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LG - 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Silver

Add functionality to your notebook or desktop computer with this LG portable DVD rewriter. This ultra-slim unit complements Ultrabook laptops and has an 8x DVD-R write speed, so you can complete projects efficiently. This LG portable DVD rewriter, which supports both M-DISCs as well as traditional recordable discs, works with PC and Mac operating systems.
$34.99

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • LG 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (131 out of 143)

    Features


    Multiformat support

    Compatible with DVD+R/R DL/RW, DVD-R/R DL/RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM DL, CD-R/RW/ROM, and CD-DA media.

    Silent Play

    Automatically controls the disc read speeds for optimal noise reduction.

    Jamless Play

    Automatically prevents video playback interruption in case of disc damage, such as scratches or fingerprints, by jumping through the erroneous data or damaged areas.

    6x maximum DVD±R DL write speeds and 8x maximum DVD±R write speeds

    For rapid disc creation.

    8x maximum DVD-ROM SL/DL read speeds

    Ensure fast operation.

    5x maximum DVD-RAM write speeds

    For fast disc burning.

    Quick writing and rewriting

    24x maximum CD-RW write speeds for fast disc burning.

    24x maximum CD-ROM read speeds

    For fast operation.

    0.75MB cache buffer with underrun prevention function

    Helps eliminate errors for smooth disc burning.

    USB 2.0 interface

    Quickly and easily connects to TVs, digital photo frames, and PCs for the playback.

    Complete your tasks quickly

    Average access time is 167 ms for DVD, 203 ms for DVD-RAM, and 139 ms for CD.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Necessary for newer model laptops

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

      This item was reasonably priced and does what it should....that is, it allows you to play CDs/DVDs (what I was able to do on my older laptops). We were told that the new laptops are made without the CD/DVD drive because they are unnecessary. Unfortunately, I do not find this to be true, or why would the only laptops left that include this option cost more money? (not just $50 more, either) We took the laptop to Geek Squad to load newly purchased Photo software....and, guess what?...they needed to pull out an external CD/DVD drive in order to install it for us. My daughter uses this product to watch DVD movies in her dorm room. I use it to create picture DVD movies with the Movie Maker program. So, guess it's a necessary purchase if you want to purchase a reasonably priced laptop.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      DVD drive go bad? Pick this up.

      Posted
      JMcLarty
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My internal DVD writer/reader that came with my PC from 2005 started to act up on me, so I disabled it and purchased this LG drive. I've only used this for a few hours so far, but it's worked like a charm. Windows automatically recognized the drive and no software was needed. <= Was worried about that as I had heard of other burners that installed malware -- not this one. It took me about 11 minutes to burn a full-sized data DVD (single layer). Burning process is quiet, as well. Lightweight device (may want to fasten it down somehow so you don't pull it off your table when ejecting your disc).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Small and Compact

      Posted
      Tommy705
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Easy installation, works well, but software needs to be upgraded to make it fully functional as a R/W drive. I bought this for that feature, as my home computer had a dvd player, but not capable of making a mirror image of my hard drive. Well this units software said I couldn't do this without buying the upgraded version of the software. I was disappointed to learn this, as this was the purpose of making this purchase in the first place, now having to purchase the next level of software to make it fully functional. It's small and compact and easy to use, just limited in what it can do. This should be included with product description.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      4L ULTRA HDR 65"

      Posted
      pon60
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I upgraded from a SONY PLASMA and it's a whole new viewing experience. The picture is great and it comes with options for picture viewing, picture mode, movie mode dynamic mode etc. There is also a great connector hub for HDMI and USB cables which is more convenient than having to get behind the set. Also only one slim wire is exiting the TV rather than many cables. The apps are all on the home screen for Cable, Netflix, Amazon Hulu, Vudu and more. Web browser works great and I now can stream workout videos so easily (no need for CD player) The picture is the best part and it's wonderful!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      It's okay...

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

      I purchased the CD/DVD-R drive for my Lenovo Yoga featuring Windows8. No ultrabooks come with CD drives in them, so windows8 for the ultrabooks doesn't have any CD/DVD reading software. I downloaded some software from the internet, but even then it doesn't read the disks well, skips over parts and if you try to scene select to go to a certain part, sometimes it takes you right back to the main menu!! Though some new DVDs it works better with. It might work well for someone who's using it to burn CDs or DVDs though.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Exactly what it says.

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

      This is a very slim drive but well built. The removable USB cable is a big plus. I can use a longer cable and place the drive where I want. The drive also travels well in my backpack with no fear of stressing an attached cable. Pluged the drive into my Mac mini and worked right away. Could have spent less on a larger drive or more on the Apple SuperDrive. Very pleased with this drive.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Easy to use optical drive

      Posted
      applesvscrabapples85
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I bought this because I needed an optical drive for my MBPr. It works great! Installation was a breeze and it was not as noisy/loud as I thought it would be. Very compact and lightweight. Just remember that if you use this with a Mac, you have to press the "eject" option from the file menu on- screen, not on the drive itself. Also, great value for the price! Does not read Blue- ray, but I could care less about that.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great portable DVD drive, Great price!

      Posted
      brianlalla
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Works right out of the box. No software, setup, or installation needed. Got this on sale for use with my MAC computers (since they no longer come with optical drives). Used it to install some software and also to copy a movie to iTunes. Read and copied really, really fast (I was actually surprised). No power cord needed, works just off the USB cable.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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