• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's only been a few hours, and I love it!

    • Written by from Evansville

    When I got my MacBook Pro back in February, I was a little disappointed that I couldn't have a CD drive due to its thinness. But lo and behold, I found the SuperDrive, which has proven itself worthy in the short time I've had it. As a professional photographer, I've been forced to go burn my discs on a PC, which has been incredibly frustrating. But the SuperDrive has made it almost too easy! It is definitely worth the investment!

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow and Never Will be Convenient

    • Written by from Newport News

    I can understand Apples decision to eliminate the SuperDrive from the laptop line. It allows them to make thinner and lighter laptops. But eliminating the SuperDrive (and actually never offering a Blu-Ray drive) was ridiculous. There is no reason for them to eliminate the SuperDrive from the iMac line other than to save a few $$ and sell external drives at a much higher cost to consumers.

    I was forced to purchase the external SuperDive because I still need access to CD's & DVD's. The external USB SuperDive is noticeably slower than built in drives. It takes longer to read, probably because it's a USB connection. Instead of having a clean desk with just a power chord now there this external drive sitting there taking up space and taking away from the clean look.

    As a result of Apple eliminating the SuperDrive from the iMac line we have not purchased a new iMac in three years (I own a small company with 14 employees, all using iMacs). Instead we are now purchasing used iMac (2011 models preferably) on craigslist and eBay.

    In fact, I'm writing this review with a 27" iMac that I purchased on craigslist. I know Apple is enjoying a lot of success, but as far as I'm concerned we won't be buying any new iMacs any time soon. One last point, Apple says it eliminated the SuperDrive and were able to make the iMac really thin along the edges, but the truth is the new iMac are fatter in the back. I like the 2011 design iMacs more. In this case thinner is most certainly not better.

    12 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NO

    • Written by from South Pittsburg

    Most difficult thing in the world to get mine to play a simple DVD. Unhappy.

    14 of 18 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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautifully Designed Product

    • Written by from winnipeg

    I took the product out of the box, admired the beautiful, simple, slim design. Plugged it into my Macbook Pro w/Retina Display. Inserted a blank cd and burnt a audio cd from iTunes. It worked simply, efficiently and ejected without the slightest bit of hassle. Apple never ceases to amaze.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Does the job my Mac Should Already Do!!

    • Written by from Houston

    I purchased my fourth MacBook Pro today. It's been 4 years since I purchased my last MacBook Pro The USB SuperDrive is great, and it does it's job well....HOWEVER, why must I go out and spend another $80 to get my optical disk drive back after spending $2600 on a new Mac??? All my other Mac's came with a built-in SuperDrive. I know most software is available for download these days, but I can't burn CD's and DVD's without an optical drive (something I do several times a day as a musician and photographer), I can't format and perform clean install of a Mac without an optical drive to boot OS X from, I can't install Windows via BootCamp without an optical drive, and most importantly, without an optical drive I can't save a copy of my favorite artist's newest CD to my Mac for listening on the go or syncing with my iPhone or iPad! I came very close to buying a Certified Refurbished MacBook from Apple that was a couple years old, just so I could get the built-in optical drive, but for the money, it made more sense to buy a new one and pickup an external optical drive....unfortunately :(

    17 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The worst drive ever created

    • Written by from El Paso

    Cant burn CDs after a year. Wont play any burned media. Its a picky drive that is makes listening to music watching DVDs on your mac a hassle. Switching back to PC... Sorry, mac you make some pretty stuff but it doen't work well for too long. At least with a PC I won't be spending as much money for something to slow down after a couple years of use.

    14 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Super terrible drive

    • Written by from West Palm Beach

    I didn't even get through the first dvd I played in it. The video stopped, the sound kept going… What happened to Apple Quality!? What a waste of $$ !!

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Dacula

    Works Wonderfully! Also the design looks great around all Apple products!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Criminal

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    Two prior burns on this 5 month old Superdrive(not). Two days ago ate a CD and will not eject it. Do not even refer me to Apple or
    community groups. I spent 18 hours over 2 days trying to resolve this. Yes I turned it over, talked nice, read to it, and advised it
    of all the steps Apple said to take to solve problem. It is not listening! But I hope you are. Possibly the biggest Apple mistake ever.

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Glad I did it

    • Written by from North Plainfield

    I've wanted this superdrive for a long time but the reviews have been all over the place. I absolutely love it. It did freeze one time but all i did was restart my computer and it adjusted itself. No problem ejecting. A few different ways to do it without turning it upside down as some people have said. Silly! Reasonably priced and so far, dependable. After all, if anything goes wrong i can return it to the store. easy!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    usb superdrive

    • Written by from victorville

    i love it works great on my new iMac a great compliment the ease of use as well as the burn and read speed great price for such a great addition sleek and takes little space , keep up the great work apple on all your products.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful CD Drive

    • Written by from Salford

    It is only a CD drive, so there is only so much you can say about it, but the construction and design is beautiful, it works flawlessly and is in its own way elegant. The only downside is that is it expensive! I don't think £65 is a good price, but if you have a MacBook, then it is essential!

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fast enough

    • Written by from Newmarket

    Plugged into a top-end MBP Retina with USB-3 ports, the USB-2 Superdrive is not "super" on the performance front. Importing CDs into iTunes takes just under three TIMES as long as it does on my PC with internal DVD drives. Not an apples-to-apples comparison (pun!) I know, but I've used other USB devices including hard drives and this one seems lethargic. Writing is even slower, glacial. It works OK at everything including playing movies, but after months its performance is still noticeable.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor - Buy another brand

    • Written by from Artarmon

    Looks nice. Doesn't accept DVD dual layer and is a bit laggy on disc input and eject - there are better drives out there

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superdrive

    • Written by from Delta

    I recently decided that I would like to purchase the Apple Superdrive, upon reading the reviews, I was quite discouraged at all the negative comments. I visited an Apple Store, and spoke with one of there Tech Employees, voicing my concerns. He assured me that he had been using this product for the past couple of years and never had a problem, he also informed me that to his knowledge, any Superdrives's sold in his store had not been returned. I purchased the drive, and sceptically, connected it to my Mac Air. As one of the common complaints seems to be with the "Eject Disk " I went into settings and clicked on import, and then eject disc upon completion of importing files. To my delight this product did everything that I hoped it would do I have ripped dozens of CD's into my ITunes Library, watched a couple of Music Dvd's with no problems { not Blue Ray } and everything works great. Would I recommend this product? Absolutely, as long as u read the fine print as to which Mac's and operating systems it will work on. Don't forget this device is not a Blue Ray Player.

    21 of 22 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh..

    • Written by from Naperville

    I bought this for my macbook pro retina display because it doesn't have a built in dvd player. The cord is really short so if you want to watch a movie on it you have to have your computer sitting stationary somewhere. The biggest problem I had with it was the fact that it is not compatible with Blu-Ray. I have a retina computer that is capable of the resolution of Blu-Ray but the cd drive is not compatible to play the disc.

    The only good use I have gotten out of it is that I can play and burn CD's.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    I haven't used it much but as others have experienced, it doesn't work for very long. At least I was able to salvage my disc, II can get it to eject the disc by turning it upside down.

    Again, as others have pointed out, for half the price you can get one that works, works well, and lasts.

    Clearly, Apple quality died with Steve Jobs.

    45 of 59 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Ever heard the saying it's not the equipment, it's the user!

    • Written by from Fort Saskatchewan

    This drive works great! Not to sure why people are having so much difficulty with this.

    14 of 22 people found this useful