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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for external disk drive.

External disk drives are the ultimate media playing solution, and they're also a great way to store and share data. They've gotten much cheaper and more capacious over the years, and now you can find them in a range of styles, from simple metal boxes to those with integrated USB hubs and even those that resemble old-school vinyl record players. Browse the top-ranked list of external disk drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. LG - 24x Write/24x Rewrite/24x Read CD - 8x Write DVD External USB 2.0 DVD-Writer Drive - Multi - Front_Zoom
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    "I have not found a means of saving content of disk from this drive to my computer (also brand new, top quality but with no optical drive) - this was one of the main reasons for purchase. ...Great external drive...A great external disc drive for newer laptops without internal disc drives."

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    Product Description

    Browse all of our Data Storage devices, from Blu-Ray & DVD drives to Network Attached Storages, and find the one that's right for your media storage needs.
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    "I have not found a means of saving content of disk from this drive to my computer (also brand new, top quality but with no optical drive) - this was one of the main reasons for purchase. ...Great external drive...A great external disc drive for newer laptops without internal disc drives."

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    Product Description

    Browse all of our Data Storage devices, from Blu-Ray & DVD drives to Network Attached Storages, and find the one that's right for your media storage needs.
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  2. ASUS - 24x Write/16x Rewrite/24x Read CD - 8x Write DVD External USB 2.0 DVD-Writer Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "What you'd expect from an external disk burner...Includes some basic software to get you started creating disks but your OS's built-in disk burning utilities are probably better. ...My new computer does not have a disk reader. I bought this external unit. It copies and burns disks no problem."

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    Harmony of Technology and Aesthetics

    Burn disc with enhanced data protection in just 3 quick steps and intuitive Disc Encryption lets you do this easily

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    "What you'd expect from an external disk burner...Includes some basic software to get you started creating disks but your OS's built-in disk burning utilities are probably better. ...My new computer does not have a disk reader. I bought this external unit. It copies and burns disks no problem."

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    Harmony of Technology and Aesthetics

    Burn disc with enhanced data protection in just 3 quick steps and intuitive Disc Encryption lets you do this easily

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  3. ASUS - ZenDrive 8x External DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "For what it is, it works great but what makes this stand out from other external disk drives is how Asus modernized it. Not exactly a humongous feat to behold but nice that Asus took the time to do so. ...External CD/DVD drive...Great cd/dvd external drive, fast and easy to use."

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    Enjoy playing audio CDs and multimedia from DVDs, burning discs, installing software and much more with ASUS ZenDrive V1M, the all-new, high-style external DVD drive and writer. Crafted with sleek, self-storing USB-C cable design, ZenDrive V1M is the perfect complement to the latest-generation ultraslim laptops – in the office or on the go.
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    "For what it is, it works great but what makes this stand out from other external disk drives is how Asus modernized it. Not exactly a humongous feat to behold but nice that Asus took the time to do so. ...External CD/DVD drive...Great cd/dvd external drive, fast and easy to use."

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    Product Description

    Enjoy playing audio CDs and multimedia from DVDs, burning discs, installing software and much more with ASUS ZenDrive V1M, the all-new, high-style external DVD drive and writer. Crafted with sleek, self-storing USB-C cable design, ZenDrive V1M is the perfect complement to the latest-generation ultraslim laptops – in the office or on the go.
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  4. LG - 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVD±RW/±R/-RAM/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "An external disk reader if your laptop doesn't have one built in...It was easy to use and setup and windows 11using the usb external disk drive had no problem finding it"

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    Product Description

    Burn discs fast and efficiently with this LG external disc drive. A max 8x DVD+R write speed means you spend less time transferring files and more time enjoying your media, while compatibility with both iOS and Windows lets you use this drive with multiple computers. This LG external disc drive comes with a mini USB cable and needs no other power source.
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    "An external disk reader if your laptop doesn't have one built in...It was easy to use and setup and windows 11using the usb external disk drive had no problem finding it"

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    Burn discs fast and efficiently with this LG external disc drive. A max 8x DVD+R write speed means you spend less time transferring files and more time enjoying your media, while compatibility with both iOS and Windows lets you use this drive with multiple computers. This LG external disc drive comes with a mini USB cable and needs no other power source.
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  5. LG - 8x External USB Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "LG external disk drive....Disk drive worked with all disks & software. I highly recommend this product....LG external disk drive...Enjoying the LG external disk drive. No problem with the operation"

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    Product Description

    Store and play files on disk with this portable LG external DVD writer. Its 8x DVD and 24x CD write speeds let you produce optical copies efficiently, and its silent play technology optimizes read speed while reducing noise. This slim LG external DVD writer supports M-DISC formats for high-quality data storage.
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    "LG external disk drive....Disk drive worked with all disks & software. I highly recommend this product....LG external disk drive...Enjoying the LG external disk drive. No problem with the operation"

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    Store and play files on disk with this portable LG external DVD writer. Its 8x DVD and 24x CD write speeds let you produce optical copies efficiently, and its silent play technology optimizes read speed while reducing noise. This slim LG external DVD writer supports M-DISC formats for high-quality data storage.
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  6. ASUS - ZenDrive 8x Max. DVD Write Speed External USB 2.0 DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "As many laptops no longer come with a disk drive an external one can be a necessity and this thing definitively does the job....External disk drive"

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    Product Description

    Archive your files on disc with this ASUS ZenDrive external DVD writer. M-DISC support offers safe, durable archive-quality storage for videos and photos, while Nero BackItUp delivers comprehensive media and data backup. This ASUS ZenDrive external DVD writer boasts high-level disc encryption with encoded file name functionality and password control for enhanced security.
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    Top comment

    "As many laptops no longer come with a disk drive an external one can be a necessity and this thing definitively does the job....External disk drive"

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    Product Description

    Archive your files on disc with this ASUS ZenDrive external DVD writer. M-DISC support offers safe, durable archive-quality storage for videos and photos, while Nero BackItUp delivers comprehensive media and data backup. This ASUS ZenDrive external DVD writer boasts high-level disc encryption with encoded file name functionality and password control for enhanced security.
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  7. LG - 6x External Blu-ray Disc Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Ultra HD External Computer Disk Drive...Disappointed, Will not play Ultra HD disks on my recent gaming laptop, and the requirements for this are too complex at least for Me The software bundle that is in-concluded is not up to date Most likely a cost upgrade...LG external disk player...The LG external disk player/writer sesames to play or write any format I throw at it. "

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    Product Description

    Transfer digital files or old discs to DVD or Blu-Ray formats with this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer. Jamless play technology prevents breaks in your content by skipping over damaged areas of a disc, while the silent play feature filters out background noise. Able to support a wide range of disc formats, this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer lets you preserve home movies or copies of favorite films by transferring them to new discs.
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    "Ultra HD External Computer Disk Drive...Disappointed, Will not play Ultra HD disks on my recent gaming laptop, and the requirements for this are too complex at least for Me The software bundle that is in-concluded is not up to date Most likely a cost upgrade...LG external disk player...The LG external disk player/writer sesames to play or write any format I throw at it. "

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    Product Description

    Transfer digital files or old discs to DVD or Blu-Ray formats with this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer. Jamless play technology prevents breaks in your content by skipping over damaged areas of a disc, while the silent play feature filters out background noise. Able to support a wide range of disc formats, this LG portable Blu-Ray/DVD writer lets you preserve home movies or copies of favorite films by transferring them to new discs.
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  8. Apple - SuperDrive 8x External USB Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "disk drive external...external disk drive for mac book pro works great and is quite....Super external disk drive. No complaints. Makes burn disks super easy."

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    Product Description

    Create customized DVDs with this Apple® SuperDrive 8x external DVD±RW/CD-RW drive that features support for double-layer media, so you can easily back up your important files. The built-in USB cable ensures simple connectivity.
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    "disk drive external...external disk drive for mac book pro works great and is quite....Super external disk drive. No complaints. Makes burn disks super easy."

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    Product Description

    Create customized DVDs with this Apple® SuperDrive 8x external DVD±RW/CD-RW drive that features support for double-layer media, so you can easily back up your important files. The built-in USB cable ensures simple connectivity.
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  9. LG - 8x External Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperMulti Blade Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Sleek, powerful, and cost effective for alternative read/write Apple external disk. Instructions should state Mac doesn't require software install....External drive...Nice small compact external disk drive. It vibrates kind of loud while disk is running. "

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    Product Description

    Copy your favorite movies and music to disc with this LG AP70NS50 double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive, which features an overall maximum DVD write speed of 8x for speedy burning. The slim design allows easy portability.
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    Top comment

    "Sleek, powerful, and cost effective for alternative read/write Apple external disk. Instructions should state Mac doesn't require software install....External drive...Nice small compact external disk drive. It vibrates kind of loud while disk is running. "

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    Product Description

    Copy your favorite movies and music to disc with this LG AP70NS50 double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive, which features an overall maximum DVD write speed of 8x for speedy burning. The slim design allows easy portability.
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  10. Dell - USB Slim DVD+/- RW Drive - Plug and Play - DW316 - Black - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "External Disk drive...My Dell laptop didn't have a external disk drive, this model is working just fine for me....External disk....If you need an external disk drive., this is the one great and very easy to install."

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    Product Description

    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.
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    "External Disk drive...My Dell laptop didn't have a external disk drive, this model is working just fine for me....External disk....If you need an external disk drive., this is the one great and very easy to install."

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    Product Description

    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.
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