• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So Far So Good...

    • Written by LaToya M from Moraine

    I admit I was VERY hesitant to purchase this SuperDrive because of reviews left by other customers. I have a MacBook Air 11 inch refurbished that was given to me as a gift over Christmas so I could download my Creative Suite software. But of course my Mac Air does not have a disc drive which is the main reason I bought this. However, unlike many others here, I purchased my SuperDrive through my employer with a 3rd party. When it arrived it looked like it was shipped directly from Apple, brand new wrapping/packaging undisturbed. I've had the SuperDrive for about month now and I don't use it much. I'm happy to report I downloaded my Creative Suite successfully and I was able to burn an audio disc for my car (I don't have an interest in burning any DVDs because I use streaming services). I don't find it to be too noisy or too slow, so far I am pleased. Again, I've only used it a few times. I do wish there was an eject button on the actual device, I'm concerned about it getting stuck since I've seen others have that issue *knocks on wood*. If anything changes, I will definitely be back with an update, hope this review helps.

    33 of 35 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy USB Super Drive

    • Written by Andrew W from Dunstable

    We purchased it to go with the look of the rest of the Mac but it didn't live up to the apple name. save your money and buy something else. you'll just have to live with a drive that doesn't match until Apple see this blind spot of a product.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by duncan R from williton

    Despite all the poor reviews I read on this page I still looked round - Currys reviews, John Lewis reviews - and bit the bullet buying one. Superb, typical of what we expect from Apple. Yes its expensive you can buy something cheaper but this does what it says on the "Tin"
    If you've had a problem bet it's not Apple's fault.

    21 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Connectivity to MacAir

    • Written by Max T from Auckland

    I used a USB C adapter that had 3 ports (USB / HDMI / lightning) and the SuperDrive stayed dead.
    I switched to a connecter that had just USB C to USB and it all worked fine.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SuperDudDrive does not work on 2017 MacBook Pro

    • Written by John R from Austin

    I used this a few time with 2011 & 2014 MacBook Pros which had traditional USB ports, but when trying to use it through a USB-C adapter on my new 2017 MacBook Pro I get a message that the USB drive needs power...it's supposed to be powered through the USB connection and there is no other power source.

    I connected a ThinkPad USB DVD drive to my MacBook Pro the same way and it worked fine.

    43 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Junk

    • Written by Jennifer P from Old Bridge

    Don't bother buying this. It's complete junk. I can't even get my MacBook to read that it's connected. I come to find out that it's because you cannot use a USB connector - it needs to be directly connected to a USB port on the computer. Well, that would be great if the MacBook actually had a USB port. Piece of junk - don't waste your money!

    56 of 60 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Truly the worst product ever made by Apple

    • Written by Matt O from Vancouver

    Tim Cook and the rest of the executive team should be deeply ashamed to have a product this awful attached to their name. Shame, shame, shame.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Load of rubbish don't waste your money

    • Written by Diane B from Bradford

    Can not eject the cd . Eventually i got it to show up in finder and then went to file and then press eject . The Cd icon just disappears from the desk top and nothing happens . Also tried command and e and nothing happens i will give this -10 out of 10 rubbish rubbish rubbish

    46 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    useless rubbish!

    • Written by Ian W from St leonards

    slow and too painful to load photos to view - find another drive to use - this is not fit for purpose

    28 of 32 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One Star because no option for zero stars

    • Written by Craig P from Beaufort

    The product simply does not work, period. Multiple, commercial, CDs were put in the unit and each time the unit whirs for 30 or so seconds and ejects the disk. When I brought this to an Apple Clerk at the Charleston SC Apple Store, to pay for it, he asked me if it was a return----that should have warned me off. Why did new computers stop having built in CD/ROM drives anyway........ Avoid.

    61 of 64 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish USB Superdrive

    • Written by Tom B from Northampton

    This item has been used twice. The second and last time (about 5 minutes ago) the disc got stuck. So a useless piece of hardware for an expensive cost and a lost disc, which contained a Digital Image Suite. No buttons to eject only an intermittent whirr. I have owned over a year therefore outside of the warranty period and probably no come backs on Apple unless I turn up at one of the posh shops and remove the disc with a hammer and chisel in front of the customers.
    Do not buy this product

    58 of 62 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow is all I can say.

    • Written by Jarrod C from Huntsville

    I love apple ...but wow, just Wow. I'm speechless.

    47 of 58 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Tony S from Hayling Island

    Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't . When it does its ridiculously slow. Don't buy it. Cant give it no stars but I would if I could.

    35 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Run away. Seriously.

    • Written by Steven H from Athens

    This may be the first one-star review I've ever written, and I should have listened to all the other one-star reviews for the SuperDrive. This drive is incredibly unreliable, failing to read CDs that are no problem on other drives. There is no mechanical eject, and I now have a CD stuck inside with no way to retrieve it. Go with a non-Apple solution. The SuperDrive is far below the typically high quality of Apple products; don't fool yourself into thinking that if it comes from Apple it must be good. I cannot imagine how Apple is comfortable shipping a product that is so flawed.

    55 of 57 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless piece of...

    • Written by David H from Woodbridge

    Bought a new iMac in October 2017; Apple no longer includes an internal CD-ROM drive so I ended up with this. BIG mistake. I'm now on my second one (not allowed to actually RETURN it, only exchange) and I'm beyond tired of it spitting out almost half the discs I put in it. It gets about 2/3 through a disc, spits it out and quits, yet iTunes thinks the CD is still in the drive. Doesn't matter what record label the disc came from... Sony, Universal, Warner... this drive hates 'em all. If I could afford to throw this thing away and buy something else, I would.

    40 of 42 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by Ed W from Fort Thomas

    I bought this in 2013 and have used it continuously ever since. Never had the slightest problem with it, so I don't understand the negative reviews here. I haven't been gentle with it either. It gets bounced around in suitcases and briefcases all the time.

    25 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only bad apple product

    • Written by Angeline T from San Jose

    Brand new, never played a single CD. I tried every CD in my collection and rejected most of them, some got stuck insid. Worst product ever

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB SuperDrive a Piece of

    • Written by Eric H from Richmond

    I purchased a 27" mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 in 2016, about 18 months ago. I quickly realized I would need the USB superdrive to listen to CD's and burn them. I only started to burn CD's in the past month and it worked once. Now it does not work! Nor can I eject the CD I was about to burn.

    Already I have had to replace the harddrive about 14 months after I purchased the computer (one year warranty expired), and now this piece of junk stopped working. I am sure I have used it six times listening to CD's and this was the second attempt at burning a CD. Mac quality has gone down the toilet. I have a second hand Macbook which continues to work after I've used it for ten years, but the new stuff...I am not impressed!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Faith M from Springfield

    I am cannot figure out the bad reviews either! It saved my life...I am a paralegal stuck in a windows world. And thankfully found this little piece of heaven and now do need to convert from my macbook pro to a windows laptop. Which for a total mac person would have been rough.

    I have had no problems burning pdfs etc.

    Even bought a magic mouse to go along.

    16 of 20 people found this useful