• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked for a few months, then dead

    • Written by from Gilbert

    I got this drive a few months ago and it was working fine. Not quite as fast as others out there, definitely more expensive. I used it for roughly 2-3 discs per week, CD and DVD's mixed. Then all of a sudden it completely died on me. Won't accept a disc. I read this issue on other review and though it wouldn't be an issue, well I was wrong. I'm hoping it will get replaced by apple since I haven't had it that long. But that being said, you expect a product, especially an overpriced Apple product, to work longer than 3 months without issue. I wish I would have bought a different brand...

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Seemed good at first.

    • Written by from Dumont

    At first, getting this product was a good idea since I have a MacBook Air. It really wasn't. One day I put a disc in and it didn't show up in the Finder. So now I have a disc stuck in my SuperDrive. I would recommend all of Apple's products, but this one needs some work.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Functionality Worthless

    • Written by from Seattle

    Once upon a time, Apple made sure their products had full, useful functionality. More and more this seems to be going by the wayside. DVD Superdrive works fine, except, there is no longer any ease of use or functionality to it! The remote does not control the playback. Even the MacBook Pro cannot control the playback once it starts. Video and sound will not transfer to my HDTV whether over Airplay or via HDMI cable. What a joke! I'm not laughing though. What's the point? Just because there is Netflix and such, does not mean we don't also still use DVDs for movies and such. The continued paring down of Apple's products is making them so much less desirable, enjoyable and, hence, worth all the extreme costs vs, dare I say it?, non-Apple products. Hate what Apple has become. They might as well call themselves "Microsoft" now.

    16 of 17 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.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ejecting is terrible

    • Written by from South Bend

    Overall, this DVD drive works. However, the eject button works maybe once every five times. I find myself having to hold it upside down and press to get the DVD to come out. There needs to be some sort of button on the side.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    SuperDrive at best an average drive

    • Written by from LOVELAND

    Expensive;
    No Blu-Ray (Who doesn't have Blu-ray now?);
    Needs a lot of power - it does not work in USB hubs because it exceeds the allowed power.
    This is not Apple quality.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cable is very fragile. No hardware eject

    • Written by from Picton

    After about a year of very occasional use, my "superdrive" has given up the ghost. After checking with Apple Support, the cable has given out. It is very flimsy.

    I don't understand why the superdrive doesn't come with an eject button.

    It's clear that Steve Jobs didn't want people using CDs and DVDs.

    If you can avoid purchasing this product, do.

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not as good it is said to be

    • Written by from Ozone Park

    Now at first it works great because it just came out of the box, but when you get a cd/dvd stuck in there what are you suppose to do? I state this question because unlike many other drives there isn't any eject button. Also the crazy thing is that i had to use my dads dell to get the dvd ejected when this is made for apple crazy right? I would advice if you like me with a Retina 15' MacBook Pro buy another companies usb drive and save yourself the trouble because now the same APPLE USB DRIVE isn't showing up on my APPLE COMPUTER.

    34 of 39 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It does not work properly

    • Written by from Providence

    I'm sure many folks get this and it works just fine - but if you read the reviews, including this one, you'll find that it's a gamble to but it. Many simply do not work properly. In my case, it will read discs, but in some cases does not. I've returned purchased discs to find out that they play fine in other drives. So I'd have to conclude that those who say Apple messed this one up are quite correct. What I'd like is for Apple to help out those of us with problems, and fix the problems for those of you considering buying this.

    37 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    it need more time to design

    • Written by from Flint

    it looks nice
    perfect shape
    perfect speed
    perfect weight
    BUT :
    you better make the whole cable get disconnect from it ,you know a side of the cable is just attached to the super drive and when you are handing it or packing it in your bag the attached part will get wasted.put a nice small cable but not attached to drive.

    27 of 43 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    arghhhhhh - attached cable

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    I love to sit with my laptop on my lap beside an end table and put my feet up. That's pretty much not possible to do and use this device because the attached cable is so short. I generally don't buy devices that have attached cables because ultimately the weak point is the point of attachment of the device to the cable. As soon as that wears out, you are in trouble. I'd much much rather have an outlet there, so that you can choose alternate cables, or at least replace a cable if you have a problem.

    A 3 foot cable would much better suit my needs, so I find that this is a huge deficiency in this product.

    27 of 35 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Kill my USB slot on my MacMini

    • Written by from Seattle

    I bought a USB SuperDrive 6 days ago. It worked fine for the first two days. I used it to import CDs I bought. I then didn't use it for 4 days. Tonight, I try to play a DVD, it won't insert. I try CDs, they won't go. I unplug the drive and reinsert, then repeat DVD and CD. Update software. Nothing.

    I swap the drive with my bluetooth mouse dongle, jackpot! The mouse no longer works and the drive does. Swap them back, mouse works, drive doesn't.

    I'd of thought that killing one USB would take them all out as they are daisy chain devices, but who knows.

    Bummer!

    Aside from that, drive is quiet and very impressive for importing CDs. As for the DVD (from Netflx and brand new), the Apple DVD Player, hated it. After some mucking about, it finally started, but is noisy and hitting the menu button doesn't take me to the menu until the 3rd click.

    26 of 40 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    only plays some dvds

    • Written by from gravenhurst

    Not sure quite why but only some of my DVDs work with this drive. Plays software fine but when it comes to DVDs that is a new story. It is quite annoying as a student teacher who is trying to use educational material that i payed good money for and it doesn't work. Can't use my optical drive to play the material I want to use. My DVDs work on my old DVD player fine and in my PlayStation and also checked for scratches. So if you are using this to watch movies off of, don't bother because i fine only some of my movies work.

    55 of 66 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not robust

    • Written by from N. Huntingdon

    My SuperDrive was unreliable within weeks of opening and died within a year. It's beautiful and portable but it shouldn't be that disposable.

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Eject

    • Written by from Calgary

    It's not as easy as it should be to eject the disk because it doesn't include an eject button and the new computer doesn't include an eject button and I put a disk in to install software and can't get it out

    64 of 105 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    No Region Free DVD

    • Written by from Prescott

    This product works fine except that it is NOT region free.
    It will play any DVD and switch to different country codes if needed but only
    up to a total of 5 times. Then it will get stuck in the last region code and cannot be reset to play
    any other region.
    Useless when traveling to other countries since I had to buy (and haul) two of them.
    What is the point of a laptop if you cannot travel with it unless you haul and pay for a bunch of extra stuff?
    Apple simply said "sorry and nothing can be changed".

    More folks need to complain about this BS please !!

    448 of 578 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not Good For Apple

    • Written by from Dayton

    It seems to spit out about 50% to 60% of the DVDs and CDs. Some of the discs were brand new and the others were close to perfect. I bought a different, cheaper drive and haven't had a problem.

    105 of 121 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor performance

    • Written by from Guisborough

    this device has rejected quite a few of my CDs - usually played normally on my PC. Disappointing

    42 of 54 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Air Superdrive

    • Written by from Kuala Lumpur

    This device has several limitations, such as when i need to burn a long length of movie, the video couldn't completely capture and display in the DVD player. I''d used it for less than 50 times, and now it become faulty. Its the most incredible part.

    343 of 433 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    superDrive connection/ read

    • Written by from Delta

    with all the product enhancements in the computers and the need for speed.The lack of the usb 3.0 interface. Plus the overdue addition of read/write of BlueRay Discs

    288 of 397 people found this useful