• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product!

    • Written by Liz A from Ottawa

    I have read many reviews saying this drive is no good. Hmm, I have had mine since January of 2015 and have ripped literally thousands of CDs and DVDs to my computer, not to mention burning a rather large number for the days I was still using CDs in my cars. I have never had a failure despite the fact I dropped this drive numerous times (I am rather clumsy at times!). Never has it produced a bad disc or failed to read a disc unless it was seriously geezed. I do not see why all the poor reviews. Perhaps your system is not up to snuff, or you are using cheap apps to rip and/or burn discs??? As the old saying goes... Corn goes in, corn comes out. Go home Apple haters. God bless!

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor quality product

    • Written by Tami H from Cypress

    My SuperDrive hasn't even been used that much since purchase, the last couple of nights I wanted to watch some brand new DVDs of educational videos and a miniseries that is available via downloading or streaming. The drive is not reading the discs and ejecting them. Ridiculous performance considering the number of times it's been used during my ownership of the device. This is the king of Apple DUDs. Does anyone know if there is a reliable third party compatible DVD player/burner?

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This drive needs a manual eject

    • Written by KATHARINE S from New York

    I am trying to access material archived on CDs/DVDs, and trying to get discs to eject is a feat. It's ridiculous how much time this takes. If the disc isn't reading correctly the software eject messages don't get through. Software only solutions are NOT adequate. It's a needless, avoidable problem. Please redesign and include a manual eject.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems so far

    • Written by Jonathan D from Chico

    I've had my Superdrive for a few weeks, and I will gladly change my review if I feel it warrants it. But I have not experienced several issues others are having. One of the common things I've seen in some reviews is the inability to get the disc out of the drive. I have a 2015 MacBook Pro, and the unit has worked flawlessly. I put in a disc and it reads it pretty fast, compared to a third party one I used previously which takes 20 seconds or more to start reading the disc. It opened up itunes very quickly upon reading the music disc.

    I eject the disc by highlighting it on the desktop and pushing the typical "Command-E" input. The disc ejects right away every time, within a second or two.

    I put in a DVD and it also started up very quickly and had no issues in watching the film.

    I haven't tried burning a disc yet, but I don't have any Mac software for doing that as my burning disc programs I prefer are PC only.


    Honestly, I'm wondering if people are just having bad luck with trying to use this on older Macs or just Macs that are running too slow because of issues brought on by the user. I don't intend to blame the user necessarily since every situation is different, but it's no out of the realm of possibility. Point is, this product seems to function at a high level of quality for me that I was hoping for from Apple. Just take it as one person's good fortune, I guess.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well for me!

    • Written by Tom K from San Rafael

    I'm not certain why all the hate toward the Apple Superdrive; it works well for me! If you insert a CD it does, indeed, recognize the song and artist. The drive is fast, quiet and does what it needs to as far as CD and DVD importing and burning. I don't do fancy program, software stuff as that's not why I got the drive for my MacBook Air. I was tired of using my old HP with Microsoft simply to import movies and songs to my Mac. So the Apple Superdrive was the answer. It is pricy at $79 and I think Apple would do well for its consumers to sell it at $59. But if you want and need an external drive--get it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Doesn't Work

    • Written by Steven C from Detroit

    The Superdrive doesn't show up in my finder anymore since I updated my Mac. I only used it once before I updated my Mac and the superdrive stopped working.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    buy one at walmart.

    • Written by Krystin L from Courtland

    this was ridiculously expensive for the little it does. It never recognizes anything, and my dvds have gotten stuck countless times and since (of course) it doesnt have an external eject button, it takes hours to get your computer to finally recognize the device in order to eject the dvd!

    20 of 21 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.

    17 of 19 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.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 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

    6 of 9 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.

    19 of 19 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.

    19 of 19 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!!

    16 of 16 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.

    23 of 23 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.

    6 of 6 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.

    11 of 11 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.

    33 of 34 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!?!?

    36 of 37 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.

    28 of 32 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.

    13 of 13 people found this useful