• 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

  • 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 8 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.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's Up?

    • Written by Marion L S from Louisville

    I've had this SuperDrive and have been using it heavily for a long time. It has never missed a lick. It is great. I couldn't be happier with it. It's a workhorse and totally dependable. I'm not sure how to account for all the bad experiences that others have had with this model of drive, but I have had a purely positive experience using it. I can only relate my own experience, which has been purely positive.

    28 of 35 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Christopher J from Newport

    I've had this since 2011 and it hasn't missed a beat. Still works with my brand new MacBook Pro.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfect!

    • Written by Calin V from Kassandria

    Works perfectly.I just boght it and works flawless.I recomend it!

    12 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    works like a charm here

    • Written by Saro V from Amsterdam

    just burned my first dvd. I was afraid it wouldn't work due to the negative reviews but this one is fine. also ejects the cd

    14 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's awesome

    • Written by Koen L from Dublin

    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

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by Nate W from Coopersburg

    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.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB Superdrive

    • Written by Lee P from Green Bay

    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.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 stars for the price, convenience and functionality

    • Written by Mark L from Clio

    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).

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy with the Superdrive.

    • Written by Theodore O from West Winfield

    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.

    48 of 50 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    • Written by Gary P from New Orleans

    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.

    35 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by Ed W from Fort Thomas

    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.

    22 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Faith M from Springfield

    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.

    13 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    About to buy again for my daughter

    • Written by Michael I from Lake Stevens

    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.

    27 of 36 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works As It Should

    • Written by Larry T D from Lake Wales

    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.

    40 of 43 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It works

    • Written by Victoria J from Memphis

    I'm not sure why there's a lot of bad reviews on this product, but I've had mine for almost 4 years and it works like a dream. I haven't had any problems with this device and it's worth the money.

    46 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure why all the hate

    • Written by John A from Portlan

    I've had the Superdrive for like 3 years. I've never had a problem with it. It works exactly as I hoped it would.

    33 of 39 people found this useful