• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple usb SuperDrive

    • Written by David D from Midhurst

    Having read the reviews and forked out £79 I was nervous.....but hey I have just transferred my entire cd collection over two hundred discs onto my MacBook Pro without the slightest glitch.......it’s expensive but really excellent .....

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple SuperDrive

    • Written by Brian U from El Dorado Hills

    I was a little leery after all the negative reviews but found the drive performed well. An eject button should be added to rate it five stars. The drive did fail to eject discs when the keyboard command was used on several occasions, but the HELP instructions to restart and hold the mouse button down always ejected the disc during startup.Apple should work on getting the EJECT function to work on command.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow and unreliable

    • Written by Robert P from Penrith

    I've had this for a couple of years, and I have several occasions where it wouldn't read the whole of an audio CD. The local Apple store tried other ones from stock with the same result, yet the CDs read fine on my 14 year old Apacer Disk Steno. It is also disappointingly slow. Expensive, waste of money.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

    • Written by Robert V from Curdworth

    I expect Apple to be the best. I bought this product 3 years ago and now conclude that there are much better options. It looks like an Apple product - smart and sleek - but it doesn't work to my expectations. It is very sensitive to the slightest mark on a disc. It refuses to download - and hangs so that the only way to eject is to switch off and restart the drive. It also does the same on play. No amount of cleaning makes any difference. These same discs play well on my other independent equipment (Hifi,DVD/BluRay) drives. When it does work it is ok. Note that it also doesn't do BluRay video.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super pleased!

    • Written by Gail F from Leicester

    Brought this yesterday, already had the adapter necessary to link up to USB-C. No problems, uploaded 25 CDs straight to iTunes. Okay, expensive I suppose but if it works, I don't mind!

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extraordinarily inconsistent and useless

    • Written by Willie B from Fort Myers

    This is one of the worst Apple products I've ever owned. About half of the time when you try to eject a disc, the machine thinks it's ejected, but it's not. Force eject doesn't even work, and there's no physical way on the drive to eject. The only solution I've found is to restart the whole computer; then the disc becomes visible again. On top of all that, why on earth is Apple making a drive that doesn't read blu ray in 2018?

    45 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by RHETT J from Norman

    Worked for a while, maybe 6 uses. Now just spins and won't eject a disk. iMac and MacBook Air only recognize it intermittently but still won't eject disk for first 30 or so attempts... Apple fail.

    41 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect!

    • Written by Calin V from Kassandria

    Works perfectly.I just boght it and works flawless.I recomend it!

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works like a charm here

    • Written by Saro V from Amsterdam

    just burned my first dvd. I was afraid it wouldn't work due to the negative reviews but this one is fine. also ejects the cd

    17 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple super drive not up to par

    • Written by Sutikare O from Baltimore

    Not really pleased with this device. It worked for a while (not the fastest, but it did work) final straw, was when I was totally unable to eject a dvd from inside of it. Paid a serviceman to extract it, after all my attempts failed. He got the DVD out and then told me that it probably was not going to be reliable anymore. Very disappointed; it was an expensive expenditure and the results were not up to what I paid for it.

    36 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Lisa F from St. Catharines

    I've kept this item in its original box since I bought it in 2015. It's in perfect condition. It was fine for a while. Over the last year it now decides to spit out CDs mid import and its almost impossible to make it work properly now. Don't buy this.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Brandy L from Pembroke

    Piece of trash. Burned 1 disc and its got a dvd stuck!!!!

    49 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    • Written by Arthur A from Albuquerque

    Unable to get my USB Superdrive to work. My iMac doesn’t show that it recognizes it, and it just reads my discs and ejects them, whereas my MacBookPro, and my Windows laptop have no problems with any of my disks

    51 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's awesome

    • Written by Koen L from Dublin

    I use this with my Windows computer, and it works great! I just installed the bootcamp ODD driver from Apple, and I can read and write onto discs. Would highly recommend

    20 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Kathy P from Tryon

    I'm having all of the problems other people mention. It used to be I could insert a CD and the music would automatically download to iTunes. And this is MY CD. I'm not hijacking anyone's music. It's downloading the disk but going to a file called Delicious Library 3, but I can't play music from there. I've also had many problems trying to burn disks. So, where can I find a player that will work? This is not it!

    52 of 56 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very expensive frisbee

    • Written by Kevin L from London

    Probably the worst Apple product I have ever bought.

    Endless problems of disks not being read. Spinning round and round and round and round and round for ages and ages. Then the disks get stuck in the thing and you are like "Oh my" how do I get it out. Do you bang it, open it up, try talking nicely to it....that didn't work.

    And NO you can't eject it the usual ways because OSX doesn't recognise that there is even an external DVD drive attached. After hunting the interwebs I found the solution. You have to use the terminal with this command "drutil eject external" Seriously why would you make a product like this!!

    Avoid this like the plague. There are plenty of better and more advanced alternatives out there for a fraction of the price!

    It doesn't even deserve one star.

    45 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The "Super Drive" A1379 is a dud!

    • Written by Hiram H from Hixson

    I guess I had too much confidence in the Apple reputation. This is an overpriced piece of junk. It simply is not reliable and will not burn a DVD of like kind, that has been copied many times by my old reliable MacBookPro with the internal drive. Never again!!

    56 of 65 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes up closet space

    • Written by Julie R from Cloverdale

    Brand new out of the box and never got to use it. It’s never functioned ever. :(

    41 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by Nate W from Coopersburg

    I have burned about 20 dvd's with my Superdrive, and have not had any problems. Everything has stayed in place and hasen't moved since I got it.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Dane P from Little Elm

    Had a few uses out of this and I would've given it a better rating for how well it burns discs and functions as a Super Drive. However, I recently had an issue with a disc not being able to eject and I tried all the normal things I read online and finally had to OPEN it up and get the disc out. Upon inspection, it looks like a piece has been bent somehow (from sitting on my desk and not being moved) and now is the culprit for discs being stuck, but also scratching the C R A P out of it on insertion and ejection. Would not buy again.

    47 of 52 people found this useful