• 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

    29 of 32 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.

    19 of 20 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

    17 of 19 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.

    51 of 51 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    Outdated....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.

    44 of 48 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...

    55 of 56 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.

    4 of 4 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

    56 of 60 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    59 of 62 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.

    31 of 38 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.

    34 of 38 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!

    36 of 37 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful. Awful. AWFUL!

    I bought the Super Drive for use with my MacBook Pro, and it hasn't worked since the day I bought it. Without rehashing what so many other disappointed users have said already, I will say this: DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS DRIVE!!!!!!! If I could give it 0 stars, I would......

    52 of 52 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful product - do not buy - it broke

    This completely stopped working after about 10 uses. Wow, You pay $75 for an Apple external drive and I now was going to buy a replacement, but see the MASSIVE number of 1 star reviews. Big disappointment by Apple. DO NOT PURCHASE. I am going to try Samsung.

    48 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Crossing Fingers

    So Far, so good. My experience is that most external optical drives receive, at best, mediocre reviews. I bought this drive today for my late 2012 iMac, and have successfully ripped 2 CDs so far. I don't know why Apple doesn't just include a built in optical drive anymore. Whatever. I'll come back later after a few days, or weeks, with an update. Right now, I'm just crossing my fingers that this thing works out.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not reliable!!

    I received this new as a gift to work with my new blazing fast iMac, and I couldn't be more disappointed. I burn CD's so I can play a cappella learning tracks in the car (old car) and every time I try to burn my playlist, it will not read the first track. I tried slowing down the burn speed, etc. no avail. Will look for another product.

    35 of 35 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    What about power?

    Drive does NOT work on a brand new USB 3 hub. Didn't work on my older USB 3.0 powered hub either.
    It must be plugged directly into your Mac (or, oddly, into one of he USB ports on the back of your Cinema monitor. (me and the 12 other people who still have one).

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    what a hunka junk!

    Second time I tried to use it - my computer (iMac 27" Retina display) won't even read the device! Now I have a software DVD stuck in the thing so heading to the local Apple store to see if they can remove it. VERY disappointing! I gave it a 1 star only because negative starts are not an option.

    48 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epileptic drive

    works great for about 50 reads then vibrates like mad every time you try to insert a disk. Then it spits the disk out. Gave it a single "star" rating because I got the disk back. ;). Do not buy this product. Weird drop in quality for this company.

    43 of 44 people found this useful