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    "yay me...Nice tv...I bought a new iMac ,when I hooked it up I found no drive ,so I looked them up on bestbuy.com ,and liked this one the best,when I went to the store to pick it up the sales person told me just plug it in and follow directions ,it was that simple,it took 2 mins to hook up and use.works great no issues yet....Going from a computer that had a hard drive I was tempted to buy another computer that had a hard drive but on the technology has advanced - have an external hard drive helps me bridge from one generation to the next in computing."

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    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.
    Your price for this item is $79.99
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    "yay me...Nice tv...I bought a new iMac ,when I hooked it up I found no drive ,so I looked them up on bestbuy.com ,and liked this one the best,when I went to the store to pick it up the sales person told me just plug it in and follow directions ,it was that simple,it took 2 mins to hook up and use.works great no issues yet....Going from a computer that had a hard drive I was tempted to buy another computer that had a hard drive but on the technology has advanced - have an external hard drive helps me bridge from one generation to the next in computing."

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    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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    "It's ok...Love it...My friend's Apple drive died just after the 1 year mark and was out of luck - You're just expected to keep buying $100 peripherals every year or so... Having just gotten a good deal on an iMac, I was considering how best to continue optical drive support....I didn't bother installing the software bundled with it because I have no intention of burning any DVDs or CDs, but I was able to access my files and watch a DVD or two using the basic free software that I already had on my computer."

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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.
    Your price for this item is $19.99
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    "It's ok...Love it...My friend's Apple drive died just after the 1 year mark and was out of luck - You're just expected to keep buying $100 peripherals every year or so... Having just gotten a good deal on an iMac, I was considering how best to continue optical drive support....I didn't bother installing the software bundled with it because I have no intention of burning any DVDs or CDs, but I was able to access my files and watch a DVD or two using the basic free software that I already had on my computer."

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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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    "Love it...Great !...What I really liked about this drive and the reason I bought it is the disks are loaded from the front so you don't have to worry about keeping above the drive clear... Don't have to open a cover and snap in a disk......This is very compact very light and it does a lot for the age that we live in where computers try to get the most out of what they can put inside of it a lot leave out disk drives which I'm fine with that LG is a great company and I stand by their products."

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    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.
    Your price for this item is $54.99
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    "Love it...Great !...What I really liked about this drive and the reason I bought it is the disks are loaded from the front so you don't have to worry about keeping above the drive clear... Don't have to open a cover and snap in a disk......This is very compact very light and it does a lot for the age that we live in where computers try to get the most out of what they can put inside of it a lot leave out disk drives which I'm fine with that LG is a great company and I stand by their products."

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    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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    "love it...It's OK...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 hardly use external DVD/DC RW but in case is needed, like I did a few times, I found the qualify very good for I paid."

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    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.
    Your price for this item is $39.99
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    "love it...It's OK...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 hardly use external DVD/DC RW but in case is needed, like I did a few times, I found the qualify very good for I paid."

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    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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    "is good...love it...I am sold on this LG external DVD/CD drive, and I would give it five stars just because it uses the tray, rather than a spindle for a DVD or a CD....This is the fastest Dvd rom drive I could find and it hasnt let me down yet, It plays/burns all my Dvds/CDs very fast and I have not had any errors or issues with it, If you need a solid Multi-Drive Burner than I would recommend this to you."

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    This LG GE24NU30 double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive features up to 24x maximum DVD+R and DVD-R write speeds for fast operation.
    Your price for this item is $54.99
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    "is good...love it...I am sold on this LG external DVD/CD drive, and I would give it five stars just because it uses the tray, rather than a spindle for a DVD or a CD....This is the fastest Dvd rom drive I could find and it hasnt let me down yet, It plays/burns all my Dvds/CDs very fast and I have not had any errors or issues with it, If you need a solid Multi-Drive Burner than I would recommend this to you."

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    This LG GE24NU30 double-layer DVD±RW/CD-RW drive features up to 24x maximum DVD+R and DVD-R write speeds for fast operation.
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    "Love it...It's ok...This isn't much of a problem for me since I don't use optical media very often, but if you intend to use optical media to watch movies or listen to music on your pc, I'd strongly recommend not using this....a nice drive that does what its supposed to, no issues at all, LG is a good brand if you need an optical drive."

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    Product Description

    Use this LG GH24NSB0 DVD±RW/CD-RW drive to back up your important data on single- and double-layer DVD media and play back a full range of Blu-ray, DVD and CD formats. The 2MB buffer with underrun protection ensures consistent burning results.
    Your price for this item is $44.99
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    "Love it...It's ok...This isn't much of a problem for me since I don't use optical media very often, but if you intend to use optical media to watch movies or listen to music on your pc, I'd strongly recommend not using this....a nice drive that does what its supposed to, no issues at all, LG is a good brand if you need an optical drive."

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    Use this LG GH24NSB0 DVD±RW/CD-RW drive to back up your important data on single- and double-layer DVD media and play back a full range of Blu-ray, DVD and CD formats. The 2MB buffer with underrun protection ensures consistent burning results.
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    "LOVE IT...good buy...When you have to use a CD/DVD reader to retrieve files or play a movie this Drive works just fine....have been using this drive for a little over a year and it's still going Strong!"

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    Back up your data with this Lite-On internal DVD/CD writer. It uses SATA connectivity for reliable performance and increased data transfer speeds. Smart-burn technology provides error-free burning, while the drive's Smart X function enables speedy data extraction. This Lite-On internal DVD/CD writer supports multiple media formats for flexible burning options.
    Your price for this item is $23.99
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    "LOVE IT...good buy...When you have to use a CD/DVD reader to retrieve files or play a movie this Drive works just fine....have been using this drive for a little over a year and it's still going Strong!"

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    Back up your data with this Lite-On internal DVD/CD writer. It uses SATA connectivity for reliable performance and increased data transfer speeds. Smart-burn technology provides error-free burning, while the drive's Smart X function enables speedy data extraction. This Lite-On internal DVD/CD writer supports multiple media formats for flexible burning options.
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    "Great buy...I like it...Have only used the disk drive once since getting my new iMac, but seemed to work fine when I used it; still have some more music CD's to load into iTunes, so I will see how it goes, but so far, so good!...I don't burn any disc yet, so I cannot review about fastness of the player; however, it is quiet, and good for budget buyers."

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    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.
    Your price for this item is $30.99
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    "Great buy...I like it...Have only used the disk drive once since getting my new iMac, but seemed to work fine when I used it; still have some more music CD's to load into iTunes, so I will see how it goes, but so far, so good!...I don't burn any disc yet, so I cannot review about fastness of the player; however, it is quiet, and good for budget buyers."

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    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.
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    "Good dvd r...Thank you!...The one laptop (a Samsung) does not have a working cd/dvd drive and this has been extremely helpful in keeping it running while my brand new Asus did not come with an optical drive and this drive has been great....I had to buy this product due to the laptop I purchased for my daughter came with no internal disk drive like I thought all laptops came with."

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    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.
    Your price for this item is $34.99
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    "Good dvd r...Thank you!...The one laptop (a Samsung) does not have a working cd/dvd drive and this has been extremely helpful in keeping it running while my brand new Asus did not come with an optical drive and this drive has been great....I had to buy this product due to the laptop I purchased for my daughter came with no internal disk drive like I thought all laptops came with."

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    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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    "good DVD...good buy...I would recommend this drive as a great replacement or for a new build....I thought this was an IDE interface because I mistakenly believed my motherboard had only IDE connectors but I'm glad I was wrong."

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    A green environment for now and the future ASUS DRW-24B3ST is a powerful 24x DVD?R/12x DVD?R(DL)/8x DVD+RW/6x DVD-RW/16x DVD-ROM/12x DVDRAM/ 48x CD-R/32x CD-RW/48x CD-ROM for a seamless function of flexibility, high quality and reliability.

    Your price for this item is $22.99
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    "good DVD...good buy...I would recommend this drive as a great replacement or for a new build....I thought this was an IDE interface because I mistakenly believed my motherboard had only IDE connectors but I'm glad I was wrong."

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    A green environment for now and the future ASUS DRW-24B3ST is a powerful 24x DVD?R/12x DVD?R(DL)/8x DVD+RW/6x DVD-RW/16x DVD-ROM/12x DVDRAM/ 48x CD-R/32x CD-RW/48x CD-ROM for a seamless function of flexibility, high quality and reliability.

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    "Great DVD...No issues...I think its pretty solid and I would definitely recommend it to a friend....I do notice the noise of the drive from time to time, but not often."

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    Archive large amounts of data on disc with this Asus ZenDrive external DVD writer. It provides easy backup management because it comes with software applications Nero BackItUp for Android and CyberLink Power2Go for PC. This ultra-slim Asus ZenDrive external DVD writer includes two 4.7GB M-DISCs to provide robust data storage.
    Your price for this item is $35.99
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    "Great DVD...No issues...I think its pretty solid and I would definitely recommend it to a friend....I do notice the noise of the drive from time to time, but not often."

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    Archive large amounts of data on disc with this Asus ZenDrive external DVD writer. It provides easy backup management because it comes with software applications Nero BackItUp for Android and CyberLink Power2Go for PC. This ultra-slim Asus ZenDrive external DVD writer includes two 4.7GB M-DISCs to provide robust data storage.
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    "Great drive....Very reliable....Helped passed the time on a long flight...There are two USB cables attached, but if you have a 3.0 USB port, one will suffice."

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    Play high-definition content anywhere with this portable Buffalo MediaStation Blu-ray writer. Its lightweight, compact design fits easily into travel bags, so you can use it with your laptop on the go, and the integrated USB cables ensure you get connected quickly. This Buffalo MediaStation Blu-ray writer lets you burn and store huge data files.
    Your price for this item is $94.99
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    "Great drive....Very reliable....Helped passed the time on a long flight...There are two USB cables attached, but if you have a 3.0 USB port, one will suffice."

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    Play high-definition content anywhere with this portable Buffalo MediaStation Blu-ray writer. Its lightweight, compact design fits easily into travel bags, so you can use it with your laptop on the go, and the integrated USB cables ensure you get connected quickly. This Buffalo MediaStation Blu-ray writer lets you burn and store huge data files.
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    "Works Good...Works good....But alas, upon returning the lightweight model I paid a bit more for the Buffalo desktop version "BRXL-16U3" and have been quite happy ever since....it looks great and is new,thanks for having what i"

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    Watch movies with exceptional clarity by using this Buffalo external Blu-ray drive. It has fast read/write speeds for accessing large amounts of data, and it lets you burn BD-R media quickly. This Buffalo external Blu-ray drive comes with CyberLink software, providing an intuitive interface for managing your files, and it can hold up to 128GB of pictures and HD video.
    Your price for this item is $149.99
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    "Works Good...Works good....But alas, upon returning the lightweight model I paid a bit more for the Buffalo desktop version "BRXL-16U3" and have been quite happy ever since....it looks great and is new,thanks for having what i"

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    Watch movies with exceptional clarity by using this Buffalo external Blu-ray drive. It has fast read/write speeds for accessing large amounts of data, and it lets you burn BD-R media quickly. This Buffalo external Blu-ray drive comes with CyberLink software, providing an intuitive interface for managing your files, and it can hold up to 128GB of pictures and HD video.
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    "Works great...Nice product...Included software, Cyberlink Media Suite took a while to load and install, but appears to provide much functionality which I have yet to fully explore....Nice product and was less expensive than other places I looked."

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    Read and write disks anywhere with this Buffalo MediaStation portable DVD writer. Its slim, lightweight design fits easily in a travel bag, and its built-in USB cable powers it without a separate adapter. This Buffalo MediaStation portable DVD writer works with CDs, DVDs and M-DISC DVDs and includes CyberLink disk-writing software.
    Your price for this item is $33.99
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    "Works great...Nice product...Included software, Cyberlink Media Suite took a while to load and install, but appears to provide much functionality which I have yet to fully explore....Nice product and was less expensive than other places I looked."

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    Read and write disks anywhere with this Buffalo MediaStation portable DVD writer. Its slim, lightweight design fits easily in a travel bag, and its built-in USB cable powers it without a separate adapter. This Buffalo MediaStation portable DVD writer works with CDs, DVDs and M-DISC DVDs and includes CyberLink disk-writing software.
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    "i like...not bad...In this case, I decided to put the drive through the paces of burning a DVD-R (yeah, I know, I could've used a USB stick, but there are advantages to keeping an optical disc on your shelf for emergency recovery)....Fortunately I was able to find a free app to do this, but I give it 4 stars cause no where does it say blu ray software separate unless it was in plain eye sight and I'm a dummy for not seeing it."

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    Easily and quickly record up to 100GB of data with this LG BP50NB40 8x external USB 2.0 Blu-ray Disc rewriter that features 6x maximum BD-R and 2x BD-RE write speeds to help you rapidly complete your tasks.
    Your price for this item is $84.99
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    "i like...not bad...In this case, I decided to put the drive through the paces of burning a DVD-R (yeah, I know, I could've used a USB stick, but there are advantages to keeping an optical disc on your shelf for emergency recovery)....Fortunately I was able to find a free app to do this, but I give it 4 stars cause no where does it say blu ray software separate unless it was in plain eye sight and I'm a dummy for not seeing it."

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    Easily and quickly record up to 100GB of data with this LG BP50NB40 8x external USB 2.0 Blu-ray Disc rewriter that features 6x maximum BD-R and 2x BD-RE write speeds to help you rapidly complete your tasks.