10 Best External Cds
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

  • 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

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 Compatible with all common cd/dvd formats and players; m-disc ready; 8x dvd write speed and 24x cd write speed Featuring nero burn & archive software (only compatible with windows)

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Dell USB DVD/CD Tray Loading Drive Ultra Slim +/-RW Portable External, Plug & Play DVD/CD RW ROM Drive Writer Burner for Dell, HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, Acer Laptops Desktops Ultrabooks

Dell USB DVD/CD Tray Loading Drive Ultra Slim +/-RW Portable External

Plug & Play DVD/CD RW ROM Drive Writer Burner for Dell, HP, Microsoft, Lenovo, Acer Laptops Desktops Ultrabooks

by Dell Computers
What We like

The Dell External USB Ultra Slim DVD+/-RW Drive offers all the benefits of an internal disc drive without sacrificing the slim, lightweight design of your Ultra book or tablet.

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Product Features

  • Take advantage of the included Cyber Link Media Suite to easily play and burn DVD/CDs, or install disc-based computer programs. Burn CD's and DVD's, Play/Read CD's and DVD's
  • The Dell External USB Ultra Slim DVD +/- RW Optical Tray-Loading Drive is a plug and play disc burning and disc playing solution that you can use with USB port of your Computer desktop, laptop, Ultrabook, Surface etc
  • Genuine High Quality Ultra Slim Lightweight Tray-Loading DVD Drive Manufactured by Dell
  • Simply plug the low profile (14.1 mm), lightweight (less than 250g) drive into your Ultrabook or notebook's USB port and you'll be ready to play or burn your favorite DVD or CD. This Dell External USB Ultra Slim DVD+/-RW Drive is convenient for almost any work space. With plug-and-play simplicity, all you need is a USB port.

Simply plug the low profile (14.1 mm), lightweight (less than 250g) drive into your ultrabook or notebook's usb port and you'll be ready to play or burn your favorite dvd or cd. this dell external usb ultra slim dvd+/-rw drive is convenient for almost any work space. with plug-and-play simplicity, all you need is a usb port. Take advantage of the included cyber link media suite to easily play and burn dvd/cds, or install disc-based computer programs. burn cd's and dvd's, play/read cd's and dvd's Genuine high quality ultra slim lightweight tray-loading dvd drive manufactured by dell The dell external usb ultra slim dvd +/- rw optical tray-loading drive is a plug and play disc burning and disc playing solution that you can use with usb port of your computer desktop, laptop, ultrabook, surface etc

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ROOFULL USB 3.0 External CD DVD Drive with Protective Storage Carrying Case Bag, Portable DVD/CD ROM +/-RW Drive Burner Rewriter for Windows 10/8/7, Mac, Linux Laptop Desktop, MacBook Pro/Air, iMac

ROOFULL USB 3.0 External CD DVD Drive with Protective Storage Carrying Case Bag

Portable DVD/CD ROM +/-RW Drive Burner Rewriter for Windows 10/8/7, Mac, Linux Laptop Desktop, MacBook Pro/Air, iMac

by ROOFULL
What We like

Portable & SafeThicker protective storage carrying sleeve with shockproof bubble provides comprehensive protection for USB 3.0 portable external DVD drive, allow you to enjoy movies, music, installing software, burning discs at any time anywhere, no matter daily use, study, office work or enjoy it during a trip

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Product Features

  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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 faster and 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 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 faster and smooth experience. backwards compatible with usb 2.0, 1.0

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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.

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. 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. 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 CD DVD Drive, VersionTECH. USB C Type-c Ultra Slim Portable CD DVD RW DVD CD ROM Burner Writer Superdrive with High Speed Data Transfer Compatible with Mac MacBook Pro Air iMac Laptop

VersionTECH. External CD DVD Drive

VersionTECH. USB C Type-c Ultra Slim Portable CD DVD RW DVD CD ROM Burner Writer Superdrive with High Speed Data Transfer Compatible with Mac MacBook Pro Air iMac Laptop

by VersionTECH.
What We like

UNIQUE INTELLIGENT TECHNOLOGY- Embedded 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

  • PLUG AND PLAY- No driver and external power required, powered by the USB& USB C port. It's easy to use as the shot-in design, no eject button.
  • ULTRATHIN &PORTABLE- Ultra-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 SYSTEM- 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. NOTE: NOT compatible with Blu-ray Discs.

Wide compatible system- 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. note: not compatible with blu-ray discs. Plug and play- no driver and external power required, powered by the usb& usb c port. it's easy to use as the shot-in design, no eject button. Ultrathin &portable- ultra-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 3.0 Type-C Portable DVD/CD ROM +/-RW Drive Burner Writer Optical Player for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Windows/Linux/Mac OS Laptop PC, Silvery

ROOFULL External CD DVD Drive USB 3.0 Type-C Portable DVD/CD ROM +/-RW Drive Burner Writer Optical Player for MacBook Air

MacBook Pro, Windows/Linux/Mac OS Laptop PC, Silvery

by ROOFULL
What We like

High-Quality Performance100% durable brand new DVD loader with strong error-correcting, low impedance, and anti-interference ability, bring you a fast and smooth experience.

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Product Features

  • USB 3.0 & USB-CClassic ultra-thin design with faster USB 3.0 and USB Type-C adapter makes it easier to carry and use on different laptops, plug and play, no matter you are at home/ school/ office/ travel, etc. The USB connector is built with the optical drive, no worry about losing the cable.
  • No Extra Driver RequiredJust plug in the USB on the motherboard of computer or a self-powered USB hub, it will be recognized automatically by your laptop, then it will allow you to watch DVD movies, burn music, install software & game, data backup, etc. through the corresponding software.
  • Wide Compatibility (Disk) CD-ROM, CD-R, CD+/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-R DL, VCD discs; (System) All versions of Mac OS, Linux, and Windows 10, 8.1, 7, XP, Vista; (Computer) Most brands of Windows laptops and Apple iMac / Macbook series.

Usb 3.0 & usb-cclassic ultra-thin design with faster usb 3.0 and usb type-c adapter makes it easier to carry and use on different laptops, plug and play, no matter you are at home/ school/ office/ travel, etc. the usb connector is built with the optical drive, no worry about losing the cable. Wide compatibility (disk) cd-rom, cd-r, cd+/-rw, dvd-rom, dvd-r, dvd+/-rw, dvd-r dl, vcd discs; (system) all versions of mac os, linux, and windows 10, 8.1, 7, xp, vista; (computer) most brands of windows laptops and apple imac / macbook series. No extra driver requiredjust plug in the usb on the motherboard of computer or a self-powered usb hub, it will be recognized automatically by your laptop, then it will allow you to watch dvd movies, burn music, install software & game, data backup, etc. through the corresponding software.

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External CD DVD Drive, USB Type C Dual Port CD Drive, DVD +/-RW CD +/-RW Writer Burner Player with Classic Silver for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac OS, PC Laptop

DoHonest External CD DVD Drive

USB Type C Dual Port CD Drive, DVD +/-RW CD +/-RW Writer Burner Player with Classic Silver for MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac OS, PC Laptop

by ZSMJ
What We like

Classic appearance with grinding surface finish, This CD/DVD Writer/burner is fashionable. This zsmj Optical Drive features ultra Slim, Lightweight, compact, portable.

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Product Features

  • Great performance it features strong error-correcting ability, anti-shock and noise reduction technology, low power consumption, and powered by the USB port, No external AC adapter needed.
  • Usb 2.0 interface the DVD-RW drive and the USB cable are combined in one. You won't be annoyed by losing this little Cable. Usb 2.0 is backwards compatible with USB 1.0.
  • No extra driver needed plug and play, no complicated installation, easy to use. It supports Apple HP Dell Lenovo and others, Ultrabook, netbook, laptop and desktop without drive hardware.USB-C/Type-c adapter included, this drive is suitable for any computer with usb-c port as well.

Great performance it features strong error-correcting ability, anti-shock and noise reduction technology, low power consumption, and powered by the usb port, no external ac adapter needed. No extra driver needed plug and play, no complicated installation, easy to use. it supports apple hp dell lenovo and others, ultrabook, netbook, laptop and desktop without drive hardware.usb-c/type-c adapter included, this drive is suitable for any computer with usb-c port as well. Usb 2.0 interface the dvd-rw drive and the usb cable are combined in one. you won't be annoyed by losing this little cable. usb 2.0 is backwards compatible with usb 1.0.

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USB 3.0 External CD/DVD Drive, Portable DVD CD+/-RW Drive Slim DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner Writer, High Speed Data Transfer Pro Laptop/Desktop Windows/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OSX and Linux by HaoHiyo (Black)

HaoHiyo USB 3.0 External CD/DVD Drive

Portable DVD CD+/-RW Drive Slim DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner Writer, High Speed Data Transfer Pro Laptop/Desktop Windows/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OSX and Linux by HaoHiyo (Black)

by HaoHiyo
What We like

Fashionable DesignBrushed texture shell brings touch and sight enjoyment. It is portable for traveling with your laptop thanks to its small size. With a lightweight body with brushed surface and an embedded USB cable mean the CD drive can be slipped in your travel bag, and hooked up at any time.

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Product Features

  • USB 3.0 High Speed InterfaceIt is equipped with USB 3.0 high speed interface, bringing you faster data transmission speed (up to a maximum of 5Gbps) and stable performance with strong fault tolerance. Also Compatible With USB 2.0.
  • Support Compatible SystemsThe CD drive is ideal for various devices. It support Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8.1/10, Linux, all version Mac OS system. For the desktops, please connect the device to the USB port of the motherboard for normal use.
  • Intelligent technology This Ultra slim CD/DVD player for laptops comes standard with an eject button so that you never have to worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external CD/DVD drive. Thanks to the copper mesh technology of this external component, you can be rest assured of stable data transmission.
  • Plug & PlayDon't need to install software to set for driver. Our external DVD drive is powered by USB port. No external driver and power needed. Just plug it into your USB port and the DVD driver will be detected. It allows you to listen to music/watch DVD movies with no lag,burn files,install software and create a backup CD and so on.

Plug & playdon't need to install software to set for driver. our external dvd drive is powered by usb port. no external driver and power needed. just plug it into your usb port and the dvd driver will be detected. it allows you to listen to music/watch dvd movies with no lag,burn files,install software and create a backup cd and so on. Support compatible systemsthe cd drive is ideal for various devices. it support windows xp/2003/vista/7/8.1/10, linux, all version mac os system. for the desktops, please connect the device to the usb port of the motherboard for normal use. Usb 3.0 high speed interfaceit is equipped with usb 3.0 high speed interface, bringing you faster data transmission speed (up to a maximum of 5gbps) and stable performance with strong fault tolerance. also compatible with usb 2.0. Intelligent technology this ultra slim cd/dvd player for laptops comes standard with an eject button so that you never have to worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external cd/dvd drive. thanks to the copper mesh technology of this external component, you can be rest assured of stable data transmission.

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External CD/DVD Drive, USB 3.0 Portable Optical Slim CD/DVD Burner Player RW Drive Compatible with Desktop PC Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/8, Linux, Mac os System by Mekkoz (Black)

Mekkoz External CD/DVD Drive

USB 3.0 Portable Optical Slim CD/DVD Burner Player RW Drive Compatible with Desktop PC Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/8, Linux, Mac os System by Mekkoz (Black)

by Mekkoz
What We like

Intelligent technology This Ultra slim CD/DVD player for laptops comes standard with an eject button so that you never have to worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external CD/DVD drive

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Product Features

  • Plug & Play- External DVD Drive is easy to use. Users can just simply pull out the USB cable and plug the drive into any USB port of electronic devices with supported systems, it will just play automatically. No extra power or drive is needed
  • Wide Compatibility- 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.)
  • High Speed- External cd drive USB 3.0 cable offers you the data transmission speed up to 5Gbps and is backward compatible with USB 2.0 data transmission speed. With low impedance and anti-interference ability, brings you a faster and smooth experience of playing and burning
  • Reader/Burner/Rewriter- External dvd drive USB 3.0 providing you fast data transfer speed and also compatible with USB 2.0. It is a great drive which not only a reader, but also writer/rewriter/burner, you can backup files, listen to music, watch videos, install software with your computers

Reader/burner/rewriter- external dvd drive usb 3.0 providing you fast data transfer speed and also compatible with usb 2.0. it is a great drive which not only a reader, but also writer/rewriter/burner, you can backup files, listen to music, watch videos, install software with your computers High speed- external cd drive usb 3.0 cable offers you the data transmission speed up to 5gbps and is backward compatible with usb 2.0 data transmission speed. with low impedance and anti-interference ability, brings you a faster and smooth experience of playing and burning Plug & play- external dvd drive is easy to use. users can just simply pull out the usb cable and plug the drive into any usb port of electronic devices with supported systems, it will just play automatically. no extra power or drive is needed Wide compatibility- 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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External CD DVD Drive, Domiy USB 3.0 Slim CD/DVD +/-RW Drive Rewriter Burner Writer, High Speed Data Transfer USB Optical Drives Player Player for PC Desktop/Laptop/Linux/Mac OS/Windows10/ 8/7 (Black)

Domiy External CD DVD Drive

Domiy USB 3.0 Slim CD/DVD +/-RW Drive Rewriter Burner Writer, High Speed Data Transfer USB Optical Drives Player Player for PC Desktop/Laptop/Linux/Mac OS/Windows10/ 8/7 (Black)

by Domiy
What We like

USB3. 0 High Speed Technology - External CD Drive comes with standard USB3.0 high speed interface, provide more faster and stable data transfer speed. Embedded cable design made it easy for storage, you can take it anywhere with slim, lightweight, compact, portable size. Also compatible with USB 2. 0

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Product Features

  • Strong Compability for Almost Systems - USB CD DVD external drive is suitable for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, all versions of Mac OS. It is specially designed compatible for Apple HP Dell Lenovo and others, Ultrabook, netbook, laptop and desktop without drive hardware. Note: for the desktops, Please connect the device to the USB
  • Excellent Multi-function- This external dvd drive for laptop adopted advanced chip, support CD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-RW, DVDR, DVDR DL, DVDRW and DVD-RAM, it features strong error-correcting ability, anti-shock and noise reduction technology, low power consumption, no external adapter needed
  • Plug and play - External CD/DVD drive for laptop is powered by the USB B/Type C. No driver and external power needed. Just plug it into your USB port and the DVD driver will be detected. Usb 3. 0 DVD driver is a perfect companion for computers without the internal Drive. You can burn files, install software and create a backup CD. This CD DVD - RW burner allows you to watch DVD/CD movies with No lag and burn music, movies to CD or DVD

Excellent multi-function- this external dvd drive for laptop adopted advanced chip, support cd, cd-r, cd-rw, dvd-rw, dvdr, dvdr dl, dvdrw and dvd-ram, it features strong error-correcting ability, anti-shock and noise reduction technology, low power consumption, no external adapter needed Plug and play - external cd/dvd drive for laptop is powered by the usb b/type c. no driver and external power needed. just plug it into your usb port and the dvd driver will be detected. usb 3. 0 dvd driver is a perfect companion for computers without the internal drive. you can burn files, install software and create a backup cd. this cd dvd - rw burner allows you to watch dvd/cd movies with no lag and burn music, movies to cd or dvd Strong compability for almost systems - usb cd dvd external drive is suitable for windows xp/vista/7/8/10, all versions of mac os. it is specially designed compatible for apple hp dell lenovo and others, ultrabook, netbook, laptop and desktop without drive hardware. note: for the desktops, please connect the device to the usb

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