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Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD-Writer - Black
from $24.99
ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD / DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U
  • MAC OS & WIN8 Compactibl...
  • Elegant appearance
  • Disc Encryption
from $19.99
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ASUS USB 2.0 White External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U
  • MAC OS & WIN8 Compactibl...
  • Elegant appearance
  • Disc Encryption
from $29.99
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LG USB 2.0 Super-Multi Portable DVD Rewriter with M-DISC Model GP50NB40
  • Mac OS & Win 8 compatibl...
  • Plug and burn
  • Portable external - conn...
from $24.99
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LG USB 2.0 Ultra Slim External DVDRW Model GP60NB50
  • Windows & Mac OS Compati...
  • Max 8X DVD-R Writing Spe...
  • M-Disc Support
from $26.99
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Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD-Writer - Black
  • Mac OS & Win 8 Compatibl...
  • Ultra slender & Light
  • Plug & Play Simplicity
from $24.99
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LG USB 2.0 Ultra Slim External DVDRW Model GP60NS50
  • Mac OS & Win 8 Compatibl...
  • Max 8X DVD-R Writing Spe...
  • M-disc Support
from $26.99
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ASUS ZenDrive Ultra-slim External DVD Drive Model SDRW-08U7M-U/BLK/G/AS
  • M-DISC is designed to pr...
  • 8X DVD write speed, ASUS...
  • Ultra-slim and Portable
from $29.99
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LG USB 3.0 Super Multi Blue External 16X Blu-ray Disc Rewriter Model BE16NU50
  • Silent Play Reduces Nois...
  • Support 3D Blu-ray Disc ...
  • Support BDXL (128GB Quad...
from $139.99
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ASUS USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 External 12X Blu-Ray Writer Model BW-12D1S-U LITE/BLK/G/AS
  • 12X BD-R 8X BD-R DL 2X B...
  • 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X D...
  • 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 40...
from $99.99
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LG USB 2.0 External CD/DVD Rewriter With M-Disc Support (Black)-model GP65NB60
  • MAX 8X DVD + / - R and 2...
  • Ultra Slim Portable
  • 0.75MB Buffer
from $26.99
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LG USB 2.0 External CD / DVD Rewriter With M-Disc Support (Silver)-model GP65NS60
  • Write: 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD+...
  • Read: 8X DVD-ROM, 24X CD...
  • 768KB Cache
from $27.99
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Pioneer USB 3.0 External Blu-ray/DVR drive Model BDR-XD05S
+ $10 off w/ promo code B2BMCYB63, ends 12/5
  • 6X BD-R 6X BD-R DL 6X BD...
  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DV...
  • 6X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 24X...
from $80.99
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LG USB 2.0 External CD/DVD Rewriter With M-Disc Support (White)-model GP65NW60
  • MAX 8X DVD + / - R and ...
  • Ultra Slim Portable
  • 0.75MB Buffer
$26.99
Pioneer USB 3.0 BD/DVD/CD Portable Burner Model BDR-XD05B
  • 6X BD-R 6X BD-R DL 6X BD...
  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DV...
  • 6X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 24X...
from $88.89
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LG USB 2.0 External CD/DVD Rewriter With M-Disc Support (Gold)-model GP65NG60
  • 8X BD-R DL
  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DV...
  • 8X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 24X...
from $27.99
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LG USB2.0 Slim Portable Blu-ray External Drive w/ M-DISC, Retail (Black) Model WP50NB40
  • USB 2.0 interface ( up t...
  • 4 MB buffer
  • Silent Play
from $75.99
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SAMSUNG USB 2.0 Slim Portable Blu-ray Writer Model SE-506CB/RSBD
  • Slim (12.7mm)
  • USB 2.0 (3.0 Compatible)...
  • Buffer Memory: 4.0 MB
$91.99
$87.99
ASUS USB 2.0 External Blu-Ray 6X Writer with BDXL Support Model SBW-06D2X-U/BLK/G/AS
  • 6X BD-R 6X BD-R DL 2X BD...
  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DV...
  • 6X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 24X...
from $101.15
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Samsung Ultra-Slim Black Optical Drives, M-Disc Support, MAC OS X compatible Model SE-208GB/RSBD
  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DV...
  • 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM
from $37.00
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LG USB 2.0 External Super Multi DVD Rewriter with M-DISC Support Model GE24NU40
  • 24x Writing Speed - Inst...
  • Superior data protection...
  • Play in peace - As a dis...
from $56.83
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ASUS USB 2.0 6X External Slim Blu Ray Combo with BDXL Support Model SBC-06D2X-U/BLK/G/AS
  • 8X BD-R DL
  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DV...
  • 6X BD-ROM 8X DVD-ROM 24X...
from $79.99
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from $48.02
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USA STOCK Portable USB 2.0 DVD CD DVD-Rom SATA External Case Slim for Laptop Notebook
$20.79
$8.36
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Samsung USB 2.0 (3.0 Compatible) 8X Ultra Slim External DVD Writer Model SE-218GP/RSBN
  • Free Nero DVD Movie Play...
  • Top Button Type: LED and...
  • Drive Height: Ultra Slim...
$39.99
$36.29
External Portable USB 24x CD-ROM Black Drive for Laptop Desktop PC
  • 24X CD-R
from $11.49
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Pioneer BDR-XS06 External Slim Blu-Ray 6X USB 3.0 Writer Drive
  • USB 3.0
  • Slot Loading Mechanism
  • Supports BDXL, Blu-ray, ...
$119.99
SAMSUNG USB 2.0 (3.0 Compatible) External DVD Burner Model SE-218GN/RSBD
  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DV...
  • 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM
  • 0.75MB Cache
$35.00
BUFFALO MediaStation 16x External BDXL Blu-Ray Writer - BRXL-16U3
  • 5X DVD-RAM
from $156.99
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Archgon Ultra Slim Portable DVD+/-RW External Drive, Black MD-9102
  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DV...
  • 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM
  • 1MB Cache
$58.99
$29.99
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LG USB 2.0 Ultra Slim Slot Load External DVDRW Model GP70NS50
  • MAC OS & WINDOWS 8 ...
  • M-DISC SUPPORT
  • TV Connectivity
from $55.73
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VicTsing CD/DVD-RW Burner Writer Player External Hard Drive for Apple Macbook, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air, Other Laptop/Desktops with USB 3.0 Cable
  • USB 3.0 INTERFACE
  • Compatible with Windows ...
  • Read Speed(MAX):
$79.99
$33.39
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Pawtec External USB 3.0 Aluminum 8X DVD-RW Writer Optical Drive with Lightscribe (Red)
  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DV...
  • 1MB Cache
$79.99
$50.99
Sold by: Pawtec
Lenovo External DVD-Writer
  • 768 KB Cache
from $68.99
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from $18.49
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Considerations for Purchasing External DVD Drives & Burners

Introduction

An external DVD drive is a device that gives computers the ability to read optical media without requiring the installation of an internal optical drive. External DVD drives can be useful for computers such as Ultrabooks™, which are not often equipped with internal optical drives. To help you shop for an external DVD drive, NeweggBusiness offers some buying considerations below.

Interface

Similar to internal DVD drives, external DVD drives also require data and power connections. The most commonly used type of data connector for external DVD drives is USB, with a few also supporting eSATA™. Power connectors though, are typically proprietary and not universally interchangeable. However, some external DVD drives integrate power delivery into their data connection, which allows them to be slightly more travel-friendly and cause less cable clutter.

Drive Speed

The speed at which an optical drive can read and write data is rated as a multiple of X, which can vary depending on the optical format. For CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs, X is 153.6 KBps, 1.35 MBps, and 4.39 MBps respectively. So an external DVD drive with a read speed of 16X can read data on a disc at a rate of 16 × 1.35 MBps or 21.6 MBps.

Dual Layer Support

A dual layer disc is a special type of optical disc that has two physical data layers, which significantly increases storage capacity. For instance, a dual layer DVD can support 8.5 GB of storage instead of the standard 4.7 GB of single layer DVDs. Many current internal and external DVD drives are capable of reading dual layer discs, but not all have the ability to burn them.

Disc Labeling

Some external DVD burners support a technology known as LightScribe, which allows a drive to produce laser-etched graphics on specially coated discs. It can be used to create more visually appealing discs featuring custom images and text. In order to take advantage of an external DVD drive’s disc labeling feature, you will need to purchase compatible discs.