• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very odd... Very, very odd!

    • Written by from RADSTOCK

    It's well documented that the SuperDrive won't work if connected to a hub! One hub I tested even stated that, in it's manual. And yet I plugged it into my 2nd monitor (27" LED) which is plugged into my iMac (so acting as a hub) - works!

    Plugged into Belkin 4 port USB3 connected to iMac - nothing.

    Plugged the drive into 27" LED; which is plugged into Belkin hub; which is plugged into iMac - Works brilliantly!!! Go figure! But in this config. the SuperDrive is getting power from the LED's USB port, not Belkin's USB port! I.e. The Apple LED is supplying power, the Belkin is suppling signal (from the iMac).

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    • Written by from Harleysville

    I purchased the Apple USB SuperDrive and after just a few months it broke and the drive just kept spinning. If you want a drive that actually has blu-ray capability and will last go with something else. Please don't waste your money on this.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice external drive but upside down cable issue

    • Written by from Rotherham

    A nice drive that sits pleasantly on the desk next to my macbook pro. I don't have an issue with the length of the USB cable but I do have an issue with its orientation. It is upside down. I have to twist the cable in order to slot it into the mac book pro. Now maybe if you have an iMac then it sits nicely under the computer and the cable loops over the superdrive (like a scorpions tail) into the back of the machine and so is the correct way up, but with the macbook pro you have to twist the cable uncomfortably to get it in. Is it meant to be this way? It seems ridiculous to take issue with such a thing but it just doesn't feel right.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well, mostly, but you need to be careful.

    • Written by from Cleveland Hts

    There is one huge design flaw in the SuperDrive, and periodically it drives me crazy: there is no way to manually force the drive to eject a disc. I have a huge collection of DVD-Rs that I burned roughly ten years ago, after I switched away from VHS but before I took up digital recording, and I have been trying to rip them to digital files. Most of the time, this works well, but occasionally a disc is corrupted. When that happens, the SuperDrive spends half an hour or more fussing with the disc and refusing to eject it, and all of the computer-based ways to eject the disc stop working (and I have tried ALL of them). Most CD/DVD drives have a small hole that you can poke the end of a paperclip into, to manually force the disc to eject. The SuperDrive is missing that safety mechanism. So be warned. Now, the rest of the time, it performs very well. This, however, is a glaring problem, because CDs and DVDs DO corrupt --often when you least expect it -- and when that happens, the SuperDrive simply can't handle it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is an awesome Drive!!

    • Written by from Dinuba

    People are just not knowledgeable on what this drive can and cannot do!!! This drive works flawlessly and ejects perfectly each and every time bar none!! Most negative reviews exist because the owners don't understand or know their systems well enough to operate them.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Flawless!

    • Written by from Saskatoon

    Bought this drive with my new Mac and have used it to put over 400 CD's into my iTunes library. I understand others have had trouble with this drive but my own experience has been great. Based on my heavy usage I'd rank this drive as superb. No regrets.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    Apple USB Superdrive not working after two weeks and a couple dozen CD uploads. CD stuck inside and I am afraid I have lost it based on the other reviews.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works PERFECT for me!

    • Written by from Bronx

    I recently purchased a MacBook Air and I totally freaked out that there was no drive to import CDs (yes I still buy hard copies lol). I received the Apple USB SuperDrive and so far it is doing everything that is expected. I was able to install my wireless printer set-up disc, I watched a DVD and I imported a CD. So in the least words possible, I give it 5 stars!!!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    really super drive

    • Written by from West Wickham

    I bought this for my new iMac 21.5 inch and it is working a treat.I can put all off my cd's in it and i can easily burn all of my dj mix's onto it.It has a amazing design and it fits beautifully on my desk as it has a sleek aluminium design just like the design on my iMac.There is only one problem with it,it is just a little bit overpriced but if you have the money for it i would definaitly recommend it.I hope that this has helped you with your purchases in the apple store.i am a huge fan of apple and all of there products for me have 100 percent amazing and i would highly recommend it to all of the people who want windows,to play movies or if you are a heavy gamer.Have a great day.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    In despair-I love mac but super drive is horrible!

    • Written by from El Cerrito

    Not again.My super drive is not working yet again and i just exchanged it barely a month ago. The apple rep was pretty good about exchanging it for me; however I lost one of my workout dvd then since the option was either to break the super drive and retrieve my dvd or exchange it for a new one. Obviously i went with the later option but between then and now, my new super drive stopped working again.I have another dvd stuck in the super drive and I am pretty sure I will lose this one too.Does anyone know of any other virtual dvd drives that is compatible with the macbook, that i could use..do let me know. Thanks a bunch!

    34 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Perfect Addition

    • Written by from Bradford on Avon

    I have a MacBook Pro Retina which has no DVD drive.
    I was given the SuperDrive as a Christmas present.
    Worked straight out of the box and within a couple of minutes I was playing a music CD and then burning a batch of photographs.
    Does everything I need.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Little Drive

    • Written by from Richmond

    I got this for my 21.5 Inch iMac and I love it, it does everything I want it to do perfectly I haven't had any problems as is it takes about 2 minutes to upload a CD too iTunes and it takes about 2.5 to burn a CD from iTunes and it works nice and quickly for playbacks for like CD's and Movie's. It has a nice slim size and fits on my desk quite well so overall I am pretty happy with it.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I remember the day when these came with the computer!

    • Written by from Leeds

    Well I expected the Superdrive to be exactly that, lightning quick. Well it's not; whereas my old drive that actually came with the computer could burn (DVD) discs at x 16, this one only burns at x 8. The lead is very short and at £65, well, there are cheaper versions that could no doubt do a similar if not better job, come on Apple...!

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellant optical drive

    • Written by from everson

    Nice, Clean, simple to use optical drive. Worked flawlessly straight out of the box....If people read the product descriptions, then they would know what to and NOT what to expect from this unit.....Does its job well......

    9 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unimpressed with the Super Drive

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    Just purchased the USB SuperDrive from my local Apple store. Brought it home plugged it in and started to download some CD's into ITunes. First couple of CD's went really quickly, burn speed were reaching 14/15 x. Put in my third CD and heard a fairly loud noise that didn't sound quite right. Pulled the CD out, put it back in, noise was gone, but the CD download time was now barely hitting 4/5x. Unplugged it. Restarted computer. Same issue, but now it is freezing up. Then I read the reviews. Sorry Apple. This product is coming back.

    51 of 55 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    awesome product

    • Written by from Singapore

    This product is awesome, with it reading and burning discs very very fast. It has not let me down since i purchased it last year. One problem is the price. It is just too high, as with all apple products. Overall, it is an awesome product. Keep it up apple!

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I thought it would be!

    • Written by from Moorhead

    Easy to install, easy to use, and it matches the look of my iMac 27 very well.

    As far as I'm concerned, it performs exactly as I would expect it to.

    My one complaint is that the cord is RIDICULOUSLY short... that's not much of a complaint, though. Ha!

    I wouldn't hesitate for a moment buying another one of these devices. Carefully read the product description before you buy it, but then proceed with confidence!

    6 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SuperDrive Should be False Advertising

    • Written by from Goleta

    I picked this up for my wife's 5k iMac so she could easily burn DVDs for her photography clients. The high point is what you usually get with Apple products: It's definitely sleek and sexy. Beyond that, the product reminds me of how exciting 2007 was, before we had Blu-Ray burners and USB 3. With USB 2 transfer speeds and no Blu-Ray codec, this should be no more than $25. It is an embarrassment and a shame to Apple.

    125 of 134 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Fragile

    • Written by from San Jose

    It is sleek looking, and matches the MacBook Air, but I'm on my 4th unit after being replaced repeatedly under the MBA AppleCare in the past 2years. One replacement came DOA. It won't accept DVDs just spits it out. When it does accept the disc, DVD Player can't play it.

    Unit stays home most of the time and when in transport, carried in its original shipping foam-encapsulated box. Still fails after few use.

    There must be other portable USB SuperDrive that works on a Mac that is far more reliable. Get those instead, and give up the sleek looks. This model is junk.

    75 of 80 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!

    • Written by from Ferntree Gully

    Having real issues ripping cd's with the SuperDrive.
    I have approximately 750 cd's, and after ripping about half of them I found along the way that about 1 in every 8 will rip tracks that skip
    also about 1 in every 50 will not read at all (drive just spits them back out) I've tried ripping with XLD and MAX but that changes nothing.
    AVOID THIS HUNK OF JUNK AT ALL COSTS.

    4 of 4 people found this useful