• 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from GATINEAU

    I have had no problems with this SuperDrive. It works very well when transferring movies to digital. It plays everything but blurays but then that doesn't bother me since I'm transferring to digital anyway. Great product for the price.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Just What You need

    • Written by from Brighton

    sad that i had to buy this should of came in the box but hay-ho very easy to set up plug and play

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works fine and weighs next to nothing

    • Written by from Burnham

    I don't like to give 5 stars as I don't think any product is perfect, but this works perfectly fine - it does what it should do. It also weighs next to nothing and has a brilliant design.

    I bought it just in case I'd need it sometime; I'd recommend it.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mine Happily Works Well!

    • Written by from CHICAGO

    After reading some reviews on this product, seeing how a lot of them had stated that their product didn't work well, they had permanently lost their disk, and return the product back to Apple. I was finally able to get the guts to use mine today, and play a DVD. There were times I was extremely nervous that it will just break down on me. For instance, I wasn't quite sure if it would accept my disk after sliding it in, there were a couple of times the DVD program had froze, but it was for a short time (thankfully). I also left my laptop for awhile, and it fell into sleep mode. During this time I was so afraid that the SuperDrive would just stop working when I came back, but thankfully it still worked. And when I ejected my DVD, it came out without a problem! All I can say is how thankful, and lucky I am to have a wonderful working product. And to whomever gets this product, good luck!

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but that cable is ridiculous!

    • Written by from Leamington Spa

    It was as always beautifully packaged! Like it or not I have need of an optical drive for my 2014 27" i7 iMac and its design is superb as one would expect. It sits neatly at the base of the iMac. However if you want to hide the cable by putting it up through the cable hold Apple so thoughtfully put in the stand, it cannot reach the nearest of the USB ports!! So you either have the ugly white cable in view dragging on the desk (very un-Apple) of get an extension. So for the sake on 1 inch of cable I have a 2ft extension cable!

    In terms of quality and play back it really is very good, I use it mainly to transfer my ancient DVD collection into a digital archive as they occupy so much space. However if you are using it for this and need to make sure quality is maximised, ensure the software you use allows safe mode, de-interlacing and operates a high quality engine. While it plays back perfectly well from disk, it's not so good copying the data. Burn rates are fine but had issues with MP3 CD's we use in our classic car, had to slow the burn time down.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality.

    • Written by from West Monroe

    I bought the super driver for ripping some old cds and what not. I don't know whats up with all the negitave reviews mine works great. If their was a problem then apple fixed it. Only complaint is that their is no blue ray which should be on a 70-80$$ external drive but not that big of a deal.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great as a backup on iMac

    • Written by from West valley city

    I bought this originally for my new MacBook Pro Retina that has no disc drive. It did not work seamlessly with my Macbook; the SuperDrive would have glitches with that computer. However, my 5-year-old iMac 21.5" model disc drive had finally given out after years of use. I have been using this as a substitute for my iMac drive, and it has been working perfectly so far.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works

    • Written by from Winona

    I was hesitant to buy based on the mediocre/negative reviews, but I figured an Apple product would work better than any other, so I bought it. Plugged the device in, sent it a playlist from iTunes and the disc burned in about three minutes, no problems - exactly as it does on all of my Macs with internal optical drives. My only complaint would be that the USB cable is only long enough to have the drive directly under the iMac.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product with only one small flaw

    • Written by from Westonzoyland

    It works really well but I think it would benefit a lot from having a detachable USB cable. Other than that, it's great!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says

    • Written by from Moses Lake

    I bought this product when I bought my new Macbook pro, and so far, it does exactly what it says it will. I haven't used it to burn anything yet, or watch any DVDs, but i had to install Microsoft Office for school, and it did that flawlessly, and very fast. It took longer to Import a CD into iTunes, but it didn't take any longer than expected for that either. It would be nice if it did Blu Ray, but thats the way things are sometimes. Other than that, i don't have any complaints yet.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I cannot speak, of course, to the longevity of the drive because mine is fairly new. However, the intuitive nature of this drive as it conforms its actions to the values of the disk you have inserted is exactly what I was looking for. Play a movie; no problem. Burn a CD; no problem. Transfer files; no problem. Insert disk. Follow natural course of action. Eject disk. If you are familiar with the Mac world, this is a great drive. Hope it stands test of time, too. (The learning curve for former Windows devotees is same as learning curve for Mac itself; that is, top menus and such. No magic; just solid solution to your drive needs.)

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Drive

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    This drive works great with my new Mac Mini. I purchased it with my new Mac Mini to make copies to CD-Rom of my pictures, and movies. Just like the descriptions say, just plug it in, and go. The only reason i gave it four stars, was because of the USB cord. That thing is only about three inches long! Really? My personal opinion is that it needs to be a little bit longer to make it more functional to use. Other than that, it's a great product!

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall a good product!

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    Honestly, not having that disk drive in your computer is a hassle. But the USB SuperDrive gets the job done and I have had no issues. Definitely worth the money!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow Quality

    • Written by from Anacortes

    I bought this to transfer several hundred CD's to my iMAC. Transfer rate is slow; ~ 8 1/2 minutes to transfer 8 tracks @ 50 1/2 minutes playing time. Ejecting the CD is easy with the eject button on my keyboard. Backing up in the background is the way to go with this quality external CD/DVD device.

    13 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Exactly as it Says it Will

    • Written by from Belmont

    I was hesitant after reading all of the negative reviews but the device does exactly what it says it's going to do. I ripped 50 discs in 24 hours without a hiccup. The only issues I have is that it's noisy when you load and eject a disc and the usb cable isn't detachable. These really are nit picks though as the unit works great.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well and Looks good, Not perfect though...

    • Written by from Bridgewater

    This drive will beat the typical Wallmart portable DVD drive, for the price it better be! I find that it reads and writes quickly, (I think there is an upgraded drive inside, kind of like a 7200rpm drive in an external hard drive )

    However...

    This drive does need an upgrade from apple... They need to make this drive comparable with blue ray disks, giving us the option to play any DVD or CD out there in the world. I have no idea why apple hasn't already done this! I work hard for my money and I expect uncompromising performance out of all apple products!

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but lacks blue ray

    • Written by from Werris Creek

    Can't understand why apple won't make a drive like this in the Blue Ray format, its small, compact and does the job it suppose to do.
    And with the Retina Display of the Latest Macbook Pros, A Blue Ray version would be the perfect way to show off that Beautiful Screen.
    Honestly, the Blue Ray drive could still be as portable Could still be USB 3 or Thunderbolt compactable via the macbook plugged in to a power outlet.
    Anyway the drive is a good product, does the job, just wish it was blue ray

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Only Get One if You Need It!

    • Written by from Northampton

    The SuperDrive does what you expect it to do perfectly! You pop your disk in, it does it's business and then your done you can take the disk out. But...

    I personal bought the SuperDrive with the newest iMac because of it's lack of built in optical drive. I thought to my self that I would NEED some sort of disk drive and that Apple had jumped the gun with removing the optical drive and going all digital media.

    But after receiving the SuperDrive I have not used it once. On one hand it's a waste of £60 and on the other it shows that most types of media or programs simply don't require an install disk.

    Also the USB wire is really too short! It comfortably sits below the USB ports but try and move it any further towards you and it's a no go.

    The moral of the story is that only buy one if you have a specific requirement for it, for example you wish to BootCamp Windows 7 or you buy all of your films on DVD format.

    21 of 23 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what it says.

    • Written by from Wonthaggi

    I bought this products with very low expectations after reading all of the other reviews. So far this product has been exception and does exactly what it says. The plastic base does have me a bit worried as it makes the whole unit feel as though its going to fall apart. The brushed Aluminium top is a signature of apple and looks and feels amazing. Inserting a disc seems to take a bit of work and the same with ejecting, again leaving me worried as to how long it'll last. Works perfectly with my 15" retina MBP and I haven't had a problem. yet. been used so many times even though I've had it for a couple of days. Only giving it 4 out of 5 stars because of the poor apple quality, price, it's not blu-ray and for apple standards fails epically.

    3 of 3 people found this useful