• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Macbook Air + iDVD + SuperDrive = Doesn't Work

    I know most of you are using software newer than iDVD. However, I copied it to my macbook air to burn a video and the error is saying that the superdrive is not compatible and I cannot burn any DVD's from iDVD.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It's ok...

    It does what it's intended to do, but I just HATE how noisy it is.

    12 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Drive

    This little unit is great! It works as good as the drives that used to be in the Macs before they dropped them. It's quiet, easy to use, basically a plug and play system with the Mac. I have El Capitan and it works like it belongs there.

    Don't know what all the complainers are talking about. I've had none of the problems they're referring to. I've been downloading my CDs and playing movies on it and it's just doing it's job. Love it.

    17 of 19 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product, minor (ejection) flaw

    The Apple USB SuperDrive works as intended. It can read all kinds of CDs, DVDs, DVD movies etc. It also acts as a CD/DVD burner. After months of using one, I finally can give this review. It works well enough, but has one minor flaw. It seems that certain CD discs have a hard time being "ejected" by the drive. It may possibly depend on the brand of disc media being used, I think. My theory is that the mechanical power of the drive might not be strong enough to force CD discs out all the time. This makes sense since this SuperDrive is just powered by the tiny USB cabled power coming from your Mac. The drive itself does NOT have any internal power supply.

    The workaround is simple. Just use gravity, pick up your SuperDrive and tilt the front end (the one with the slot) facing 45 degrees downward, and then try ejecting the disc. With the help of gravity, you are helping the drive to "spit out" the disk. Just make sure your ejected disc doesn't go falling down onto the floor.

    Maybe a future firmware can be issued to help with this problem? Anyways, that's the only thing close to a "flaw" on this external drive. Otherwise it works as it was intended.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Just got the Superdrive and can't wait to return it.

    I just bought a new iMac 27-inch to replace my iMac 24-inch from 2007. The original iMac's CD drive was a workhorse and only recently began to fail. I loved that drive. I probably burned 2,000+ CDs on it.

    I just bought the new Superdrive, since Apple, in all their infinite wisdom, decided a thin computer was more important than including a CD burner in a desktop computer. I just set up the new machine and the burner. The Superdrive has burned one CD without problem. Every other one has quit or failed. This thing is very poor. I wanted to give this device zero stars.

    Time to find a third-party model on the web.

    53 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful for $49 and attractive!

    I've had this thing for 3 years + and I've never had an issue, it's plugged into my Thunderbolt monitor. I'm copying a disc right now to iTunes and of course it's working great. I've burned a lot of movies and never an issue works perfect. No issues operating the thing, it spits out DVD's and CDs when I ask it to, never before or mysteriously. I'm really surprised hearing all the negative reviews on this. I didn't have to get one with what I have, but I felt that my computer would not be complete without a disc drive. Plus it's quite attractive as well.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Embarrassing lack of quality

    Bought one, it would randomly eject disks and often couldn't read disks at all. Exchanged for another and had the same problem. Returned and bought a different brand (much cheaper, even!) and it works perfectly. It is crazy that Apple can't put a decent drive into this product as it *looks* nice :(

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    TERRIBLE

    Just purchased an Apple Superdrive! Turns out that the product came unable to read discs and in turn, scratches them up! PLEASE DO NOT buy the disc drives from apple as this is my third one from them and came broken every time! time to get a different brand

    47 of 59 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Problems so far

    I've burned over 10 Dvds on it already and all of them get errors in my DVD player and my playstation.. I've tried 2 different brands of DVDs and they are all DVD+R... i'm not sure what else to do. I've even converted files like i did on my windows pc... those always worked fine. the DVDs burned fast, but hopefully I can get them to start working and it's not an issue with the Superdrive itself.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product!

    I don't know why some people have had problems with this product. It has worked great for me. I used it to rip 500+ CDs and counting!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Would Recommend

    I bought this drive with a new macbook pro mid/late-2014. I have not had any problems with it but if I had, apple has been extremely helpful with solving any issues on my other devices when I bring them in. It doesn't claim to read or write blu-ray so I have never had an issue with expecting it to. As for any humming noises, I have heard some but they tend to be relatively quiet (considering it is an external disk reader). I would recommend this if you need it to install software from a disk or to burn CDs or DVDs. It does the job as described and has held up with moderate use. It is small and portable for laptops but if you are looking for something to just watch dvd's on your computer, there are other products that do the same job and cost far less. Overall, I am happy with my purchase and the quality of this product.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 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.

    38 of 41 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful