Dell - 8x External USB DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black

Burn DVDs and CDs with this Dell USB DVD/RW drive. Plug it into your computer's USB port to play and burn discs or to load new software onto the hard drive. This slim Dell USB DVD/RW drive fits into a tote bag, and it draws power directly from the computer's USB port for hassle-free operation.
$39.99

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Overview

What's Included


  • Dell 8x External USB DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (926 out of 966)

Features


Multiformat support

For CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, M-DISC media.

8x maximum DVD+R and DVD-R write speed

For fast disc burning.

8x maximum DVD+RW rewrite speed

6x maximum DVD-RW rewrite speed.

0.75MB cache buffer and Automatic Buffer Under Run Error Protection

Help eliminate errors for smooth disc burns.

High-speed USB 2.0 interface

For fast, reliable operation.


Overall customer rating

4.6
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    THANK YOU

    Posted
    BESTBUYSANDI

    THIS IS MORE OF A THANK YOU TO THE FEW THAT HAVE BOUGHT THIS DVD/CD EXTERNAL DRIVE PLAYER... I JUST BOUGHT THE HP ENVY LAPTOP, THE MUCH HIGHER PRICED ONE WITH ALL THE TOP OF THE LINE SPECS ETC., SO I DONT KNOW WHY I WOULD OF JUST ASSUMED THERE SHOULD OF BEEN A CD/DVD DRIVE PLAYER ALREADY INSTALLED IN IT..LOL.. CRAZY HUH.. SPENT OVER $1000.00 ON JUST THIS LAPTOP ALONE (NO PRINTER AS OF YET WHICH I ALREADY KNOW WHCH ONE I WANT TO PURCHASE. ANYWAYS, THANK YOU FOR ALL FOR MAKING ME FEEL A BIT BETTER THAT THIS DELL IS EASY AND WORKS WELL WITH THE HP. I CANT SIGN OFF WITHOUT MENTIONING ANOTHER IMPORTANT MISSING COMPONENT I FOUND OUT AFTER PURCHASING MY LAPTOP & COMIG HOME TO NOTICE i WAS SUPPOSE TO GET A 6 MONTH FREE ANTI VIRUS FROM WEBROOT, WHICH I DID NOT GET AND STILL DO NOT HAVE, WHEN I CALLED THEM (BEST BUY) WHICH IS THE PORT RICHEY STORE HERE IN FLORIDA, APOLOGIZED AND SAID THEY WOULD SEND ME THE SOFTWARE.. THAT WOULD BE GREAT IF i HAD A CD/DVD PLAYER ALREADY INSTALLED AND ON MY LAPTOP!!!!!!! STILL THEY HAVE NOT MADE IT RIGHT WITH THE WEBROOT. IT HAS BEEN PAST THE 7 DAYS OR HOW MANY DAYS IT IS, IM SURE ITS PAST WHERE THEY COULD HAVE IT DONE AS IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE BY THE GEEK SQUAD BEFORE I EVEN LEFT THE STORE.. I STILL HAVE ALL MY RECEIPTS. BUT NOW I HAVE TO SPEND $40 ON A CD/DVD EXTERNAL PLAYER.. PLUS AN ANTIVIRUS..

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      Hello BESTBUYSANDI,

      Thank you for your review and we're happy to hear that your CD/DVD drive player is working well for you. If you'd like to reach out to Best Buy's Customer Support Team to discuss the Webroot concern with them you can contact them here - http://bit.ly/2v2IVhI.

      We hope that your concerns will be addressed and resolved soon.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It does its job.

    Posted
    revel8or
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Long gone are the days when manufacturers put extra devices in laptops. There's no blame - most of the programs that are purchased are available online for download and installation. Every once in a great while, there's something that requires installation from DVD, and it appears that I have every object that requires computer control/interface that does not come with downloadable software. This works fine. It occasionally doesn't want to communicate with the computer, necessitating removal of the USB cable and reinsertion. It's loud, and it reminds me of an old 5 1/4 inch drive searching around for the software leprechaun. It seems a little slow, but that may be relative as we live in an era of SSD and internet connections that are in the hundreds of mbps. It's an OK drive. It does it's job, but there might be better ones out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      YourDellTeam

      revel8or,

      Thanks for your feedback and we're happy to hear that for the most part, your new Dell drive is working well for you. If you have additional questions about your drive you can check our Product Support Page here - https://dell.to/2HoGYOv.

      Best,
      Bryan
      1-800-624-9896 Dell

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    WintryKiss
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    i recently bought a Lenovo IdeaCentre all in one and there is a DVD on it BUT the burner wasnt working as it should .. i have protection BUT i am disabled and couldnt easily get the computer back to the store because BB should have fixed it for free - I actually ordered an external DVD player from another company because i had a deal and it got here and didnt work so i returned it and purchased this from BB instead ... I received it today - plugged it in and it works perfectly .. I hope i can continue to say that a few months from now but i have protection on this little doohickey too which would be easy to return to the store it was worth it to me not to stress about BB keeping my computer for 3-5 days to install a new burner and be without a computer ... I would highly recommend this Dell burner its perfect and i cant believe lots of computer nowadays dont have DVD/CDs in them ... my friend bought a small tower a weird shape ... it was cute but there is no DVD/CD on it and so many laptops dont have them either ... so this is perfect for that reason

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good DVD drive, no good DVD player

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased a new Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 10, and as most new laptops it didn’t include a DVD drive. I purchased this external USB drive, plugged it in to a USP port and voila, the computer recognizes the DVD drive. Then I inserted the included DVD and installed its software, which just happens to include DVD player software. Installation went smoothly. Long story short... The external drive was able to read and run the included software DVD, but was unable to play a new out-of-the-box DVD movie. I was able to watch the movie on a Sony DVD player connected to a Sony TV; so the problem wasn’t the media. Who to blame? Maybe Windows 10, maybe the DVD drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Yes I am one of those who still copies CDs

    Posted
    Frankie83
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I know in this day and age no one uses optical drives anymore but I am a person who still uses CDs because it's another source of data back up because hard drives and ssd's can still fail when saving data so I decided to buy an external dvd burner to continue to copy data on to CDs. This drive works just like any other optical drive but keep in mind this external USB dvd burner uses 2.0 speeds so it's a tiny bit slower compare to a regular SATA optical drive but it works just fine as it does what I need to do. I should add here this drive doesn't need a power adapter as the USB 2.0 cord powers it on when you connect it to your laptop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

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

    I'd purchased another brand of external drive from a different retailer. About a day later, I thought the price seemed high and checked Best Buy. They had two makes for three-quarters the price of the one I originally bought ... so back it went and I went to Best Buy. This one was not on the shelf, but some rummaging by an assistant in the back room found two of them. This Dell is in a much more robust case than the make I originally purchased, only uses one USB port for power and connection rather than two on the other, and I like the black color much better than the other one's "putty."

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good DVD drive, no good DVD player

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I purchased a new Dell Inspiron laptop with Windows 10, and as most new laptops it didn’t include a DVD drive. I purchased this external USB drive, plugged it in to a USP port and voila, the computer recognizes the DVD drive. Then I inserted the included DVD and installed its software, which just happens to include DVD player software. Installation went smoothly. Long story short... The external drive was able to read and run the included software DVD, but was unable to play a new out-of-the-box DVD movie. I was able to watch the movie on a Sony DVD player connected to a Sony TV; so the problem wasn’t the media. Who to blame? Maybe Windows 10, maybe the DVD drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not good for tablets

    Posted
    Videshi
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I purchased two Insignia tablets, one was an 8", the other 11.6". I needed to load data from a CD onto them for work so I purchased this device. The drive would show up in the list until I put a CD in it, then it would disappear from the list and the drive would sit there making a grinding sound and almost lock the tablet up. This was with both tablets. I then attached it to three laptops and 2 desktops and it worked perfectly with all of those. My conclusion is that the USB ports of the tablets cannot provide the power necessary for the drive to work. Since it can't work with the tablets I got, I returned this item. It would probably be great for a laptop or similar that doesn't have an optical reader, I think. But it doesn't appear to be good for tablets.

    I would recommend this to a friend





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