• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Rackety drive

    • Written by from Bath

    Agree with the other 1* reviews. Not being able (or willing) to read 1 disk in 5 is just about fine, but then being utterly unable to eject it, NOT fine. Why no means to physically expel a troublesome disk? Just NOT worth the trouble.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not very super

    • Written by from galashiels

    I loaded one commercial product using it. All seemed well. I loaded a second product and the drive refused to eject the disc. Loading two programs before failure is not a good record.
    I'll be taking it back to the shop. Do I just hope I was unlucky?

    21 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing super about it

    • Written by from Basel

    I bought one of these with my new iMAC and it is so slow (max 8 X) with only USB connectivity (USB 2 only, I think). The iMAC has USB3 and Thunderbolt, so is capable of supporting a far faster drive. It also fails to recognise some rewriteable DVDs. Fortunately, I don't need to use the drive very often, but it's a pain when I do. It looks nice, but the functionality is very poor. Personally, I would now buy a faster external USB3 drive with blu-ray.

    41 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by from HAILSHAM

    I bought this specifically to read information provided on DVD-RW media, but the product does not work.

    The same disc reads on the MacBook Pro (with built in drive) but is not recognised when inserted into a Superdrive connected to the new iMac or MacBook Pro Retina.

    All credit to the Genius Bar team at Apple Brighton for trying various drives and machine combinations before eventually giving up refunding the purchase price.

    Subsequent to visiting the Genius Bar, I bought a competitors ultra-slim slot-in external drive from Amazon. The replacement is smaller, lighter and quieter than Apple's USB SuperDrive and when plugged into the same MacBook Pro 13" Retina it immediately recognised the DVD-RW media that the SuperDrive wouldn't read.

    The replacement drive also works on older Apple products with CD/DVD drives, products specifically noted as not supported in the SuperDrive's technical description.

    Yes, the case is plastic, rather than aluminium, but as the drive works and is roughly 1/3 of the price of Apple's disappointing product I'm prepared to accept function over tactile feel.

    130 of 141 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Gave up on me

    • Written by from Lewes

    I bought this about a year ago and barely used it. It stopped being able to read discs, just does whir/to/fro noise and then spits out. Mostly love apple but lemons like this really annoy me. Poor showing Apple.

    78 of 100 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, but doesn't work

    • Written by from Tring

    does not import cds from some labels such as atlantic etc. Apple need to stop worrying about the competition copying their ideas and start focusing on there own products that are failing. Otherwise the competition will rise above them simply by making a product that works. Disappointed apple, are you starting to loose the plot?

    109 of 153 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    DO NOT BUY

    • Written by from Bangor

    it reads no disc at all and has wrecked one of my dvd by trying to burn it! do not buy this because it doesn't even work! trust me I've been a apple fanboy for years I've got more apple products than the years I've been on this planet..and i can say without a doubt this does not even deserve to be called an apple product..so if you are going to buy something trust me and buy a load cheeper windows dvd player that at least works.

    96 of 153 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    lines on MacBook Air screen since using USB SuperDrive

    • Written by from Uxbridge

    my husband bought me an Apple USB SuperDrive today from the apple store, but within half an hour of using it my MacBook Air was covered in vertical lines which also moved around with the mouse.

    Neither macbook nor superdrive had become hot.

    Rebooting didn't help - leaving it an hour has helped but now very worried it will happen again.

    59 of 118 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Broken after 1 week

    • Written by from Reading

    Stopped working after 1 week of use. It now has a CD of mine which it won't give back!

    62 of 92 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable, fails to read discs

    • Written by from London

    I'm now on my second one of these, after the first completely gave up the ghost.

    Consistently it fails on lightly scratched DVDs, where as my older but larger Sony drive sails through.

    It's therefore pretty much useless unless all your DVDs are treated with kid-gloves, and you never need to be sure that it's going to give best-effort at reading.

    Avoid - buy a different manufacturers one.

    96 of 140 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible - avoid.

    • Written by from LONDON

    Noisy , slow and won't read 99% of the discs I put in it. Don't bother buying this - it's utter rubbish.

    124 of 233 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Where is Blu-ray support!!!

    • Written by from London

    I just bought my first Mac (Macbook Pro retina) which i absolutely love and am shocked to find that there is still no 'official' support from Apple in the way of Blu-ray hardware support / playback. Get it together guys!

    173 of 327 people found this useful