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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 8205 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Only works on Macs without CD/DVD drives!

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    dogtown
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    If you have an Apple iMac, laptop or MacMini that does NOT have a built in optical drive, then these Super Drives are GREAT. However, you should know that these drives do NOT work on older Macs that DO have built in optical drives. I bought this for an iMac with a non-working CD/DVD drive and was surprised to find it would not accept any discs. So I give it only three stars for lack of compatibility. There are hacks to make these work on any Mac. But I returned mine and ordered an LG usb optical drive for $45 that looks and works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    External Drive

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    Penguin39
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    This works fine as an external drive, however I wish there had been a little more detailed direction with it, such as what was the top and what was the bottom--that would have saved a lot of headache and time waiting on hold on the phone, not to mention more than one phone call. I even returned the first one I had at the suggestion of one of the people I talked to only to have the same problem occur with the new one. A simple marking on it or direction showing the top with it would have kept the problem from even happening.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top Quality Item

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    AmyLiz
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    I was torn between this item and another brand selling for half the price. We had just upgraded to an iMac desktop computer, but weren’t ready to abandon DVDs altogether. Granted the other drives were priced better, but I am so glad I chose the Apple SuperDrive. It’s streamline look means I can leave it out. No need to pack it up and hide it in a drawer after use. Also, like all things Apple, it is so easy to use. Feels like it will last for years!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice hard drive

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    Country
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    For the money. it's worth it! A hard drive is a must have in every business. I can burn all my files onto a disk and store them for later review or upload them off the disk when needed.Downside, The hard drive is external and takes up dest space. You'll have to make allowance for. It would be nice if it had some kind of external mounting bracket you could use that could be mounted at the bottom of the computer that keeps the hard drive off the desk and on the computer incase of coffee spills and less clutter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Backup drive for Laptop has worked flawlessly

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    JerseyGirl
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    We bought this to provide the backup for my Mac laptop. So far it has worked flawlessly. Time Machine reminds me when a backup is overdue and I switch on the drive, plug in the USB cord and start Time Machine. I have had occasions when I needed to retrieve a file that got inadvertently deleted and had no problem copying it from the backup back onto the computer. I'm no tech wizard but I've even figured out how to store other files on this drive (drag and drop - duh).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    DVD/CD drive

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    Kalym
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    I have only recently purchased and used my DVD/CD player, but so far, so good. I am switching from a Toshiba laptop, where the DVD/CD player was built in to an external drive used for the macOS Sierra. The only thing I had trouble with was figuring out out to extract a CD once it was in. (No buttons on the hard drive.). I had to figure it out by asking Siri. Otherwise, everything is fine. I like that the outer case is sturdy and solid. If it accidentally fell on the floor, I doubt it would damage anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

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    PaulLfromIllinois
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    Purchased this for my iMac to allow me to add CDs to my iTunes library. The first disc it just flew right through it and had the entire CD transferred in a less than 2 minutes. By the time I got to the 5th CD, it took over 20 minutes and the discs were relatively the same amount of content. It just got progressively slower and slower. It functions, but is painfully slow. Super easy to set-up. Just plug it in and go. You may want to look at the non-Apple alternatives.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A plus for the MacPro 13"

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    PcKepr132
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    I purchased the MacPro 13" with Retina Display knowing that it did not come equipped with a disc drive...however I wanted the availability to run DVD's or other CD's should that situation present itself...I used the external SuperDrive only twice, once to download a previous program and the other to watch a DVD...on both occasions the setup was easy and the performance was flawless...the only con is having to tote it around just in case you need to use it which has nothing to do with the performance of the product!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A great drive

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    Drewcifer
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    Apple products are generally expensive, but they're quality and perform fantastically, and this drive is right on par. Wish this was also a bluray player, but I'll have to settle for what Apple gives me. There are plenty of other drives on the market who will frankly give you more for the money (like that bluray player and a higher speed), but they don't carry the name I've come to trust. I plug it in and don't have to worry about it letting me down when I need it. Solid, reliable and does what I need it to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great CD drive

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    Mfin
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    I bought a new iMac and needed a CD drive,why they don't have one is beyond me. Anyway the Apple Super drive is an excellent compliment to the computer. It looks great and works flawlessly. The brushed stainless finish matches the computer and is plug and play. It handles all my needs in playing and writing. I still like to burn my own cds and this works great. Handles all formats I use. It was more pricey than competitors but you get what you pay for. Very satisfied!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It gets the job done.

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    Mike
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    It is a Super Drive! A very expensive super drive, the reason for the four stars. Yes, I could have gotten something cheaper that would have worked just as well, but my luck over the years with drives like this has not been good. Spend the money on the Apple, it works and works and works. When they first came out I bought one of these, years ago, the kids still have it and it is still going strong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extremely easy to use

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    JayGee
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    Purchased this SuperDrive because I have a newer model Apple MacMini desktop computer and it does not have a CD drive to upload music to my Itunes account from my music CD's. Virtually foolproof to use; a 3 year old can use this machine. Pop your CD in the drive and all your instructions come up on your screen asking what you want to do. Since all my devices are Apple, I highly recommend this product over a cheaper brand. You won't be disappointed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So easy!

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    Legacy
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    I bought the 13" macbook pro which does not include a DVD drive. So I bought the Apple - SuperDrive 8x External USB Double-Layer DVD RW/CD-RW Drive because I needed to move over 1000 pictures from my old 15" mac to my new 13" mac. The external DVD drive is so easy to install and so easy to use. I never had to question anything nor did I have to refer to the instruction manual. This is a perfect way to keep the weight off the 13" mac especially if one has to travel with a computer!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great drive, "super drive"

    Posted
    tmaster
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    We needed for those occasions that is necessary to use a dvd or cd. And I like using it for putting my "play list" from iTunes. We have two because we have multiples MacBooks my 15 retina and the kids MacBooks airs. my wife still prefer the 13" MacBook pro with the drive install in it ( there is only one model with it left) and it looks like it is going away this year. To summarize this drive perform excellent is elegant and one of the best future is that it does not have any buttons minimizing the opportunity to break.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Unit lacks an important set up instruction.

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    FirstimeMacuser75
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    I couldn't get my DVD player to accept either DVDs or CD's. The first support person had no luck either. I was directed to a supervisor who set me straight by asking "Is the Apple Logo up or down on the DVD unit?" It was up. Turned the unit over with the Logo down (not visible) and it worked flawlessly. Instructions had no statement for Logo up or down. In my mind the Logo was meant to be seen not hidden. Otherwise a good unit.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Awkward to have external

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    SgtMinton
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    It does the job of reading and playing both CD's and DVD's and MP3's But Again WISH MAC would have left the disk drive for DVD and MP3 on the MAC Pro itself. Without them it is very inconvenient to have to A) spend more money, B) keep track of little add on's, C) Keeping everything plugged in and stable to be able to use, that is now hanging by wires off of the MAC. Very inefficient and awkward. Would only recommend if you are unable to get MAC without disk drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is truly a "Super Drive".

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    Macdaddyc
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    This is a high end product without the high price. It is self feeding and ejects the disk with the click of your mouse. If you are looking for an excellent drive; this is it. No, it does not play Blue Ray disks, but that's what wireless Blue Ray DVD players are for. This drive has exceeded my expectations and then some. Kudos to Apple for continuing a strong commitment to building the highest quality products, and delivering!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    OK if you're already familiar with the genre.

    Posted
    Jack71a
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    The instructions were absolutely minimal. I could note even tell the right side up at first since the bare bones outline drawing just showed a thin box. I finally figure out how to get the disc in correctly, but the display control did not pop up. I had to hunt for it. It is difficult to get the thing to eject a disc if it's not a movie disc. It worked fine for movies, but had a hard time with program and data discs. It does work well when all the ducks are in a row. Quiet and accurate and highly detailed video image.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works perfect

    Posted
    abbie
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    I like the idea of it's portability. It connects easily. so far so good. I could have chosen a non apple drive but since i have a mac it just make sense for me to have an apple for an external superdrive. It just gives you a sense of peace knowing that you have compatible hardware and not worry that they wont work. If that makes sense.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and slow

    Posted
    Zach
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    First of all, it looks very nice. Bought this to burn dvds and just because I haven't quite moved away from the disc yet but my new iMac has. I thought it being an Apple product, it would be the best and most compatible with my iMac but I feel that I should have bought something else. First of all, at $80, it is in no way a good deal. Second of all, 8x write speeds are way too slow. You would be better off buying something else that is both significantly faster and cheaper.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend