• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    has to a better way

    • Written by from Gustavus

    Broke after not much use. I do not recommend.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, but...

    • Written by from Canton

    I love the SuperDrive, it does everything you would expect it to, but the thing that i really don't like is that it doesn't play Blu-Ray and that's one thing i really would like it to be able to do...

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dead upon first use.

    • Written by from Honolulu

    Opened up new drive, and it doesn't work. Won't recognize any media once it is inserted, then it gets stuck in the drive and won't come out.
    Apple should be embarrassed to sell such a bad product like this.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great!

    • Written by from Birmingham

    I don't really understand all the negative reviews for this product - they prevented me from buying the SuperDrive for quite a while. Finally, I purchased it to use with my MacBook Air, as it has no internal CD drive. It's worked great for me - and I've been using it almost non-stop since I bought it! I would definitely recommend this - it's working well and the burn speed is much faster than any other external CD drive I've ever used.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    • Written by from Baton Rouge

    Not sure about all the negative reviews. I bought this recently when I switched to a newer MacBook Pro without a CD drive. I use it primarily for downloading audio CDs but have also used it for burning audio and video. No issues at all with the performance of the drive. Gave it 4 stars as I think it is far to pricey for the functionality.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Elegant but very limited usability, particularly for the new MacBook

    • Written by from West Boylston

    Be aware that this drive only works with certain Mac models and ONLY if plugged either directly into the Mac or into an Apple connector. It does not work through a USB hub, even a powered hub. This issue is a particular problem for the new MacBook with its single USB-C port. The SuperDrive works fine when connected to the Apple USB-C to USB adaptor. But then you cannot connect any other USB device!! I rip a lot of CDs to my iTunes library, which for space reasons is on an external USB hard drive, so I have to juggle iTunes libraries to do a simple operation.

    I guess the problem may be solved when Apple eventually releases the USB-C multi-port adaptor . . . let's see: plug the SuperDrive into the USB port on the multi-port adaptor; plug the USB-C to USB adaptor to the USB-C port on the multi-port adaptor, then plug the USB hard drive into the USB-C to USB adaptor (or maybe through a USB hub, if you want to also connect a mouse!)

    Yeah, Apple, that's an elegant solution!! But the drive does look beautiful . . .

    29 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple's worst and lowest quality device.

    • Written by from Kalamazoo

    Just from a pure hardware perspective, this thing is a utter failure. It's pretty and all, but totally unreliable. Spits out pristine CD's and DVD's for no reason, does not always connect or show in finder. Loud, clunky POS. I love Apple but now know why they are dumping physical discs. Bought this to replace my failed drive in my MacBook Pro. I own a ton of Apple hardware. NOTHING has failed except this failure of a product, and my optical drive in my MacBook.

    Much as I hate the great Korean copier, Samsung, buy their external optical drive instead. Half the price. It's ugly, clunky, and uses two USB ports, but it works.

    35 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sad

    • Written by from West Point

    I got a MacBook Air and this little SuperDrive before I moved overseas. After 2 months, the stupid thing would not eject. I tried all the suggestions online, but nothing worked. At first, it would still play the DVD that was stuck in there, but now it won't even do that. Seriously Apple??? I'm sure it would be no problem if I took it to an Apple store, but the closest one is a few countries away.

    42 of 51 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    SO slow

    • Written by from barstow

    this would be a zero star if i could.

    i have 14 years worth of DVD photo files for archives. i still archive to DVD AND little external hard drives. so when i bought the new macbook pro i also bought a USB super drive to burn DVDs, read old DVDs and enter photo data into a catalogue program. i used toast 10 to burn. i have toast 11 but that just sort of sits there. 10 at least works.

    but it is slow. not just a little slow, but so slow that went cataloguing photos it can either take an hour - should take a few minutes or hang up altogether. i used to have an older version of my cataloguing software that worked much faster so i had this work-around.

    now with the new laptop and maverick that no longer works.

    using good DVDs, highs-peed, best burn speed on the super drive is 4. yes, 4.

    is there a better 3rd party drive out there, because this is virtually unusable?

    37 of 44 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst product ever

    • Written by from SAINT LOUIS PARK

    I have used this product twice. It clicks and clicks and then gives error messages. Ridiculous.

    34 of 40 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It hates my iMac 5k, or my iMac hates it!

    • Written by from Littleton

    I successfully (albiet occasionally) used this burner with my 2014 MBP, and TREID to use it with my 2015 iMac 5k, but it wouldn't work with the iMac. Multiple bad burns, endless error messages, etc. Apple replaced my SuperDrive, but the new one has the same issue(s).

    Not recommended.

    36 of 42 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    super drive fail

    • Written by from Clayton

    By far the worst product i have owned by Apple. The first disk inserted was stuck and none of the online "tricks" have worked. I am extremely disappointed with this product. Now for the hour (each way) trip to return it. I guess I should have done more research instead of trusting apple to release a good product.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after several uses

    • Written by from Berlin

    I used this less than ten times in the first year ... now it only makes clicking noises mostly ... it does copy a CD to my computer, but it takes several hours!!! Terrible product. They should recall all of them, from the reviews that I see here.

    37 of 39 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB SuperDrive is Super Horrible

    • Written by from Phoenix

    I bought this super drive last August and used it to burn about 10 cd's. Put it away in my drawer and haven't used it since. Just pulled it out to burn cd's and it doesn't work. I plug it in to the back of the iMac and it just makes a clicking noise and won't even load a cd. This is the worst thing I have ever purchased.

    34 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NEW USB SuperDrive DOES NOT WORK

    • Written by from Mississauga

    I purchased my first APPLE COMPUTER since the MAC PLUS. PLUS a NEW USB SUPER??DRIVE.
    DRIVE WORKED WELL for ripping 15 cd's to iTunes.
    Then the PROBLEMS STARTED.
    Now if I put in a disk it spins, clunks and clunks then spits the disk back out.
    NOW I UNDERSTAND why APPLE PUSHES the EXTENDED WARRANTY.
    I have spent more than 6 hours on line with Apple Technical support. (They have been very professional, patient, and polite)
    BUT obviously they don't read these reviews. (This is a bad product and Apple should be embarrassed to put their name on it.)
    NOW I know why THEY REMOVED IT from the MAC MINI.
    I'm taking it back to the Apple store tomorrow.
    SHOULD HAVE STUCK WITH a WINDOWS PRODUCT; At least in my experience they work past the warranty period.

    33 of 44 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It isn't working

    • Written by from Avila Beach

    I bought my iMac in December 2014 and shortly thereafter bought the USB SuperDrive. I have been busy doing other things so
    didn't try to use it until today. I plugged it in to the port on the back of my iMac then put in a photo cd. It accepted it, made a few noises for a few second and then automatically ejected it. So I tried a dvd and it also ejected right away.

    It is a pretty simple program and there isn't much that I could do to mess it up. It is messing up all by itself.

    24 of 24 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.

    15 of 24 people found this useful