• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Performs well and looks great.

    • Written by from West Kelowna

    Althought a little pricy, I did mind spending a little extra for the look and reliability. It fits my iMac perfectly and gets the job done. Great product!

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Superdrive Tryout

    • Written by from Elizabeth City

    I don't understand all the negative ratings of this product. I tried it out tonight with a movie DVD, and a CD from work. It's pretty simple for me, just look around your screen and find what you need. It plays well, ejects well, piece of cake. I'm not an IT guy, and I'm 61. I do have mine plugged into a new MacBook Air. If you have it plugged into some garbage MS machine, well that's maybe your problem. BTW, this Apple stuff just works. That's all I want.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from SEBASTOPOL

    Love the simplicity of this product. Works perfectly, very fast, simple to use with clean lines and uncomplicated design. Have recommended this SuperDrive to two other people who have also been impressed.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    GREAT LITTLE DRIVE!!

    • Written by from CLAYTON

    THIS DRIVE IS A NICE ADDITION TO YOUR MAC SETUP AND PERFORMS GREAT!!!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A very handy accessory

    • Written by from Raunds

    It is a little annoying that Apple have chosen not to fit optical drives to Macs anymore as there are a few of us dinosaurs still left that like to use them.
    This, however, plugs the gap just nicely.
    I bought this so that I could upload all of my music CD's and ripped DVD's to my iTunes library.
    This it has done without any problem whatsoever. Simply plug in the USB and you're good to go.
    It's design is sleek and unobtrusive and it sits comfortably on the desk whilst the finish compliments the iMac, keyboard and magic trackpad nicely.
    All in all it has performed as well as the built-in drive on my wife's MBP and I would happily recommend it to anyone.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, works great.

    • Written by from Bridlington

    I'm not sure what people's general opinions are about the removal of built-in optical drives, but honestly I'm glad my MacBook Pro didn't come with one when I ordered it late-2013. Naturally it meant I had to buy an external optical drive and I have used it plenty of times. I have never had any serious issues; the only minor problems I've had is when I've been using blank discs and not told the drive to do anything with it so then the MacBook Pro stops recognising there's a disc in there. But that's the advantage of it being external - No force eject required, I could just unplug and plug it back in again!

    Really easy to use and having it means I can also lend it to my dad when he needs to use discs. Highly recommend this if you use discs on a reasonably regular basis.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome CD/CD Reader/Writer

    • Written by from North Richland Hills

    I purchased this to use with my new Macbook Pro. I have hundreds of music CDs to upload into iTunes. It works flawlessly and I highly recommend it. Disregard the folks who don't know how to eject it...that's a user problem, not a hardware problem. I like the fact that there is no drawer to slide out and in for loading my CDs. I realize that hardware can sometimes have a bug; I'm sure the Apple store would fix the problem if the user were to return it. They've been most helpful to my friends, one of whom had an issue with her iPad. I could not believe how helpful and generous they were to her. I will update my review if anything changes; however, I have educated myself before using my hardware to ensure proper use of it.

    I love the SuperDrive. It is worth every dime I spent on it. I love all my Apple products (2 iPads, 1 iPhone 5, 2 iPods, my MacPro 13.) High quality and outstanding performance. You won't go wrong with Apple. It may be expensive at the outset, but in the long run, it will last much longer than its competitors products.

    12 of 21 people found this useful

  • 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).

    2 of 2 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.

    24 of 42 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.

    29 of 34 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!!!

    16 of 18 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.

    3 of 3 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.

    4 of 5 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.

    12 of 16 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......

    16 of 26 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!

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't Be Dissuaded by Ill-Informed Reviewers

    • Written by from Mesa

    This superdrive works so flawlessly, you don't even have to think about it. It is compatible--as advertised--with Mac systems lacking a built-in optical drive, so it may not work with your Mac that has a dead built-in drive, nor with your PC (Windows-type) computer, nor while plugged into the radio of a 1957 Chevy. It also may not give the best results when it's upside down under your blankets with a poodle sleeping on it. It may not act reliably when used with a hub or if you cover your discs with glitter and glue before inserting them. Potential purchasers, don't be dissuaded by reviewers who aren't using this device along with the proper hardware. I bought it; I plugged it in; I inserted a disc into it; I selected "burn." How hard is that, people, honestly? Ask someone to review your BRAIN before you berate a product that does exactly what it is designed to do.

    68 of 113 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for me!

    • Written by from LYTHAM ST. ANNES

    Had it a while now and it works OK so far.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This drive works great!

    • Written by from College Station

    I used to store my images on DVDs so that I could free-up space on my iMac hard drive. However, after one OS upgrade (to Leopard?), 12 of my DVDs started to get read errors. I tried using several iMacs and Windoze machines to copy the data from these disks but it appeared that the DVDs had died of cosmic ray bombardment or something.

    I tried again today using my new Apple USB SuperDrive and iMac (running Yosemite) and I can now read all of these DVDs without errors.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible!

    • Written by from Barcelona

    I never bought that device to burn cds, and then I looked and it can!!! LOVE THAT!!!

    10 of 22 people found this useful