• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality.

    • Written by from West Monroe

    I bought the super driver for ripping some old cds and what not. I don't know whats up with all the negitave reviews mine works great. If their was a problem then apple fixed it. Only complaint is that their is no blue ray which should be on a 70-80$$ external drive but not that big of a deal.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great as a backup on iMac

    • Written by from West valley city

    I bought this originally for my new MacBook Pro Retina that has no disc drive. It did not work seamlessly with my Macbook; the SuperDrive would have glitches with that computer. However, my 5-year-old iMac 21.5" model disc drive had finally given out after years of use. I have been using this as a substitute for my iMac drive, and it has been working perfectly so far.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works

    • Written by from Winona

    I was hesitant to buy based on the mediocre/negative reviews, but I figured an Apple product would work better than any other, so I bought it. Plugged the device in, sent it a playlist from iTunes and the disc burned in about three minutes, no problems - exactly as it does on all of my Macs with internal optical drives. My only complaint would be that the USB cable is only long enough to have the drive directly under the iMac.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Does what it says

    • Written by from Moses Lake

    I bought this product when I bought my new Macbook pro, and so far, it does exactly what it says it will. I haven't used it to burn anything yet, or watch any DVDs, but i had to install Microsoft Office for school, and it did that flawlessly, and very fast. It took longer to Import a CD into iTunes, but it didn't take any longer than expected for that either. It would be nice if it did Blu Ray, but thats the way things are sometimes. Other than that, i don't have any complaints yet.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    • Written by from Knoxville

    I cannot speak, of course, to the longevity of the drive because mine is fairly new. However, the intuitive nature of this drive as it conforms its actions to the values of the disk you have inserted is exactly what I was looking for. Play a movie; no problem. Burn a CD; no problem. Transfer files; no problem. Insert disk. Follow natural course of action. Eject disk. If you are familiar with the Mac world, this is a great drive. Hope it stands test of time, too. (The learning curve for former Windows devotees is same as learning curve for Mac itself; that is, top menus and such. No magic; just solid solution to your drive needs.)

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice Drive

    • Written by from Bakersfield

    This drive works great with my new Mac Mini. I purchased it with my new Mac Mini to make copies to CD-Rom of my pictures, and movies. Just like the descriptions say, just plug it in, and go. The only reason i gave it four stars, was because of the USB cord. That thing is only about three inches long! Really? My personal opinion is that it needs to be a little bit longer to make it more functional to use. Other than that, it's a great product!

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Overall a good product!

    • Written by from Jacksonville

    Honestly, not having that disk drive in your computer is a hassle. But the USB SuperDrive gets the job done and I have had no issues. Definitely worth the money!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Slow Quality

    • Written by from Anacortes

    I bought this to transfer several hundred CD's to my iMAC. Transfer rate is slow; ~ 8 1/2 minutes to transfer 8 tracks @ 50 1/2 minutes playing time. Ejecting the CD is easy with the eject button on my keyboard. Backing up in the background is the way to go with this quality external CD/DVD device.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well and Looks good, Not perfect though...

    • Written by from Bridgewater

    This drive will beat the typical Wallmart portable DVD drive, for the price it better be! I find that it reads and writes quickly, (I think there is an upgraded drive inside, kind of like a 7200rpm drive in an external hard drive )

    However...

    This drive does need an upgrade from apple... They need to make this drive comparable with blue ray disks, giving us the option to play any DVD or CD out there in the world. I have no idea why apple hasn't already done this! I work hard for my money and I expect uncompromising performance out of all apple products!

    5 of 7 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.

    21 of 27 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.

    27 of 34 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

  • 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

  • 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!

    48 of 70 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great accessory, wish it had Thunderbolt

    • Written by from Dallas

    Thunderbolt has been out since 2011, so why does this drive not do Thunderbolt, or USB 3? Also, it's high time that Apple made this thing work with more than just Macs without an optical drive. What's up with that? For all of the people who come here to bash this product, and complain about it not working, why don't you contact AppleCare instead of complaining? Bad reviews are fine, but don't you think you should get help before writing the bad review? Perhaps you just got a lemon, or maybe you're doing something wrong? I've used this drive a lot, and it has always performed well. I would rate it with 5 stars if it had more current I/O.

    26 of 36 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.

    21 of 25 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    to the owner of the 27" imac

    • Written by from Kokomo

    OK Run software update install al updates plug in the usb superdrive then it should work.

    15 of 23 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

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It works.

    • Written by from Seattle

    Works as advertised. Solid construction, light.

    21 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good/okay so far

    • Written by from East Freetown

    The drive is nice and fast. I have had it a few days and have been loading many CDs into itunes. Many of the CDs are nearly new. One James Taylor CD that I have only played once that was new and clean would not be accepted by the drive until I put it in 8 times after it kept rejecting it. When it works, it is really very good. It is just this one CD that it did not like. Hopefully is stays working.

    31 of 35 people found this useful