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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 8206 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I’ve seen mixed reviews, but works great

    Posted
    BklynGirl
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    I did my research on this external CD drive. I read that there were issues with ejecting the disc. I did not experience that with this item. It's a little weird that yoto cannot eject the disc from the actual drive, you have to eject using the Mac, but otherwise m, I'm happy with the product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    liked it but having problems now

    Posted
    maureen

    I am having problems with it ejecting constantly so needs to be fixed

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    the apple external hard drive is a pretty good buy

    Posted
    1977pcpro

    if your looking for a reliable cd and DVD writer then I recommend this one only thing about it I don't like is the loud noises it makes when loading and ejecting a disk other than that I find nothing wrong with it I rue comment it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    Posted
    Lisa
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    This is a good product. The only problem I had with it was that you can only eject a movie via laptop. There is no button on the device. We had trouble ejecting on the laptop once & couldn't get the movie out. Otherwise, depending on your laptop, it's easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    second superdrive working fine so far

    Posted
    Gabby
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    I had issues with the first item received; iMac wouldn't recognize that it was connected and I couldn't eject the blank disc. I took it to my local Apple Store and they replaced it with a new one which has been functioning correctly so far (fingers crossed!)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cord very short and difficult to figure out eject

    Posted
    Linda
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    The USB cable is very short which made accessing unit difficult. I could not get it to eject my DVD after downloading.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to connect to computer

    Posted
    Mesquite
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    Is not difficult to use, load and eject CD. Definately not hard to connect to my computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great External Drive

    Posted
    Justin
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    Works great for putting music or pictures on the macs that do not have cd drives. Only problem is that it does not have a eject button and you have to click eject on the computer which may cause problems if it freezes up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Didn't work right the first time

    Posted
    gasman
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    Had trouble with this drive the first time I used it. It would not eject the DVD. Tech support was helpful. Haven't had a chance to try it since.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Which way is up?

    Posted
    captain
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    Based on looks it appeared the unit would have the black side with the apple logo facing up , however that is incorrect and after having the disc eject several times realized the unit was upside down. My bad! so far its working fine. Only time will tell.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Plug and Play use

    Posted
    Shephard
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    Purchased for new MacBook Pro Retina which no longer comes with an internal drive. Works well no problems. The only drawback is it is totally sealed with automated disc loading and ejecting, so there appears to be no way to eject a disc without being powered by the computer. Have not had any problems ejecting from computer though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent addition to the iMac

    Posted
    JPaz
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    The super drive has been a great addition to my iMac. It has allowed me to upload CDs/music to iTunes. The only problem that I have encoundered was once when a cd I entered started to skip, and the drive wouldn't eject the cd. After a little time, maaybe 10 min or so, the drive allowed me to eject the disk and continue uploading. I think it's a great addition to an iMac, allowing expanded capabilities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy, just hook it up!

    Posted
    Ashgoitia
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    Since desktop macs don't come with a CD drive, we purchased this to view photos on our CD's. Easily hooks up to mac with USB cord. Looks nice sitting on base on mac, blends in well. The only thing I don't like in order to get the CD to eject, you have do eject it via the computer. There isn't a button to safely eject the CD.

    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