Asus - 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - White

Create customized CDs and DVDs with this Asus DVD±RW/CD-RW drive that features double-layer support for expanded recording capacity. The USB 2.0 interface offers simple connectivity.

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Overview

What's Included


  • Asus 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive
  • CyberLink Power2Go software
  • Owner's manual

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (68 out of 75)

Features


Multiformat support

For DVD+R/R DL/RW, DVD-R/R DL/RW, DVD-RAM and CD-R/RW media (dual-layer/double-layer drive with DVD-RAM).

Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video

On compatible DVD+R DL (double layer) media.

6x maximum DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL write speeds

For fast disc burning.

8x maximum DVD+RW and DVD-RW rewrite speeds

Allow you to quickly erase discs and write new data to them.

8x maximum DVD-ROM read speed

For fast operation.

5x maximum DVD-RAM write speed

Enables efficient writing and rewriting performance.

24x maximum CD-R write speed

For burning quick copies of your important files.

16x maximum CD-RW rewrite speed

Offers fast disc creation.

24x maximum CD-ROM read speed

Provides quick use.

High-speed USB 2.0 interface

For fast, easy connectivity.

Mac compatible

For use with your existing computer. CyberLink Power2Go software offers enhanced operation.

Slim profile

Allows flexible placement.


Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews

91%of customers would recommend this to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it should, a little noisy

    Posted
    AReviewerNamedDan
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    First, this product does exactly what you expect. It reads, and writes both CDs and DVDs with the appropriate software on your computer for play back and writing of course. The packaging contains all of the necessary materials to run the equipment, and helpful materials on getting started. Second, the drawbacks are relatively few, but notable. The unit is relatively noisy. If you can manage to get your sound sufficiently high, and don't mine a little background noise, it would be completely fine for a movie on your computer. If that won't work, then this won't work well for a movie player for you. You notice the noise, so that is something to consider. If you use it primarily to instal software, it is no problem as noise doesn't matter much there. It also really needs 2 USB ports to function correctly. The cable provided has a double ended USB cable that plugs into the unit and two plugs go into your computer's USB ports. This could be a problem if you either don't have 2 available, or if you don't have them close by. The reason you really need 2 is that the unit draws a lot of power. It could run on one, but it may slow down the speed, and give unsatisfactory performance if you do that. Hubs won't accommodate lack of USB ports because the power supply isn't boosted. In conclusion, this unit is functional. It is a work-horse. It isn't a power sipping, stealth machine. It is a piece of computer equipment that needs power, makes noise, and you should really use on a desk. If that is good for you then you should buy it. I gave 4 stars because it does what you need, but may not be perfect for everybody.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    NOT Compatible with Windows 8 & NO Stand

    Posted
    annaime

    I am VERY dissatisfied with this purchase. I originally purchased this item from Amazon for $23.99. Returned it because it DID NOT have a stand. I saw this one for $29.99, and used the "CHAT NOW" option to speak with a sales rep, and he told me that they do have a stand (as pictured on the site 2x) and yes, it is Windows 8 Compatible (Also LABELED on the box); and NEITHER of these statements were true. I went to the ASUS website in hopes of getting the correct driver, but no luck...looks like it only goes up to Windows Vista. I couldn't use the CD that came with the drive; so I used another computer to extract the CD contents and uploaded to my Windows 8; and the content has a huge glitch. Spoke to the sales rep at Best Buy, they told me to call Bestbuy.com 1-888-237-8289; which the first time I called, they hung up on me; 2nd time I called, talked to them for 37 minutes, and they tell me to go to the store to troubleshoot this issue, or return the product. I want this to work, because I like the look of the ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U... My experience is NOT good. False advertisement, bad customer service. VERY UNHAPPY with Best Buy and Bestbuy.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for price

    Posted
    Sparater
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this optical drive online from Best Buy as when I went to the store they were selling poorer quality ones for over $50+. I ordered it to be delivered to my house as I had some huge issues with ordering delivered to store. This delivery came roughly about the time they told me. The feel and quality of this drive is amazing. It looks awesome with the diamond feel and look to it. The ASUS logo is also great. It is fast and for the price, it is great. The one concern I have about it is the stand that I saw in the picture online. There is no stand. This isn't a huge problem, all I have to do is set it parallel and it works just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as pictured

    Posted
    pastorperk

    Come on Best Buy! This product is pictured as having a stand with it but upon opening the box, I see that it has a place for a stand but it doesn't come with one. I read through all the information online again and it never stated that the stand needs to be purchased separately. I would return it but the nearest Best Buy is over an hour a way. Just so everyone else knows, this product does not come with a stand as pictured.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Value

    Posted
    bsquare
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My new laptop no longer has an optical drive so this serves the purpose just fine for the rare occasions I need it. It's a little thicker than I was hoping for which is why I didn't give it 5 stars. The included software works fine for recording files on a DVD-R/RW or CD-R/RW. However if you are using Windows 8 & above and want to play DVD movies, you will need to install external software to do this. The included software will not allow you to play movies on your windows 8 computer. I located software on-line to do this at no cost. Here's the name of the file: Combined-Community-Codec-Pack-2014-07-13

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    It has a DIAMOND EMBOSSED TOP THAT SHIMMERS

    Posted
    flyonaline
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I bought this to use in the evening or night to watch videos of an educational variety at night on my computer. I installed it and found out that although it says that it has closed captioning capability on the menu it gives no ability to turn on the closed captioning, even though the instructions come in 35 languages there is no mention of how to actually work thru the menu to turn the functions on or off. But they certainly are proud of their shimmering diamond embossed top surface!!! Also it was shown with a stand but when it gets here you find out it's optional!! THANKS A LOT!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy setup

    Posted
    Chet
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Product is great for copying duplicate disks without taking up any of your hard drive space. It also is great if you download from other sources and then transfer to disk. The only thing I would say is a negative thing is the advertised picture shows a stand and the product sent does not have that capability. Description and picture on Best Buy site should be changed to reflect this. Otherwise great price as I said before easy to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Where's the STAND?

    Posted
    Gunner45
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this to provide DVD/CD support for my Toshiba Satellite Radius laptop. I don't really know if it's a necessity, since most programs are downloadable, but I have some old software that might work on the new PC. I haven't set it up yet because the STAND shown on the Best Buy website isn't in the box and the store doesn't know how to get the STAND. I sent ASUS an email and am awaiting an answer. The installation manual says the STAND is optional. If I can't get the STAND, I probably don't want the External DVD-RW.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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