• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Load of rubbish don't waste your money

    Can not eject the cd . Eventually i got it to show up in finder and then went to file and then press eject . The Cd icon just disappears from the desk top and nothing happens . Also tried command and e and nothing happens i will give this -10 out of 10 rubbish rubbish rubbish

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Here's A Comprehensive Review

    I only purchased this Superdrive to be able to burn discs faster in El Capitan and later OS's on my 2012 Mac Mini (For some reason, third party CD burners burn at 4x or slower in Mac 10.11 and later). Functionally it works fine for me, just beware of a few things before you buy it...
    1. The USB cable is less than a foot long so you will need an extender if you want it to be longer than 1 foot away from your computer.
    2. It doesn't burn slower than 10x. For those who want to burn redbook CD masters, you might want to try a slower burning alternative
    3. It doesn't work on USB2 Macs (at least not my Mac Pro Cheese grater) but it works fine on my USB3 Mac.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    One Star because no option for zero stars

    The product simply does not work, period. Multiple, commercial, CDs were put in the unit and each time the unit whirs for 30 or so seconds and ejects the disk. When I brought this to an Apple Clerk at the Charleston SC Apple Store, to pay for it, he asked me if it was a return----that should have warned me off. Why did new computers stop having built in CD/ROM drives anyway........ Avoid.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish USB Superdrive

    This item has been used twice. The second and last time (about 5 minutes ago) the disc got stuck. So a useless piece of hardware for an expensive cost and a lost disc, which contained a Digital Image Suite. No buttons to eject only an intermittent whirr. I have owned over a year therefore outside of the warranty period and probably no come backs on Apple unless I turn up at one of the posh shops and remove the disc with a hammer and chisel in front of the customers.
    Do not buy this product

    15 of 16 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow is all I can say.

    I love apple ...but wow, just Wow. I'm speechless.

    9 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish

    Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't . When it does its ridiculously slow. Don't buy it. Cant give it no stars but I would if I could.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Run away. Seriously.

    This may be the first one-star review I've ever written, and I should have listened to all the other one-star reviews for the SuperDrive. This drive is incredibly unreliable, failing to read CDs that are no problem on other drives. There is no mechanical eject, and I now have a CD stuck inside with no way to retrieve it. Go with a non-Apple solution. The SuperDrive is far below the typically high quality of Apple products; don't fool yourself into thinking that if it comes from Apple it must be good. I cannot imagine how Apple is comfortable shipping a product that is so flawed.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worthless piece of...

    Bought a new iMac in October 2017; Apple no longer includes an internal CD-ROM drive so I ended up with this. BIG mistake. I'm now on my second one (not allowed to actually RETURN it, only exchange) and I'm beyond tired of it spitting out almost half the discs I put in it. It gets about 2/3 through a disc, spits it out and quits, yet iTunes thinks the CD is still in the drive. Doesn't matter what record label the disc came from... Sony, Universal, Warner... this drive hates 'em all. If I could afford to throw this thing away and buy something else, I would.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    I bought this in 2013 and have used it continuously ever since. Never had the slightest problem with it, so I don't understand the negative reviews here. I haven't been gentle with it either. It gets bounced around in suitcases and briefcases all the time.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Only bad apple product

    Brand new, never played a single CD. I tried every CD in my collection and rejected most of them, some got stuck insid. Worst product ever

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    USB SuperDrive a Piece of

    I purchased a 27" mac OS Sierra 10.12.6 in 2016, about 18 months ago. I quickly realized I would need the USB superdrive to listen to CD's and burn them. I only started to burn CD's in the past month and it worked once. Now it does not work! Nor can I eject the CD I was about to burn.

    Already I have had to replace the harddrive about 14 months after I purchased the computer (one year warranty expired), and now this piece of junk stopped working. I am sure I have used it six times listening to CD's and this was the second attempt at burning a CD. Mac quality has gone down the toilet. I have a second hand Macbook which continues to work after I've used it for ten years, but the new stuff...I am not impressed!

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Thankful

    I am cannot figure out the bad reviews either! It saved my life...I am a paralegal stuck in a windows world. And thankfully found this little piece of heaven and now do need to convert from my macbook pro to a windows laptop. Which for a total mac person would have been rough.

    I have had no problems burning pdfs etc.

    Even bought a magic mouse to go along.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Utter rubbish

    At about the time the end of warranty was nearing, it started rejecting discs spasmodically. I didn't think it was a fault & didn't use it on a daily basis. By the time the warranty ended, it would not accept any discs at all. I've resorted to a Nu drive that is over 10 years old &, while sometimes the Mac won't start up with it connected, it otherwise works flawlessly. I've used Apple for almost 25 years & they're not what they used to be & just seem to be resting on their laurels, these days.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Buy

    Brought this item thinking it would work with no problem. Had it for a year and still does not work. Don't buy!!!!!

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Save your money!!

    Worked at best 5 times in the last couple of years. Not their best product.

    27 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    About to buy again for my daughter

    I came online today to buy this product a second time and was shocked by all the bad references it's been given. I bought my first one along with a new iMac going on 3 years ago and have never had an issue. It just works like you'd expect every time I need it. I'm buying the second one today with full confidence for my daughter's new iMac.

    20 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple SuperDrive not compatible with HyperDrive

    So I love Mac and Apple products. Went and bought a new MacBook Pro two days ago when my "vintage" MacBook Pro expired. Super excited. Bought a HyperDrive and a SuperDrive. THEY AREN'T COMPATIBLE. So now I get to go back and purchase an Apple USB C adapter just for my SuperDrive. I didn't discover this out until after I'd spent an hour and a half searching forums and support. Found the info on the HyperDrive support site. This info really should be included on the SuperDrive support site, where it can be EASILY found. I do still love my Mac, even though we are having a "tiff" at the moment.

    16 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works As It Should

    I was reluctant to purchase this drive after all the bad reviews, however I'm happy to have ignored them. Had it for three months or so and it operates perfectly. I've burned both CDs and DVDs flawlessly..never a problem. I do admit to using name brand disks..never bothered with the discount stuff. Also never experienced an ejection problems as so many complained. I use the keyboard ejection key as well as 'command e'. Also I've dragged the desktop disk image to 'trash'. Neither method has ever failed..not once. No problems and if forced to have a USB drive sitting on my desk, I want it to at least match my equipment...this one looks great as do most Apple products. Oh yeah..playing prerecorded disk, movies,etc. is also perfect.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Missing the most important thing

    So, I just purchased the brand new 2017 MBPro 15" and asked for the Mouse and Optical Drive. Thought, this is so exciting and I cannot wait to get home to use it. Guess what.... it is a USB2.1 cable and not the USB-C so it is unable to be used without now having to go buy an adapter. There should have been an updated version for this product when the new USB-C MacBooks came out.

    40 of 53 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Slow and Outdated

    This is very slow and outdated for an Apple product. It is also not possible to eject a disk without going into the laptop software. All in all it is like a piece of Microsoft piece of junk

    26 of 31 people found this useful