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142 reviews | 3.9 out of 5
Works very well with my Aspire one net book.Only had to use one cable to power it.Recognized the drive without software.Plays DVDs fine and used it to create backup disc,no problem.
I recently bought a notebook for use when travelling and I needed a slim external CD/DVD drive. This works perfectly. Plugs into the notebook and no other external power is needed.
I burned out my dvd/cd rom in my computer and this was the perfect fix...plus I can use it on my laptops since it's a usb plug in. perfect.
This is a very good cheap DVD drive. It is portable and not noisy when in operation. I have used it to play music and movie DVDs, and load software. So far the drive has preformed as I expected. I recommend it to anyone who wants an inexpensive portable DVD drive for a netbook.
My computer didn't pick it up very easily,I was forced to used the USB ports in back and it installed the drive then acted like it wasn't there. Restarting the computer fixed the issue and the drive has worked seamlessly since. People complained that it felt cheaply made,but it doesn't feel anymore fragile than any other cd drive. The instructions that come with are 'engrish' and vague,so they aren't much help if you are having trouble. My advice,if your computer isn't noticing it right away,try all your USB ports,if it picks it up to install the usb hub,restart and you'll be good to go.
It worked liked I thought it would. It is a low price device and it is worth the price.
Bought this unit because I have an older system without a burner, just CD not DVD, now I have two working DVD burners, and I can move it any where I need it. Works great too!
WHO EVER SAYS THIS IS NOT WORKING WITH WINDOW 7 THEN THINK AGAIN.First make sure you have it plugged IN ,you have to have the internet connected to install driver and it works great with burning dl disc reading
I had just purchase the Acer Diamond Black 11.6 laptop which is fantastic by the way and wanted to make back up, restore and mirror image disk. Since the Acer does not have a DVD/CD write rewrite drive I got this nice external drive for my system. It was recognized by windows 64 bit seven immediately and ran like a champ. I got my back up project done in nothing flat. Great price great product. I couldn't ask for more as it did just what I wanted it for.
I have a eight year old Dell INSPIRON 6000 and recently received my ACER as a gift from my daughters. My Dell is just like a Timex, it just keeps on ticking. It's pretty slow, but so am I, but at 69, who cares !! The little ACER is just great. It is a lot quicker with about three times the memory and a tenth the weight but without a CD read/write drive, it was kinda incomplete. Then along comes this portably unit. It is now complete and it was cheap enought for this Senior Citizen to afford and not cut into his prescription money.
Dead on arrival. Picked up the package from my local Walmart, I used site to store shipping. I brought it home and opened the shipping box, which was rather large for what was inside. There was no peanuts or air packets used inside the box. Therefore the DVD drive must have been bouncing and smashing all over the place inside because when I opened the actual product box the DVD player wasn't even inside the styrofoam that it was supposed to be in. I had a feeling at this point that I was in trouble but I continued. So now I am looking for an instruction manual and two USB cords. No instruction booklet but the box states there is one included. So I plug the wired into my brand new laptop and hope for the best. Tried playing a DVD, nothing. Tried a blank DVD, nothing. So long story short this was returned to the store the next day. Advice spend the extra $10 - $15 and get a brand name that you have heard of.
I installed this on my XP system without a problem. My Ubuntu system had no problems with it either. I don't know if it would work on Windows above XP because I refuse to upgrade my Windows to those systems instead going to Ubuntu.
The documentation is useless. It is how to install on an older system of 95 which no one should be using any more. You need a basic understanding of Plug and Play aka Plug and Pray. However this one is indeed a plug and play not pray system. It works well.
There are two cables. One is for data transfer and power transfer. IF your computer is not powerful enough there is a second USB cable to assist in power transfer. Nice, neat and no power cord to fight with or plug in making this a true portable system needing no outside power outlet.
You do need to be an Advanced beginner Windows user to know how to copy. If you are like my sister and have no clue how your computer actually works except it works, you need to listen well to the next sentence. IF you do not know how to copy, I suggest buying a good Windows for Dummies that has a section on how to drag and drop copy. IF you do not understand what I just said about Drag and Drop Copy, yes you need the book.
For those that do know how to copy: It's a no brainer copier and works well with existing Windows XP copy and burn systems. No excess software to bulk down your system needed.
It is small, light and easy to use. Handles the windows software to adjust copying well. Quiet? Sounds like every other Drive I have ever used and I've been thru 10 or 11 computers since 1990 and 95% of em had a CD or CD/DVD drive. I would recommend it.
WOULD NOT INSTALL WITH WINDOWS 7. PURCHASED ANOTHER AND MADE SURE IT WAS COMPATABILE WITH 7 BEFORE PURCHASING.
THE FIRST BURNER HAD NO DOCUMENTATION WITH IT, ONE SMALL SHEET WHICH REFERRED TO WINDOWS 98. WASTE OF TIME AND EFFORT!!!!!
the internal drive died in my HP LAPTOP JUST PLUGGED THIS ONE INTO A USB PORT WINDOWS XP FOUND IT RIGHT AWAY & IT WORKS PERFECT. & IT COMES WITH EVERYTHING NEEDED TO HOOK IT UP.
I recently purchased this DVD R/RW external USB drive as a peripheral for a new ASUS Transformer Laptop/Tablet. After connecting the drive to my new laptop, it recognizes the drive, but it won't play any CD or DVD I have. I've tried both my P90X DVDs and Shaun T's T25 DVDs, and none will play in it.
I've chalked it up to it being a lemon, and a loss of $42 (includes shipping & handling). From now on, I'll take my laptop to a brick & mortar store before buying peripherals online.
did not work with windows 7. returned to store.
The external r/w cd is just what I need for my ACER 10.5 mini lap notebook.
Instant plug-in and setup. Very easy to use. I cannot carry it with me in my Netbook 10.2 inch carry case 'cause it is a bit too big for the external pocket.
I Purchased this unit because my internal drive on my home PC died. I was considering another internal drive then realized that this external one could be used on my laptop and netbook. It works great on all 3! Simply plug and play. This drive may be a little on the slow side for some people but at 24X for CDs I can burn an entire disc of Mp3 files in about 6-7 minutes. I also like the small size, it fits almost anywhere. All it requires is 2 open USB ports, one for power, and one for data hookup. I would recomend this baby to anyone who either needs a drive for a laptop or a second drive for a PC. I have only had the unit for 2 weeks so I guess the real proof of value will be if it lasts, hopefully that will be longer than my internal drive.
Let's face it, the only time you really need an external drive with a netbook is when installing software, usually during setup of your new computer. That's why I bought this item and it worked great. It feels a little flimsy and I don't know if it would stand up to repeated every day use, but I keep it in a drawer, plug it in once a month when I need it and it works perfectly. I've had no problems at all and I think it's a good value.