10 Best External CD DVD Writers
for December 2021

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Verbatim External CD / DVD Writer - Compact & Slimline - USB Powered – Mac & PC Compatible - Black

Verbatim External CD / DVD Writer

Compact & Slimline, USB Powered – Mac & PC Compatible, Black

by Verbatim America, LLC
What We like

Weighing 12 ounces, this CD/DVD burner is compact, lightweight and USB powered (comes with cord) - no need to carry additional AC adapter

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Product Features

  • DVD movie playback requires DVD playback software (not included)
  • Compatible with all common CD/DVD formats and players; M-Disc ready; 8X DVD Write Speed and 24X CD Write Speed
  • Industry-leading disc lifetime expectancies ideal for backing up sensitive data, as well as music and video libraries
  • Featuring Nero Burn & Archive software (only compatible with Windows)

Compatible with all common cd/dvd formats and players; m-disc ready; 8x dvd write speed and 24x cd write speed Dvd movie playback requires dvd playback software (not included) Industry-leading disc lifetime expectancies ideal for backing up sensitive data, as well as music and video libraries Featuring nero burn & archive software (only compatible with windows)

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USB 3.0&USB-C External CD DVD Drive,Multifunctional External CD/DVD +/- RW Burner Player Writer Support SD/TF Card/2 USB 3.0 Ports/Charging,Compatible with Mac OS/Windows/MacBook/Laptop/Desktop-Black

Xglysmyc USB 3.0&USB-C External CD DVD Drive

Multifunctional External CD/DVD +/- RW Burner Player Writer Support SD/TF Card/2 USB 3.0 Ports/Charging, Compatible with Mac OS/Windows/MacBook/Laptop/Desktop-Black

by Xglysmyc
What We like

New Technology Design Multifunctional DVD BurnerEasy to use,plug and play,no extra drive needed.Adopted unique intelligent burning technology,The external DVD drive supported CD/DVD-ROM,CD-R/RW,DVDR/RW.Max DVD read speed 8X; Max CD read speed 24X and max CD burn speed 24X.You can burn files,install software and create a backup CD watch DVD movies etc.Equipped with strong fault tolerance, anti-shock and noise reduction technology, low power consumption.

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Product Features

  • Multifunctional External DVD DriveNot just an external DVD burner,you also canread files and copy music/videos from TF or SD cards to computer.Two USB3.0 HUB connect your USB keyboard/USB mouse/USB hard drive/USB flash drive/Phone and other USB device to transfer and charging.(Tips:SD card and TF card cant work at the same time,only choose one for you.Both USB 3.0 ports work well together.)
  • USB-C to USB 3.0 and Charging2 USB 3.0 ports Transfer speeds up to 5Gbps,it can be backwards compatible with USB 2.0/USB1.0.The external DVD drive supports 3 DVD drives work together,plug and play,you can choose the one you need.(Note:Adequate voltage must be provided to the external DVD drive,unsufficient power supply may cause malfunction or other problems.The package includes power cables.)
  • Wide CompatibilityMultifunctional external DVD burner compatible with Windows 20003/XP/7/8/10/Vista,Chrome OS and all versions of MAC OS.Support Laptop/Notebook/MacBook Pro/MacBook Air/PC with USB-C or USB interfaces.

Wide compatibilitymultifunctional external dvd burner compatible with windows 20003/xp/7/8/10/vista,chrome os and all versions of mac os.support laptop/notebook/macbook pro/macbook air/pc with usb-c or usb interfaces. Multifunctional external dvd drivenot just an external dvd burner,you also canread files and copy music/videos from tf or sd cards to computer.two usb3.0 hub connect your usb keyboard/usb mouse/usb hard drive/usb flash drive/phone and other usb device to transfer and charging.(tips:sd card and tf card cant work at the same time,only choose one for you.both usb 3.0 ports work well together.) Usb-c to usb 3.0 and charging2 usb 3.0 ports transfer speeds up to 5gbps,it can be backwards compatible with usb 2.0/usb1.0.the external dvd drive supports 3 dvd drives work together,plug and play,you can choose the one you need.(note:adequate voltage must be provided to the external dvd drive,unsufficient power supply may cause malfunction or other problems.the package includes power cables.)

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ROOFULL External CD DVD Drive USB 3.0 Type-C Portable DVD/CD ROM +/-RW Drive Burner Rewriter with Protective Storage Carrying Case Bag for Windows Linux Mac Laptop Desktop, MacBook Pro/ Air, iMac

ROOFULL External CD DVD Drive USB 3.0 Type-C Portable DVD/CD ROM +/-RW Drive Burner Rewriter with Protective Storage Carrying Case Bag for Windows Linux Mac Laptop Desktop

MacBook Pro/ Air, iMac

by ROOFULL
What We like

Designed for Most ComputersUpgraded USB 3.0 and USB-C two kinds of connector allows us to use this external CD/DVD RW drive on most laptops and desktop computers that running Windows 10/ 8.1/7/ XP, Linux, and all versions of Mac OS. Ideal for Apple MacBook Pro/Air, iMac, Microsoft, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Samsung, Asus, Acer PC (NOTE: DO NOT support Chromebook, TV, and Car)

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Product Features

  • Portable & SafeThicker protective storage carrying sleeve with shockproof bubble provides comprehensive protection for this multifunctional portable DVD drive no matter daily use, study, office work or during a trip
  • Stable & Reliable PerformancePremium quality with 100% brand-new CD/DVD loader ensures strong error-correcting, low impedance, and anti-interference ability, support CD-ROM, CD-R, CD +/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-R DL, VCD-ROM discs
  • Easy to UseNo need extra driver program and extra power supply. Just plug it into the USB port or self-powered USB hub, it will be recognized and installed automatically by your computer, then you can use it to enjoy movie, music, burn discs, install software / system, back up data and more.

Easy to useno need extra driver program and extra power supply. just plug it into the usb port or self-powered usb hub, it will be recognized and installed automatically by your computer, then you can use it to enjoy movie, music, burn discs, install software / system, back up data and more. Portable & safethicker protective storage carrying sleeve with shockproof bubble provides comprehensive protection for this multifunctional portable dvd drive no matter daily use, study, office work or during a trip Stable & reliable performancepremium quality with 100% brand-new cd/dvd loader ensures strong error-correcting, low impedance, and anti-interference ability, support cd-rom, cd-r, cd +/-rw, dvd-rom, dvd-r, dvd+/-rw, dvd-r dl, vcd-rom discs

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External CD Drive USB 3.0/Type-C Portable CD/DVD+/-RW Burner Player Writer CD ROM for Laptop Mac MacBook Ai Pro Windows Desktop PC(Silver)

NOLYTH External CD Drive USB 3.0/Type-C Portable CD/DVD+/-RW Burner Player Writer CD ROM for Laptop Mac MacBook Ai Pro Windows Desktop PC(Silver)

by Confoly Tech
What We like

Easy to UseThis external DVD drive is very easy to use with brand NOLYTH,just plug and play,you just need to plug this external CD DVD drive into your USB C/USB port and it will be detected.NOLYTH external DVD drive is a perfect companion for computers without the internal drive.You can burn files,install software and create a backup CD.NOLYTH external CD DVD drive allows you to watch DVD/CD movies with no lag and burn music, movies to CD or DVD at any time.

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Product Features

  • Customer ServiceNOLYTH usb DVD drive offered 60days full refund and 2 year technical support,customer services is available via:[email protected] NOLYTH usb CD drive is including a free usb3.0 adapter and a protactive carrying storage case.
  • New Design CD driveNOLYTH CD drive is compatible with Mac/MacBook Pro/Air/Laptop/PC.Powered by USB-C/USB port and embedded cable design, made with Aluminum Alloy material of shockproof,low noise,anti-interference and high durability.NOLYTH external CD drive works well in burning/writing/reading for laptop/mac/pc.No driver program or extra power supply required.Don't need to install software to set for driver.
  • Widely Compatible NOLYTH external CD/DVD drive works for laptop/Mac/PC/Windows10/7/8/XP/Vista,all Version MAC OS.Specially designed to compatible with Mac/MacBook Pro/Air/Samsung/ASUS/HP/Dell/Sony/Acer and other Ultrabook,Netbook or Laptop/PC without internal drive but with USB C and USB interfaces.
  • High SpeedNOLYTH external DVD drive is equipped with USB C high speed interface,up to a maximum of 10Gbps and stable performance with strong fault tolerance.It is backwards compatible with USB3.0/USB 2.0 and USB1.0.Adopted unique intelligent burning technology,NOLYTH external DVD burner supported DVD+/-R/RW, CD/DVD-ROM, CD-R/RW. Max DVD read speed 8X; Max CD read speed 24X and max CD burn speed 8X.This external CD burner equipped with brand new chip and strong error-correction ability.

Widely compatible nolyth external cd/dvd drive works for laptop/mac/pc/windows10/7/8/xp/vista,all version mac os.specially designed to compatible with mac/macbook pro/air/samsung/asus/hp/dell/sony/acer and other ultrabook,netbook or laptop/pc without internal drive but with usb c and usb interfaces. High speednolyth external dvd drive is equipped with usb c high speed interface,up to a maximum of 10gbps and stable performance with strong fault tolerance.it is backwards compatible with usb3.0/usb 2.0 and usb1.0.adopted unique intelligent burning technology,nolyth external dvd burner supported dvd+/-r/rw, cd/dvd-rom, cd-r/rw. max dvd read speed 8x; max cd read speed 24x and max cd burn speed 8x.this external cd burner equipped with brand new chip and strong error-correction ability. Customer servicenolyth usb dvd drive offered 60days full refund and 2 year technical support,customer services is available via:[email protected] nolyth usb cd drive is including a free usb3.0 adapter and a protactive carrying storage case. New design cd drivenolyth cd drive is compatible with mac/macbook pro/air/laptop/pc.powered by usb-c/usb port and embedded cable design, made with aluminum alloy material of shockproof,low noise,anti-interference and high durability.nolyth external cd drive works well in burning/writing/reading for laptop/mac/pc.no driver program or extra power supply required.don't need to install software to set for driver.

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External DVD Drive, USB 3.0 Type C Portable CD Drive Slim DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner Writer Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows Linux OS Apple Mac by LINYY (Black)

LINYY External DVD Drive

USB 3.0 Type C Portable CD Drive Slim DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner Writer Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows Linux OS Apple Mac by LINYY (Black)

by LINYY
What We like

External CD Writer- Lightweight feature with compact design, easy to put into a briefcase and laptop bag. Perfect for an officer who goes abroad on business to use. With the anti-skid bottom, a humanity design to keep the drive far away from slipping

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Product Features

  • CD/DVD Player - This Ultra slim CD/DVD player for laptops comes with an eject button and the manually emergent bounce out hole so that you never have to worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external CD/DVD drive
  • External CD Drive - For desktop computers, please make sure connect the device to the USB port on the motherboard. If you connect it to a USB hub or extension cable, you may not be able to recognize the drive or read the CD/DVD
  • External DVD Drive- Slim, lightweight, fault tolerance,shock-resistant, usb cable embedded design, and just slips easily into your travel bag, perfect companion for DVD lovers, using everywhere
  • CD Drive: The external cd/dvd drive is ideal for PC, notebook, laptop, ultrabook or desktop that without drive hardware. It also well compatible with Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8, Linux, Mac os System. (Not support TV, tablet, car player, Chromebook, Surface Pro, Ubuntu.)

Cd/dvd player - this ultra slim cd/dvd player for laptops comes with an eject button and the manually emergent bounce out hole so that you never have to worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external cd/dvd drive External dvd drive- slim, lightweight, fault tolerance,shock-resistant, usb cable embedded design, and just slips easily into your travel bag, perfect companion for dvd lovers, using everywhere External cd drive - for desktop computers, please make sure connect the device to the usb port on the motherboard. if you connect it to a usb hub or extension cable, you may not be able to recognize the drive or read the cd/dvd Cd drive: the external cd/dvd drive is ideal for pc, notebook, laptop, ultrabook or desktop that without drive hardware. it also well compatible with windows xp/ 2003/ vista/ 7/ 8, linux, mac os system. (not support tv, tablet, car player, chromebook, surface pro, ubuntu.)

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Memorex 98251 CD/DVD Writer 8x- External

Memorex 98251 CD/DVD Writer 8x- External

by Memorex
What We like

Optional trial software included

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Product Features

  • Auto-detect software
  • 2.0 USB inerface
  • 8x DVD write speed
  • Multi format

2.0 usb inerface Multi format 8x dvd write speed Auto-detect software

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ROOFULL External CD DVD Drive USB 3.0, Premium Portable DVD/CD ROM +/-RW Optical Drive Burner Writer Reader Player for Windows 10/8/7, Linux, Mac OS Laptop Desktop, MacBook Pro/Air, iMac (Black)

ROOFULL External CD DVD Drive USB 3.0

Premium Portable DVD/CD ROM +/-RW Optical Drive Burner Writer Reader Player for Windows 10/8/7, Linux, Mac OS Laptop Desktop, MacBook Pro/Air, iMac (Black)

by ROOFULL
What We like

Portable AssistantPremium quality and slim compact design bringing you rich audio-visual entertainment, efficient office and learning with your one or more laptop at anytime anywhere, no matter at home, in office or on a trip

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Product Features

  • Faster USB 3.0High speed USB 3.0 external DVD drive with 100% durable brand new DVD loader and low impedance & anti-interference ability, bring you fast and more smooth experience. Backwards compatible with USB 2.0, 1.0
  • Easy to UseNo need extra driver program and extra power supply. Just plug into the USB 3.0 port directly on laptop or desktop with Windows 10, 8.1, 7, Vista, XP, Linux, all versions of Mac OS, it will be recognized and installed automatically. Ideal for Apple Macbook Air / MacBook Pro / iMac / Dell / Hp / Lenovo / Sony / Samsung / Asus / Acer and more computers (NOTE: DO NOT support Chromebook, TV, and Car)
  • MultifunctionalIt's not only a reader, but also writer / rewriter / burner, which allows you to enjoy movies, music, back up data, install software / system, burn discs and more. Support CD-R, CD-ROM, CD+/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-R DL, VCD ROM discs

Multifunctionalit's not only a reader, but also writer / rewriter / burner, which allows you to enjoy movies, music, back up data, install software / system, burn discs and more. support cd-r, cd-rom, cd+/-rw, dvd-rom, dvd-r, dvd+/-rw, dvd-r dl, vcd rom discs Faster usb 3.0high speed usb 3.0 external dvd drive with 100% durable brand new dvd loader and low impedance & anti-interference ability, bring you fast and more smooth experience. backwards compatible with usb 2.0, 1.0 Easy to useno need extra driver program and extra power supply. just plug into the usb 3.0 port directly on laptop or desktop with windows 10, 8.1, 7, vista, xp, linux, all versions of mac os, it will be recognized and installed automatically. ideal for apple macbook air / macbook pro / imac / dell / hp / lenovo / sony / samsung / asus / acer and more computers (note: do not support chromebook, tv, and car)

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BENGOO External CD DVD Drive, USB Type C Ultra Slim Portable Drive CD DVD-RW DVD/CD ROM Burner Writer Rewriter Superdrive Compatible with Mac MacBook Pro Air Laptop Desktop PC Windows Linux OS

BENGOO External CD DVD Drive

USB Type C Ultra Slim Portable Drive CD DVD-RW DVD/CD ROM Burner Writer Rewriter Superdrive Compatible with Mac MacBook Pro Air Laptop Desktop PC Windows Linux OS

by BENGOO
What We like

User-friendly Design- Lightweight design makes it easy to carry anywhere, portable to put it on your desk and do not occupy much space. Taking durable and shockproof material, assures its long-time using life, while embedded cable and anti-inference features makes you could read or write discs conveniently.

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Product Features

  • Multi-functional Use - BENGOO external portable dvd drive can be used for watching DVD movies, listening to CD music, burning and writing CD/DVDs, creating backup discs and files, installing systems, which will make life easier and better.
  • Usb 2.0 Interface - Product is equipped with USB 2.0 high-speed transmission interface design, which will bring you a super fast and smooth reading and burning experience.
  • Plug and Play - Powered by USB port, no need any external driver program and power, you just need to connect the plug with the USB port and the DVD driver will be detected.
  • Universal Compatibility - Compatible with Windows 98 / SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 10/8/7,Mac ios(ios 8.6-10.14). Especially compatible with the PC, Laptop, Desktop, Macbook, Netbook and Ultrabook without drive hardware. Please note that you need to download a drive software if your computer have no built-in drive software.

Plug and play - powered by usb port, no need any external driver program and power, you just need to connect the plug with the usb port and the dvd driver will be detected. Multi-functional use - BENGOO external portable dvd drive can be used for watching dvd movies, listening to cd music, burning and writing cd/dvds, creating backup discs and files, installing systems, which will make life easier and better. Usb 2.0 interface - product is equipped with usb 2.0 high-speed transmission interface design, which will bring you a super fast and smooth reading and burning experience. Universal compatibility - compatible with windows 98 / se / me / 2000 / xp / vista / windows 10/8/7,mac ios(ios 8.6-10.14). especially compatible with the pc, laptop, desktop, macbook, netbook and ultrabook without drive hardware. please note that you need to download a drive software if your computer have no built-in drive software.

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External CD/DVD Drive for Laptop, USB 3.0 Ultra-Slim Portable Burner Writer Compatible with Mac MacBook Pro/Air iMac Desktop Windows 7/8/10/XP/Vista (White)

Hcsunfly External CD/DVD Drive for Laptop

USB 3.0 Ultra-Slim Portable Burner Writer Compatible with Mac MacBook Pro/Air iMac Desktop Windows 7/8/10/XP/Vista (White)

by Hcsunfly
What We like

UNIQUE INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGYEmbedded cable design, made with premium wire drawing material of shockproofing, low noise, anti-interference and high durability, works well in burning, writing and reading

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Product Features

  • ULTRATHIN & PORTABLEUltra-slim portable DVD drive, lightweight, you can put it in the travelling bag or on your desk, which only needs a little space. Really Very Conveniently!
  • WIDE COMPATIBLE SYSTEMThe DVD drive compatible with Windows 98 / SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows7/ 8/ 10/ MAC OS. Specially designed for MacBook, Ultrabook, Laptop or PC without internal drive
  • HIGH SPEED TRANSMISSIONThis external CD drive is compatible with USB3.0 and backwards compatible with USB2.0 USB1.0, bringing you faster data transmission speed (up to a maximum of 5Gbps) and stable performance fault tolerance
  • PLUG & PLAYNo driver and external power required, powered by the USB port. the external CD/DVD drive can used to watch DVD movies, listen to music, create backup discs,burn movies/music, install system

High speed transmissionthis external cd drive is compatible with usb3.0 and backwards compatible with usb2.0 usb1.0, bringing you faster data transmission speed (up to a maximum of 5gbps) and stable performance fault tolerance Plug & playno driver and external power required, powered by the usb port. the external cd/dvd drive can used to watch dvd movies, listen to music, create backup discs,burn movies/music, install system Wide compatible systemthe dvd drive compatible with windows 98 / se / me / 2000 / xp / vista / windows7/ 8/ 10/ mac os. specially designed for macbook, ultrabook, laptop or pc without internal drive Ultrathin & portableultra-slim portable dvd drive, lightweight, you can put it in the travelling bag or on your desk, which only needs a little space. really very conveniently!

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ROOFULL External CD DVD Drive USB-C & USB 3.0 Premium Portable CD/DVD ROM +/-RW Optical Drive Reader Burner Writer Player for Windows 10/8/7, Linux, Mac Laptop Desktop PC, MacBook Pro/Air, iMac

ROOFULL External CD DVD Drive USB-C & USB 3.0 Premium Portable CD/DVD ROM +/-RW Optical Drive Reader Burner Writer Player for Windows 10/8/7

Linux, Mac Laptop Desktop PC, MacBook Pro/Air, iMac

by ROOFULL
What We like

Wide CompatibilityUpgraded USB 3.0 and USB Type-C two kinds of connector allows us to use this premium external CD/DVD RW drive on most laptops and desktop computers including Apple MacBook Pro/Air, iMac and Dell, HP, Lenovo, Thinkpad, Sony, Samsung, Asus, Acer computer. Compatible with Windows 10/ 8.1/ 7/ XP, Linux, and all versions of Mac OS. (NOTE: DO NOT support Chromebook, TV, iPad, Truck and Car)

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Product Features

  • Portable & Reliable PerformanceClassic slim CD/DVD drive with upgraded brand-new CD/DVD +/-RW loader, ensures strong error-correcting, low impedance, and anti-interference ability, bringing us rich audio-visual entertainment, efficient office and learning at any time anywhere, no matter at home, in the office, or during your trip. Support CD-ROM, CD-R, CD +/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-R DL, VCD-ROM discs (CD max speed: 24X / DVD mac speed: 8X)
  • No Power Shortage Issues AnymoreCome with a power cable, although most laptops do not need it, some customers still report that some 13" and below ultra-thin notebooks (such as Microsoft Surface Pro) have no sufficient power for similar big external devices, so we prepare this extra power cable, you can connect it to a power adapter or another USB port to get extra power.
  • Plug and PlayNo extra driver required, just plug external CD/DVD drive/burner into the USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or USB Type-C port, it will install the driver and be recognized by your computer automatically, then you can use it to enjoy movie, music, burn/rip discs, install software/system, back up data through available media player software or burning software such as VLC player, 5Kplayer, Nero, etc.

No power shortage issues anymorecome with a power cable, although most laptops do not need it, some customers still report that some 13" and below ultra-thin notebooks (such as microsoft surface pro) have no sufficient power for similar big external devices, so we prepare this extra power cable, you can connect it to a power adapter or another usb port to get extra power. Plug and playno extra driver required, just plug external cd/dvd drive/burner into the usb 3.0, usb 2.0, or usb type-c port, it will install the driver and be recognized by your computer automatically, then you can use it to enjoy movie, music, burn/rip discs, install software/system, back up data through available media player software or burning software such as vlc player, 5kplayer, nero, etc. Portable & reliable performanceclassic slim cd/dvd drive with upgraded brand-new cd/dvd +/-rw loader, ensures strong error-correcting, low impedance, and anti-interference ability, bringing us rich audio-visual entertainment, efficient office and learning at any time anywhere, no matter at home, in the office, or during your trip. support cd-rom, cd-r, cd +/-rw, dvd-rom, dvd-r, dvd+/-rw, dvd-r dl, vcd-rom discs (cd max speed: 24x / dvd mac speed: 8x)

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