10 Best External DVD Drives
for August 2022

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ASUS ZenDrive Silver 13mm External 8X DVD/ Burner Drive +/-RW with M-Disc Support, Compatible with both Mac & Windows and Nero BackItUp for Android devices (USB 2.0 & Type-C cables included)

ASUS ZenDrive Silver 13mm External 8X DVD/ Burner Drive +/-RW with M-Disc Support

Compatible with both Mac & Windows and Nero BackItUp for Android devices (USB 2.0 & Type-C cables included)

by ASUS Computer International Direct
What We like

DISC Encryption II for password-controls and hidden-file functionality

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Product Features

  • Nero BackItUp function for Android Devices
  • 13mm for ultra slim and light
  • Includes USB 2. 0 and Type-C cables
  • Mac/PC Support

Mac/pc support 13mm for ultra slim and light Includes usb 2. 0 and type-c cables Nero backitup function for android devices

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VersionTECH. External CD DVD Drive, USB 3.0 Type C Portable Ultra Slim Burner Player Writer SuperDrive CD DVD RW, Compatible with Windows 10 8 7 XP Vista MAC OS System for Mac Pro Air iMac Laptop

VersionTECH. External CD DVD Drive

USB 3.0 Type C Portable Ultra Slim Burner Player Writer SuperDrive CD DVD RW, Compatible with Windows 10 8 7 XP Vista MAC OS System for Mac Pro Air iMac Laptop

by VersionTECH.
What We like

ULTRA-SLIM&PORTABLE: Ultra thin and compact DVD drive(detachable cable), lightweight; Easy to carry or store up whether at home or traveling.. You can watch DVD videos, listen to music, install software or create backup discs, etc.

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Product Features

  • PLUG & PLAY DESIGN: NO driver program required. Powered by the USB 3.0/ USB C port, plug and play. With an eject button so that you never have to worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external drive.
  • GREAT COMPATIBILITY: The burner is compatible with Windows 10 / 8 / 7 / 98 / SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista , all Version MAC OS systems. Support Laptop, Notebook, PC, Desktop Computer. For the desktops, please connect the device to the USB 3.0/Type-C port on back of the motherboard for normal use. NOTE: NOT compatible with Blu-ray Discs.
  • USB 3.0& USB C INTERFACE: The USB 3.0& Type-C transfer is 10X speed of USB 2.0, which ups to a maximum of 5Gbps, compatible with USB 2.0/USB 1.0; It gives you fast data transfer speed and stable performance.
  • 100% BRAND NEW: Novel design appearance looks delicate. The pure copper mesh technology, it made by premium wire drawing material enable the cable low impedance and anti-interference ability, low noise, anti-interference and high durability. works well in burning, writing and reading. thus brings more stable data transmission.

100% brand new: novel design appearance looks delicate. the pure copper mesh technology, it made by premium wire drawing material enable the cable low impedance and anti-interference ability, low noise, anti-interference and high durability. works well in burning, writing and reading. thus brings more stable data transmission. usb 3.0& usb c interface: the usb 3.0& type-c transfer is 10x speed of usb 2.0, which ups to a maximum of 5gbps, compatible with usb 2.0/usb 1.0; it gives you fast data transfer speed and stable performance. great compatibility: the burner is compatible with windows 10 / 8 / 7 / 98 / se / me / 2000 / xp / vista , all version mac os systems. support laptop, notebook, pc, desktop computer. for the desktops, please connect the device to the usb 3.0/type-c port on back of the motherboard for normal use. note: not compatible with blu-ray discs. plug & play design: no driver program required. powered by the usb 3.0/ usb c port, plug and play. with an eject button so that you never have to worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external drive.

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ASUS ZenDrive Ultra Slim USB 2.0 External 8X DVD Optical Drive +/-RW with M-Disc Support for Windows and Mac and Nero BackItUp for Android Devices (SDRW-08U7M-U/BLK/G/AS),Black

ASUS ZenDrive Ultra Slim USB 2.0 External 8X DVD Optical Drive +/-RW with M-Disc Support for Windows and Mac and Nero BackItUp for Android Devices (SDRW-08U7M-U/BLK/G/AS)

Black

by ASUS Computer International Direct
What We like

8X DVD write speed, ASUS ZenDrive U7M provides a complete, easy-to-use backup solution.

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Product Features

  • Nero backup full back up solution for Android devices.Operating temperature : 5 to 40
  • M-disc is designed to protect your memories from degradation and data loss for 1, 000 years or more.
  • ASUS ZenDrive U7M has an ultra-slim, 13mm form factor, making it the perfect companion to thin and light laptops.
  • Windows and Mac compatible

Nero backup full back up solution for android devices.operating temperature : 5 to 40 Asus zendrive u7m has an ultra-slim, 13mm form factor, making it the perfect companion to thin and light laptops. Windows and mac compatible M-disc is designed to protect your memories from degradation and data loss for 1, 000 years or more.

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ROOFULL External CD DVD Drive USB-C & USB 3.0, 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-C & USB 3.0

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

Portable & Reliable PerformancePremium portable CD/DVD drive with thicker protective storage carrying case, bringing us rich audio-visual entertainment, efficient office and learning at any time anywhere, no matter daily use, study, office work or during a trip. 100% new loader with 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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Product Features

  • 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)
  • 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, Yoga, HP Envy) 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.

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. 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) 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, yoga, hp envy) 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.

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External CD DVD Drive, USB 3.0 Type-C Portable CD/DVD ROM +/-RW Drive/DVD Player Rewriter Burner with 2 USB, SD/TF Port, Micro USB, Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows7/8/10 Linux OS Apple Mac

RayCue External CD DVD Drive

USB 3.0 Type-C Portable CD/DVD ROM +/-RW Drive/DVD Player Rewriter Burner with 2 USB, SD/TF Port, Micro USB, Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows7/8/10 Linux OS Apple Mac

by BESOUL
What We like

Portable CD driveembedded cable design with slim lightweight body, this CD external drive can be slipped in your travel bag, and hooked up at any time, which makes it a companion for computers without the internal Drive, take it with you to anywhere and anytime.

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Product Features

  • High speed USB DVD DriveThe RayCue CD ROM drive adopted advanced burning technology, supported DVD+R, DVD, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW. Max DVD read speed 8x; Max CD read speed 24x and max CD burn speed 8x. Our DVD Drive external is compatible with USB3.0 and backwards compatible with USB2.0, bringing you faster data transmission speed (max 5Gbps).
  • Ingenious Design This ultra-slim CD/DVD player for laptops equipped with an eject button so that you needn't worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external CD/DVD drive
  • Easy to UsePowered by USB port,easy to use. Just plug it into your USB port and the DVD driver will be detected.
  • Wide Compatibilityexternal CD/DVD drive for laptop PC desktop Linux OS Apple Mac MacBook Pro. CD burner compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10, Linux, all versions of Mac OS. For the desktops, this USB CD drive must be connected to USB port on motherboard.

Wide compatibilityexternal cd/dvd drive for laptop pc desktop linux os apple mac macbook pro. cd burner compatible with windows xp/vista/7/8.1/10, linux, all versions of mac os. for the desktops, this usb cd drive must be connected to usb port on motherboard. Easy to usepowered by usb port,easy to use. just plug it into your usb port and the dvd driver will be detected. Ingenious design this ultra-slim cd/dvd player for laptops equipped with an eject button so that you needn't worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external cd/dvd drive High speed usb dvd drivethe raycue cd rom drive adopted advanced burning technology, supported dvd+r, dvd, cd-rom, dvd-rom, cd-r, cd-rw. max dvd read speed 8x; max cd read speed 24x and max cd burn speed 8x. our dvd drive external is compatible with usb3.0 and backwards compatible with usb2.0, bringing you faster data transmission speed (max 5gbps).

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VersionTECH. USB C Type-c Ultra Slim External DVD Drive/Burner/Optical Drive CD RW DVD RW Superdrive Disc Duplicator Compatible with Mac MacBook Pro Air iMac and Laptop

VersionTECH. USB C Type-c Ultra Slim External DVD Drive/Burner/Optical Drive CD RW DVD RW Superdrive Disc Duplicator Compatible with Mac MacBook Pro Air iMac and Laptop

by VersionTECH.
What We like

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

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Product Features

  • MULTIFUNCTIONAL OPTICAL DRIVEAdopted intelligent burning technology, you can read/write/burn your disc or Interrupt recording at your ease. Pop-up button and disc tray design makes it convenient to read or write discs.
  • ULTRTHIN DESIGNUltra-slim portable DVD drive, lightweight, its convenient to use and carry whether at home or travelling, which only needs a little space in your bag. Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 7.1 x 1.3 inches.
  • WIDE COMPATIBILITYThe drive works with Windows 98 / SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 10/8/7, all Version MAC OS. Specially designed for Apple Samsung ASUS HP Dell Sony Acer and other Macbook, Ultrabook, Netbook or Laptop PC without drive hardware.NOTE: NOT compatible with Blu-ray Discs.
  • PLUG PLAYIt is Powered by the USB port, no eject button, slot-loading; No driver program or extra power supply required. NOTE: Blank cd is unformatted, please download a software-NERO and finish the setting before burning.

Plug playit is powered by the usb port, no eject button, slot-loading; no driver program or extra power supply required. note: blank cd is unformatted, please download a software-nero and finish the setting before burning. Wide compatibilitythe drive works with windows 98 / se / me / 2000 / xp / vista / windows 10/8/7, all version mac os. specially designed for apple samsung asus hp dell sony acer and other macbook, ultrabook, netbook or laptop pc without drive hardware.note: not compatible with blu-ray discs. Multifunctional optical driveadopted intelligent burning technology, you can read/write/burn your disc or interrupt recording at your ease. pop-up button and disc tray design makes it convenient to read or write discs. Ultrthin designultra-slim portable dvd drive, lightweight, its convenient to use and carry whether at home or travelling, which only needs a little space in your bag. product dimensions: 7.2 x 7.1 x 1.3 inches.

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External DVD Drive, M WAY USB 3.0 Type C CD Drive, Dual Port DVD Player, Portable Optical Burner Writer Rewriter, High Speed Data Transfer for Laptop Notebook Desktop PC MAC OS Windows 7/8/10

M WAY External DVD Drive

M WAY USB 3.0 Type C CD Drive, Dual Port DVD Player, Portable Optical Burner Writer Rewriter, High Speed Data Transfer for Laptop Notebook Desktop PC MAC OS Windows 7/8/10

by Firstmore
What We like

SLEEK AND SLIM DESIGN Embedded cable design, made with premium wire drawing material, enough fashionable and scratch-proof exterior. This CD/DVD driver is slim, lightweight, compact, portable.

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Product Features

  • HIGH SPEED USB 3.0 and Type-C INTERFACEUsing advanced USB3.0 technology with 5Gbps high speed, specially designed with dual port Type C and USB3.0,this DVD-RW drive provides you high speed data transfer (much faster speed than the USB2.0 port) with strong fault tolerance. compatible with USB 2.0. This drive can read and write CD but only read DVD. It doesnt support blu-ray, 3D, 4K or 2K DVD.
  • SUPPORTS PLUG AND PLAY FUNCTIONNo drive and external power needed. Just plug it into your USB port and the DVD drive will be detected. USB 3.0 DVD dirve is a perfect companion for computers without the internal drive.
  • HIGH COMPATIBLE SYSTEMS AND DEVICES This external drive is well compatible with 98SE / ME / 2003 / XP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Linux, os 8.6 or above system.It is ideal for APPLE / DELL / SONY / SAMSUNG / ASUS / ACER / HP and other brands notebook, ultrabook, PC or desktop that without drive hardware.(Not support TV, tablet, car player, Chromebook, Surface Pro, Ubuntu. )
  • Noise Reduction, Silent Play: The auto-correct technology controls the reading speed of the disc, provides the most optimal vibration and noise reduction. It doesn't just increase the service life of the optical drive but also comes in handy in those environments where noise is already an issue, like planes and trains.

High compatible systems and devices this external drive is well compatible with 98se / me / 2003 / xp / vista / win7 / win8 / win10 / linux, os 8.6 or above system.it is ideal for apple / dell / sony / samsung / asus / acer / hp and other brands notebook, ultrabook, pc or desktop that without drive hardware.(not support tv, tablet, car player, chromebook, surface pro, ubuntu. ) High speed usb 3.0 and type-c interfaceusing advanced usb3.0 technology with 5gbps high speed, specially designed with dual port type c and usb3.0,this dvd-rw drive provides you high speed data transfer (much faster speed than the usb2.0 port) with strong fault tolerance. compatible with usb 2.0. this drive can read and write cd but only read dvd. it doesnt support blu-ray, 3d, 4k or 2k dvd. Noise reduction, silent play: the auto-correct technology controls the reading speed of the disc, provides the most optimal vibration and noise reduction. it doesn't just increase the service life of the optical drive but also comes in handy in those environments where noise is already an issue, like planes and trains. Supports plug and play functionno drive and external power needed. just plug it into your usb port and the dvd drive will be detected. usb 3.0 dvd dirve is a perfect companion for computers without the internal drive.

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External DVD Drive for Laptop, Portable High-Speed USB-C&USB 3.0 CD Burner/DVD Reader Writer for PC Desktops, Compatible with Windows/Mac OSX/Linux (USB C&3.0)

Miluo Tech External DVD Drive for Laptop

Portable High-Speed USB-C&USB 3.0 CD Burner/DVD Reader Writer for PC Desktops, Compatible with Windows/Mac OSX/Linux (USB C&3.0)

by Miluo Tech
What We like

Portable and Thin: Our external USB drive are super thin and lightweight, extremely easy to use, carry and store.

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Product Features

  • USB 3.0 & Type-C: Your Data-transferring of CD-burning and DVD Reading &Writing will be way faster and steadier on the basis of compatible with USB 2.0&1.0.
  • Plug and Play: Our CD Drive needs No more software installment or extra power supply, just plug and play that its being charged meanwhile.
  • Far Better Performance: Built-in cable design, made of premium material of shockproof, lower noise, anti-interference and high durability.
  • Widely compatible: it works well for all the laptops and desktops(EXCLUDE PHONES, IPADS, Chrome and SURFACE), compatible with Windows 10/7/8/XP/Vista/2003, all versions of Mac OS and Linux system. For the desktop users, Please connect it to the USB Ports on the motherboard for normal use.

Usb 3.0 & type-c: your data-transferring of cd-burning and dvd reading &writing will be way faster and steadier on the basis of compatible with usb 2.0&1.0. Plug and play: our cd drive needs no more software installment or extra power supply, just plug and play that its being charged meanwhile. Far better performance: built-in cable design, made of premium material of shockproof, lower noise, anti-interference and high durability. Widely compatible: it works well for all the laptops and desktops(exclude phones, ipads, chrome and surface), compatible with windows 10/7/8/xp/vista/2003, all versions of mac os and linux system. for the desktop users, please connect it to the usb ports on the motherboard for normal use.

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External CD Drive, USB2.0 Portable CD/DVD +/-RW Drive Slim DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner Superdrive for Laptop Desktop PC Windows Linux OS Apple Mac

Rioddas External CD Drive

 USB2.0 Portable CD/DVD +/-RW Drive Slim DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner Superdrive for Laptop Desktop PC Windows Linux OS Apple Mac

by Rioddas
What We like

TRENDY DESIGN Brushed texture shell brings trendy sight and touch enjoyment. Embedded cable design, worry- off cable missing any when and where

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Product Features

  • PLUG & PLAYPEasy to use. Rioddas 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.
  • HIGH SPEED Rioddas 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 with strong fault tolerance
  • SUPPORT COMPATIBLE SYSTEMThis DVD 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

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 & playpeasy to use. Rioddas 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. Support compatible systemthis dvd 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. High speed Rioddas 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 with strong fault tolerance

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Apiker External DVD Drive, USB3.0 CD DVD +/-RW Burner for Laptop, Optical Disk Drive with SD Slot, Type C Cord and Carrying Case, Multi-Functional, for PC Desktop Mac Book Windows 10/8/7 Linux OS

Apiker External DVD Drive

USB3.0 CD DVD +/-RW Burner for Laptop, Optical Disk Drive with SD Slot, Type C Cord and Carrying Case, Multi-Functional, for PC Desktop Mac Book Windows 10/8/7 Linux OS

by apiker
What We like

DESIGNED FOR CONVENIENCE: With the USB 3.0 and USB Type-C 2-in-1 cable, you can use the USB C DVD drive on different devices. 2 standard USB ports ensures quick syncing and file sharing. 2 SD card slots(one Micro SD) are convenient for you to transfer photos shooting or videos by your camera from cards to your computers.All possibilities in the DVD Rom external drive help you achieve your work efficiently! (Note: the USB flash drive and SD cards on the picture are not included in the package)

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Product Features

  • ENJOY LIFE EASILY: Our external DVD burner is powered by USB port, plug and play with tool-free installation and no driver needed. Just plug it into your USB port and CD burner will be detected automatically. Watching movies, listening to music, installing software, burning discApiker USB CD player allows you enjoy your life more easily!
  • EFFORTLESS DATA TRANSFER: This external disk drive adopts advanced burning technology, provides Max 8x DVDR Write/Read Speed and Max 24x CD Write/Read speed. Compatible with USB3.0 and backwards compatible with USB 2.0 or 1.1 ports. The USB 3.0 technology offers a maximum data transfer rate of 5Gbps, 20% faster than USB 2.0. You can transfer HD movies or files in just seconds.
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: Apiker portable DVD player is compatible with most major operating systems, supports Windows 10 / 8 / 7, Vista 7 / 8, XP, Linux, Mac OS10.6 or above. It also supports varies discs: CD-R, CD-ROM, CD+/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-R DL and VCD ROM discs(TVs, tablets and Blu-ray disk are not supported)
  • SAFE AND PORTABLE: To protect this external optical drive and for your better storage, we prepared a thick CD drive case for you. The case has shockproof bubble inside that gives full protection for the DVD burner. Just put it in the case and take it to anywhere.

Safe and portable: to protect this external optical drive and for your better storage, we prepared a thick cd drive case for you. the case has shockproof bubble inside that gives full protection for the dvd burner. just put it in the case and take it to anywhere. Effortless data transfer: this external disk drive adopts advanced burning technology, provides max 8x dvdr write/read speed and max 24x cd write/read speed. compatible with usb3.0 and backwards compatible with usb 2.0 or 1.1 ports. the usb 3.0 technology offers a maximum data transfer rate of 5gbps, 20% faster than usb 2.0. you can transfer hd movies or files in just seconds. Enjoy life easily: our external dvd burner is powered by usb port, plug and play with tool-free installation and no driver needed. just plug it into your usb port and cd burner will be detected automatically. watching movies, listening to music, installing software, burning discapiker usb cd player allows you enjoy your life more easily! Universal compatibility: apiker portable dvd player is compatible with most major operating systems, supports windows 10 / 8 / 7, vista 7 / 8, xp, linux, mac os10.6 or above. it also supports varies discs: cd-r, cd-rom, cd+/-rw, dvd-rom, dvd-r, dvd+/-rw, dvd-r dl and vcd rom discs(tvs, tablets and blu-ray disk are not supported)

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