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An optical drive, also known as a CD drive, is the part of a computer that reads CDs and DVDs. It's a very important part of a computer because it is what allows you to install software and games onto your computer. Browse the top-ranked list of optical drives below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. ASUS - ZenDrive 8x External DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "The ZenDrive V1M is a great optical drive. It works great and is very convenient w/ the well designed cord storage feature! ...Asus Zendrive Review...Asus Zendrive Cdrw DVD Rw Double Layer has good quality player only thing I do not like it automatically comes with a C drive cord"

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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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    "The ZenDrive V1M is a great optical drive. It works great and is very convenient w/ the well designed cord storage feature! ...Asus Zendrive Review...Asus Zendrive Cdrw DVD Rw Double Layer has good quality player only thing I do not like it automatically comes with a C drive cord"

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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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  2. ASUS - 48x Write/24x Rewrite/48x Read CD - 24x Write DVD Internal DVD-Writer Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Quality Optical Drive...Have used these drives for years without problems. Quality drive that holds up....Good optical drive...Fast, functional, easy to install and use optical drive."

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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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    "Quality Optical Drive...Have used these drives for years without problems. Quality drive that holds up....Good optical drive...Fast, functional, easy to install and use optical drive."

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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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  3. 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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    "Great external drive...A great external disc drive for newer laptops without internal disc drives....Since laptops often come without optical drives this is a good solution to that problem. "

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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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    Top comment

    "Great external drive...A great external disc drive for newer laptops without internal disc drives....Since laptops often come without optical drives this is a good solution to that problem. "

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    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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  4. LG - 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVD±RW/±R/-RAM/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "I'll follow up on my review once I test out this LG external Disc Drive....Great optical drive...[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Just what I needed for my laptops! "

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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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    "I'll follow up on my review once I test out this LG external Disc Drive....Great optical drive...[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Just what I needed for my laptops! "

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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. 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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    "nice optical drive...this optional drive makes a great substitute for the absence of optical drives in newer computers and works well....Works like it should no bad reviews here I would recommend this to anybody that doesn't have a cd drive in their laptop."

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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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    Top comment

    "nice optical drive...this optional drive makes a great substitute for the absence of optical drives in newer computers and works well....Works like it should no bad reviews here I would recommend this to anybody that doesn't have a cd drive in their laptop."

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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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  6. ASUS - ZenDrive 8x Max. DVD Write Speed External USB 2.0 DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Portable optical drive...Needed it for PC without optical drive and it worked perfectly....Easy to use optical drive does what I needed....My only issue is that I had to get this since the computer manufacturers have taken optical drives out of laptops - but this Asus Zen Drive certainly works for me."

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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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    "Portable optical drive...Needed it for PC without optical drive and it worked perfectly....Easy to use optical drive does what I needed....My only issue is that I had to get this since the computer manufacturers have taken optical drives out of laptops - but this Asus Zen Drive certainly works for me."

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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. Dell - USB Slim DVD+/- RW Drive - Plug and Play - DW316 - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Great Drive...Read reviews on other drives and decided to buy this one. ...Great add on optical drive...[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My optical drive works as it should."

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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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    "Great Drive...Read reviews on other drives and decided to buy this one. ...Great add on optical drive...[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] My optical drive works as it should."

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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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  8. LG - 8x External USB Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Black - Front_Zoom
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    "Good optical drive...Purchased drive since few newer laptops still have optical drives. ...Good hard drive...I researched several drives, including the Apple drive. While most had marginal reviews this drive had the best reviews and a great price. "

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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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    "Good optical drive...Purchased drive since few newer laptops still have optical drives. ...Good hard drive...I researched several drives, including the Apple drive. While most had marginal reviews this drive had the best reviews and a great price. "

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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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  9. LG - 8x External Double-Layer DVD±RW/CD-RW SuperMulti Blade Drive - Silver - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "I researched several drives, including the Apple drive. Most had marginal reviews. ...Great for laptop computers with no optical drives....My new computer didn't have a optical drive so I needed an external dvd drive. It works great with my most up to date laptop. "

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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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    "I researched several drives, including the Apple drive. Most had marginal reviews. ...Great for laptop computers with no optical drives....My new computer didn't have a optical drive so I needed an external dvd drive. It works great with my most up to date laptop. "

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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. LG - Super-Multi 24x Internal DVD±RW/CD-RW Drive - Front_Zoom
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    "works like any other drive...I bought the drive because of the LG reviews and reputation. Although the BestBuy site image stated that this unit would play blu ray, it does not!! ...Very good optical drive...This one was at our local Best Buy and after reading reviews decided it was a good choice. Never had any issues with LG Optical drives and this is no exception."

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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.
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    "works like any other drive...I bought the drive because of the LG reviews and reputation. Although the BestBuy site image stated that this unit would play blu ray, it does not!! ...Very good optical drive...This one was at our local Best Buy and after reading reviews decided it was a good choice. Never had any issues with LG Optical drives and this is no exception."

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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.
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