• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do. Not. Buy.

    • Written by Brett H from Edmonton

    Simply amazing that with all the technological advances Apple has made, they can’t figure out a simple external drive to burn CDs.

    I’ve gone to all lengths to avoid buying this... but because it was the only one I knew that was readily available and compatible, I pulled the trigger.

    An absolute waste of money. Save yourself from this awful creation. 0/10, would not buy again.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the trouble

    • Written by michael B from chestnut hill cove

    I bought this device not once but TWICE and NEITHER one worked! Plug it in and .... nothing. Used another USB plug and... nothing. Read the instructions again. Very vague. Almost insulting. Nothing. Returned to store and repeat. Nothing. Got fed up and purchased a LG External CD/DVD Drive for $25. Apple accessories are the worst. They want to make their products proprietary so they can sell you more junk for more money and none of it works. QC has gone downhill. If it wasn't for the fact that I love my Macbook Pro and hate Windows, Apple would've lost me a long time ago.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 years so far, without issue

    • Written by James C from Philadelphia

    I bought a SuperDrive 2 laptops ago and it's still chugging along. Admittedly, it hasn't had heavy use, just burning DVDs now and then. Inexpensive for an Apple product, it's nice to have something that matches the aesthetics of most Macs. Works perfectly with the Apple USB C adapter on my new MBP 15.4.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best one !

    • Written by Matei A from Ploiesti

    Aluminium design and easy to use Apple product are making this SuperDrive to stand out in front of other plastic things ! Quality

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money. A lot of money!

    • Written by Ortiz I from Pueblo West

    So I purchased this Superdrive without looking for reviews prior to the purchase because Apple is usually a great product. I didn't
    want to use an off market brand drive with my iMac. However, this drive would not read the first 5 discs I inserted. Just made a lot of noice and nothing. The next 2 discs, noise and then ejected automatically. The last disc it said it was not compatible with the region 1 setting on the drive. I have to set the drive to another region. You only get 5 opportunities to do this before the drive doesn't allow any more changes. These are US purchased materials (printed in the USA). It should play. The drive doesn't tell me what region it thinks the disc is from, so I would have to use my allowed region selections, up to 5, to check each disc and see if it will play. Totally absurd. Apple really flopped on this one. Lesson learned tho, Apple is not as good as they were 10 years ago.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Would not work

    • Written by RICHARD S from Mendham

    Plugged the new Superdrive in to my new iMac to see if I could get FCP to burn a DVD. Nothing. Tried then to have it read an existing DVD-nothing. Might be time to sell the Apple stock if this is the direction of quality control in a company I used to say I had complete faith in their products. I am going back to the Apple store to see about a refund.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB Superdrive Total Failure

    • Written by Stephen S from Great Yarmouth

    I bought this Apple USB Superdrive with my newly purchased Mac 3 years ago.
    Worked OK for that period of time bearing in mind I hardly used it!! Kept it safe in the box when not in use.
    Today my Mac would not recognise it on the Desktop. I went through all the relevant protocols to ensure it did. Next it would not accept any discs and has now totally broken down.I have read so many other unfortunate people have had similar issues with this product.
    Why Apple would endorse this poor quality item is beyond me.
    Today I ordered a OMorc Slim USB CD DVD Burner from Amazon at £16.99!! With very good reviews. Better than £70.00 for a new Apple Product that is probably a lesser quality item than what I am buying.
    Shame on you Apple!!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Piece of Junk

    • Written by Karen P from Monroe

    I bought this because my new iMac didn't have a CD player like my old one did. And this piece of junk broke in a couple months, and I don't use it that much for it to get overworked. Apple gave me a new one. That broke in less than 2 months also. Now I can't download my CDs onto my computer. Bummer for sure.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    USB SuperDrive

    • Written by Charles M from Munster

    Not sure why there are so many bad reviews. But I just got mine today, plugged into my MacBook Pro 2018 via a USB to USB-C adapter and immediately burned a DVD. The drive correctly ejected the disc, no issues. We use discs to share photos with family who are not fluent in more modern ways to share files. Would give it 5 stars, but I think it is kinda pricey.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Dependable Drive

    • Written by FRANK D from Ballwin

    I've had an Apple SuperDrive for four years now and have never had an issue with it. I do wish it were a bit faster but seems to perform consistent with other drives I've used. And I like the look and small size.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Need to spend money on making the cd drive better

    • Written by Sander J from Inver Grove Heights

    1st Apple takes away the built in cd drive, and then gives us this as the only option. It NEVER plays dvds or runs discs all the way through and when it acts up, it’s a constant battle to get it to work again. Apple really needs to invest in a way to make this better for its consumers.

    26 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    not so universal

    • Written by christopher R from KIRKWOOD

    Already paying a premium for the drive and then I have to pay additional $20 to be able to connect it to a new MacBook pro. The U in USB stands for universal and apple made it so their own drive can't connect to their own laptop without buying an adapter!?!?

    27 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Should have read reviews

    • Written by Daniel H from Vancouver

    Should be called Apple SuperStupid Drive. Bought SuperStupid not even considering taking a gander at the reviews because, well, its APPLE. Plugged SuperStupid into my very intelligent iMac Pro and voila! Nuttin. SuperStupid sits there and munches on DVDs like it is doing a taste test and eventually spits it out, Thank God cause the iMac keyboard can't figure out what SuperStupid is. Horrid experience, definitely not "plug and play". Please replace your CEO with someone who will fix SuperStupid and some of the other garbage that Apple has recently released.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me

    • Written by paul B from Tallahassee

    I'm an audio snob so I still buy cds. The superdrive has worked for me going on 5 years and has always performed. I've transferred literally 1000s of discs to my hard drive (doing that right now in fact) and never had an issue. I'd give it 5 stars if it had an eject button on the device, but that's not a huge deal. Not sure why so many have rated this thing so poorly.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for a While, Then Dies

    • Written by Kyle F from Auburn

    As the title indicates, this 'Super' Drive will work through playing a couple of DVDs for yah, but once get it to it's 5th, 6th or 7th go around and it'll finally die on yah.
    Mine now it plays a DVD for about 5 mins, then freezes the video and audio, while the undeniable and audible 'clicking' sound makes an appearance to annoy and chuckle at you while you try to eject the DVD... but you continue to fail. After about 5 to 10 mins it'll finally give it up, and an Apple notice will appear and they'll ask 'if something went wrong' and if you would like to 'report' it. Waste of money, and certainly not Apple quality.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish they had left these drives in the computers.

    • Written by Laura E from Boalsburg

    I have used this drive once or twice effectively, but more often than not I don't have it with me when I need it. Another big problem that I have is that it doesn't play DVDs from other regions. Finally, it's difficult to remove the disc, since although you can unplug it from your computer to cut the power, you can't remove the disc except connecting it to your computer and having your computer eject it. This is a problem when you insert a disc but the computer won't recognize it. Definitely not satisfied for the cost of this device.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product

    • Written by Mirza N A from Huddersfield

    Tried unsuccessfully to use this SuperDrive, it failed to work, even with Apple Support.
    When connected via USB to iMac, it fails to be visible on the Desktop. Apple support asked me if it had a separate power supply.
    It is sold with the caption it can read and write cds and dvds, which is not possible.
    I would not recommend this to anyone. I also tried YouTube instruction videos to get help, but no luck.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This SuperDrive has been a real workhorse for me. I thoroughly recommend !

    • Written by Debbie A from Austin

    I've had the SuperDrive since 2015 and read many hundreds of dvds with it. Occasionally a disk gets stuck, but I think it's because of the software using the drive or the occasional bad disk, not the SuperDrive hardware itself. It's very easy to remedy - just unplug it, reboot, then reattach the drive. I do think a manual eject on the drive would be a good design improvement. Anyway, I'm buying a 2nd SuperDrive just in case Apple stops making them in deference to internet download technology.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So sad

    • Written by Anna Marie R from Ferndale

    This really is a lemon. And just when I had old movies transferred to disc and now I can't see them because this darn machine doesn't work and there is no way to eject the disc.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple Product

    • Written by Mary E G from Brooksville

    I actually used this successfully four times. Now I have spinning and stuck CD and NOTHING! Biggest waste of money!!!!

    10 of 10 people found this useful