• 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Cedar Falls

    I burned one disk and the drive broke.

    56 of 63 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Remarkable product

    • Written by from Tecumseh

    I am new to the Mac industry, so I'm not up on all the latest and greatest devices for the Mac. Recently I purchased an Apple USB SuperDrive. It's a top-of-the-line product. I put in a CD DVD and it automatically imports. The Apple USB SuperDrive is a remarkable product thank you!

    20 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    External DVD drive

    • Written by from Las Vegas

    Wow! Love this product...works well with my MBAir! Response time is unbelievable. I enjoy the sleek and small laptop...hence the option of an external DVD drive. It's nice to have only when needed.

    53 of 61 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Useful Drive

    • Written by from Topeka

    I have a MacBook Pro and you have to have one of these things because the new model MacBook is too thin to have one internally. Personally I could do with a computer that's a little bit thicker, but this thing isn't that expensive and in my experience works well. I've not burned any disks but have used the drive to install software and watch DVDs. Works fine for these two purposes.

    51 of 56 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What Mac are you USING!!

    • Written by from North Salem

    All of the bad reviews don't state which version/model year/cpu of MB their using..To trash this drive before telling us is just poor reviewing..All the newer macs with retina work flawlessly with this drive..To write all these complaints and not telling us is a waste of everybodys time and causes a lot of confusion when deciding on a purchase..

    121 of 142 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Colorado Springs

    Went back to the store today to return the 1st "SuperDrive" I purchased. The CD would insert, make a bit of noise and then sit it back out. I tried all types of software and nothing worked. I asked the staff to please plug it in to see if it worked (perhaps I was doing something wrong?). They said "Oh we are so sorry! Let's just get you another one so you can get on with your day!" 4 minutes later I was out the door with a shinny new box. Guess what happened?? #2 shinny box doesn't work either!! WTH??!!

    70 of 100 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.


    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

  • 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.

    107 of 140 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