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LG - 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVD±RW/±R/-RAM/CD-RW Drive - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 51 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid portable dvd player

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    wmrcolo
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    I had an older Asus portable dvd player that still works well with computers but not with TVs. Also it requires 2 USB ports to function. Just purchased our first flat screen TVs and needed a dvd player that could be plugged in via the USB port. This LG player requires only 1 USB port to function and also works with all of our new TVs. Easy to switch it from computer to TV use and works well. Have not experienced any problems with playing audio CDs, dvds and data disks on a computer and dvds on the TV. Burning a disk is just as fast as the last internal drive I had. Have plugged it into 1 laptop and 2 desktop computers and it was recognized right away by each machine and burned data disks that work on other computers. Very light weight so easy to move around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Double-Layer DVD±RW/±R/-RAM/CD-RW Drive

    Posted
    Brian
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    I'm very pleased with my purchase of the LG - 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVD±RW/±R/-RAM/CD-RW Drive. I would certainly recommend this to anyone. Plus, you get free bonus software with your purchase - added bonus! I enjoy how quick everything runs on the external USB disc drive. The drive can have some noise, but for the most part it runs super smooth and does a great job. Personal note: I'd recommend getting a USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 extender so you can move the disc drive around a bit more as the length of the cable supplied with the disc drive isn't super long.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LG DVD/CD player saved the day

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    bobh27513
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    My wife and I each purchased new MacBook Pro laptops, neither of which have a built-in DVD/CD player. When we needed to play a DVD for a presentation we purchased the LG DVD/CD player to connect to the MacBook Pro and it worked flawlessly. The price was very reasonable and we now have a way to still use our laptops for DVDs and CDs. We had no trouble connecting the LG DVD/CD player to our MacBook Pros.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great for mundane activity

    Posted
    ChrictonKicks

    I've actually had no trouble with this device until it came time to create a system restore bootable disk. I'm running Win 10 (1709/16299.125). Using Windows "Create a system repair disk" a disk IS created and the files are in place, but when I try to boot from the disk (including using both this optical drive or different ones) I get "non-system disk or disk error". Bootable disks created with other optical drives work fine.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good external dvd drive

    Posted
    Jb313
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    I bought a gaming pc that didn't come with a internal dvd drive.I needed to get one for my pc, so I decided to purchase this LG external dvd drive. It was easy to setup and start using with no complications. This LG external dvd drive works the way it should and would definitely recommend for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Yes some people still use CD's

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    BTechX
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    Quick and easy, plug and play setup. I purchased this device because the new laptop I purchased didn't have one. I am a mobile DJ and some of mmt clients/ customers still listen to their tunes via CD, this unit enables me to burn CD's of my mixes for them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight, fast, case feels flimsy

    Posted
    DanielK
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    Needed an external drive for a laptop that didn't have a built-in drive. This does the trick; it's fast and lightweight so you don't care about bringing it in the case with the laptop. The outer case feels quite flimsy, though, so I'm concerned about durability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great compact external DVD drive

    Posted
    Chryssie718
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    This is a very small DVD drive. It is not much bigger than a DVD. I sit it on top of my tower for easy access. I have only used it as a player and it works just fine. No issues. Very simple and plays movies which is all I wanted.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great!

    Posted
    HornFan2
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    Purchased this due to my MacBook Air doesn't have an internal drive for CD's. Also purchased a new vehicle that caused me too have to convert my music CD's to USB data storage flash drives and it works great so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does just what I wanted

    Posted
    Matt
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    bought this item to replace a non-functioning drive in my computer. Now I can play DVDs and CD discs again. And burn CDs. It works as advertised. Very easy to install. No problems. I would recommend this item to anyone needing an external DVD- CD drive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    really good value

    Posted
    NYCconsumer
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    I bought two dvd readers for mac book use, The Apple reader was limited only to Mac or at least advisable toninly use w a Mac- this one is lightweight and straightforward use- no glitches in reading my home burned dvd’s really good value

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great

    Posted
    Robert
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    My new computer doesn't have a disc drive so I picked one of these up to back up my data on to a disc. Works great. I don't play movies thru it so I cannot speak to the noise level, but I haven't noticed it when in use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Do the job!

    Posted
    Adalberto
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    No issues until today , I’m able to record and play music from CDs on my Laptop. It’s come with recording software “ not free” but with MS Windows you don’t have to use any Recording software. No drivers needed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Super Small

    Posted
    LarryZ
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    So small and light. Good to have around for installing programs from CD. Don’t expect to use it for much else, but for the price it’s a no brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great: compact and very inexpensive

    Posted
    Bozusia
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    It took me a while to unpack it and I still didn't explore all options but ... so far I love it. Being compact it is great supplement for my laptop when I need it. Low cost is a big plus.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just what i needed

    Posted
    Matt
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    Just what i needed. A portable drive that i can use on multiple computers that don't have DVD drives. USB powered so simple one wire connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gift

    Posted
    kimdoohyun
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    Gave this as a gift to a highschooler with a macbook. She needed an external dvd drive to watch movies. She loves it for its usefulness and portability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy fix to a small problem

    Posted
    PawPaw
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    A lot of new laptops don't come with an optical disc drive. My daughters have a lot of pictures and music on CDs. This solves their problem and doesn't cost an arm and a leg!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the DVD recorder

    Posted
    MyFamilyBestBuy
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    Works great for what I need to do. A great buy. I love the way it works. Love how fast it burns my project so quickly and quietly. Also, it was price just right for my budget.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great device.

    Posted
    Retireddude
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    Hard to brag in less thst 50 characters. But the CD/DVD drive IS a great device. Not expensive but worth the investment.

    I would recommend this to a friend