• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MacAir perspective

    • Written by from Falmouth

    I have a Mac Air and this burner is absolutely perfect for the Air. I bought the air for size, weight travel advantages and knowing that if needed I have the burn capability with me without the size, weight, etc... makes it a great 1-2 punch. The attached cable is so simple. For me it was the deal breaker in terms of being able to justify the total package of the MacAir.

    65 of 72 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very usefull.

    • Written by from miami

    This is a very usefull product, especially for people who have a mac book air without a disc incertion. :)

    63 of 76 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect!!!

    • Written by from TwentyNine Palms

    Even after reading some of the reviews, I bought the superdrive, plugged it in and found it works perfect on my 15' Mac Book Pro Retina Display. I find the cord a perfect length and have had no issues with any disk ejecting, this is a great product that is fast, simple to use, and works as advertised.

    82 of 97 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's great!

    • Written by from Highland Park

    I brought the SuperDrive for my Mac mini 2011 model. It works just great.

    51 of 57 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cutting Edge Design & Usability

    • Written by from St Petersburg

    Just bought a Mac Mini a few weeks ago and knew I would need the companion superdrive to compliment the rest of my set up, it worked flawlessly when i plugged it in and has been working flawlessly ever since. i wish the cord was a little longer but it was never a deal breaker for me. I have it set up with my Mac Mini, Apple TV, a set of Bose speakers and my 32' HDTV, wireless keyboard & magic mouse.

    Why people are having so many negative issues I can't understand, but for me......it's a
    'Winner'!

    65 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great without ANY Problems!

    • Written by from Merced

    Purchased this drive to install Win7 on my new 2012 MacBook Air with Mountain Lion on it and was quite a bit hesitant after all the negative reviews of it but I knew I needed it for what I had to do. Anyway got it in the mail today and all I can say is things went perfectly from the start to finish without a single problem. Maybe a small bit of humming and viberation while I had it sitting on a mouse pad when it was installing Windows from my Windows Disc. After Win7 was done and installed I then ejected the disc from Win7 OS and rebooted back to Mountain Lion for the burning of a DVD with the Drivers & Update support for my Windows that I installed. Well I followed all the prompts, installed my blank DVD-RW to have the content burned to Disc and that perfectly fine as well, with no problem what so ever. I then shut down from Mountain Lion, booted back into Windows and inserted the new Disc that was just burned with the Driver & Update support and that too went perfectly fine and really quite well. I have nothing to complain about at all about the USB Driver other than it does what it's suppose to do without any problems at all (For me anyway). Maybe these drives could be a luck of the draw on if you get a perfectly working one or a lemon one but I can't see or understand why so many people seem to be having trouble with them.

    Oh and for the people mentioning the cable being a bit on the short side I personally find it being perfectly fine and also gives a good fair amount of space for the drive and Notebook when paired together. A cable any longer would just be a plain eyesore and would leave alot of unnecessary clutter around the work area.

    I gave this review a FULL 5 STARS after it's great functionality & workmanship.

    84 of 97 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great

    • Written by from Laurel

    It lets me play and burn cds and dvds on my Macbook Air. That's all I expected from it.

    46 of 49 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works good

    • Written by from sandston

    Works great for me . Not sure why people complain about the usb cable length. If it was any longer It would be in the way more than anything.

    43 of 48 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What's not to like?

    • Written by from Caronport

    Besides the price. I didn't actually bother looking at anything else. This is not made of cheap plastic and looks like it can take the rigours of family life. It's fast enough but best of all - you just plug it in and it works!

    50 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    More expensive than the cheap competition, but...

    • Written by from Scotch Plains

    It's faster, nice quality and most importantly, doesn't require the dual USB cable some of the cheep 3rd party drives need for the extra power required for reliable operation. Nice product, highly recommended.

    51 of 58 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great peoduct

    • Written by from La Canada

    Great product. It does its job and does or well.

    Would habe loved it even more if it was blu ray capable and had an ejection button

    91 of 105 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good solid drive

    • Written by from Stettler

    Have used a few other DVD/CD burners but find Apple's USB SuperDrive to be a very reliable unit in comparison. It may not be the fastest burner out there, but it's reliability more than makes up for it.

    99 of 111 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised ...

    • Written by from Brossard

    Took it out of the box, plugged it in, insert software cd, found icon in finder, clicked through to install software!

    Worked flawlessly.

    66 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb!!!

    • Written by from Rochester

    amazing little device with high durability. Strongly recommended

    52 of 66 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    outstanding product

    • Written by from La Mirada

    My only complaint is the short cord. Otherwise it is very quiet, very fast, and works effortlessly. And $79.00 is not expensive. If you think it is, buy a effing Dell.

    58 of 73 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NO BUGS, NO SPACE PROBLEMS, NO BUTTONS, NO SOFTWARE?

    • Written by from SHAVER LAKE

    I HAVE PURCHASED MANY SO CALLED EASY CD / RW COMPONENTS LIKE THIS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ABLE TO WORK WITH IBM AND MAC THAT EITHER HAD HATCHES OR BUTTONS THAT GOT IN THE WAY. I HAVE SEEN WHERE THERE IS SUPPOSED TO BE SOFTWARE BUT HAVE NOT NEEDED IT AND IT FITS ON TOP OF MY EXTERNAL HARD RIVE ON MY MINI. THE BEST STACK YOU COULD WANT AND ALL IT NEEDS IT TO BE ABLE TO HOOK UP TO THE IPHONE AS A MONITOR AND I WOULD NOT NEED A EXTERNAL MONITOR. EVERYTHING I MENTIONED WORKS SEAMLESSLY TOGETHER. I LIKE THE LOOK,SPEED,SIZE,EASE BUT I AM LEAD TO BELIEVE YHERE IS SOFTWARE AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE IS SOFTWARE I AM MISSING?
    IT IS ALMOST TOO EASY AND I FEEL LIKE I AM MISSING SOMETHING.

    42 of 98 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superdrive needs smart humans !

    • Written by from Seattle

    This optical drive by Apple has been, by far, the best driver I've ever had. Prior to purchase I read the reviews here and was surprised to see how many people had problems ejecting a "non-DVD" disc (i.e. game, software load, app manager, etc) ... There is waaaay too much misinformation and speculation being made by wannabe, hot potato users. The drive works perfectly and ejects ANY disc on demand ... only requirement... Human needs to be SMARTER than Driver ! I've seen knuckle heads suggesting the total disassembly of the unit to remove a disc ! Why own a computer if you're still in the stone age?

    The optical drive will recognize DVD and non-DVD discs, common sense dictates that if the drive doesn't recognize a disc as a DVD...you're not going to succeed in commanding the DVD controller to eject it. It's not a technically DVD ! (note: that is whether or not it is a DVD!...Sometimes a DVD format may be incorrect, so it gets disqualified),

    All you need to do is go to the disc icon on your desk top (if you've selected in "System Preferences" to show the disc icon on the desk top) or just hit "Command+up arrow" till you reach the disc and drivers level, then right click on the disc icon and select eject.

    The DVD controller will grey out the Eject option so you cannot do anything there. This process is very similar to PC formats except that PC always puts a disc icon on your desk top. Apple gives you the choice.

    320 of 381 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Jupiter

    This is the fastest loading/ burning cd drive I would recommend it

    41 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    So simple to use.

    • Written by from Clemson

    I really like the simplicity of this drive. I just plug it into my Mac Mini and it just works! Also, I have noticed it is very quiet. I find the attached usb cable to be more than adequate. Highly recommend.

    60 of 67 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Drive

    • Written by from Marshalltown

    This drive works remarkably well for the couple of times a year I need a disk drive. It reads and writes very fast, is compact and portable if necessary and looks great with the MacBook Air and new MacBook Pro. Only complaint would be the short cord, it is usable but if it was about ten inches longer it would be great.

    As for the person who bought an Air and didn't realize there was no drive, I would take little stock in anything they might have to say.

    69 of 75 people found this useful