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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 8239 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t meet expected standards

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    Fuzzy
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    This is an Apple product, so you pay for the name. I expected it to sync directly to my MacPro laptop. It did not. Nothing on the box nor by sellers to indicate additional connections were necessary for it to work. It is not self-powered and you have to buy an additional means to connect it to your laptop to get it to work. I had to make 3 trips back to the Geek Squad for them to figure out this problem. Disappointed in Apple on this one!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Product

    Posted
    txpipes61
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    This is my second Apple Super-Drive, as I wanted one for home and one to take with me. It is an excellent prioduct, made and engineered to work with the Apple MacBook and MacBook Pro laptops. This drive costs a little more than some of the other portable drives out there, but it is well built with a solid aluminum case. Since it is engineered to work with Apple products then it is simply a "plug and play" unit with no software or updates needed. I would highly recommend this unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works great!

    Posted
    chicosan
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    Sorry to be boring in my review, but this is an Apple product - it "just works." It delivers without complications, and it does what it advertised it would do, while looking great. I was surprised that an external DVD player was needed, but when I learned that they were the weak link in the options (one of the first things to give problems when internal), and I remembered that this was one of the reasons I needed to replace my almost-10-year-old 17" MacBookPro... it all made sense. And by being an accessory, it will be more adaptable with other Mac items. Smart. Of course.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What's not to like?

    Posted
    MacXpert
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    It does what it does well. I would not have bought it with my MacBook Air except that there are some software packages that I own that can ONLY be installed via CD or DVD, and although Apple makes a remote disk-drive sharing option available, it's not the same as installing from an attached drive. I also like to make digital copies of my videos and burn them to DVDs, and occasionally to "rip" music from CDs I have in my collection that are no longer available.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good DVD/DC player and writer but overpriced

    Posted
    crazylegs
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    When I first bought this apple computer 2 years ago, I was told that the reason there was not a built in DVD player/writer was because that technology was going obsolete. Therefore this option was no longer a built in option on Apple computers. However, to be able to do her work my daughter in collge had to have the ability to write to DVDs and we were forced to have to buy this optional equipment. Compared to IBM compatible computers this add on item was more expensive. I might have decided to go with an IBM compatible computer if I had none this was going to happen.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works okay

    Posted
    Amuro
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    I bought this product because my new Mac does not have an internal CD-ROM drive. I use it to burn my CDs from my iTune collections in my Mac so I can listen in my car. I am still figuring out how to show track number and title/artist of the songs properly with the CDs burned by this product - so far the results are inconsistent. The internal CD-ROM drive of my old Mac had no problem - every track shows correct numbers, titles, and artist each time. Quess that external drives must work somewhat differently. Otherwise it's a good product for other intended purposes.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent External SuperDrive enhances iMac

    Posted
    HappyRalph
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    This Apple External USB DVD RW/CD-RW Drive adds needed capability to your iMac with class. The Drive is compact and tucks neatly under your iMac screen. It is extremely fast at both reading and writing CD/DVDs. The drive is also very attractive. reflects it's quality, compliments your iMac work area, and is an excellent value for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well. I can listen to music at last!!!

    Posted
    EMTSR
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    This product works well, although I have not yet been able to get quite the sound quality that I am used to. I am delighted that I can listen to music at last, after converting to Apple after decades of Windows PC's. It would be a good idea for Apple to clarify which is the top and which is the bottom of this SuperDrive, as I find it counter-intuitive to place the Apple symbol face-down. Initially, I had it placed upside down! Apple Techs eventually advised me how to correct this error, and told me that I'm not the only one! Thank you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Do your homework first!

    Posted
    John
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    Do your homework as to whether this will work with your MacBook and DO NOT rely on anyone at Best Buy as a resource. No where on the packaging does it say it will NOT work with a MacBook that has a built in drive. My internal DVD drive quit working, so I asked a Best Buy computer person if it would work and was ASSURED it would work. Read the packaging and appeared perfect. Until I plugged it in. Nope. MacBook will not recognize it. Only way to get it to work is to hack some OS code and sorry, not going to do that! Had to make another half hour drive to return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Genuine Apple but at a premium price

    Posted
    lackawannafan
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    Like other Apple products, this item "just works" but be aware of a few things ... First, it's designed for Macs that do not come with an internal SuperDrive (recent iMacs and MacBooks). Second, you pay a premium price. One could argue there are any number of 3rd party drives that should work but this one will match your Mac and it's the genuine article. Lastly, it will likely require a dedicated USB port, not a hub, even a powered one. The built-in USB cable is convenient but not replaceable (it's molded to the device). On the plus side, no power brick or power cord needed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect

    Posted
    Mark
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    It plugs directly into the usb port so no external power supply is needed. Small form factor and has a pad on the bottom to prevent it from moving around on the desk. Runs very quiet, even when writing to a disk. Can be ejected directly from the keyboard. The item that needs work is there is no eject button on the drive. If the disc doesn't eject you need try other means. The one that worked for me was to reboot the machine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Drive

    Posted
    Richard
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    I have only used it twice, but it operates well, once I bought an Apple Brand adapter to connect it to my MacBook Pro. On the recommendation of the Salesman, I had bought an Insignia 7 port adapter when I bought the Mac and drive. But, the drive would not operate when connected with that adapter. No fault of this drive, but my old MacBook Pro had a built in DVD drive, and I wish that was still offered by Apple.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ehhh

    Posted
    toe7685
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    It certainly isn't the best... but it gets the job done. I was really hesitant to buy this at first because of the reviews but I really needed a cd drive because the newest macs don't have them anymore. I love cds. I have been using this for hundreds of cds to download them to my itunes and it still works beautifully. The only reason why i dont give it 5 stars is because the cord is WAY too short and theres no way to change that. Also i have had some issues with 2 cds where it would not eject so i have force eject it (command E) but then it would work

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great traveling companion

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    BooBoo
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    I purchased one of these when I was traveling and it turns out to be a great little addition to my MacBook when I am traveling. It is one of those things that you have to think about before taking with you but it works great. The only downside is that it would be nice if it worked with my Windows PC but that is a fairly minor complaint. Other than that, love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ideal optical drive for new Macs

    Posted
    thagor4
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    Purchased this drive for my mother-in-law's new iMac. She wanted the option of an optical drive for watching movies, burning picture discs etc. The drive installed flawlessly, operates as expected, and matches the iMac quite nicely. The only downside that I had is that Apple doesn't have any Blu-Ray drives, but I believe that has to do with licensing issues. As this is the only device that had to be physically plugged into her iMac, the external form factor doesn't create any issues with cable clutter, as it's only a single USB cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice concept

    Posted
    jmina001
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    It works great though I don't know how long it will last. It doesn't have a removable cable that seems like it may break if not handled carefully. I am not sure if it breaks I would have to replace the whole thing. I like the fact that I can carry this around whenever I need it but it's probably better to use it for home use. I bought this to pair with my macbook air and it's nice. I would make sure to use on a flat surface, not when you like to use your laptop on your bed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The unnecessary neccesity

    Posted
    SCruz
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    I made it through without an optical media drive on my iMac until one day I decided I needed one. After reading some reviews that cast a poor shade on the quality of Apple's SuperDrive, I took the chance and have been very happy with my purchase. While I don't use it very often, it works well and is sufficient for my needs. Did I really need it? That still remains a hot topic of debate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    dosent work with an Imac that already has a drive

    Posted
    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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    Basically, I went to best buy because I needed an external cd burner for my Imac as the drive on my Imac stopped working. The best buy associate told me this would work fine on an Imac and when I got home and plugged it in nothing happened. I asked a mac specialist if it should work and he said that it would not work if the Imac had an optical drive built in.. Had to return it. Was a waste of time and gasoline. I wish the best buy salesman knew this before acting like he knew what he was talking about.... 1 star-

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality Peripheral

    Posted
    TelevisionEngineer
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    My experience thus far with this drive is awesome. My MacBook Pro recognized the hardware as expected and the device worked to my complete satisfaction. I used the drive to import music into my iTunes library. I have yet to record using this drive but don’t anticipate any problems. You just can’t beat Apple products like this, they just work right out of the box and continue to do so reliably over the long run... very happy with this purchase. A plug and player’s delight!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a Apple!

    Posted
    TheDinDaDa
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    I purchased a 2016 MBP and as everyone knows they do no have a CD Rom. So unfortunately I had to spend even more money to purchase the Apple - SuperDrive 8x External USB Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Silver for the purpose of playing DVD & CD's. It's simple to use just plug and play! It does what it supposed to do without fail. Quality is what you expect from Apple. The only thing I don't like is that it is a extra piece of equipment to carry around when traveling. Such as life when dealing with Apple.

    I would recommend this to a friend