• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute piece of junk

    The CD drive on the 486SX I purchased in the late 90s worked flawlessly - opened every time. Yet Apple is struggling with this concept. Like all Apple products that do away with useful features like an eject "button" in the name of styling, this product will fast become a paperweight - an expensive one. Time after time DVDs would jam in this thing would require all sorts of reboots and even command lines in terminal to get the disc out. Finally, it just wouldn't respond to anything and that was the end of the product. And don't think there is any way you can simply prize it open with a knife etc - no no no, its only resting place has to be the bin.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    really fast and super quiet. after a Samsung one failing me over and over again I got this and had no problems at all I love it and think it looks great with my MacBook Pro

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why all the hate

    I've had the Superdrive for like 3 years. I've never had a problem with it. It works exactly as I hoped it would.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No issues in 3 years!

    I’ve been using the same SuperDrive since Fall of 2014 and it works perfectly as expected every time I go to use it. Granted, I only use it once every three months for about 30 minutes to rip CDs and transfer data from DVDs otherwise it sits dormant, disconnected from my computer but I would highly recommend this product. Absolutely no issues whatsoever and very dependable!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    External Drive

    Not good. It eats your discs. Not sure what you should buy to replace, but don't buy this.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Superdrive

    I bought this 18 months ago with my MacBook Pro Retina and used it to make several DVD's of a family wedding. Come to use it again last week and there was nothing. No recognition on the desktop but it was powered up as you could hear the drive start and see a red light inside the slot. Time to call an Apple expert on the timed phone call service. Bottom line was the hard drive had gone...Superdrive has only done 5 DVD's. What really made me annoyed was the technician told me the drive has broken because it's not been powered up on a regular basis. So Apple have made a product to self destruct if you do not power it up every couple of weeks......I am totally stunned and disgusted.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works for me!

    In spite of some of the bad reviews, I wanted to give the Super Drive a try. I received it on a Monday afternoon and by Thursday afternoon I had successfully ripped 201 CD's. The ONLY issue I had was that it balked at trying to eject a CD with a paper label on it. I was wary of ripping it in the first place, but it worked. I would not use labeled discs in it in the future. I am thrilled that I was able to rip my whole collection so quickly and easily. I have also been able to burn CD's with no problems. I hope it continues to work as well for me.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Well. No Problems Here.

    I received a CD with files on it that I needed to review for work, so I went out and got the USB Superdrive. I saw that it did not have the best reviews, but for me it works just fine. Of course, all I really use it for is to review files. I eject the CD when Im done and I also disconnect it when I am not using it. There are much cheaper options out there, but I wanted to stick with Apple. I give it 4 stars because I think that by now the price on these should be no more than maybe $50.00

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product but over priced

    Great product. I use it occasionally for the limited number of times that a CD or DVD is required nowadays. It is overpriced, as it is just another cd/dvd reader/writer but with a flashy Apple look.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    OK for playback

    I only use my drive for movie playback and it works fine

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sure wish I'd read the reviews

    What a stupidly designed piece of technology. No mechanical way to eject the disk, so if it gets stuck in a loop, which happens often, I can't eject from the laptop and can't eject mechanically. I have spent a LOT of time dinking around with this thing. I hate that I'm stuck with this because my Apple laptop doesn't have a DVD drive. NOT customer friendly.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Outdated.... only has old USB connector

    Bought this to use with my new Mac - which only has USB-c ports. the 'Super'Drive is not 'super' - it has an old style USB connector and needs an adapter to use it with the new Mac. If you try to use it with a hub it doesn't power through it and won't work, so I now need another, USB-c to USB adaptor. Come on Apple - surely if you think USB-c is the future, shouldn't your accessories have the same connector? Waste of money.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I bought two of these... they both ate two different dvd's and broke on me.... Can we see an unvailing of a new and better design of this at the keynote??? Because these are the worst...

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Would skip when copying sound cd's to my imac, missing many songs. Wouldn't copy or even recognize photo back up cd's, home-made and kodak from pro shop. Difficulty in ejecting some cd's. little help on-line.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Shame on you

    I have had enough with this piece of garbage. Honestly it has been a pain in the @ss trying to make the superdrive work with my macbook pro (late 2011). Its unbelievable the fact that Apple sells something that is not fully compatible with its own products.
    I have lost so much time trying to make it work, using advice from google, using terminal etc and stupid commands like sudo plist and sudo nvram boot-args="mbasd=1" . This should not be so complicated. Shame on you

    36 of 39 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great!

    I purchased my Superdrive when i bought my MacBook Pro back in January. I've imported most of my CD's with it and they've all come out sounding perfectly. It's compact and I can bring it with me anywhere I go. I would recommend it if you need an optical drive for your Mac or MacBook.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dog Carp

    It worked a few times, then it started to need four or five disks to get one to work. Then it failed completely - it will fail to verify all disks. Don't buy it.

    46 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Drive

    I went for this drive because it matches the aesthetics of my other apple products. I've had it for about 4 years and have only had one problem, admittedly it was probably my fault for putting a disk in there that was in less than stellar shape. Overall flawless AND pretty. I've imported over 100cds with this thing and it's still going. I only wish it was a bit faster.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems here

    I purchased the Apple USB SuperDrive despite the less than enthusiastic endorsement of some users.

    To date, I've experienced no problems with it whatsoever while playing movies (which is my main purpose for buying it). Quite literally, plug and play without drama or poor performance. Recommend if you need for play back. For more advanced usage, read other reviews to get a better idea.

    24 of 27 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Was worried after reading the reviews but over the last 2 days I've watched a movie, downloaded 6 photo back-up cds and imported about 45 music cds with not a single issue. Complaints about no eject button is easily accomplished using the eject button on my keyboard or the onscreen eject. I am happy!

    26 of 26 people found this useful