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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

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Well it works...

    Posted
    CharlottePhotog
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    After purchasing the drive for my Apple laptop and when I got the burner it had error messages about the lazer not being calibrated for the media. After reading several reports online I had to literally blow in the drive to get it to work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Real Deal

    Posted
    smk99
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I was trying to burn video DVDs of some home movies with an external no-named DVD burner and I kept getting errors when I tried to play the dics. I got so annoyed that that I went to the store and picked up a genuine Apple DVD burner. It was more than I wanted to spend but it flawlessly burned my home movies and the discs played on all my DVD players (stand alone, xBox, compact portable). Sometimes it just pays to pay the extra for the Apple logo!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Terrible design error.

    Posted
    Steelersgirl
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This was purchased with a MacBook Pro for our daughter since the newest laptops no longer have a built in drive and she still wants to be able to play CDs and DVDs. What Apple fails to make clear is that this drive is NOT compatible with the new MacBooks and no one selling them seems to be aware of this sad fact. We had to spend time with geek squad to troubleshoot. We returned it and bought an LG brand drive that worked perfectly at half the price. I gave this 2 stars even though for me personally, it gets only 1 because if there actually is an Apple product that it is compatible with this drive, it probably works great.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect add-on to iMac

    Posted
    merv775
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Needed to upload some of my old CDs to iTunes. I first used my wife's old USB CD Drive which was slow, had errors and was crashing. I replaced her old CD drive with Apple's SuperDrive. It was fast and has never crashed. Even reads of the scratched CDs that weren't being read by the old CD drive. My old scratched AC/DC was being read by the Apple Disc Drive that I couldn't play anymore on my stereo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok but...

    Posted
    Caitlyn70
    • My Best Buy® Member

    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