• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's..........so............slow

    Hi. I must be just about Apple's number one fan and have numerous Apple devices. iPhone's, iPad's, iMac's....the list goes on. To add to my new iMac 27 Retina, I thought I'd indulge myself and purchase the Apple USB Superdrive. I've always wondered how it would be and this week I found out. It's painfully slow. On my old Sony USB CD/DVD writer, I can rip a 7GB DVD (using RipIt software) in around 25 minutes. The Apple Superdrive takes about an hour! So far, I haven't had any problems with it but it is so very slow. if you're contemplating this purchase too, be prepared for the length of time a DVD rip will take. I cannot recommend this unit purely because of the speed of the device. Finish and the feeling of quality are there, it's just the slowness.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not so super

    There's nothing super about the Apple Superdrive. At first it could read most CDs, but within about a year it was spitting out some perfectly good CDs as "unreadable" and never was able to burn a DVD. Two years in, and it can't even bring a CD into itself. When I plug it into the computer there's a little clicking sound that indicates it's getting power, but without an indicator light I can't be sure. Anyway, it doesn't work. I expected more, both from Apple and for the price.

    39 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    does not work

    Stumbles over regular CDs - spits them out as error Disk Not Found - and does not read or write Blu-ray. Better options available for your Mac.

    43 of 61 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Would be perfect if it also read/write Blueray

    Great drive, good-looking and reliable. I have used for 2 years now with 3 different Macs and never had any issues. If a Blueray version comes out, I'll happily buy another one.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB Superdrive

    Thought I'd spend more money ($120) & get an official apple external disk drive for my laptop & desktop Mac computers, as they annoyingly no longer come with disk drives. For some reason the disk I put in can not be read now by any computer, meaning that this drive is now pointless & I have to go all the way in to apple to fix this which should never have happened in the first place. Choosing to spend the extra money I just expected a product that actually worked, extremely disappointed.

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