• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple superdrive

    • Written by from Byron

    Apple superdrive will not work with a powered USB hub. I am an inclined plane wrapped helically around a common axis.

    62 of 102 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Shouldn't Be Paying So Much For This

    • Written by from atlanta

    This machine does what it's supposed to do. I haven't run into any problems with it and it works really fast and dependable.

    What I don't understand however is why Apple would take this out as part of the deal with buying a Mac Pro. CDs are still a very important part of in society, and to take something out that was previously part of a computer is silly. $80 is exspensive when you're already buying a new computer. Plus it doesn't offer Blue Ray. I absolutely had to buy it allow me to install my educational disk of CS6. Apple does not help its customers in saving money and tries to nickel and dime every little thing now. Also, the chord needs to be longer, or at least be blue tooth or something so it is not always in my way.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Tribute to simplicity

    • Written by from Elmira

    Just finished re ripping my classical and jazz cd collection to new MacBook pro well over a hundred cd's. Flawless performance just proves simplicity is best. No drivers no hassles just plugged into usb port and was ready to go.
    IMO this is a great little cd player.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Still cannot use superdrive

    • Written by from Groton

    Followed directions to update software but it still does not recognize the drive nor will it accept a disk.

    46 of 70 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent

    • Written by from Red Deer

    I was not to sure about it at the beginning due to some of the bad reviews but went with the reviews that actually made sense and bought it any how. It has been nothing short of EXCELLENT.

    32 of 42 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Other fish in the sea

    • Written by from APO

    I bought my SuperDrive because of my love of Apple products. I was smitten with her beauty, her grace, her elegance. How could I possibly be unfaithful to Apple, my new iMac, and Steve Jobs (r.i.p.) by giving her something something less than that $80 deserved? How could I POSSIBLY consider anything less for a perfect three-some: me, my new iMac, and her. But alas, she's my Lindsay Lohan, my Amy Winehouse, my Britney Spears. She's gorgeous, beautiful on the outside, but a mess, never enough rehab inside. So, I go back to my old external drive. Clunky, maybe. Clumsy to look at, yes. But, God help me, she'll do the things...

    38 of 55 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Without iDVD, you'll need to use other software to burn DVDs with this

    • Written by from SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

    It's pretty obvious that Apple wants their customers to stray away from optical drives. Yes, it's a fading technology, but if I want to burn DVDs and send them to my family and relatives who are not as tech savvy and still have an old school DVD player to watch things, I'm pretty much stuck to using this thing. Not everyone has access to a quick connection to watch stuff via streaming, hence, DVDs are useful. HOWEVER, it's a bad sign when San Francisco's huge Apple Store in Union Square doesn't even have the SuperDrive showcased in their showroom. Seriously, I had to ask an employee to "get one from the back storage room". That's a bad sign when the store's manager doesn't even allow these things to be shelved out in the public. Really? You can rip CDs via iTunes, but if it comes down to transferring movies into a DVD format to burn onto a DVD, it would have been handy to have a copy of iDVD. That's another problem. My rMBP 13" (late 2013) never came with iDVD so you're stuck in using alternate software to convert .mov files to DVD format. Overall, this external SuperDrive is not very durable at all. It's a bad sign when one of your DVDs is stuck inside the thing within the first week and I have to fiddle around with it to do an emergency eject. Steer clear from this external SuperDrive. There are cheaper alternatives. Stuff like this in regards to buying an external drive (for something that used to be built in from previous models) and most of all, soldering the RAM onto motherboards of newer MacBooks so you're forced to decide between current RAM or shelling out another $400 for 4 more gigs of RAM is just ridiculous.

    21 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really great product!

    • Written by from San Clemente

    I've never had any problems with it and it is fast!!
    The only downside, in my perspective, is it's limited capabilities. For the price, I think apple can create a SuperDrive to include the ability to play Bluray Discs. Considering the new MacBooks with the Retina display, bluray would be a wonderful option.

    26 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB

    • Written by from Mission Viejo

    Apple USB Superdrive not working after two weeks and a couple dozen CD uploads. CD stuck inside and I am afraid I have lost it based on the other reviews.

    22 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with 2013 Mac Mini

    • Written by from Allen Park

    I bought this with my new Mac Mini since I still burn and use CD/DVDs. It's quick, quiet and fast. Not a bad value, actually. Nice metal enclosure to match my Mini.

    29 of 38 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple USB Superdrive

    • Written by from Miami

    Good idea, but very expensive. Besides you can't see Blue-rays. Hello, nowadays most of the DVDs come in Blue-Ray. No, No, No. I'm returning mine. When you guys come out with a Blue-ray version let me know.

    90 of 160 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Why???

    • Written by from SUGAR LAND

    Well, i am typically satisfied with apple product but this drive is a cd devouring machine. If your beloved "old" cd is sitting around waiting to be added to your device be ware. The drive will make an engraving due to balancing issues on your disc. Here i am hoping to ensure the life of my favorite album of all time and it makes a horrendous noise and i force eject my cd. when i observe it. i notice an engraving in the middle of this disc. my life is now pointless. good bye world. thanks apple. you win again.

    29 of 39 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Painfully slow

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    This is the slowest DVD drive I've experienced in ten years. When installing software from DVD, it takes between 2-3 hours per DVD, regardless of the software I'm installing. I'm now looking at a 10 DVD software install which will likely take over 24 hours. Overpriced, extremely underpowered, and very disappointing.

    57 of 95 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice for Mac Mini

    • Written by from Millersville

    I purchased mine for my 2012 Mac Mini and it work nice. without problems.

    24 of 29 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Needs Blu-Ray capability

    • Written by from Carnation

    The drive is great for CD's and DVD's. I use it on my Mac Mini Server.

    Without Blu-Ray, most of our new movies can't be watched. When the *box rentals stop providing DVD and go entirely to Blu-Ray, this will have to go in the drawer with the external 3.5" floppy drive.

    20 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Limited use

    • Written by from Tucson

    Works fine on MBA and windows 7 computers
    My MBP and iMac don't even see it

    I wanted to eject a disc that I had forgot to eject before shutting down MBA & loaded in my truck
    Connected it to a MBP and nothing
    Connected it to customers win7 machine and ejected disc from there

    Tried it on my iMac later - nothing

    Mighty odd...

    25 of 32 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Start-up detail

    • Written by from Emeryville

    My late-2012 iMac (my first Apple computer) showed no signs of recognizing a new device when I followed the 4 line-long instructions to plug the Super-Drive into the USB. I opened up Finder/Devices/Remote Disc. No information. But upon pushing a CD into the device, it awoke and listed the CD in Finder/Devices. No big deal, I am just used to Windows.

    22 of 26 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.

    19 of 21 people found this useful