• 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.

    4 of 4 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

    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

    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

    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

    No complaints

    • Written by from Peterborough

    Works perfectly. No issues what so ever. Great little drive and aesthetically it great! It's a must have!

    3 of 3 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!

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and great design!

    • Written by from Bath

    I bought this USB SuperDrive for my 15" retina display macbook pro.

    It's so easy to use, just plug into the USB port, and then insert the disk as you would on a imac or an earlier version of the macbook pro. I have used this for DVDs and to rip CDs to itunes. It is also easy to backup music from itunes onto a CD.

    The cable is about 30cm. On a flat surface this is plenty to connect the SuperDrive while having the front of it face you, and have it a fair distance away from your mac.

    In conclusion it is a great product, easily connectable to your mac, and a sleek design matching the scheme of your mac.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    fab

    • Written by from Aylsham

    I have a new macbook air and am putting our vast music collection via the usb superdrive, fantastic so easy to use even i can do it. Trish

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple & Effective

    • Written by from Petersfield

    I purchased this to go with my MacBook Air. The styling fits perfectly with the Air and the drive is reliable and fits in a the back pocket of the Incase laptop bag containing the MB Air. If there has to be one criticism (although its unfair to call it that), it is the USB lead maybe susceptible to be being damaged [it is fixed in to the drive] if not stowed with care. That's down to the user and not Apple.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

    • Written by from London

    I bought this product as the MacBook Air has no DVD drive built in. I now also have an iMac and use it for both machines. It is good value for money. I have had it 18 months now and have not found any faults or hiccups with it. It works perfectly well at all times. It is light, small and slim and easy to carry around with the laptop.

    17 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    New Mac user

    • Written by from Ringwood

    I'm really pleased with my first efforts with this piece of kit, just plugged it in, put in the disc and away it went, no problem at all;

    11 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Bit Of Kit

    • Written by from Dunstable

    Received my Super Drive today for my new Macbook Air and I must say I was a bit weary with some previous reviews but I can happily say that this model is a real gem!

    It's very quiet and very robust and reliable! Cannot wait to watch DVDs and rip my CDs to iTunes with this :D

    All in all a great product! Just literally plug it into the USB port and stick in any DVD, CD-ROM or CD with no hassle of installing anything. Perfect!

    6 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant Piece of Kit!

    • Written by from High Wycombe

    Does just what it says quickly and efficiently. Straight out of the box, plug in and use. Works on Mac Book Air and iMac with no bother. Highly recommend!

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    ESSENTIAL

    • Written by from the Mumbles

    ..... Took the plunge and got my gorgeous iMac Desktop. This drive just does what it says; I've had no issues with it at all. Personally I think it's an essential piece of equipment to finish off your system.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!

    • Written by from Leamington Spa

    Purchased this when I got my new iMac as i still use CD's in my car and it works really well. I read some of the reviews left for this item and there are a mixed bunch, but so far in my experience, its worked really well and does the job well.

    Good for the money and looks tidy next to my new slim iMac.

    26 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy this drive...

    • Written by from LONDON

    I had a bad experience buying a cheap disk drive that stressed me out so much during install it almost got thrown out the window. This drive was effortless, loading disks instantly. Highly recommended.

    45 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super, super Drive

    • Written by from Workington

    I bought the Super Drive for my new 2012 iMac.

    I've used a few different types and brands of cd's and DVD's and all work fine even RW media.

    I find the Super Drive quiet and it fits perfectly on the foot of the iMac's stand and is within very easy reach too on here. Also, the Super Drive matches the elegant design of the iMac.

    Drives I've owned in the past have been the draw type. Since using the Super Drive, I find the lack of a draw to be better. The reason I say this is because, if room is tight on your desk, you need to have enough room for when the draw comes out, whereas with the Super Drive, the disk just slots neatly into the slot.

    If you want a drive that will match you iMac, Macbook, then look no further than the Super Drive. If you are not bothered about it matching then save yourself £20 or so and go for another type.

    Despite the mixed reviews, I cannot fault the Super Drive, but be aware that the non detachable cable on the Super Drive is very short. If you are planning to use it on either on the foot of the iMac's stand or next to your Macbook, then the short length won't be a problem. But if you are wanting it placed on the other side of your desk then you will need a USB extension cable.

    87 of 98 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Maidenhead

    Personally, I found the DVD drive to be perfect. It's extremely fast and very elegant. It compliments the new late 2012 iMacs with no optical drive perfectly. 5/5! Perfection as always from Apple!

    37 of 45 people found this useful