• 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).

    4 of 4 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.

    14 of 14 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.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent as always

    The SuperDrive is as excellent as any other Apple product you would buy. It runs at almost no sound whatsoever and runs very efficiently. Its small form factor means you can place it with ease just about anywhere on your desk with your Mac or even take it with you to plug into your MacBook! Very pleased.

    1 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing...

    I bought this SuperDrive because Apple doesn't build iMacs with built-in SuperDrives anymore. That's the only negative aspect of my iMac 27" Retina. I need the SuperDrive mainly for importing CD's into iTunes. I'm old school in that I don't believe in music subscription services and would rather have all my bought and paid for music in my old iPod Classic. Unfortunately, this SuperDrive has a persistent glitch that almost always means the last two or three tracks of a CD don't get imported. And there's no work-around that I've discovered. I'm looking for another drive. There must be other companies out there that offer them.

    19 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustrating using the Apple USB SuperDrive

    Very disappointed with this product. Copying my CDs to iTunes is now a hit or miss affair. It starts copying then stops saying cannot find a track then ejects the disc ! I have no problems copying the same CDs to iTunes on my MacBook. So most of the times I copy my CDs to iTunes on my MacBook then transfer then songs to my iMac. Very very slow process. There is definitely something wrong with these USB Superdrives

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy this product

    This product does not work on the Mac OS even though the apple technician and box will tell you it does. The first one I bought was replaced when it didn't work. 'The second one stopped working after 1 month. I spent 2 hours in the Apple Store trying to have them figure out why and really they have no idea why. All they could tell me was that maybe it was a problem with the USB adapter, that you have to buy to connect the superdrive, which does not recognize the superdrive to the computer. The superdrive does not show on on the desktop and if you put a disc in, you have no way to get it out. They could not explain why it worked initially then. And beware they would not refund my money because they said it wouldn't count under the warranty because the superdrive actually works, it's a computer firmware problem that needs to be fixed, but there is no fix for it!!!So it won't work on my computer. It was like talking in circles. Save your receipt. I do wish I had listened to those other reviews. What is happening with apple products, they are junk now and the customer service is terrible

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect, 5 Stars!

    works perfect, i was a little worried after reading the reviews but the songs from each cd import perfectly and when i burn a cd everything has gone smooth. A+

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish. Again.

    I've owned 3 Apple CD/DVD-R drives; in a 2006 MacBook Pro, a 2009 MacBook and a 2012 USB Superdrive. They all failed early in their lives. Apple have the brass neck to charge £79 for this now. The exact same drive was £65 when I bought it in Jan 2013. If you want to know, while trying to burn a DVD using Toast Titanium 10 I got an error message basically saying the drive didn't like the media. Not the first time that has happened but the experience melted my unSuperdrive. It will read CDs but not DVDs and none of the fixes out there (and I've searched) make any difference. The hardware is broken. From doing something it's supposed to do. Apple, why don't you put this rubbish out of its misery like you did with the optical drive in the laptop range? Sometimes no solution is better than a lousy one.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Temperamental, not super!

    I purchased one to be used with my iMac, primarily to rip & burn cd's. It has proven to be very temperamental in use - sometimes will begin to rip tracks ok then suddenly decides to stop/freeze or whatever, just keeps humming away with no progress being made. Also becomes very difficult to eject the disc from iTunes and end up having to force quit iTunes before ejecting the disc with the keyboard key. Very frustrating piece of kit, although on the odd occasion it does work perfectly! Wouldn't recommend for the price!

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    My only disappointment with an Apple product. Ever.

    I read the reviews and purchased the product anyway as my faith in Apple products is strong. It did not work at all with the disc I needed to use or any other disc I had. I then had to go out to purchase a Verbatim CD/DVD Writer to get my work done. I popped in the same disc. It worked immediately with no issues. This is the first time that I can say I am disappointed in Apple. I have an iPad Pro, iPhone, MacBook, and iMac and they are all five stars and more. I only bothered to write this in the hopes that Apple addresses the issues with this product at some point.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't fault it

    purchased second hand so i could watch dvds on MacBook, have copied some cds to MacBook too, no issues at all.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used it once, now doesn't wotk

    Bought the 'superdrive' with my iMac a couple of years back, no longer works. Connect it to my iMac via a working USB, nothing. Doesn't show up as a drive, won't accept discs, totally useless. Looking online it seems the only advice is 'Buy another one. Super it isn't.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    I've used this many times and it works great. Very easy to use and gets the job done.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful - I wish I had listening to these reviews before purchasing.

    I would give this no stars if it would let me. Expensive and does not work. I would like to rip my CD collection to my iTunes library (don't get me started on that one either) if it's alright with you, apple. This CD player will not rip or even play CDs without spitting them out half way through, ripping half a track and moving on, audio glitches - do I need to go on? There's plenty of other CD / DVD drives out there for half the price that do the job.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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.

    31 of 34 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!

    15 of 21 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.

    32 of 32 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.

    27 of 27 people found this useful