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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
Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer

68

Kagoo Score

68

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 4 year old tray loading external optical disc drive.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
70
Features
Good Features
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
68
Value for Money
Good
74
Age
3 Years Old
68
Kagoo Score
Good
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
Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer

68

Kagoo Score

68

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 4 year old tray loading external optical disc drive.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
70
Features
Good Features
76
Popularity
Quite Popular
68
Value for Money
Good
74
Age
3 Years Old
68
Kagoo Score
Good

Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
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Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
4 Reasons For
A Lot Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)
The Apple SuperDrive has a Write speed (DVD+R) of 24, however the Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer is only an 8x DVD+R write speed optical disc drive (16x slower).

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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Better Kagoo Score
The Apple SuperDrive has received a Kagoo Score of 84, but the Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer scored only 68.
£15 Cheaper
The Apple SuperDrive costs £10.35, whereas the Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer is £24.99.
Better Brand
Apple optical disc drives have an average rating of 74.5%, however Verbatim only has an average rating of 62.6%.
1 Reason For
Newer by Nine Months
The Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer was released four years ago, but the Apple SuperDrive was released five years ago

Average Expert Rating

Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Best
No reviews found

Average User Rating

Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Best
5 stars
470 reviews
4 stars
96 reviews
3 stars
13 reviews
2 stars
4 reviews
1 star
12 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Apple has a better average brand rating than Verbatim. The average brand rating for Apple is 74.5% based on 590+ reviews, where as the average brand rating for Verbatim is 62.6% based on 0 reviews.
Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Apple

75

75

Based on 590+ reviews
Verbatim

63

63

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Disc Loading Type
Slot
 Slot
Tray
 Tray
Type
External
 External
External
 External
Optical Drive Type
Dvd
 Dvd
Dvd
 Dvd
 
 
 
Design Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Mounting
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Colour
Silver Black
 Silver
 Black
Silver Black
 Silver
 Black
 
 
 
Performance Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Integrated Card Reader Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader
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 Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
DVD Rewrite Speed 16x
BEST
8x
DVD+RW Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
CD-R Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
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 8x
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
CD Rewrite Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
CD Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
 
 
 
Reading Speed Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
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-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-RAM Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Read Speed (CD) 24x 24x
 
 
 
System Requirements Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
Windows 10 Pro Windows 7 Starter
Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1
Windows Vista Business Windows Xp Professional
 Windows 10 Pro
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8.1
 Windows Vista Business
 Windows Xp Professional
Windows 10 Pro Windows 7 Starter
Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1
Windows Vista Business Windows Xp Professional
 Windows 10 Pro
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8.1
 Windows Vista Business
 Windows Xp Professional
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Weight 335g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height 17mm 0.6mm
Depth 139mm 5.3mm
Width 139mm 5.6mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data Nero Burn & Archive Software
Cables Included
Usb
 Usb
Usb
 Usb
Manual Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
AC Adapter Included Unknown - Click to provide data
AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Printed User Guide Unknown - Click to provide data
Printed user guide
 Printed user guide
 
 
 
Other Features Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Additional Accessories Apple USB SuperDrive With Attached USB Cable, User Manual Unknown - Click to provide data
Size 17" Unknown - Click to provide data
Host Interface Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
Power Supply Type USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Device Type
DVD±RW (±R DL) Drive - External
 DVD±RW (±R DL) Drive - External
DVD±RW (±R DL) Drive - External
 DVD±RW (±R DL) Drive - External
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.7mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Media Types Supported CD-ROM DVD-RAM|±R|±RW
 
 
 
Features Apple SuperDrive Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Portable
Portable
 Portable
Unknown - Click to provide data

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