• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Love my new 27" Mac but the Superdrive is a dud...

    • Written by from Sherwood Park

    I followed all the instructions to update etc, plugged it right into the Mac (it wouldn't even turn on through a usb hub) even went to the online chat for help and all it does is take in the DVD or CD ( I tried both) begin to make all the right noises... then spits out the DVD/CD.
    I thought maybe I had a "one off" dud, but after reading some of the other testimonies... I'm not to sure about that
    Back to the store it goes and hopefully the replacement will be five stars

    49 of 65 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Fullerton

    Bought this with my retina macbook pro and everything works perfectly!!! Well worth it!!

    22 of 28 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I dont know what all the complaints are about??

    • Written by from Highland Lakes

    This product is decently priced according to Apple's standards, and it does EVERYTHING it says it will do without any headache. Plug and play. No software required no drivers no headache just read write burn CD/DVD and even Dual Layer without a problem. Just bought one to go along with my 13" Macbook Pro w/ Retina and I am one happy man. Sure maybe Blu-ray would have been good but its not necessary I dont even own a Blu ray disc even though I own a blu ray player.....People complain and give low ratings because of UNREALISTICALLY high expectations and the fact that they want Apple products but wanna pay Samsung prices.

    33 of 39 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Oakland

    I use this product all the time and it works great.

    22 of 28 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Std USB

    • Written by from Mont Saint-Hilaire

    Nice product, looking good and works nicely. It is a bit deceptive that this writer comes with std USB instead of a USB3 connexion. I had to add this drive to my new iMac and since I have USB3 connexions, I thought that Apple could have come at least with this type of connexion for the drive.

    22 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple usb Superdrive

    • Written by from Shermans Dale

    Bought this drive to go along with the Mac Mini and I have to say it works perfectly! i was a bit skeptical at first when reading through some of the other reviews but after going forward with the purchase it was definitely a great buy! Solid, very compact, and easy setup! (just connect and your done) I have tested this with CD and DVD discs which it played both perfectly! Would definitely recommend this for any MAC without a built-in optical disc drive!

    38 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    very impressed

    • Written by from Saint John

    super fast, equivalent speeds to the rest at the store, not disappointed at all. small easy to store, and looks great! very quiet as well

    29 of 30 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does exactly what you ask of it

    • Written by from Grand Rapids

    It just works and looks good doing it.

    34 of 62 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best match for the late 2012 iMac

    • Written by from Albuquerque

    After first installing (plugging in the USB) it din't do anything and would not accept a CD. So I unplugged and reinserted again - this time it took and I heard the little drive come to life. Make sure the USB is firmly inserted.

    Thereafter I burned my first CD. Opened up iTunes, created a New Playlist, selected Burn to Disc and then printed a jewel case that's pretty cool without having to do anything other than select Print/To Jewel Case or something like that.

    Just insert a CD and iTunes opens and asks if you want to add to the Library. What could be easier?

    The product is aluminum on it's upper side and plastic underneath. It has a large round non-skid pad that works perfect on the foot of the iMac. You push the CD in almost all the way and then it inserts it super fast automatically. Eject using several different ways from the screen.

    Meets all of my needs.

    65 of 74 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Problematic Right Out of the Box

    • Written by from Hammonton

    I bought my external SuperDrive last week and cracked it open today to rip audiobook CDs into my iTunes library. Much to my great aggravation, this "Super"drive couldn't rip CDs until each disc was re-inserted multiple times and/or I repeatedly plugged/unplugged the USB connection on the drive. Through most of my adult life I've been such a huge proponent of Apple products and have owned multiple computers/iMacs/MacBooks over the years (along with multiple variants of iPods, iPhones, Time Capsules, etc). So for an Apple product to not work properly out of the box is both surprising and, based on my prior history with their products, entirely disappointing. This review is based on the drive I currently have on hand. I will return this POS tomorrow and see what happens. If so, I will write a new review. But for now, if I could give this thing a zero stars I would.

    106 of 139 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    MacBook Air - Worked Great

    • Written by from Duncan

    This worked perfect and I absolutely had no trouble with it. Great buy!!!!

    24 of 34 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Poor Excuse

    • Written by from Oakland Park

    Unit comes nicely packaged and looks like it would be a quality Apple product. Alas upon close inspection the unit is flimsy and the cord is not at all designed for portability. After just over 3 months the unit bit the dust and won't even turn on.

    72 of 95 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works for DVDs and CDs

    • Written by from peabody

    I was disappointed the drive wasn't capable of bluray technology. I'm a long time pc user, my last pc had bluray 5 years ago, this is my first Mac. That's why I gave it 4 stars. Other than that, it works good and the size is great, and nice looking!

    49 of 71 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice

    • Written by from Chardon

    Small, light, solidly built and works like a champ. My 2013 15" MacBook Pro with Retina display needed an optical drive, and this fits the bill perfectly! A good value as well!

    20 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from TYLER

    This device gets such a bad rap, it works in a particular way and works well once you get a feel for it.

    It is just like the 8x Superdrive in the non-retnia MBP, which is why I purchased it for my MBPr. I had a few growing pains with this maybe the first 2-3 uses, BUT I got it down and I feel like it is a quality product to pair with my MBPr.

    18 of 23 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

  • 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

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    • Written by from Guelph

    This drive is fantastic fast quite reliable and cheap only problem I found is it wont play XBOX 360 games come on people this is a dvd drive not blu-ray it not hard to figure out how to use really easy and if you can't figure it out then sell all your apple products. way to go apple just another great product

    11 of 33 people found this useful