• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    Unable to get my USB Superdrive to work. My iMac doesn’t show that it recognizes it, and it just reads my discs and ejects them, whereas my MacBookPro, and my Windows laptop have no problems with any of my disks

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's awesome

    I use this with my Windows computer, and it works great! I just installed the bootcamp ODD driver from Apple, and I can read and write onto discs. Would highly recommend

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    I'm having all of the problems other people mention. It used to be I could insert a CD and the music would automatically download to iTunes. And this is MY CD. I'm not hijacking anyone's music. It's downloading the disk but going to a file called Delicious Library 3, but I can't play music from there. I've also had many problems trying to burn disks. So, where can I find a player that will work? This is not it!

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The "Super Drive" A1379 is a dud!

    I guess I had too much confidence in the Apple reputation. This is an overpriced piece of junk. It simply is not reliable and will not burn a DVD of like kind, that has been copied many times by my old reliable MacBookPro with the internal drive. Never again!!

    16 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Takes up closet space

    Brand new out of the box and never got to use it. It’s never functioned ever. :(

    12 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    I have burned about 20 dvd's with my Superdrive, and have not had any problems. Everything has stayed in place and hasen't moved since I got it.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    Had a few uses out of this and I would've given it a better rating for how well it burns discs and functions as a Super Drive. However, I recently had an issue with a disc not being able to eject and I tried all the normal things I read online and finally had to OPEN it up and get the disc out. Upon inspection, it looks like a piece has been bent somehow (from sitting on my desk and not being moved) and now is the culprit for discs being stuck, but also scratching the C R A P out of it on insertion and ejection. Would not buy again.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB Superdrive

    I have had this Superdrive for 4 years with my iMac and have burned cd' and dvd's ,played movies and have never had a problem. I would buy this product again.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    What a piece of junk

    Ive used this maybe 3 times, and now my iMac doesnt even recognize it. After spending an hour on the phone with support, now I have to take it in to the genius bar, and presumably, wait another hour or two before they try to sell me a new one. Instead, I'm researching other brands that are compatible with the Mac. Livid.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 stars for the price, convenience and functionality

    I was using a higher end brand play and rip CDs to my external, after my high-end CD player that I used the same way I decided to not dish out 4 figures and pick up this external Apple USB SuperDrive. It just works, plug and play and allows me to still use the software for keeping the same Redbook CD quality. I've used it on my desktop and has traveled in my backpack and no mechanical issues with all the traveling. I do miss some of the features of the $1000 plug unit I had but after using the SuperDrive it just works for my needs.

    (Might not suit your needs but I've found it to suit mine without remotely breaking the bank, YMMV).

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I would go higher in stars but it is not for a new MB Pro

    New MacBook Pro laptops have no 'standard' USB ports, only USB C ports, and that is what is built into the drive. If you are using some type up 'USB HUB' or the very common PURGO adapter, it will not work. Apple should really let people know and/or just plain state that the drive is not meant for the newest MB Pro!

    When plugged into a HUB of some type, apparently it is not getting enough power to function properly. The MB Pro recognizes the device, but says, ...'plug it in to USB port on your machine...'.

    If you do purchase one you will need an additional straight USB to USB c adapter.

    I spoke with senior advisors at Apple support and that is how we came to this conclusion.

    If you have an old MB Pro with the old fashioned USB port, buy it, if you don't, go elsewhere.

    28 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not burn dvd movie disks

    I could not burn any DVD movies with this drive at all. Must have some APPLE copy protection installed. even home movies, can not make a dvd movie to play in a dvd player.

    31 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy with the Superdrive.

    First off I wasn't happy that the new iMac didn't come with a built in CD/DVD player. Secondly, after reading the reviews I was frankly stunned that they were so negative. I called my go to guy at the Apple Store and asked his opinion about the Superdrive. He said that he'd never had any problems and was surprised that the reviews were negative. So, I ordered one. Out of the box it has functioned as it should. I've had no issues with speed, hanging up, ejecting the discs or copying files. Still not happy about having to tie up a USB port, but it works smoothly and recommend it. I wonder how many people who wrote the negative reviews bought their versions somewhere other than an Apple Store.

    31 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    $80 Piece of Garbage

    The usb that plugs into the computer literally broke off just from pulling the usb out of the computer. I have NEVER seen a product with worse quality. What has happened to Apple? They use to be decent at one time.

    38 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dollar store product with an Apple Logo

    $80 for dollar store quality. Quality control is out of control.

    31 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    I recently replaced my 2010 MacBook Pro with a 2018 MacBook Air. I've used my Apple USB SuperDrive to burn CDs and to import CDs into iTunes & it's been working great, at least as well as the built in CD drive in the Pro. I don't understand all the bad reviews; it works great for me.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    So Far So Good...

    I admit I was VERY hesitant to purchase this SuperDrive because of reviews left by other customers. I have a MacBook Air 11 inch refurbished that was given to me as a gift over Christmas so I could download my Creative Suite software. But of course my Mac Air does not have a disc drive which is the main reason I bought this. However, unlike many others here, I purchased my SuperDrive through my employer with a 3rd party. When it arrived it looked like it was shipped directly from Apple, brand new wrapping/packaging undisturbed. I've had the SuperDrive for about month now and I don't use it much. I'm happy to report I downloaded my Creative Suite successfully and I was able to burn an audio disc for my car (I don't have an interest in burning any DVDs because I use streaming services). I don't find it to be too noisy or too slow, so far I am pleased. Again, I've only used it a few times. I do wish there was an eject button on the actual device, I'm concerned about it getting stuck since I've seen others have that issue *knocks on wood*. If anything changes, I will definitely be back with an update, hope this review helps.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy USB Super Drive

    We purchased it to go with the look of the rest of the Mac but it didn't live up to the apple name. save your money and buy something else. you'll just have to live with a drive that doesn't match until Apple see this blind spot of a product.

    26 of 30 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Connectivity to MacAir

    I used a USB C adapter that had 3 ports (USB / HDMI / lightning) and the SuperDrive stayed dead.
    I switched to a connecter that had just USB C to USB and it all worked fine.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SuperDudDrive does not work on 2017 MacBook Pro

    I used this a few time with 2011 & 2014 MacBook Pros which had traditional USB ports, but when trying to use it through a USB-C adapter on my new 2017 MacBook Pro I get a message that the USB drive needs power...it's supposed to be powered through the USB connection and there is no other power source.

    I connected a ThinkPad USB DVD drive to my MacBook Pro the same way and it worked fine.

    36 of 38 people found this useful