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Lite-On EBAU108 External DVD-Writer - Black

  • Mac OS & Win 8 Compatible
  • Ultra slender & Light
  • Plug & Play Simplicity
  • Extensive TV Compatibility
  • Smart-Burn for Best Disc Burning

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The world's thinnest external DVD drive!

Weighing just 220 grams and only 13.5mm in height, the ultra-slender and ultra-chic eBAU108 easily slips into your bag whenever you need to use an optical drive. The USB-powered design makes the eBAU108 more portable and convenient to take with you. It is today's best business travel companion for mobile professionals.

The most advanced features of slender portable DVD burners are also integrated into the eBAU108: a driver-free USB interface, Smart-Burn, read speed adjustment, and TV compatibility all are enclosed in the slim, minimalist design.

  • newegg Ultra Slender and Light Weighing less than 220 grams, only 13.5mm high, and a compact 140mm by 136mm, it’s the lightest DVD burner in the world, and the perfect companion for small or ultra-light notebook. The easy-to-carry eBAU108 is ideal whether you want to watch DVDs, backup data, install applications, or burn a disc for a friend.
  • newegg Plug and play simplicity No need to install a driver, just connect to a USB port and use. The drive is compatible with all major operating systems including Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP, Linux, and MAC OS.
  • newegg USB Powered, No Adapter Needed The drive takes the electricity it requires directly from your laptop’s USB port, just plug and play. No extra power cords, no bulky adapters, no extra weight need to be carried.
  • newegg Link2TV - Extensive TV Compatibility Attach Link2TV-enabled optical drive to any television that supports flash drives and other USB devices to view video, music, and picture files. It offers a simple and intuitive operation: just press the eject button for five seconds to switch your optical disc drive into the Link2TV mode.
  • newegg SMART Burn technology and SMART-X technology The SMART Burn technology always ensures the best possible burn. Smart enough to automatically adjust a whole range of settings, including recording power and correction systems, it can even protect against buffer under-run. Get total confidence in your disc burns. The SMART-X technology knows that when you're watching DVDs you want it quiet, and when you're copying data you want it fast. It adjusts the maximum data read speed according to the task and the disc's quality. You'll always get best read quality, the best read speed, and the quietest operation for whatever you're doing!
  • newegg Supports M-DISC – permanent digital storage solution As the first permanent digital storage solution, the M-DISC is made of materials certified and proven to last over 1,000 years. The combination of the eBAU108 and the M-DISC offers the best archival data storage solution anywhere. No more worrying!

Learn more about the Lite-On EBAU108


Slim DVD Burner

Write Speed


Read Speed



Panel Color
Dimensions (H x W x D)
0.35" x 5.51" x 5.38" (H x W x D)


USB 2.0


Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 & Linux, MAC OS


Ultra Slender & Light

USB Powered, No Adapter Needed

Plug & Play Simplicity

Smart-Burn for the Best Disc Burning

Smart-X Optimized Read Speed

Link2TV - Extensive TV Compatibility

Support M-DISC - Permanent Digital Storage Solution
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
  • Warranty
  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Thomas L.
  • 11/24/2015 2:24:45 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFlimsy but works

Pros: Cheap and works

Cons: Flimsy

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  • Marvin W.
  • 11/16/2015 10:29:09 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well

Pros: Works well out of the box

Cons: Very short USB cable included

Other Thoughts: I replaced the included USB cable with a longer one. The drive still does exactly what it's supposed to. I have no complaints.

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  • Domenic J.
  • 11/1/2015 12:35:54 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLite-On EBAU108 External DVD-Writer - Black

Pros: Works fine in Win7 connected to Professional USB 3.0 7 Port Hub + 5V 2A Power Adapter for xtra external power

Cons: none

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  • Brian Z.
  • 10/21/2015 6:40:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product

Pros: Great size, quiet operation, no driver or setup needed (cannot speak for MAC), excellent quality burns meaning excellent burn quality test results, highly compatible.

Cons: A bit 'cheap' in solid construction, but this is a sacrifice on the small size. Get a full sized drive and enclosure with much larger size and problem solved.

Other Thoughts: There is absolutely nothing wrong with this drive. The software disc is a trial, not a driver disc. It says this on the CD. Don't want it, don't install it. There is nothing wrong with including a trial, it is the owners choice to use or not.

The cable is short, yes, for a reason. Cheap cables do not work and although they work on some units, performance is often reduced from them. I replaced my cable before the first use of this drive and have used the replacement cable ever since. Never had a problem, bad read or bad burn from it. The cable is not integrated, which is not a negative. If it has a 1ft cable and you need 2, integrated means adapters. Non-integrated, you can use the right cable which is a much better option.

This drive uses the USB cable for BOTH data transfer and power. Some drives use 2 cables for this, one for each. Users must keep this in mind and understand what they are using.

All that said, I have used this product for about 8 months now with semi-professional usage/load and have yet to have an issue.

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  • Tony W.
  • 10/12/2015 6:46:35 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood Drive, Needs Cable

Pros: Good looking drive, Light weight, Works fine

Cons: Cable is ridiculously short.

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  • Wayne A.
  • 9/6/2015 5:35:43 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsJust OK

Pros: It is slim and compact.

Cons: 1.) As others have said, the included Nero software is a TRIAL version and thus of no value. Not a big fan of Nero anyway.
2.) This drive DOES NOT have an integrated USB Cable. Some descriptions of this drive say it does. Even the documentation that came with the drive says that it does. The USB Cable that is included is very short and only usable when the drive is place right next to a device it is to be used with.

Other Thoughts: Disappointed. I would not buy another one.

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  • David A.
  • 8/27/2015 12:06:32 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect portable device.

Pros: Working for 6 month in OsX and Windows, no problems so far.

Cons: None.

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  • George P.
  • 8/17/2015 12:17:06 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOK For Limited Use

Pros: If you are doing a build without an optical drive this is a good solution for light work when you have to use a CD or DVD. I'd be nervous if I were relying on it for a big project (e.g., burning 100s of disk to a cloud storage solution).

Cons: The supplied cord is unusably short and the drive is finicky with other USB cords. I had success with a robust one that had a ferrite core; a couple of other thinner ones without it wouldn't work.

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  • Lisa F.
  • 7/31/2015 4:49:10 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking with no issues

Pros: Functional with no issues.

Cons: standard laptop speed drive [may be too slow for some]

Other Thoughts: I don't have much to say on the drive, but it has performed exactly the way I had expected and I've had no issues with it. I use with my computer case that has no drive, I do not travel with it.

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  • duane c.
  • 7/11/2015 1:53:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBad Product!

Pros: Small, Cheap.

It will read a CD and a DVD but CANNOT WRITE a DVD or a CD.

Other Thoughts: Disappointed that Newegg would sell JUNK like this.
No support from the LiteOn website.

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