• 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.

  • 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.

    3 of 3 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.

    6 of 6 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!

    1 of 2 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!

    7 of 7 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!

    11 of 11 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.

    11 of 12 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!

    5 of 7 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.

    19 of 21 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Oakland

    I use this product all the time and it works great.

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Tribute to simplicity

    • Written by from Elmira

    Just finished re ripping my classical and jazz cd collection to new MacBook pro well over a hundred cd's. Flawless performance just proves simplicity is best. No drivers no hassles just plugged into usb port and was ready to go.
    IMO this is a great little cd player.

    27 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Std USB

    • Written by from Mont Saint-Hilaire

    Nice product, looking good and works nicely. It is a bit deceptive that this writer comes with std USB instead of a USB3 connexion. I had to add this drive to my new iMac and since I have USB3 connexions, I thought that Apple could have come at least with this type of connexion for the drive.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what you ask of it

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    It just works and looks good doing it.

    34 of 62 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great drive for DVD/CDs, but NO BLU-RAY!

    • Written by from Pymble

    I love the simplicity and ease-of-use of the Super Drive, but since most of my DVD collection is Blu-Ray, it's useless for that. Unless I've missed something in its write-up here (or the fact it rejects my Blu-Ray DVDs as a "fact"), then this is a let-down for my use.

    Other than that, it's great!

    PS I'll give 5 stars if when it's produced with Blu-Ray support.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works for DVDs and CDs

    • Written by from peabody

    I was disappointed the drive wasn't capable of bluray technology. I'm a long time pc user, my last pc had bluray 5 years ago, this is my first Mac. That's why I gave it 4 stars. Other than that, it works good and the size is great, and nice looking!

    48 of 70 people found this useful