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AppleUSB SuperDrive
 
4.8

(based on 243 reviews)

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    (202)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quiet (121)
  • Lightweight (108)
  • Easy to configure (84)
  • Durable (76)
  • Versatile (69)

Cons

  • Noisy (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (3)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (58)
  • Travel (48)
  • Multimedia (29)
  • Laptops (18)
  • Replacement (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (95), Multimedia professional (39), Technically challenged (26), Casual user (9), Tech professional (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (114), Business (46)
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac (57)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (20)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Apple superDrive for my new Imac 27

I want to give a shout out to B&H Tech Support on this one....the description does not say that this drive is compatible w/ the new 27" iMac I just...Read complete review

I want to give a shout out to B&H Tech Support on this one....the description does not say that this drive is compatible w/ the new 27" iMac I just purchased..I sent an inquiry via the tech support email, and got an immediate response, telling me that is is compatible...go get it! I was in a hurry to get this item for my work use, so little precious time was spent/wasted w/ round-n-round questions-answers and more questions, such as I have experienced many times on other support sites. B&H, you are THE BEST!!

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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

Does what you need it to!

By lax33

from Atlanta, GA

About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Configure
  • Lightweight
  • Quiet

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

      I honestly didn't want to pay this much for a CD drive... but the other options didn't look like a great choice. I am confident this one will last for as long as I need one. Nothing fancy, it just works

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Performed As Advertised

      By UB

      from Reading, PA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Plug and Play
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

          I purchased a new I-Mac and needed to install my old programs form the CDs. After careful exploration of many products, I bought the SuperDrive with my B&H discount coupon. My shipment arrived timely and sooner than expected. I was glad to know that the SuperDrive is a plug and play needing no installations. Needless to say that I am very happy with the product as well as the hassle free customer service B&H provides.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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          5.0

          USB Drive

          By PS

          from CT

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

          Slot loading drive in a slim package. Good build quality and works great. Other drives are less expensive than this one, but they are of noticeably lower quality.

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          5.0

          USB SuperDrive by Apple

          By RetiredNHman

          from Charlestown, NH

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

              I have a Mac Mini from 2012 without a CD/DVD player-and no way to play/record anything. Got the USB SuperDrive and thought there were missing pieces-just one little USB cable. Plugged it in-and away it went! Finally-the first plug & play module that really works on the first time! Only thing that isn't so great-it only holds 1 CD. I wish they would make one that held 6 or more!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              5.0

              USB SuperDrive

              By Space Doc

              from TN, USA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Configure
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                Great product - no complaints

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                5.0

                Apple SuperDrive for MacBook Air

                By Big Benito

                from Walnut Creek, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                    This is just what I needed for my MacBook Air in order to load some software and games. Unit works as expected and is good-looking, to boot. Just what you would expect from an Apple product.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

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                    2.0

                    Apple phasing out optical media

                    By Strykapsoe

                    from NYC

                    About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged, Tech Savvy

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Price

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                        New Macbook Pros dont come with an optical drive to burn CD/DVD's. Thats fine to make the laptop lighter and smaller and since thumb drives and external drives are more prevalent. But there are times when you need to burn a CD or DVD, which is why I bought this.Only problem is; when I wanted to burn a DVD to play in a DVD player, I was amazed that iDVD was not included in Yosemite and its no longer supported. In order to get iDVD, you have to buy iLife 11, not the download version, but the retail package version with the DVD in order to get iDVD. Apple is getting worse with gouging out its customers for more money by obsoleting peripheral interfaces with new ones, which means you have to buy adapters, which they previously gave you for free.Gave this 2 stars because I have to buy iDVD and other 3rd party software to really use this drive. They should've included iDVD with this.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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                        5.0

                        Apple super drive

                        By Deeaichuu

                        from Park forest il

                        Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                        Easy to use just plug into computer via the USB.no knobs or buttons on the drive just insert a cd or DVD and it will read it and prepare the computer to use it.excellent purchase.would recommend it to a friend.

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                        5.0

                        Necessary Accessory

                        By louster

                        from Atlanta

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Configure
                        • Quiet
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup

                          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                          New iMacs don't have built in disc readers/players, so you'll need this if you ever plan to burn a disc or reinstall software from disc.
                          It works, what else can you ask for? Glad to have it.
                          Pretty simple to just plug into USB port and pop a disc in.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

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                          5.0

                          great drive

                          By spvp

                          from weatherford, tx

                          About Me Avid Gamer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                              use this for my imac....workd perfect

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              Great product, great price!

                              By HittheBeachOC

                              from Ocean City, NJ

                              About Me Tech Savvy

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • School
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                              Got this for my wife, who's School/Teacher Apple laptop does not contain a disc drive. The CD/DVD drive gives her increased options when presenting certain material to her class. It's very small, simple to use, and it works. Couldn't ask for more!

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business

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                              5.0

                              DVD Player

                              By ?

                              from ?

                              Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                              I ordered this with my Apple MacBook Air. Loving it.

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                              5.0

                              Super product

                              By Fibi France

                              from Santa Fe, NM

                              About Me Technically Challenged

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Configure
                              • Lightweight
                              • Quiet

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Movies

                                Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                I love my new MacBook Air and was so happy to find that I can still watch movies with the USB SuperDrive. It's light weight and easy to use - just plug it in. What could be easier? I guess the only downside is that it must plug in. Hope some genius will come up with a Blue Tooth device - if that's even possible!

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal

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                                5.0

                                Super Product!

                                By Jas Tech Lady

                                from Windermere, FL

                                About Me Tech Savvy

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup

                                  Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                  This sleek, good looking drive makes using discs a pleasure!

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Great USB Drive

                                  By AlanInPA

                                  from Glen Mills, PA

                                  Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                  Had to get a USB Drive and this filled the bill perfectly.

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                                  3.0

                                  Apple SuperDrive works fine

                                  By Rek

                                  from Sedona

                                  About Me Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Configure
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Quiet

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Backup
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                    With my two recent Macs, I've lost the ability to read any CD/DVD disks. This drive is relatively compact and works fine. Like most Apple products, this one is too expensive. That is the reason for 3 stars. I purchased this in a hurry after an order for a Samsung drive was backordered.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

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                                    5.0

                                    superdrive

                                    By jim

                                    from Il

                                    Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                    Works great in the car because of its size . Love that it powers from the usb

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                                    5.0

                                    works great

                                    By ron

                                    from flora,il

                                    About Me Technically Challenged

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup

                                      Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                      does exactly what it is suppose to.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      4.0

                                      Does what it's supposed to do.

                                      By new Mac user

                                      from Prague, Oklahoma

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                          I haven't used this drive enough yet to really test it, but so far it has loaded two operating systems into my new MacBook Pro with no problems. After one installation, though, it would not eject the disc. I had to unplug it and plug it back in and then was able to use the eject button under Finder/Remote Disc. That being said I am still glad Apple decided to not include a drive in this fantastic machine.

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Personal

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                                          3.0

                                          Much needed for CD/DVD Media

                                          By Strykapose

                                          from NYC

                                          About Me Multimedia Professional, Technically Challenged

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Price

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Apple USB SuperDrive:

                                              Apple's new products dont include a CD/DVD drive. I guess they are slowly phasing out CD/DVD's and utilizing thumb drives more. If you want/need to burn/read Cd/DVD's, then you must get this.

                                              • Primary use:
                                              • Personal

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