• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by DIDIER MBIDI K from London

    The problem with this is that its slow, the dvd's don't play correctly & I've only had it for a couple months and it is already broken! I've wasted my money, and now the superdrive is going in the bin. YOU WILL NOT BE RECEIVING MY MONEY AGAIN!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just didn’t work!

    • Written by Charles G from Hook

    This product has accumulated a large number of negative reviews online, mostly because the drive won’t read the CD/DVD and just spits it out. The staff member in my local store persuaded me that their own SuperDrive had performed faultlessly and that I shouldn’t pay too much attention to reviews. So I put my faith in the Apple brand and went ahead with the purchase.

    Once unpacked at home, the drive looked good and felt substantially made. The only problem was that it wouldn’t read discs - I tried several CDs and DVDs and, after a few seconds of churning inside the drive, each was unceremoniously ejected. I returned the drive for a full refund and bought myself an LG equivalent which cost one third of the price and worked perfectly.

    Such a shame as aesthetically the Apple product was streets ahead - it just didn’t work!

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It works 1 percent of the time

    • Written by Emma R from Toronto

    Trying to get a disc to eject can take up to 20 minutes. It rarely works. Awful.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not up to Apple standard

    • Written by Brittany W from El Paso

    I have many Apple products and this is by far the biggest disappointment. I haven’t owned it for that long (I still have the box) and it ate my dvd and quit working. It was making the worst sounds. It was grinding and clicking like crazy. I finally was able to get my DVD out. I called support and they had me put the DVD back in and now it is stuck for good. The worst part is that their only solution was for them to send me a new one and me ship mine back. That would seem like a great plan, but they wanted to charge me the full price of the new one. So essentially I would be purchasing a new product knowing how bad it was. I politely declined and I urge you to do the same. If you read the reviews, trust them. Stay away from this product. You will only regret it if you don’t.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great 4 years later.

    • Written by Andrew A from HUBBARDSTON

    Got mine when I initially purchased my Mid-2015 MBP, and it still works great. Not sure what people are having trouble with, I have never had any issue. You burn stuff, then eject the disk, or go to disk utility and hit eject.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple DVD Drive - GREAT PRODUCT

    • Written by Michael L from LA MESA

    I have read the reviews and decided to buy this unit anyway. I have used it for over two years and NEVER has it failed me. I love this drive. I play video disks and I read disks and I burn disks. - never a coster or an inability to use it successfully. GREAT PURCHASE!!!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    • Written by Greg L from Littleton

    I almost didn’t buy because of all the bad reviews. But after chatting with an apple representative and learning this is the only external cd drive option,I decided to buy it despite all the terrible reviews. Glad I did- I’m not a tech guy, but this was as easy as could be to use. Just insert the cd, follow the prompts on the screen, then select the button on the screen to eject. No problems whatsoever, no idea what all the bad reviews are about, a bit expensive yes, but not out of line compared to any Apple products. Great buy!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB SuperDrive

    • Written by Charles N from Salida

    Despite nearly being frightened away by the plethora of bad reviews, I bought the unit. Hey, it's an Apple. In 15 years all I've bought is Apple and I have yet to regret doing so. My instincts told me if it was a piece of ****, Apple would not have left it on the market. Long story short: I bought it, it got here when it was promised, I plugged it in and it works fine. Apple... your politics gag me, but your gear is top notch.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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.

    8 of 8 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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...

    2 of 3 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.

    2 of 3 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

    8 of 8 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.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Anonymous

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

    9 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Anonymous

    Cool USB

    6 of 19 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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful