• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    GARBAGE

    Won't copy certain brand new cds onto my newer Macbook Pro. Not all, but a good 10% of my collection. Often it will get hung up on the last few tracks for some reason. NEW unblemished factory cds, with nothing in common with each other. I didn't notice it right away, of course. But it misperforms pretty steadily and regularly. And it started after I'd only used it a few times. AND a quick Google tells me that I'm not alone.

    So, I actually have to haul out and plug in an ancient Macbook Pro with a built in drive when this happens. I mean. I wanted to trash this old Macbook but apparently Apple forgot how to make a CD/DVD drive so I'm stuck with this massive heavy 17" "CD Player" from 2010. Sad.

    41 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple SupperDrive

    I have just finished reading all the reviews and I'm just confused now, I have had a superdrive for over a year now and it has worked wonderful, but most of the reviews say its unreliable and bad.

    It is a wonderful Apple product and I'm buying another one soon. Keep up the awesome work Apple!

    23 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating and inadequate...

    Disregarding the other reviews on here, I pulled the trigger on this so-called "SuperDrive" in order to do what one does with optical drives. I realize that optical drives such as this are, for many, about as necessary as grandfather clocks, home/landline telephones, and rabbit ears on a television, but sometimes I venture away from my customary vinyl/record addiction and occasionally purchase CDs. Thus, I need a way to get those CDs to the digital nether-regions of my iMac.

    While this offering from Apple worked beautifully at first, and by "first" I mean during the first 48 hours, it began to completely fail to read CDs (CDs that were undamaged/unblemished). As if this is not frustrating enough, those CDs it did recognize/read, while actually "ripping" them to my iTunes library, it began to simply rip, for example, 9 or 10 out of the 11 tracks of an album. Again, the CDs themselves were not damaged, the tracks being skipped were not anything different than those which it did read/"rip," so this became even more frustrating of a process. Obviously such a "SuperDrive" defeats the purpose of having it, so back it went. Out came my aged LG portable player/writer which flawlessly and without hesitation ripped every CD with which it was confronted, including those rejected by the "SuperDrive," and it continues to perform wonderfully. Sorry Apple, this "SuperDrive" is a SuperDud.

    47 of 47 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This thing is so slow

    Just bought a MacBookPro late 2016 model which has no drives and no USB ports. But, this is the only external CD/DVD drive on offer. The rate at which I am copying some CDs into iTunes will take me until next year to get through the stack. Ugh.

    37 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superdrive

    I have had this hard drive for several years and works with my IMAC and my 2016 MacPro with out any trouble
    the only problem is having to buy an adapter for the MacBook Pro, but knew that when i borough the MacBook Pro

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    superdrive

    I purchased mine in 2011 and I have had no problems with it at all. I actually have it in my classroom and I am going to get another one for my house.

    16 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    apple superdrive

    the worst product I ever had this dismay second hard drive the first one broke after burning 3 dvd the second one lasted a little longer I was able to burn about 30 I had the same issue on my desktop i had to pay $168.00 to have it fixed dvd gets trapped inside drive

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB SuperDrive

    Used it 3 times and it no longer takes the CD! Worthless. Come on Apple, your products should be way better than your competitors!!! Fix this for your loyal product users!

    39 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    doesn't work

    have tried this device on every computer in the house and it many different types of discs and it doesn't read any of them.

    54 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Had mine for around 18mo, no problems.

    Works fine, no issues with reading/burning DVDs on my 15" MBP Retina. It definitely doesn't work well with cheap DVD blank media, has to use B-grade or higher. Can't use it with a hub, must be plugged in directly. Overall, a solid little box that does its job. Low review ratings are confusing as it's rated well elsewhere online.

    40 of 46 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't even last a year

    Bought it for my daughter to use with her MacBook Pro. Didn't even last a year.

    44 of 48 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Patience is a Virtue

    Because of the less-than-stellar reviews, I was wary about buying Apple's USB SuperDrive. But I own an iMac desktop, MacBook Pro laptop, iPhone 6, and several iPads and iPods. What other external drive would I buy?

    I had the same issue as many of the reviewers. The first disc I tried to insert, tax software, immediately popped back out. I tried a music CD and had the same result. I called Apple tech support and the problem was solved by shutting down, unplugging the power cord for 15 seconds, plugging the power cord back in and restarting. After that procedure, I successfully installed the tax software without issue, and I'm listening to a music CD as I write this review.

    I have always been a Mac person and while I'm disappointed a problem exists, I'm happy the problem was so easily solved. There is a definitely an issue with the drive that deserves a look from the engineers and designers, so I cannot give a 5-star rating. So far, it's working as expected, so I feel a 4-star rating is fair.

    50 of 54 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A very poor product by Apple.

    i have been an apple customer for many years, but this product is very bad, I do not reccomend this product save your money.

    39 of 50 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DUMB

    I finally gave up and bought a Samsung external DVD burner that ACTUALLY HAS AN EJECT BUTTON!!!!!!!!! And discs don't get trapped in it with no way to eject them. What a piece of garbage this Superdrive was. I can understand minimalistic and clean but Apple, really? C'mon. You put a disc in something, it's going to get stuck. Give me an eject button at least, don't make me use keyboard buttons and terminal commands that don't work 95% of the time. And this thing was SOOOOOOOOOOOO slow. The Samsung one rocks and is super quick. And I HATE all things Samsung. That's saying something.

    68 of 73 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't purchase - This drive is a dud!

    I own a LOT of Apple products - I'm a big supporter and I do all of my work on Apple products. We purchased this drive in 2016 and it has never worked! The disc DOES NOT mount, and the drive NEVER ejects the disc properly. Luckily we don't need to use many discs anymore but on the rare occasion i give it a try and it has NEVER worked! Im still an Apple user/supporter but this drive is a BIG disappointment.

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Won't eject

    Had this super drive for almost 3 years. The other day I wanted to import a cd to my library to download it to my iPod, everything went well until I tried to eject the cd. It wouldn't eject for nothing. I unplugged it plugged it back in still nothing, it would just make a whirring sound. Kept hitting the eject button no response finally out of options I just turned the stupid thing upside down and hit the eject button and low and behold it ejected the cd. Loaded the same cd in same thing it wouldn't eject turned it upside down it ejected. Repeated this several times. So if you run into this problem try turning upside down. I only use the superdrive to import cd which is very seldom. I agree with the other people this thing is a piece of junk. Apple really needs to redesign the superdrive. Not worth the money!!!!!!

    47 of 48 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Most frustrating Apple product I own.

    I would love to give this PERFECTLY designed drive a five star review. I love how Apple focuses on build quality and recyclability when it comes to their products and this drive is no exception.

    I use my drive with my MacBook Air mid 2014, and all I really do is burn CD's into iTunes using ALAC(Apple Lossless). The drive is EXTREMELY picky when it comes to the condition of CDs. I had a CD that was lightly scratched up on the back and when importing the thing into iTunes, it would freeze up on a certain song and no matter how many times I was forced to unplug and plug the drive back in, it still would not read the song.

    I had to return my first one because the disc would not come out after using it for less than a week, and the Apple store just replaced it.

    38 of 41 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy

    After reading the reviews, I was really scared about using this. It works simple and easy for me. I haven't had any problems. The only downside is it won't let me Airplay the movie to my Apple TV.

    23 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good

    Super is the device works without a problem

    17 of 28 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    More plain than super

    I purchased this item when I got my iMac and right off the nit I regretted this purchase

    First off the cable is only 6 inches long. Ideal for a laptop but silly for an iMac

    Second as the SuperDrive needs power you cannot use a USB hub to connect or even the Thinderbolt adapter to connect the SuperDrive. Given how iMacs only have 4 USB ports the SuperDrive is not a flexible accessory.

    Third it doses not play bluray only CD and DVDs and for get HD discs as well. Given how we are at the point that 4K disc are out there it seems silly not to have bluray

    Very disappointed purchase.

    5 of 6 people found this useful