indication of that on the box! It wasn't like I could have found this fact out 'easily' before the purchase?... Instead of being able to 'chuck' this thing in my bag, I will now need to be constantly thinking, "once that USB cable goes, that's it!! You're screwed"..... "that will be another 129 bucks please!!".... AUD $.... "please come again...".

    3 of 4 people found this useful