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AppleUSB SuperDrive
 
4.8

(based on 299 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (248)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (159)
  • Lightweight (150)
  • Easy to configure (120)
  • Durable (98)
  • Versatile (90)

Cons

  • Noisy (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (72)
  • Travel (60)
  • Multimedia (29)
  • Replacement (21)
  • Laptops (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (116), Multimedia professional (50), Technically challenged (37), Casual user (9), Tech professional (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (150), Business (59)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (57)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

It Just Works

I needed a drive to rip cd's and dvd's and believe me when I say this could not be simpler to use. Simply plug into the Mac, and use. Its that easy. ONLY...Read complete review

I needed a drive to rip cd's and dvd's and believe me when I say this could not be simpler to use. Simply plug into the Mac, and use. Its that easy. ONLY issue: Ejecting the dvd requires using idisk eject! It took me about 15 minutes to figure it out.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

UNFORTUNATE, UNUSUAL ANOMALY!

I have been a Mac addict for many years. Of all the many Apple products I have owned, this is the one one which has ever performed badly - and only intermittently poorly at...Read complete review

I have been a Mac addict for many years. Of all the many Apple products I have owned, this is the one one which has ever performed badly - and only intermittently poorly at that. Every once in a while, while paying a DVD movie in this drive attached to my Mac laptop, the picture will mysteriously stop, while the audio continues. How strange! Then, when I restarted the Apple DVD player software, all is well for the rest of the film. This only occurs in about 1 out of 20 times. Still, I never had this happen at all before with, for example, my 2008 LaCie LightScribe DVD drive. Anyway, both Apple and B + H were quite happy to do an immediate free exchange. I continue to love both Apple and B + H, both of whom I have been patronizing for decades. To exchange just one new Apple product in 44 yrs, is quite amazing and great. Apple and B + H still rule!

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5.0

Works great

By Nature Girl

from San Pedro, CA

About Me Multimedia Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Configure
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup

    Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

    Purchased an iMac from B&H without an optical drive for my home office. This works great. I like the portability too.

    • Primary use:
    • Business

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    5.0

    GREAT REPLACEMENT

    By BlkAkonda

    from New york

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Quiet
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Replacement

      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

      I have an IMac (Early 2009) and I've always had issues with the CD drive. After replacing the drive with this great product, it works great! It's fast, light, compact and efficient.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By Xaguar

      from Cuenca, Ecuador

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

      Excellent, there were no problems, delivery was on time and the product is very good quality, works well and is recommended

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      4.0

      Works well, feels cheap, plastic-like

      By SF Tom

      from San Francisco

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

        I use this with my MAC book Pro everyday. Works fine, but feels cheaply made.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Xaguar

        from Cuenca, Ecuador

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

        Excellent !, there was no problem the product arrived very well and on time
        It is an excellent product quality very good utility, fully recommend

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        2.0

        good machine, terrible battery life

        By Anatoliy

        from New York, NY

        About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast

        Cons

        • Terrible Battery Life

        Best Uses

          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

          Its a powerful machine, but does not deliver even close to the promised 9 hours of battery life. You'll be lucky if you get around 4, just browsing the web. Very disappointing.

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          5.0

          "I would buy this product again and again"

          By Xaguar

          from Cuenca, Ecuador

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

          Excellent !, there was no problem the product arrived very well and on time
          It is an excellent product quality very good utility, fully recommend

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          USB SuperDrive is super!

          By Pegbody

          from Los Angeles

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Configure
          • Lightweight
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Download Music Cds

            Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

            I just upgraded from a old Macbook w/an optical drive to a Macbook Pro so had to buy an external drive. I was hesitant about this SuperDrive, but it seems to be running great. I use it to download my huge collection of old CDs to iTunes. It's small and sleek.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            nice cheap drive

            By mjmnyc

            from NYC

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Configure

            Cons

            • Flimsy

            Best Uses

            • Replacement

            Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

            works good

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Apple Superdrive Works Perfectly

            By TaHo Tart

            from Rockledge, FL

            About Me Multimedia Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Configure
            • Lightweight
            • Quiet

            Cons

            • No cons so far

            Best Uses

            • Burn Dvd's

            Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

            I use this product to burn DVD's. It is small and unobtrusive. My only complaint would be the short cord although, so far, this has not been a problem.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Easy to use and stylish USB Superdrive

            By Uberloser

            from Morgantown,WV

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Configure
            • Lightweight
            • Quiet
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • No cons

            Best Uses

            • Reading Disk

            Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

            Basic, easy to use, and reliable. Good disk reader and no things that bad about it.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Small & Compact

            By Al in Tampa

            from Tampa, FL

            About Me Technically Challenged

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Configure
            • Lightweight
            • Quiet
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                I edit three philatelic journals whose contributors often send their images and articles on CDs and DVDs, making this a must-have accessory. I needs a longer USB connector.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

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                4.0

                Superdrive

                By MommaRobbie

                from Ft. Myers, FL

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Configure
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Apple Should Build In

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                This works well with my MacBook Pro compared to other generic brands that had error messages and seemed less compatible. Only reason for not giving it a 5 star rating is because I don't think Apple should sell a computer without offering the optical drive.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Works Great!

                By Whitney

                from Gaithersburg, MD

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Configure
                • Lightweight
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                    Very easy to use, sleek and nice design. Does what it says it will do and with one USB port for hook up. Pricey for the Apple name, but worth it. I returned my knock off brand for this one and upgraded. Just go Apple the first time.

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                    5.0

                    Ease of use unmatched

                    By Gutseo

                    from Porter Ranch, CA

                    About Me Multimedia Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Configure
                    • Lightweight
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                      This drive is great and as much as apple doesn't believe CD\DVD drives are necessary, that's not entirely true, especially as an IT support guy.

                      all i have to say about this drive is plug and play. plug this thing and and it just works!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      3.0

                      OK Drive

                      By Ken

                      from Kansas

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • No Blue Ray Support

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                      The drive is light weight and works fine. Sadly it does not read blue ray. Being new to Apple, it is my fault for not doing the research necessary to know that Apple does not do blue ray. I didn't learn this until after I tried to load a movie. My bad, but it still sucks.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Worth the price.

                      By Hopeful

                      from Clermont, FL

                      About Me Technically Challenged

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Configure
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Short Connection Cord

                      Best Uses

                      • Viewing Cd's

                      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                      Great product that will allow me to view my CD's.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      all I could ask for

                      By B.R.

                      from Las Vegas, NV

                      About Me Technically Challenged

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Configure
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quiet

                      Cons

                      • None really

                      Best Uses

                      • Sharing Lots Of Pictures

                      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                      It is the right product for a great price. I have an Apple Air without a CD/DVD driver, and this is fast, effective, and I can leave it home when I don't need it and don't need the weight, even though it is quite light. I was able to burn several (20) DVDs with hundreds of pictures easily and rapidly.
                      Thank you.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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                      5.0

                      Works great

                      By robocon

                      from Ferndale,WA

                      About Me Tech Savvy

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Configure
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quiet
                      • Versatile

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Anything

                        Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                        Newby to apple products, works as it should, no complaints, matches the mac mini case.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        easy to use

                        By berniej

                        from new york

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Configure
                        • Lightweight
                        • Quiet

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

                          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                          perfect accompaniment for my new mac 13.3

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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