• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    ok but need refresh

    This dvd drive for Mac is ok but there should be an extenal dvd reject button as the cd keeps getting stick and it won't come out with out playing with the drives. Also apple needs the add colours like spance grey, gold, jet black and also needs to make a USB C moldel

    2 of 2 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.

    43 of 47 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.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Things are odd

    I have had this drive for almost 4 years and have had no problems with it on my iMac. My son just used it with no problems on his brand new Macbook Pro.
    That being said, I also agree with those who have expressed concern regarding the lack of a good old fashioned disk ejection mechanism.
    Also, it sure seems like QA/QC at the factory where these devices are made is suspect. There are far too many reports about brand new or seldom used SuperDrives failing to work.

    Further it's time for the design team to upgrade the USB system; unless of course, the drive can't deliver at USB- B or C speeds?

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't believe the bad hype!

    Debated buying one of these for months, read all the reviews. Bought a samsung model and tried it out and it was impossibly slow to transfer a file on to my macbook air. Bought the Apple superdrive and it is the same speed as when the cd drive was part of the laptop. A massive difference. Totally worth the extra money to save on time and frustration when using other external hard drive - or at least the one that I compared it to which was about half way between the cheapest and most expensive models. My only feedback to Apple would be that the connecting port should be thunderbolt instead of usb.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Companion

    The PERFECT partner for my Macbook Air and I. Thought I wouldn't really need one considering most things are available as downloads but spoke too soon, needed one in the end. The drive is so compact and portable I take it anywhere I take my laptop.

    14 of 16 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It runs through ITunes

    You don't get an icon of the drive on the desktop. Put in the blank CD. CD shows up. But to burn to it the files need to be in ITunes. Drag 'em into a playlist and burn the playlist as per the prompt. It works. I had one several years ago and threw it away in disgust because it looked like the Macbook didn't read it. No icon. I'm sure many have been fooled by the lack of visibility when the drive is first plugged in, and that probably could be improved upon. Not too intuitive.To eject the CD, drag the desktop CD icon into the trash. Presto.

    48 of 52 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Fine, but don't expect too much.

    I bought this with very very low expectations.I read the reviews and I am aware of the problems. I just had to get this as a manner of last resort. Much to my surprise, it actually worked fine on importing CDs to my itunes. It was a bit slow in the beginning but it became faster after a while. Reading/playing my old burned DVDs from cdr king, china dvd-r from circa 2005 works fine. Its quiet compared to my old lacie dvd drive. Cons: No manual/force eject button, Expensive & USB cable is too short. Pros: No need to plug separately for power, quiet. Warning: Only works on macs with NO built in Optical Drive.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    catch 22 with this product, since it draws a lot of power

    it has to be plugged directly into USB on body of airbooks, will not work off of usb , which is a drag since digitized audio files cannot be saved to an external drive

    correct me if I am wrong, but I see no way around this
    wish it worked with a hub

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quite nice and 'just works'!,

    While the build quality of this does seem a bit cheapy, I actually really like this. Like it or not, discs are getting less and less popular as time goes on. But if you need something to get your CDs into your Mac, this works great. I can also burn CDs and DVDs with it too. Yet, it puts away in a drawer when not in use making my desk less cluttered. This is also quite light and portable too so you can even take it with you places to use with your Macbook Air.

    I have the 27" 5K Retina late 2015 iMac, which is a really nice thin design. I wouldn't want it thicker just to have an occasionally used disc slot.

    14 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple CD Drive

    I recently got the MacBook Pro 13 inch with Retina Display, and I love it, but it doesn't have a CD Drive. I bought the one Apple offers and it's perfect. It's super easy to work and it is small and portable. Although, it does not play Blu Ray cd's. I suggest one look into that upon purchasing.

    11 of 14 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