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Apple - SuperDrive 8x External USB Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 8211 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works like a Charm!

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    CrazyAboutApple
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    I have an embroidery sewing machine and I often order designs online, download them to a disk, and then enter the disk into my sewing machine disk reader. This external disk drive/burner is exactly what I needed to do that task. Whenever I download a design to my Mac Desktop and put a disk into the burner an icon appears on screen that walks me through the process effortlessly. I am very happy with this product. The only disappointment was that it will not work on a Windows based machine to download information (I had some designs on my old Gateway product but it would not recognize this disk drive.). It will only work on Apple products.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Convenient but Missing Key Features

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    JW84
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    The SuperDrive is pretty great so far - the fact that it's separate from your machine means you can use it with a variety of Apple computers, which is a big plus. It's incredibly easy to use since it's connected via USB and there is virtually no installation necessary - just pop in a DVD and you're ready to go. It's really quiet and hasn't heated up in the time I've used it, and the design aesthetic matches the rest of Apple's products so it fits right in. However, I was really disappointed to find out that it's not compatible with Blu Rays. You'd think with their Retina screens, Apple would've come to the obvious conclusion that Blu Ray should be included on their SuperDrives, but unfortunately it's DVD/CD only.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reliable, quiet & reasonably fast

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    RSTinAZ
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    I will admit to being an Apple fan. Having said that, I am not opposed to purchasing non-Apple products if they offer a substantial improvement over the Apple. While I do believe there are faster drives for less money, I wanted the reliability I (fortunately) consistently experience with Apple. This drive has not failed or malfunctioned at all. I do NOT use the drive excessively. In the past, when I have needed to burn 100's of CDs in a short amount of time, I purchased a multi-drive burner for that specific purpose. For everyday / "normal" use, this drive is quiet and works perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD Player/Burner

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    Spaxle
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    Slowly making the full emersion to Apple products. I'm sold on their products; like the ipod, iPad, iphone, wireless keyboard, magic mouse, and Mac Mini. This player matches my other components perfectly. It is compact and has a quality look and feel about it. Sits on my Mac Mini and under/between my dual monitors. My only negative comment is that for the price, it should also be a blue ray player. I've compressed over 20 DVDs and it has worked flawlessly so far. I could have returned it within the BB policy, but I'm perfectly satisfied with the quality and 720p output. My son-in-law took his back and bought a non-Apple DVD/blue ray player for half the cost.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works with my Retina MBP

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    nickcal
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    Ive been an Apple fan boy for some time now and when moving to the Retina Macbook Pro I lost the option to burn disks. That was not a big deal to me as I hadn't burned a disk in what felt like for ever. To be honest I really did not think I would need to ever burn a disk again with as much external hard drives and cloud storage as I have. Well the day came that burning a disk was a must thats why I picked up the Apple super drive. I could have picked up a cheaper external disk drive but I really like the design of my Apple gear and how I know its just going to work with my stuff. So is it worth buying? My answer yes. Elegant design fast burning speed small portable and easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Another Easy MAC Accessory

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    Maximus33
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    I decided to purchase a Macbook Air rather than the Pro because it was lighter and traveled better. After thinking I didn't need the CD/DVD drive, I decided to purchase one anyway. Well, it couldn't have been easier. I managed to get it on sale at Best Buy but as far as ease of use, it couldn't have been better. Simply plug it in and I was burning a CD within 30 seconds. No software downloads, nothing. Plug and use. And since I don't need it often, it made sense to purchase this. Plus, my significant other has a Macbook Air and she can use it as well. Highly recommend if you need a drive but don't need it often enough to justify upgrading to a Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect solution for 12" MacBook users!

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    LSUAmy
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    As a law student and a clerk at a law firm, I needed to be able to play evidence CDs and DVDs while working on a case. I love my 12" MacBook, and I was worried that I would have to go back up to a larger Mac just to get the disc drive, but then I discovered this little gem and it saved the day! It runs great and does everything that an internal drive would do (as far as I can tell). I have not had issue 1 with it. And it really wasn't overly expense (all things considered when purchasing something from Apple). Oh! And it's lightweight and very compact, so it's easy to store in your briefcase/book bag every day. I would absolutely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Simple Replacement

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    Appleliker
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    My previous Superdrive failed after about two years of use - not unusual in this era of disposable units. My original purpose for the unit was as a supplement to my IMac that lacked an optical drive (Apple made them "obsolete prematurely on these products - in advance of when people had severed the need for these through either USB or Cloud services). It functions like an internal hard drive reader-writer and has the advantage that when it fails, there's no "service charge". just unplug, discard, and plug in the new one. Works seamlessly through the USB port. It would be nice if the unit came with a separate eject button, but it's not a critical design flaw.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great but a little hard to figure out

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    Supergrl9119
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    This drive works great, but I had to pull out the help book in order to figure out how to set it up. At first when I plugged it in I couldn't get it to show up on the computer. You have to go into a specific drive in order to see it and then in order to eject the disk you also have to find the eject button on the computer rather than the drive having an easy button. I also thought at first it didn't have power because you have to force the disk in almost all the way before the power kicks on and pulls the disk in the rest of the way.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    work perfectly with my MAC

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    Tirzah
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    This is the second one we've purchased since July - a family member jammed a disk in and it stuck in there. We tried everything to get it out. Took it back to BestBuy but they had to refer us to an Apple Service dealer. Went to Apple service place and were told they only thing they could do was break it open b/c it was an obsolete item and no longer being manufactured. Wasn't worth arguing about. I am happy enough with the product to purchase a second one but be careful to keep it level and insert disks gently!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with my Mac

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    Waldo
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    The product, made by Apple, does not work with my "vintage" imac computer, which is ten years old. The product, which cost me $80.00 and which I returned two hours later, was worthless for me. On the other hand, I found an LG drive for $24.95 which worked perfectly with my "vintage" Apple computer. Thank you LG, Apple's disgrace is your gain, and for slightly more than one third of Apple's typical overpriced thievery. I just wish Apple would get their head out of their you-know-what and treat customers like human beings instead of treating them like what normally comes out of one's you-know-what.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad option

    Posted
    MDwall
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    I bought this so that I would have a disc drive for my new Retina MacBook Pro. For a DVD drive it does its job well. As an added bonus it matches my laptop perfectly. There is just not anything too exciting or special that separates it from other external drives other than the look and materials used. I suppose it would be easy to use with a Mac and that's definitely a bonus. My only real complaint is the super short cord length. It would be nice for it to have something a bit longer. I realize it may be best to keep the computer and the drive stable together on a table its just that the length is somewhat inconvenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Seamless Functionality

    Posted
    RoadDog
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    I previously used a G4 iMac, and a G4 Powerbook. Both were Super Drive equipped. I was without both of those units for the past couple years after the SW was made obsolete. I thought I would be happy just using my iPhones, but there are too many things I was missing out on so when I bought a new MacBook Pro the decision to buy the SuperDrive was easy, it was even more easy when I saw the Best Buy price. So I am back in the processing business again and can resume producing DVDs and music CDs. Seamless functionality is the hallmark of Apple computing equipment and the SuperDrive is that 100%. Consider me a Happy Apple user again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    A "Super" Drive with Kryptonite parts.

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    wizbangFL
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    This drive looks quite smart and not needing external power is a big plus. I was excited when I got this as a christmas present. HOWEVER, when the drive dies after one use of copying 2 cd's onto my Mac I have serious concerns about the quality vs the price of this product. Yes, only 2 cd's. If I plug it in to a USB port (directly in the back of the computer, not through a hub) the device makes a "click-click" sound and that's it. Putting a disc in it does nothing. For $75 I would expect it to be substantially more reliable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Optical Discs = Secure Storage

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    No2Cloud
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    This is a really nice drive and works seamlessly with Mac OS X, the only regrettable consideration is its only DVD-R5 and/or DVD-R DL media which essentially limits it to 8.5GB which isn't that bad, but there is no credible reason they haven't upgraded it to a Blu-ray recorder with XL capability which would yield 100+GB per disc and free consumers from the risk of getting their valuable personal and family records, photos and other private data lost, hacked or stolen by depending on the Cloud to protect all our stuff! Cloud storage sites and RAID Drives are Hackers # 1 Targets! Speaking of which: remember Target, Home Depot, IRS, etc?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous

    Posted
    HBO1
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    Traveling to Australia with my family and we wanted to bring some movies with us... but because of the different encryption codes on the DVD’s that won’t allow us to play them on the systems in Australia, we needed to bring along our laptop, but of course, our newest laptop doesn’t have a disk player, so the easiest and best way of meeting all of our needs was to buy this simple and fabulous external DVD drive. Super simple and easy to use, we were able to play all of our movies on the planes, in the rental cars and also in our hotel room. I definitely recommend it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nothing Special

    Posted
    JayGo
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    I wound up going with this because it is an Apple product. I was a bit disappointed with how flimsy it felt when I pulled it out of the box. It certainly doesn't feel like it should cost as much as it does. But it is compatible with my iMac and it works as it's supposed to. Only other thing I'll point out is that it's a little on the loud side when playing a disc. I kept it to avoid the hassle of going back to the store to return it. There are other options that cost less and are just as good.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You Get What You Pay For

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    rpkrajewski
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    I needed an external optical drive for my MacBook, and tried one of the Samsung models. Sure, it felt like a laptop drive with a plastic cover, but it seemed work and actually looked more substantial that similar $30 models. Well, the motor noises were bit a loud, and I thought nothing of it. Two months later it couldn’t read CDs. Chastened, I bought this instead. Its mechanism is probably not much different than the Samsung, but the substantial casing is much quieter, and that probably keeps the mechanism more stable and less subject to vibration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works

    Posted
    bigchao
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    I gave it 5 stars because it does what it's supposed to do. There is nothing special about this Apple superdrive. It does what it's advertised to do. I'm annoyed that apparently Apple made it so you pretty much have to buy their Superdrive to have it work flawlessly. I was told by multiple (non-Apple) salesmen that if I were to buy another brand, it may or may not work and that was by Apple's design. There's nothing bad about this, but to be honest it's just an external DVD drive. It works. It doesn't make your files any fancier or your photos pop more. It simply read and writes data.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works fast, dif. than Windows 10 Learning steep

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    blacksmith
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    The Mac works significantly different than the old Windows 10 PC. This makes for relearning a new system interesting/difficult. I have taken it to the Geek Squad to get the writing program to work. I am 80 so learning a new system will take time. Overall, it is an excellent computer that is fast. It works well with the Printer after taking the MAC/HP printer to the Geek Squad to properly make the connection possible. It prints now.

    I would recommend this to a friend