• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the money

    • Written by Benjamin H from Watchet

    Appears to work. However, you move it whilst it is in use it makes horrible noises and stops working. Unfortunately it comes with a USB end and not a USB C. So after spending a fortune on the drive I need to spend another part of £20 just so I can content it to my Mac. I wish I done some more research and looked at other drives. I love my apple products however, this is a real disappointment.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Apple product

    • Written by Mirza N A from Huddersfield

    Tried unsuccessfully to use this SuperDrive, it failed to work, even with Apple Support.
    When connected via USB to iMac, it fails to be visible on the Desktop. Apple support asked me if it had a separate power supply.
    It is sold with the caption it can read and write cds and dvds, which is not possible.
    I would not recommend this to anyone. I also tried YouTube instruction videos to get help, but no luck.

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple usb SuperDrive

    • Written by David D from Midhurst

    Having read the reviews and forked out £79 I was nervous.....but hey I have just transferred my entire cd collection over two hundred discs onto my MacBook Pro without the slightest glitch.......it’s expensive but really excellent .....

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow and unreliable

    • Written by Robert P from Penrith

    I've had this for a couple of years, and I have several occasions where it wouldn't read the whole of an audio CD. The local Apple store tried other ones from stock with the same result, yet the CDs read fine on my 14 year old Apacer Disk Steno. It is also disappointingly slow. Expensive, waste of money.

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the best

    • Written by Robert V from Curdworth

    I expect Apple to be the best. I bought this product 3 years ago and now conclude that there are much better options. It looks like an Apple product - smart and sleek - but it doesn't work to my expectations. It is very sensitive to the slightest mark on a disc. It refuses to download - and hangs so that the only way to eject is to switch off and restart the drive. It also does the same on play. No amount of cleaning makes any difference. These same discs play well on my other independent equipment (Hifi,DVD/BluRay) drives. When it does work it is ok. Note that it also doesn't do BluRay video.

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super pleased!

    • Written by Gail F from Leicester

    Brought this yesterday, already had the adapter necessary to link up to USB-C. No problems, uploaded 25 CDs straight to iTunes. Okay, expensive I suppose but if it works, I don't mind!

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very expensive frisbee

    • Written by Kevin L from London

    Probably the worst Apple product I have ever bought.

    Endless problems of disks not being read. Spinning round and round and round and round and round for ages and ages. Then the disks get stuck in the thing and you are like "Oh my" how do I get it out. Do you bang it, open it up, try talking nicely to it....that didn't work.

    And NO you can't eject it the usual ways because OSX doesn't recognise that there is even an external DVD drive attached. After hunting the interwebs I found the solution. You have to use the terminal with this command "drutil eject external" Seriously why would you make a product like this!!

    Avoid this like the plague. There are plenty of better and more advanced alternatives out there for a fraction of the price!

    It doesn't even deserve one star.

    41 of 41 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Working so slow

    • Written by Tariq J from Edinburgh

    Don’t buy

    28 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by duncan R from williton

    Despite all the poor reviews I read on this page I still looked round - Currys reviews, John Lewis reviews - and bit the bullet buying one. Superb, typical of what we expect from Apple. Yes its expensive you can buy something cheaper but this does what it says on the "Tin"
    If you've had a problem bet it's not Apple's fault.

    18 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    useless rubbish!

    • Written by Ian W from St leonards

    slow and too painful to load photos to view - find another drive to use - this is not fit for purpose

    26 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Tony S from Hayling Island

    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.

    31 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Slow and Outdated

    • Written by Henry M from Porth

    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

    46 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Tyrone L from Heywood

    really fast and super quiet. after a Samsung one failing me over and over again I got this and had no problems at all I love it and think it looks great with my MacBook Pro

    27 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Outdated.... only has old USB connector

    • Written by Cathryn C from Rochford

    Bought this to use with my new Mac - which only has USB-c ports. the 'Super'Drive is not 'super' - it has an old style USB connector and needs an adapter to use it with the new Mac. If you try to use it with a hub it doesn't power through it and won't work, so I now need another, USB-c to USB adaptor. Come on Apple - surely if you think USB-c is the future, shouldn't your accessories have the same connector? Waste of money.

    59 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent as always

    • Written by Alexander P from Norwich

    The SuperDrive is as excellent as any other Apple product you would buy. It runs at almost no sound whatsoever and runs very efficiently. Its small form factor means you can place it with ease just about anywhere on your desk with your Mac or even take it with you to plug into your MacBook! Very pleased.

    23 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rubbish. Again.

    • Written by Niall O from Manchester

    I've owned 3 Apple CD/DVD-R drives; in a 2006 MacBook Pro, a 2009 MacBook and a 2012 USB Superdrive. They all failed early in their lives. Apple have the brass neck to charge £79 for this now. The exact same drive was £65 when I bought it in Jan 2013. If you want to know, while trying to burn a DVD using Toast Titanium 10 I got an error message basically saying the drive didn't like the media. Not the first time that has happened but the experience melted my unSuperdrive. It will read CDs but not DVDs and none of the fixes out there (and I've searched) make any difference. The hardware is broken. From doing something it's supposed to do. Apple, why don't you put this rubbish out of its misery like you did with the optical drive in the laptop range? Sometimes no solution is better than a lousy one.

    71 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Temperamental, not super!

    • Written by David W from Belfast

    I purchased one to be used with my iMac, primarily to rip & burn cd's. It has proven to be very temperamental in use - sometimes will begin to rip tracks ok then suddenly decides to stop/freeze or whatever, just keeps humming away with no progress being made. Also becomes very difficult to eject the disc from iTunes and end up having to force quit iTunes before ejecting the disc with the keyboard key. Very frustrating piece of kit, although on the odd occasion it does work perfectly! Wouldn't recommend for the price!

    73 of 74 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Can't fault it

    • Written by danny A from wisbech

    purchased second hand so i could watch dvds on MacBook, have copied some cds to MacBook too, no issues at all.

    28 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used it once, now doesn't wotk

    • Written by Dario P from LONDON

    Bought the 'superdrive' with my iMac a couple of years back, no longer works. Connect it to my iMac via a working USB, nothing. Doesn't show up as a drive, won't accept discs, totally useless. Looking online it seems the only advice is 'Buy another one. Super it isn't.

    48 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful - I wish I had listening to these reviews before purchasing.

    • Written by Philip W from Bristol

    I would give this no stars if it would let me. Expensive and does not work. I would like to rip my CD collection to my iTunes library (don't get me started on that one either) if it's alright with you, apple. This CD player will not rip or even play CDs without spitting them out half way through, ripping half a track and moving on, audio glitches - do I need to go on? There's plenty of other CD / DVD drives out there for half the price that do the job.

    65 of 66 people found this useful