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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 8241 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

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    DrPeno
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    Even with everything in the cloud, I still want to work with CDs or DVDs occasionally. This external hard drive does the job, and looks good attached to my MacBook. It supports double-layer DVDs, which can fit 8.5 GB of data. Perfect for backing up photos, videos, music and important documents. I've had hard drives and flash drives fail after a few years, but discs can last for decades. Chances are the data you burn to a disc will live longer than you will. Two small quibbles: no blu-ray, and the USB cord is rather short.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great DVD drive

    Posted
    Grandma
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    I had a few software products that I used on my PC, but when it crashed and I purchased a Mac Book Pro computer, I did not want to have to purchase new software programs also. I purchased the Parallels software and installed Windows onto a portion of the computer. This gave me the capability to load my old Window based software programs onto my new Mac. The drive worked perfectly and I have also created DVD's of scanned pictures for all my children. I think the computers of today should still have a DVD drive in them, but they are now so small & skinny, there is no room for one. This product solves that problem!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Looks nice, but not good enough for price

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    Raven
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    I think the price is expensive for the CD drive. I also wished it was good on blu-ray cd/dvd because you never know when you might need it and it should be accessible for all CDs. I don't like the loud noise either and i wished there was a eject button on the device. When you put a CD inside it takes forever and have to take multiple steps just to erase the CD or burn a CD. I also wished the the wire connecting to the device was changeable. I remember all my other apple white wire got ruined so fast and the inside wires disconnect from pulling it. Other than that it does do everything properly and had no troubles.

    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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing computer

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    Finn
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    I had a very hard time deciding to purchase such an expensive computer since I only use it to surf the web, send emails, watch movies, and play brain games. I kept going back and forth, but finally I bought it because it was so sleek and beautiful. I had a 2010 Mac Book Pro which I loved, but there is no comparison. This computer is really fantastic. I am not a computer expert, but I plan to learn how to use the many features it has to offer. The colors and images on the screen are amazing. The speakers are also wonderful. I'm glad I bought it !!!! I can't stay off it now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Apple Users

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    Kent
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    Having just said a sad farewell to my 11 year old iMac, I bought a new one which is great except that it doesn't have a DVD/CD drive. I realize many people have no need of one, but I have both DVD's and CD's and not being able to use them was unacceptable. So I bought the SuperDrive and it meshed seamlessly with my iMac and my old MacBook and seems to be working just fine. You can probably find something cheaper but I like the certainty of Apple products doing what they're supposed to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    No Issue Drive

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    DCSUPERHEROFAN
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    I was nervous about purchasing the super drive. I read a lot of reviews claiming it was junk, didn't work, waste of money. I read others that said it was great, worked well, plug and go. So, I decided to take the chance and buy the drive and if it didn't work return it with the 15 day return policy. I plugged it in to my computer followed the simple directions. Put in a dvd and amazingly it worked, every time I've used it! I leave it on a flat level surface plugged in and have had no issues. My macbook pro is 2 months old and I run the newest O/S so maybe that's the reason, or the product really works. Try it yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works great...

    Posted
    Geneo56
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    I still feel I need the option of inputing or burning Optical discs with my computer. Since Apple no longer feels it is a needed item in their products you need to buy and add one on your own. Of course if they did not think people needed it ...they would not sell one. Anyway the superdrive is plug and play and the software in my Sierra OS IMac is already there so there is nothing to download. The superdrive burns all types of discs other than BlueRay. Will not play them either. if you need an optical drive for your mac this is the way to go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice burner and drive...

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    JTrain
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    Since Apple no longer includes CD drives on their desktops this is an option for those of us still in the 90s and early 00s. I have seen a lot of negative reviews about this drive and I can say mine works fine and I have burned CDs and dual layer DVDs with no problem. It is fast, maybe a little loud but it is external and I expected that. Matches the desktop perfectly and looks sleek. I leave mine hooked up all the time, but it does offer portability as it simply plugs into the USB port.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works

    Posted
    Tony
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    I had to get a new MacBook...they no longer have a disk drive. I guess we are moving away from disk/cd use/storage and this is another way for Apple to keep taking more of my money (luckily, I got it when it was marked down/on sale). The new MacBooks cost the same or more, but without the disk drive/memory card & USB ports. Do I really need it? To tell you the truth...I have a few CDs that I still need to transfer to my iTunes library (that I pay Apple to store in the cloud for me). After that, it'll probably never get used again. Don't buy one...Borrow a friend's.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice finish and works as advertised with Mac Mini

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    06MustangCoupe
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    This Superdrive works as advertised to provide a transportable DVD capability for the Mac mini or the two MacBook Airs in our family. The Apple brand and the box with all the nice packaging and plastic wrapping that removes easily gives each user that warm and fuzzy that this is another quality Apple branded product. Other than the cost the only other nuance is that the integrated USB 2.0 cable is really, really short and that it limits how far away from the Mac it will stray. The other positive is that this slot drive DVD is also powered by the USB and there is no requirements for a separate power cable. to use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Great But Won't Work with USB Hubs

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    Momsy1
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    The device is compact and matches my 13" retina MacBook Pro. It works great. It is way faster than the built-in one in my old 2007 15" PowerBook. It is an occasional use item, thankfully, because it needs to be plugged directly into a Mac to work. It will not work with a USB hub. The cable is short but that is actually good since you have to plug it directly into a Mac USB port. I simply leave it on my desk shelf and when I need it (rarely) I plug it in. If you need to rip CDs into iTunes or load older software off a CD, or in my case have a lot of audio (drums, etc.) sample CDs, this is the one to get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok but...

    Posted
    Caitlyn70
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    I bought this to go with my MacBook Air, as I need the ability to watch DVDs/CSs for school. 2 out of the 5 DVDs I tried on it kept reading: Error, unable to read (something like that),but all the DVDs came from the same company, same format. Then when I tried to eject them, they wouldn't. Had to go online to find a fix. Using some of the fixes listed PLUS needing to reboot the MacBook Air both times, eventually I was able to get them to eject. Bazaar. So while I was hoping to get rid of my Lenovo laptop, I can't as I need to be able to play the DVDs for school. Three years....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Price to High to Justify

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    Tjperks
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    I originally got this to go along with My 2017 macbook pro because I felt like it might come in handy at some point. Except I ended up returning it because in 2018 I personally feel that $80 is too much to spend on a CD drive unless you still have a ton of CDs and DVDs. There's a good chance I might find myself needing this in the future and if I do then I will probably have to purchase it again. To keep it simple only buy this accesory if you are certain you need it because $80 is a lot to spend on something just to have it in case.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    necessary if you want to use CD/DVD on iMac

    Posted
    kimron
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    If you just got a new iMac and realize you have a large collection of CDs or DVDs you need to access on your computer, this is what you need. You could buy a similar drive from another manufacturer - Best Buy had a few other options, but none match the iMac style like this one does. One drawback is that this drive cannot be used on a USB hub - since it does not have a power cord, it relies on the iMac knowing it is a cd drive and sending it more power. Another thing to consider is that this does not support bluray discs, so if that also is important look elsewhere (apple doesnt really seem to like bluray)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Adequate but delicate

    Posted
    DiabolusTrucido
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    Use the Apple - SuperDrive with my Mac-Mini. Burns data to CDs, single and dual layer DVD's accurately. Very reliable, just don't put DVDs that have labels on them. I inserted a DVD borrowed from the Queens Public Library that needed to be pushed into the slot which damaged something inside. I could play discs but not burn any data to blank DVDs. Apple - SuperDrive has a short USB and quite slim which will fit easily in your lap top bag, but be gentle with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great addition

    Posted
    cwatford
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    At first I was bummed that newer MBP's weren't coming with the superdrive built in because I didn't want to have carry one around with me just to use it. I have found though, that I didn't use it as much as I thought, so the fact that the laptop is lighter without it in there is a plus! I did buy an Apple Superdrive b/c I wanted to make they talked nice and worked together without fault and I've been nothing but satisfied with it. I was glad that I purchased it as I have still found some needs in my work for it, so it is a must purchase to have at your disposal IMHO.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great and set itself up automatically.

    Posted
    MooneyPilot
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    I have been a Windows guy from the start, but when I retired two months ago, I decided to switch to Apple. This drive is a great example of the genius of Apple. Plugged it in and it immediately worked great. Very fast and quiet. With my Windows habits still at work, I kept looking for a button to push to eject the disk, but I just asked my help screen and presto, I learned a new habit -- hit the eject icon and let the electronics do it for you. Great product and a must-have for some one like me who bought the Mac Mini.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple Quality and Design

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    Richy116
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    In this age of higher speed Internet and wi-fi connections, DVD players and burners are probably doomed to go the way of the floppy disk, but this is a very nice one. If you want to use your Macbook to view a video or listen to a music CD, this works fine. If you need to burn a DVD or CD for any reason, it will do it. When you plug it into a USB port, the driver loads and it's ready to use almost immediately. Almost every day, the need for a DVD/CD drive/burner is less and less, but if you need one or want one, you won't be disappointed with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Necessary accessory for most Mac users

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    TomTheMacGuy
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    While we all know Apple is trying to make optical media go the way of the floppy disk, there still large numbers of us who like to move music from our library of CDs into iTunes to load onto our portable devices and to watch the occasional DVD on our computers. You have to have this external drive in order to be able to do that on modern Macs. This drive has Apple's usual excellence in design and execution. It's styling matches current Apple hardware and nestles on the foot of an iMac stand perfectly. I've also used it with an older Mac whose optical drive had failed with no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend