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Apple SuperDrivevsAsus ZenDrive U7M

Apple SuperDrive

84

Kagoo Score

84

Kagoo Score

Apple SuperDrive

£10.35
£10.35
Our Verdict:
The cheapest external optical drive on the market, with a good spec. Customers report that this dvd writer supportsDVDs, it's really easy to use and good for CDs.
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CD READ SPEED
97
Reviews
596 Reviews
71
Features
Good Features
92
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
4 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Asus ZenDrive U7M

84

Kagoo Score

84

Kagoo Score

Asus ZenDrive U7M

£24.99
£24.99
Our Verdict:
Our review analysis indicates that this cd (re)writer has brilliant features and it's really easy to use, and well designed. It's a cheap and classic tray loading external cd (re)writer, with a good spec.
24x
CD READ SPEED
94
Reviews
742 Reviews
72
Features
Good Features
93
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
82
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Age
3 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Apple SuperDrive

84

Kagoo Score

84

Kagoo Score

Apple SuperDrive

£10.35
£10.35
Our Verdict:
The cheapest external optical drive on the market, with a good spec. Customers report that this dvd writer supportsDVDs, it's really easy to use and good for CDs.
24x
CD READ SPEED
97
Reviews
596 Reviews
71
Features
Good Features
92
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
81
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Age
4 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Asus ZenDrive U7M

84

Kagoo Score

84

Kagoo Score

Asus ZenDrive U7M

£24.99
£24.99
Our Verdict:
Our review analysis indicates that this cd (re)writer has brilliant features and it's really easy to use, and well designed. It's a cheap and classic tray loading external cd (re)writer, with a good spec.
24x
CD READ SPEED
94
Reviews
742 Reviews
72
Features
Good Features
93
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
82
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Age
3 Years Old
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
8 Reasons For
40% Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)
The Apple SuperDrive is a 24 DVD+R write speed optical disc drive. That's 16x faster than the Asus ZenDrive U7M (8x).

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD+R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

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Cheaper by £15
The Apple SuperDrive costs £14.64 less than the Asus ZenDrive U7M.
Moderately Better User Reviews
The Apple SuperDrive has an average user review score of 94% based on 595 reviews, however the Asus ZenDrive U7M has an average rating of 90% (based on 738 reviews).
Much Better Overall Reviews
The Apple SuperDrive has an average overall review score of 93% based on 596 reviews, however the Asus ZenDrive U7M has an average rating of 83% (based on 742 reviews).
More Customers Recommend it
92.7% of 601 customers recommend the Apple SuperDrive, whereas only 74.9% of 745 customers recommend the Asus ZenDrive U7M.
More Solidly Made
Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Apple SuperDrive was more solidly made. Several people thought that it was very well-built, was well made and was very reliable.
Has a Better Acceptable Noise Level
Our analysis of the Apple SuperDrive reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Apple SuperDrive has a better acceptable noise level. Several people thought that it was really quiet and was noisy.
Better for a Wide Variety of Optical Media
On average reviewers thought the Apple SuperDrive was better for a wide variety of optical media. More than 20 people thought that it was good for CDs and over 10 people thought that it supported DVDs. Two people also thought that it was good for Blurays.
8 Reasons For
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this optical disc drive and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
16 Months Newer
The Asus ZenDrive U7M was released 16 months later than the Apple SuperDrive
Better Brand
Asus optical disc drives have an average rating of 95%, whereas Apple only has an average rating of 74.5%.
Has a Better Price
On average reviewers thought the Asus ZenDrive U7M has a better price. Three people thought that it really wasn't expensive.
A Better Size
On average reviewers thought the Asus ZenDrive U7M was a better size. Several people thought that it was very compact, was lightweight and was very thin.
More Carefully Designed
Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Asus ZenDrive U7M was more carefully designed. Over 500 people thought that it was very well designed and over 20 people thought that it was also good-looking. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that more than 10 people thought that it had a brilliant case and two people thought that it was also neat.
Easier to Use
The Asus ZenDrive U7M reviewers thought the Asus ZenDrive U7M was easier to use. More than 600 people thought that it was very easy to use and over 30 people thought that it was also very easy to setup.
Has a Faster Read/write Speeds
Our analysis of the Asus ZenDrive U7M reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Asus ZenDrive U7M has a faster read/write speeds. More than 20 people thought that it had very fast read/write speeds and several people thought that it also had very fast write speeds and had fast read/write speeds.

Average Expert Rating

Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
Best
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Apple SuperDrive has better user reviews than the Asus ZenDrive U7M. The average user reviews score for the Apple SuperDrive is 94% based on 595 reviews, where as the average score for the Asus ZenDrive U7M is 90% based on 738 reviews.
Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
Best
5 stars
470 reviews
4 stars
96 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
12 reviews
5 stars
519 reviews
4 stars
146 reviews
3 stars
30 reviews
2 stars
10 reviews
1 star
33 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Asus has a better average brand rating than Apple. The average brand rating for Asus is 95% based on 740+ reviews, where as the average brand rating for Apple is 74.5% based on 590+ reviews.
Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
Apple

75

75

Based on 590+ reviews
Asus

95

95

Based on 740+ reviews

Proportion of Users That Recommend It

A greater percentage of owner recommended the Apple SuperDrive than the Asus ZenDrive U7M. Out of 601 reviews, 92.7% recommend the Apple SuperDrive, however, out of 745 reviews, only 74.9% recommend the Asus ZenDrive U7M.

Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
55 months old 39 months old Best

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Price

Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
Brilliant Value for Money
24 people agree 5 people disagree
  • ... computer, but weren't ready to abandon DVDs altogether. Granted the other drives were priced better, but I am so glad I chose the Apple SuperDrive. It's ...
    AmyLiz - (Bestbuy.com) July 2018
  • Works as it should. Great product at a good price...
    Kasey - (Bestbuy.com) November 2018
  • ... having my Mac for a few years the drive was not working. Lucky i was able to buy this for good price...
    Junebuhg - (Bestbuy.com) February 2019
  • ... quickly and is beautifully styled just like the iMac and Macbook pro. Good value for money too...
    BerkshireMan - (Johnlewis.com) June 2018
  • Very Good Value for Money
    133 people agree 15 people disagree
  • Great item, Fantastic price, does exactly what it says...
    BP - (Argos.co.uk) July 2017
  • Very good and a brilliant price...
    Sim - (Argos.co.uk) December 2018
  • Excellent value, sleek design, easy to use and fast delivery. What's not to like!
    JBS - (Argos.co.uk) January 2019
  • ... drives. It is very compact and easy to use and powered by USB. Excellent value for money...
    JoshS - (Argos.co.uk) May 2018
  • Not {More} Expensive
    3 people agree 9 people disagree
  • ... USB cable, and compatible with all DVD and CD based media [not Blu Ray-more expensive model needed for that!]. Needed because many modern laptops & even ...
    Londongeek110 - (Argos.co.uk) November 2018
  • ... bill., works fine with my macbook. It does what I need it to do and wasn't too expensive. Ordered online and collected in store, easy peasy...
    Jayne - (Argos.co.uk) May 2018
  • ... with most laptops not having a disc drive anymore and not too expensive whilst still doing the job...
    Philyorks - (Argos.co.uk) December 2018
  • Robustness

    Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Really Well-Built
    12 people agree No people disagree
  • ... as slimline the... Small and light, offers complete compatibility. Apple build quality. The finish is nice but the black plastic takes away from the overall ...
    runaroundtech.com May 2012
  • I purchased this with my Sonus system as I have hundreds of CD's collected over the years and I wanted to listen to them via my new set up. As recomme ...
    Barbara51 - (Johnlewis.com) May 2016
  • Excellent device, operates quickly and is beautifully styled just like the iMac and Macbook pro. Good value for money too...
    BerkshireMan - (Johnlewis.com) June 2018
  • A very well made and well designed USB SuperDrive for use with desktop or laptop Apple Mac computers. Very compact and easy to transport and very simp ...
    Nick501 - (Johnlewis.com) October 2018
  • Well Made
    11 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • A very well made and well designed USB SuperDrive for use with desktop or laptop Apple Mac computers. Very compact and easy to transport and very simple ...
    Nick501 - (Johnlewis.com) October 2018
  • ... than some of the other portable drives out there, but it is well built with a solid aluminum case. Since it is engineered to work with Apple products then ...
    Txpipes61 - (Bestbuy.com) March 2018
  • Yes! i did think i'd like it built in but doesn't take that much room and it works so well and i take it to my other mac without a drive...
    Hctub - (Bestbuy.com) March 2019
  • Since I didn't have one built in to my laptop, this has helped me when I needed to use cd for my work and when I just want to enjoy a movie!
    Donna - (Bestbuy.com) February 2019
  • Very Reliable
    8 people agree No people disagree
  • Works well and is dependable. Ejecting a troubled disk at times can be a problem, but it works well...
    Cullenreed - (Bestbuy.com) March 2019
  • Reliable brand and product for a great price. I am not very knowledgeable in technology but had no problem installing it to my computer...
    Techiewannabe - (Bestbuy.com) August 2017
  • ... went out at work and Best Buy has always got us out of a jam. Once again very reliable product...
    Kpfit - (Bestbuy.com) November 2017
  • ... purchased this product to make photo CD's for my job. Works very fast and is reliable...
    Mattm618 - (Bestbuy.com) July 2018
  • Very Well Made
    20 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • ... these are features we obsess over that much these days. It is also surprisingly well made, with a bit of reassuring weight and rigidity to the case. It's ...
    Picard - July 2018
  • ... i still prefer this method of storage... lightweight fast and portable, Well made, and reliable. Would highly recomend...
    Wintux - February 2019
  • It looks to be a good product. Light but well made. Plug and play so worked on Windows 7 laptop with no problems...
    Jack - (Argos.co.uk) July 2018
  • Well made and very compact. Does exactly what it says on the box. Plug and play and Windows 10 compatible...
    David - August 2018
  • Strong and Durable
    7 people agree 5 people disagree
  • Very sturdy build and has some good weight to it.Nice textured top makes it look really well sitting on the desk.Read an writes disks perfectly...
    Ross - (Argos.co.uk) August 2018
  • ... a DVD within five mins, Fairly new so can't comment on durability but feels robust...
    Olubenny - (Argos.co.uk) November 2018
  • I am sure there are more robust and quicker drives on the market, but this is very easy to use and good value for money...
    Snoop - (Argos.co.uk) November 2018
  • ... bought from Argos). One piece of advice though, because it is so lightweight it is not the most robust piece of kit, so I find its best to support the ...
    Rambler - (Argos.co.uk) January 2019
  • Reliable
    3 people agree No people disagree
  • ... seek time is fast; found disk data in just seconds. Burns reliable DVDs (using TDK 16X DVD-R disks) a. Short cord.
    Newegg.com - April 2018
  • ... computer manfacturer bias against internal DVD drives, reliable external drives are almost a must-have acessory. And this does the job. Straightforward ...
    Olubenny - (Argos.co.uk) November 2018
  • A really well made and reliable drive, but I wouldn't expect any less from Asus...
    Phil - November 2018
  • Size and Weight

    Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Compact
    14 people agree No people disagree
  • I love how compact this is. Also goes well with my Mac book air. There's not much really else to say...
    Matthew - (Bestbuy.com) July 2018
  • ... mini, and needed an optical drive. Very slim design, looks good, matches the Mini Mac perfectly, works well, music collection is being entered as I write ...
    Tinyrivets - (Bestbuy.com) January 2018
  • CD drive works well on Mac mini. Very fast. Only used to load software. So far no issues...
    Harley - (Bestbuy.com) March 2017
  • ... disks and have had absolutely no problem including ejecting of disks. It is compact and appears well made like other Mac products...
    Ownedbypets - (Bestbuy.com) February 2018
  • Very Thin
    6 people agree No people disagree
  • Just a good slim basic external drive matches my macbook...
    Elie - (Bestbuy.com) October 2018
  • Got it couple of weeks back and is very slim, and great!!
    Neps - (Bestbuy.com) January 2019
  • ... Apple made the move away from CD drives in their laptops. Thankfully their external drive is slim and easily portable...
    Jared - (Bestbuy.com) December 2018
  • The DVD drive is slim and was instantly recognized by MacBook Pro...
    Dellguy - (Bestbuy.com) February 2017
  • Easy to Carry Around
    4 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • ... drives in their laptops. Thankfully their external drive is slim and easily portable...
    Jared - (Bestbuy.com) December 2018
  • ... drive off their MacBooks, this is still a great drive for me to carry around when I need to play a CD which is too many times needed...
    MattyB - (Bestbuy.com) December 2017
  • Great quality. Light enough to carry around. Now I can watch DVD's again...
    BrokeGuy - (Bestbuy.com) October 2018
  • My husband love it is nice because is portable and I can take with me when I need it...
    Yuda - (Bestbuy.com) December 2018
  • A Good Size
    2 people agree No people disagree
  • Square dvdcdrw perfect size to attach to mac laptop does not take up space great...
    Xxxx - (Bestbuy.com) January 2017
  • Small size of superdrive fits nicely on the base of the iMac. The drawerless design for CD's is great. Easy hook up with built-in USB cable...
    Gms20 - (Bestbuy.com) January 2017
  • Very Compact
    10 people agree No people disagree
  • ... an internal one. Works great and have had no issues with it... Plug and Go Compact and quiet Reads disks with ease.
    Newegg.com - May 2017
  • Needed this for a number of PCs that don't have disk drives. It is very compact and easy to use and powered by USB. Excellent value for money...
    JoshS - (Argos.co.uk) May 2018
  • Couldn't ask for anything more compact and compatible with my computer...
    Bazza - (Argos.co.uk) March 2019
  • ... needed a replacement, and this item fitted perfectly into that role. it is compact, light, almost identical to the one in the laptop and so easy to use. ...
    Argonaut - (Argos.co.uk) January 2019
  • Lightweight
    10 people agree No people disagree
  • ... recommend this to anybody looking for an external DVD drive... Very slim and light weight. Works in Windows 10 without adding any drivers. Responsive eject. ...
    Newegg.com - April 2018
  • Very sturdy build and has some good weight to it.Nice textured top makes it look really well sitting on the desk.Read an writes disks perfectly...
    Ross - (Argos.co.uk) August 2018
  • Asus is the name that can be trusted. Plus the sophisticated looks. Super light weight and easy-to-use. Most important, it's inexpensive. Highly recommended...
    Bbbb - (Argos.co.uk) August 2017
  • ... are visiting is genuine.... i still prefer this method of storage... lightweight fast and portable, Well made, and reliable. Would highly recomend...
    Wintux - February 2019
  • Really Thin
    7 people agree No people disagree
  • Fantastic slim dvd -m writer. Have now produced a nimber of archival standard dvds with no problems at all. Highly recommended...
    Emlyn - September 2018
  • ... would highly recommend this to anybody looking for an external DVD drive... Very slim and light weight. Works in Windows 10 without adding any drivers. ...
    Newegg.com - April 2018
  • ... is ideal for the smaller PCs which do not have a built-in DVD writer.It is very slim and compact, quiet in use it looks and performs well and is from a ...
    Plattler - (Argos.co.uk) September 2017
  • ... drives,,, I hated to give up my DVD tray, but moved into the future! This is very slim and easy to stack with the external back up!
    BestBuyFan - (Bestbuy.com) September 2018
  • Really Easy to Carry Around
    7 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • ... laptop and was working straight away ! So easy set up. Its light and exceptionally portable. Recommended !
    Alma - (Argos.co.uk) April 2018
  • It works perfectly and easy to carry around...
    Stee - (Argos.co.uk) March 2019
  • It's easy to use. It is compatible, it is easy to store and easy to carry...
    Raufiat - (Argos.co.uk) September 2017
  • ... recommend it... Great style, simple design, plug and play. Very nice case, easily portable. Isn't a screamer, but works great for what it is.
    Newegg.com - October 2016
  • A Good Size
    2 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • Great product. Perfect size. Fast data transfer rate...
    RCabc - (Bestbuy.com) January 2019
  • ... Open the box and plug it in and use - couldn't be easier.It looks good, nice size, responsive and fast. Argos have the best price found to-date...
    Davyc - (Argos.co.uk) March 2017
  • Design

    Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Really Well Designed
    9 people agree No people disagree
  • I love this design and the look of it. Very sleek and modern...
    Joyatwork - (Bestbuy.com) December 2017
  • ...but frankly, i don't need that. this DVD drive matches the apple industrial design motif perfectly and like most apple products takes a lickin' and ...
    Livingroom - (Bestbuy.com) January 2017
  • A very well made and well designed USB SuperDrive for use with desktop or laptop Apple Mac computers. Very compact and easy to transport and very simple ...
    Nick501 - (Johnlewis.com) October 2018
  • Love the design as it is a low profile unit, leaving plenty of room on the desk. It works great, although I haven't tried writing to it...
    Charlie - (Bestbuy.com) March 2017
  • Good-Looking
    5 people agree No people disagree
  • Excellent device, operates quickly and is beautifully styled just like the iMac and Macbook pro. Good value for money too...
    BerkshireMan - (Johnlewis.com) June 2018
  • Love the compact sleek style and ease of hook up and operation...
    Zoey - (Bestbuy.com) October 2017
  • Great look, does the job but it's Apple. So,...I'm happy. Guess I'm an apple girl...
    SHEILAY - (Bestbuy.com) February 2017
  • Nice looking, sleek, has good intentions. However, When I need to eject a DVD, I need to flip the unit upside down, open & close the program a dozen times, ...
    Caitlyn70 - (Bestbuy.com) February 2017
  • Smooth
    3 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • Love this little guy, super smooth transitioning, easy to use...
    Kreed - (Bestbuy.com) September 2017
  • I was very pleased with the ease of using this DVD CD RW Drive. It's smooth and so great features...
    Lamic47 - (Bestbuy.com) July 2017
  • Plugged it in, It just worked. Pure Apple. 1st DVD went right in with a nice smooth sharp high-quality action, and I was able to play (and import the content ...
    MikeA - (Bestbuy.com) September 2017
  • Neat
    2 people agree No people disagree
  • A handy, neat little device for putting music and photo CDs onto an iMac. Even computer dim-wits like me can use it...
    Flute54 - (Johnlewis.com) August 2015
  • ... me. Writes disc in a quick manner. Simple hook up with USB and it's a neat peripheral too...
    VTL150 - (Bestbuy.com) March 2017
  • Has a Good Case
    2 people agree No people disagree
  • Rather pricey but reluctant to buy non apple product cheaper in case of compatibility issues...
    Daisydingle - (Johnlewis.com) May 2016
  • ... than some of the other portable drives out there, but it is well built with a solid aluminum case. Since it is engineered to work with Apple products then ...
    Txpipes61 - (Bestbuy.com) March 2018
  • Very Well Designed
    518 people agree 16 people disagree
  • This is an excellent product, and does exactly what it says on the box. Lovely design. Comes with bundled software. I strongly recommend this product...
    Eamonnroma - (Argos.co.uk) November 2017
  • Love the design of this, sleek and works perfectly...
    Europa's - December 2018
  • Dont touch or move while operating... Works great. Beautiful sleek design. Comes with 2 usb connectors, for extra power or something. weird design. but ...
    Newegg.com - December 2016
  • Good price and did the job - good design...
    Sam - (Argos.co.uk) March 2018
  • Good-Looking
    25 people agree 5 people disagree
  • ... the drivers etc it was so easy to get working. It was a reasonable price for a neat good looking gadget...
    Pwkeynsham - (Argos.co.uk) February 2019
  • Nice look.
    Newegg.com - December 2016
  • ... Used Nero and it went without a hitch. A very well priced item, which arrived pretty quickly and well packaged. I'm using Windows 10 with Nero 2017 on ...
    Vagrantuk - December 2017
  • ... well for a quite conservative price and does what it says on the tin !! Great style, simple design, plug and play. Very nice case, easily portable. Isn't ...
    Argos.co.uk - August 2017
  • Has an Outstanding Case
    14 people agree 3 people disagree
  • ... bit... Looks good. Works as is should. Cable has split in case the primary USB connection can't supply enough power. As quiet as any laptop drive normally ...
    Newegg.com - August 2016
  • ... supply enough power. As quiet as any laptop drive normally is. Very nice machined-metal casing. Only ejects when power is supplied. I know it's normal, ...
    Newegg.com - August 2016
  • ... breathing space and doesn't look so old fashioned... External (so it won't take up room in your case) - Reads and writes at decent speeds (could be a little ...
    Newegg.com - February 2018
  • ... button to open the tray. A light for drive activity. The case doesn't have extra bulk or useless frills. This drive isn't fooling around. It has it's purpose ...
    Newegg.com - December 2017
  • Neat
    2 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • ... from the Finder now in MacOS so we'll see how that works later. Very neat - pleased with it...
    Alan - January 2018
  • It's small enough to fit neatly into a draw when not in use yet fully functioning when you need it for a very reasonable price... Looked good. Showed up ...
    AndyN - (Argos.co.uk) July 2017
  • Ease of Use

    Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Really Easy to Use
    70 people agree No people disagree
  • ... spelling.the wireless mouse and computer prints without problems and the mouse is easy to use. The class at the mall really helped. I want to go again. ...
    Oliver733 - (Bestbuy.com) February 2018
  • Very easy to use. It's light weight and good to have...
    Haley - (Bestbuy.com) May 2017
  • Easy to use; great addition to my peripherals collection...
    Onlinesales - (Bestbuy.com) January 2018
  • Easy to use. Just conect and go. Does a good job. I use it with my macpro book...
    Patty - (Bestbuy.com) June 2017
  • Very Easy to Setup
    8 people agree No people disagree
  • Easy to set up and operate. Great to have for limited space...
    Riverw - (Bestbuy.com) September 2017
  • ... laptop Apple Mac computers. Very compact and easy to transport and very simple to set up and use. Offered at a competitive price by John Lewis. Highly ...
    Nick501 - (Johnlewis.com) October 2018
  • Simple to set up and use. I now have the ability to use DVDs...
    Howard - (Bestbuy.com) June 2017
  • Looks sleek, easy to set up, great product. Thanks...
    Brian - (Bestbuy.com) January 2018
  • Very Easy to Use
    606 people agree 13 people disagree
  • ... the price was without rebate which you will not receive... Looks good, easy to use. Expensive when you do not receive your rebate as expected.
    Newegg.com - July 2017
  • ... could play our PC games again it's happy-face emoji time again (Hooray).Easy to use, simple instructions, plus it can do other stuff like read/write CDs ...
    XeroHour - (Argos.co.uk) March 2019
  • ... connect to the USB port and Windows 10 self installs. Comes with easy to use software for burning DVD/CDs...
    Mountainbiker - (Bestbuy.com) February 2019
  • Really good product works exactly how it should and it incredibly easy to use. Can work with cds and dvds however cannot play blurays but that is not an ...
    Sophie - (Argos.co.uk) January 2019
  • Very Easy to Setup
    32 people agree No people disagree
  • This worked perfectly easy to set up and use. love it already...
    ShtHappens - (Argos.co.uk) June 2018
  • Was easy to set up once I realised had to install DVD player app on laptop lol...
    Mand - (Argos.co.uk) January 2019
  • Excellent product which does everything it says. Easy to set up...
    Db2730 - (Argos.co.uk) December 2017
  • Does what it says on the tin easy to set up small and slick design very happy with purchase...
    Daz - (Argos.co.uk) November 2018
  • Features

    Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Has Good Features
    2 people agree No people disagree
  • ... pleased with the ease of using this DVD CD RW Drive. It's smooth and so great features...
    Lamic47 - (Bestbuy.com) July 2017
  • It is worth buying and it is value for money...
    Paul - (Argos.co.uk) March 2018
  • Has Brilliant Features
    469 people agree 22 people disagree
  • Just as described.. small and perfectly functional. No problems... Good features and price. Slim and attractive. Much noisier than a comparable Samsung ...
    Argos.co.uk - September 2017
  • ... you're looking for something ultra-quiet, I wouldn't recommend it... Good features and price. Slim and attractive. Much noisier than a comparable Samsung ...
    Newegg.com - May 2016
  • Every now and then you still need an external drive. Great features for the price...
    Solivita228 - (Bestbuy.com) March 2019
  • ... it says on the tin" so to speak! Another great feature is the fact it is held in stock at almost all Argos outlets I tried, so no searching around to find, ...
    Rich - (Argos.co.uk) August 2017
  • Has a Powerful Motor
    7 people agree 4 people disagree
  • ... bit... Looks good. Works as is should. Cable has split in case the primary USB connection can't supply enough power. As quiet as any laptop drive normally ...
    Newegg.com - August 2016
  • ... a mu. Looks good. Works as is should. Cable has split in case the primary USB connection can't supply enough power. As quiet as any laptop drive normally ...
    Argos.co.uk - March 2017
  • ... rather lightweight. It requires two USB ports, close together, in order to provide sufficient power...
    Digger - (Argos.co.uk) February 2019
  • ... instructions do suggest/recommend attaching the unit to TWO USB ports, to ensure enough power. (A cable is supplied for connection to 1 or 2 ports, though ...
    Roroll - (Argos.co.uk) January 2019
  • Support

    Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Has a Good Recipe Book
    2 people agree No people disagree
  • Works great with my Mac Book. Fast and effortless to use...
    ShowersingerAndy - (Bestbuy.com) February 2017
  • This DVD Writer has been a great addition for my Apple Mac Book Pro Lab top Computer...
    Blanca - (Bestbuy.com) January 2019
  • Has Bad Technical Guidance
    4 people agree 3 people disagree
  • ... quite flimsy but as it's only sitting on a desk it's not a problem. No instruction leaflet but put in cd/dvd & follow on-screen prompts. Happy days!
    AnotherGrumpyMum - (Argos.co.uk) January 2018
  • ... needed to download some software first and there are no instructions or indication of what I should be downloading. Once I'd found an appropriate programme ...
    Emse - (Argos.co.uk) February 2019
  • ... ports to power it (and a dual USB plug is included), but the instructions recommend NOT using a USB hub. Fortunately, I had the ports to spare and it all ...
    DanR - (Bestbuy.com) January 2019
  • ... trying to play a cd and dvd without success .do not buy this useless product there are no instructions for use...
    Enoch - (Argos.co.uk) January 2019
  • Noise Level

    Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Very Quiet
    8 people agree No people disagree
  • ... multi-drive burner for that specific purpose. For everyday / "normal" use, this drive is quiet and works perfectly...
    RSTinAZ - (Bestbuy.com) April 2018
  • This DVD+-RW/CD- RW Drive is awesome. This drive is very quiet and runs off of the USB port of the computer. I hate that Apple doesn't include CD drives ...
    Tisonbeat - (Bestbuy.com) July 2018
  • It works exactly like it is supposed to and it is so quiet that at first I didn't think it was working...
    JohnM - (Bestbuy.com) January 2018
  • Matches my MacBook Pro perfectly. Very quiet, easy to use...
    JohninPA - (Bestbuy.com) July 2017
  • Noisy
    2 people agree 1 person disagrees
  • Very fast burning cds and not noisy easy to install...
    Landyno - (Bestbuy.com) December 2017
  • Great product.....At last I can rip & burn with great sound quality...
    Burrito - (Johnlewis.com) November 2017
  • Noisy
    20 people agree 3 people disagree
  • ... Newegg price (cheap) and the fact that it i. Pretty noisy little sucker (especially at the higher running speeds) but it does the job. Like, how often ...
    Argos.co.uk - March 2017
  • ... Good features and price. Slim and attractive. Much noisier than a comparable Samsung drive I purchased recently. The unit I got hums and whines a lot. ...
    Argos.co.uk - September 2017
  • ... Newegg price (cheap) and the fact that it i. Pretty noisy little sucker (especially at the higher running speeds) but it does the job. Like, how often ...
    Newegg.com - May 2016
  • ... install Wi 7 on a few computers without internal DVD drives. Fairly loud at higher read speeds.
    Newegg.com - January 2018
  • Read/write Speeds

    Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Has Very Fast Read/write Speeds
    14 people agree No people disagree
  • ... the apple store. Long waits and not as good of service as Best Buy. Best Buy is fast and has great service and offers all apple products...
    Reebok - (Bestbuy.com) December 2017
  • The Apple supper drive 8x external USB double layer is very fast...
    Quannguyen2710 - (Bestbuy.com) March 2017
  • Every Mac user should have oneEasy to use and it's fast...
    Teddy - (Bestbuy.com) September 2017
  • CD drive works well on Mac mini. Very fast. Only used to load software. So far no issues...
    Harley - (Bestbuy.com) March 2017
  • Has Really Fast Read/write Speeds
    21 people agree No people disagree
  • ... Works in Windows 10 without adding any drivers. Responsive eject. Disk seek time is fast; found disk data in just seconds. Burns reliable DVDs (using TDK ...
    Newegg.com - April 2018
  • ... that's easy enough.It's got a nice design to it.It reads and writes very fast very impressed with this...
    Dj - (Argos.co.uk) January 2018
  • ... netbooks don't have dvd drives this was perfect and very well priced.It's quite plus fast and small compact.It runs of usb so u need 2 free ports and it's ...
    Rog42 - (Argos.co.uk) February 2018
  • Genuine quality. Works with all windows and mac laptops. And Super fast delivery...
    Ozzy - (Argos.co.uk) July 2018
  • Has Really Fast Write Speeds
    8 people agree No people disagree
  • ... seek time is fast; found disk data in just seconds. Burns reliable DVDs (using TDK 16X DVD-R disks) a. Short cord.
    Newegg.com - April 2018
  • ... off you go.Beautiful design. Slim. And easy fit in you laptop bag...fast write reright...excellent for playing dvds .an all round neat piece of kit...
    Mckenn - (Argos.co.uk) May 2017
  • Great product. Perfect size. Fast data transfer rate...
    RCabc - (Bestbuy.com) January 2019
  • ... this Asus External DVD Writer to use with my laptop. Easy to transfer music onto the laptop from CDs'. Had some issues where it wouldn't play Music DVDs. ...
    J4J - (Argos.co.uk) May 2018
  • Has Fast Read/write Speeds
    2 people agree 3 people disagree
  • ... perfectly. Why pay more? I bought this to rip new CD's I buy. It's somewhat slow compared to internal drives but it gets the job done. My new system in ...
    Argos.co.uk - August 2017
  • ... comment on that... I bought this to rip new CD's I buy. It's somewhat slow compared to internal drives but it gets the job done. My new system in it's ...
    Newegg.com - July 2016
  • Cd/dvd Types

    Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Good for CDs
    28 people agree 11 people disagree
  • Plug in and go its that simple to use faultless CD burning a must have for your iMac...
    Mark56 - (Johnlewis.com) July 2015
  • CD drive works well on Mac mini. Very fast. Only used to load software. So far no issues...
    Harley - (Bestbuy.com) March 2017
  • It works very well, as it should considering the high price. Burns CDs quickly and well done!
    Ususer5435 - (Bestbuy.com) November 2018
  • New laptop doesn't have space for cd or DVD, so this is brilliant for loading CDs or playing DVDs...
    Mp66 - (Johnlewis.com) August 2015
  • Supported DVDs
    18 people agree 9 people disagree
  • Love this DVD drive ! Works great with my MacBook Pro !!
    Sunny - (Bestbuy.com) November 2018
  • I like using Apple products with the Apple computers. This DVD is durable, not made from plastic. No tray sliding out, easy to use and works great...
    Gene - (Bestbuy.com) September 2018
  • Purchased this superdrive along with the apple remote,,i love watching my dvds with this superdrive,,works great,,wish the apple remote worked with it ...
    ImLuckysCharm - (Bestbuy.com) January 2017
  • Works extremely well and effective. 10xs Better than the other dvd drive I had before...
    Jrm005 - (Bestbuy.com) September 2017
  • Good for Blurays
    2 people agree 3 people disagree
  • ... optical drives sold by third-party manufacturers. Indeed, it's almost enough to buy a Blu-Ray capable drive. The main advantage to this drive is your ability ...
    SalHepatica - (Bestbuy.com) October 2018
  • Only thing I don't like is it can't write blu rays. Other than that, dope product!
    ChuckieP - (Bestbuy.com) July 2018
  • Supported DVDs
    45 people agree 28 people disagree
  • Brilliant DVD writer. Really easy to setup just plug and play. It slim and very light. Really looks the part. Very happy with this item...
    Dan - (Argos.co.uk) June 2018
  • ... fan shrouds. And yet a sixteen thread cpu really excels at DVD playing or storing to a hard disc drive library in minutes instead of hours. This DVD writer ...
    Shopper49 - (Argos.co.uk) August 2017
  • ... seek time is fast; found disk data in just seconds. Burns reliable DVDs (using TDK 16X DVD-R disks) a. Short cord.
    Newegg.com - April 2018
  • ... use. Being able to pick up item at Argos is very convenient... The external DVD Drive works, Nice package (box) I'm using to storage drive when not in ...
    Argos.co.uk - June 2017
  • Good for CDs
    32 people agree 15 people disagree
  • This is a simple CD/DVD reader/ writer to set up. With the accompanying CD to download the drivers etc it was so easy to get working. It was a reasonable ...
    Pwkeynsham - (Argos.co.uk) February 2019
  • ... did... It can write CDs It could burn CDs It could do mostly anything that most cd players could It is external so you could use it on any device. It takes ...
    Newegg.com - December 2016
  • ... is fast, simple to use and works perfectly. Why pay more? I bought this to rip new CD's I buy. It's somewhat slow compared to internal drives but it gets ...
    Argos.co.uk - August 2017
  • ... it for it's MDISC capability and cannot comment on that... I bought this to rip new CD's I buy. It's somewhat slow compared to internal drives but it gets ...
    Newegg.com - July 2016
  • Specification

     
     
     
    Key Features Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Disc Loading Type
    Slot
     Slot
    Tray
     Tray
    Type
    External
     External
    External
     External
    Optical Drive Type
    Dvd
     Dvd
    Dvd
     Dvd
     
     
     
    Design Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Colour
    Silver Black
     Silver
     Black
    Silver Black
     Silver
     Black
     
     
     
    Performance Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Optical Disc Diameter Unknown - Click to provide data 80mm
    Compatible Products MacOS Unknown - Click to provide data
    Interface
    Usb 2
     Usb 2
    Usb 2
     Usb 2
    Disc Types Supported
    Cd Cd-R
    Cd-Rw Dvd
    Dvd-R Dvd-R Dl
    Dvd-Rw DVD+R
    DVD+R Dl DVD+RW
    Dvd-Ram Dvd-Rom
     Cd
     Cd-R
     Cd-Rw
     Dvd
     Dvd-R
     Dvd-R Dl
     Dvd-Rw
     DVD+R
     DVD+R Dl
     DVD+RW
     Dvd-Ram
     Dvd-Rom
    Cd Cd-R
    Cd-Rw Dvd
    Dvd-R Dvd-R Dl
    Dvd-Rw DVD+R
    DVD+R Dl DVD+RW
    Dvd-Ram Dvd-Rom
     Cd
     Cd-R
     Cd-Rw
     Dvd
     Dvd-R
     Dvd-R Dl
     Dvd-Rw
     DVD+R
     DVD+R Dl
     DVD+RW
     Dvd-Ram
     Dvd-Rom
    Purpose
    Notebook
     Notebook
    Notebook
     Notebook
     
     
     
    Writing Speed Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    DVD Rewrite Speed 16x Unknown - Click to provide data
    DVD+RW Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
    DVD-R Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
    CD-RW Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
    Write Speed (DVD+R) 24x
    BEST
    8x
    DVD-RW Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 6x
    DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 6x
    DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 6x
    CD Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
     
     
     
    Reading Speed Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    DVD+RW Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
    DVD-R Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
    CD-R Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
    DVD-ROM Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
    CD-ROM Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
    CD-RW Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
    DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
    DVD+R Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
    DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
    DVD-RAM Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 5x
    DVD-RW Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
    Audio CD Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 10
    DVD+R M-DISC Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8
    DVD-Video Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 4
    DVD-ROM Double Layer Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8
    Read Speed (CD) 24x 24x
     
     
     
    Access Time Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Access Time Unknown - Click to provide data 160ms
     
     
     
    System Requirements Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
    Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard Mac Os X 10.7 Lion
    Mac Os X 10.8 Mountain Lion Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
     Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
     Mac Os X 10.7 Lion
     Mac Os X 10.8 Mountain Lion
     Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
    Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard Mac Os X 10.7 Lion
    Mac Os X 10.8 Mountain Lion Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
     Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
     Mac Os X 10.7 Lion
     Mac Os X 10.8 Mountain Lion
     Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
    Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
    Win Windows 10
    Windows 10 Education Windows 10 Education X64
    Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Enterprise X64
    Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home X64
    Windows 10 Iot Core Windows 10 Pro
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Windows 7
    Windows 7 Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise X64
    Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64
     Win
     Windows 10
     Windows 10 Education
     Windows 10 Education X64
     Windows 10 Enterprise
     Windows 10 Enterprise X64
     Windows 10 Home
     Windows 10 Home X64
     Windows 10 Iot Core
     Windows 10 Pro
     Windows 10 Pro X64
     Windows 7
     Windows 7 Enterprise
     Windows 7 Enterprise X64
     Windows 7 Home Basic
     Windows 7 Home Basic X64
    Win Windows 10
    Windows 10 Education Windows 10 Education X64
    Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Enterprise X64
    Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home X64
    Windows 10 Iot Core Windows 10 Pro
    Windows 10 Pro X64 Windows 7
    Windows 7 Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise X64
    Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64
     Win
     Windows 10
     Windows 10 Education
     Windows 10 Education X64
     Windows 10 Enterprise
     Windows 10 Enterprise X64
     Windows 10 Home
     Windows 10 Home X64
     Windows 10 Iot Core
     Windows 10 Pro
     Windows 10 Pro X64
     Windows 7
     Windows 7 Enterprise
     Windows 7 Enterprise X64
     Windows 7 Home Basic
     Windows 7 Home Basic X64
     
     
     
    Operational Conditions Apple SuperDrive Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data 10%
    Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data -30°C
    Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data 5°C
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data 15%