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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 8210 reviews

97%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Loud, noisy, only CD-R

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    CipherNine
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    Great for just burning data CD or music CD, but doesn't do much else. Runs loud.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works fine but a little loud

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    markus
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    First external optical drive I've owned. Fast and simple. A bit loud but that's compared to an internal drive in a tower.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Was somewhat noisy when I first used it.

    Posted
    Yinka
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    Noisy the first time I used it. Still haven't been able to burn DVD. My Macbook Pro still does not notice it when I plug it in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Adequate external CD ROM

    Posted
    JR3632
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    Good but noisy external CD ROM for my apple mini since they no longer come with an internal CD ROM.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    As Expected

    Posted
    Chungerfield
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    Great price, typical high quality Apple product, feels expensive, looks good, does the job you would expect, a little noisy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    looks great

    Posted
    japatito
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    matches the mac, sleek design, a bit noisy though.

    I would 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    FAST READ AND WRITE

    Posted
    nHOGWILD
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    AWSOME COPYING AND BURNING. EASY HOOK UP, SOMEWHAT NOISY

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Serves its purpose

    Posted
    srf08240
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    Serves its purpose but sometimes is slow and loud. Almost obsolete given the digital trend of apple tv/Netflix/spotify and downloadable games.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Well

    Posted
    Tay24
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    This is the first external Cd/Dvd drive I have purchased. While it works well, it is quite noisy and sort of vibrates when it is in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fast compact drive that is noisy.

    Posted
    Ogt25
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    A very fast drive that is nice and compact. This drive works well but is a little noisier than I like.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Disk Drive

    Posted
    PSt8Lion
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    This is a very good DVD Drive. The only problem is it can get rather loud and from the vibration. Other than that the drive works great with my MacBook Pro.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    slow, noisy, and inconsistent

    Posted
    Thomasw

    Main use is to import cd's to itunes on my mac mini. Unfortunately it can not always read CD's, and it's speed is inconsistent. On several occasions I have had to import on another drive and transfer to my mac.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well but!

    Posted
    Gadgetguy
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    As is typical with everything apple. The drive works well however there is a but. I feel it is very noisy when the disc is working and seems a bit slow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Noisey

    Posted
    BrandonGee
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    Granted, I only used this twice, once just to read a disc, the 2nd time to burn. Both times the drive was very loud when scanning the disc. Besides that, works great and fast.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    works great.

    Posted
    peripheral
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    Works great as all my past internal-superdrives have. A little noisy but not a problem. I purchase this almost entirely through Best Buy coupons! Great deal after "shelling out" thousands on a new computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Necessity if you don't have a CD-Rom port

    Posted
    Review1019382823
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    The thing that I like about this USB powered drive is that it blends in with my Mac and it sticks to the name brand. However, I can't rate this 5 stars because I know it is overpriced due to the name brand. You can get other name brands for up to around $20 cheaper and have it do the same thing. The drive is also very noisy and shaky when a disk is inserted although I assume that other name brand drives probably do the same thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You Get What You Pay For

    Posted
    rpkrajewski
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    I needed an external optical drive for my MacBook, and tried one of the Samsung models. Sure, it felt like a laptop drive with a plastic cover, but it seemed work and actually looked more substantial that similar $30 models. Well, the motor noises were bit a loud, and I thought nothing of it. Two months later it couldn't read CDs. Chastened, I bought this instead. Its mechanism is probably not much different than the Samsung, but the substantial casing is much quieter, and that probably keeps the mechanism more stable and less subject to vibration.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't settle for any other

    Posted
    rfmattix3
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    After buying an off-brand drive to save a few bucks, I learned my lesson. It had many problems... noisy, slow, unable to read many discs. My Apple Superdrive has none of those issues. It stands up to it's brand's reputation. . quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Happy with purchase

    Posted
    Sylby
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    East setup, just plug in and go. The superdrive matches the finish of my Macbook air perfectly. The unit is small and portable but the connection cord could be a little longer. The cord may be a foot long. My only complaint is that the unit is a little noisy when I copy CDs to my iTunes Library. The unit also costs more than most CD/DVD drives but I bought it when BB had the unit on sale so that was not such a concern. I prefer to stick with apple accessories with my Macbook.

    I would recommend this to a friend