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    "yay me...It's OK...Every laptop I have ever owned came with a built in optical drive.It is very hard to find one now.All of the new laptops that I looked at do not have a built in optical drive.I bought the Apple super drive and so far it works great....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."

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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.
    $79.99
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    "yay me...It's OK...Every laptop I have ever owned came with a built in optical drive.It is very hard to find one now.All of the new laptops that I looked at do not have a built in optical drive.I bought the Apple super drive and so far it works great....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."

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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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    "Not bad...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....haven't used it yet but will have to since my new computer has no DVD player and I might just need it to install programs, I also have a laptop with no DVD player so it will come in handy, I also trust LG products so I don't think I'll have any problems with it"

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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.
    $24.99
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    "Not bad...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....haven't used it yet but will have to since my new computer has no DVD player and I might just need it to install programs, I also have a laptop with no DVD player so it will come in handy, I also trust LG products so I don't think I'll have any problems with it"

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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...not bad...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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    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.
    $69.99
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    "Love it...not bad...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...Worth it...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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    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.
    $29.99
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    "love it...Worth it...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...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....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."

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    Product Description

    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.
    $64.99
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    "is good...love it...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....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."

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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.
    $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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    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.
  7. Top comment

    "Love it...It Works...I recommend this product to anyone that needs a replacement cd drive for their pc....When you have to use a CD/DVD reader to retrieve files or play a movie this Drive works just fine."

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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.
    $24.99
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    "Love it...It Works...I recommend this product to anyone that needs a replacement cd drive for their pc....When you have to use a CD/DVD reader to retrieve files or play a movie this Drive works just fine."

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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.
  8. Top comment

    "Nice buy....I like it...For someone who can't get away from CDs, buying an external drive was a must after buying a thin laptop....I can't think of a better system for writing your DVD's It works similarly to the Apple SuperDrives but at a fraction of the cost."

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    Product Description

    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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    "Nice buy....I like it...For someone who can't get away from CDs, buying an external drive was a must after buying a thin laptop....I can't think of a better system for writing your DVD's It works similarly to the Apple SuperDrives but at a fraction of the cost."

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    Product Description

    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.
  9. Top comment

    "Good dvd r...Works Great...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 have only used it to install 2 programs so far so I have not used it a lot but s far so good."

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    Product Description

    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.
    $34.99
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    "Good dvd r...Works Great...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 have only used it to install 2 programs so far so I have not used it a lot but s far so good."

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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.
  10. Top comment

    "good buy...good DVD...I would recommend this drive as a great replacement or for a new build....While I could have went with something much cheaper I figured if I was going to go all out might as well do it correctly and I'm really happy with the outcome!"

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    Product Description

    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.

    $22.99
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    "good buy...good DVD...I would recommend this drive as a great replacement or for a new build....While I could have went with something much cheaper I figured if I was going to go all out might as well do it correctly and I'm really happy with the outcome!"

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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...Very useful...I think its pretty solid and I would definitely recommend it to a friend....ASUS is a very good product and at this price a great value."

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    Product Description

    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.
    $35.99
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    "Great DVD...Very useful...I think its pretty solid and I would definitely recommend it to a friend....ASUS is a very good product and at this price a great value."

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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....This hard drive works great....Well working device a little set up time but works great"

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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.
    $94.99
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    "Great drive....Very reliable....This hard drive works great....Well working device a little set up time but works great"

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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 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....This Buffalo - 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVD?RW/CD-RW Drive worked great."

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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.
    $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....This Buffalo - 8x External USB 2.0 Double-Layer DVD?RW/CD-RW Drive worked great."

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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.
  14. Product Description

    Back up your data onto physical discs with this Asus Blu-ray writer. It burns up to 128GB of data onto each quad-layer disc, or if you're using triple-layer discs, it burns up to 100 GB, ensuring your data remains secure and safe in a physical archive. Connectivity via USB 2.0 ensures this Asus Blu-ray writer transfers files quickly.
    $89.99
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    Back up your data onto physical discs with this Asus Blu-ray writer. It burns up to 128GB of data onto each quad-layer disc, or if you're using triple-layer discs, it burns up to 100 GB, ensuring your data remains secure and safe in a physical archive. Connectivity via USB 2.0 ensures this Asus Blu-ray writer transfers files quickly.
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    "i like...It's ok...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.
    $99.99
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    "i like...It's ok...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.