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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

Model

Brand
LITE-ON
Model
EBAU108
Type
Slim DVD Burner

WRITE Speed

DVD+R
8X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
8X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
24X
DVD+R DL
6X
DVD-R DL
6X
DVD-RAM
5X

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
8X
CD-ROM
24X

Physical Spec

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

Configuration

Interface
USB 2.0

Software

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

Features

Features
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

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Lite-On EBAU108

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  • Adam B.
  • 4/28/2015 6:19:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great

Pros: Supports fast error skip
Nice price.

Cons: Cable is literally like 4 inches long.

Other Thoughts: Unless your computer is on your desk AND the USB port is very near the bottom, you will need to include a decent length mini USB cable.

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  • Billie J.
  • 4/3/2015 8:13:57 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great under ESXi 5.5

Pros: Bought this for installing VmWare ESXi on a few boxes that were lacking an optical drive. ESXi can be a little picky but I had no issues detecting this drive.

This drive has since migrated to my laptop bag and works great with my Dell XPS 12 convertible tablet. There have been no power issues with the one USB connection.

Small and slim compared to older models of external optical drives.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Very please with this purchase. We have two other brands sitting around here that are hit of miss with a few of our tests.

USB cable was a little short so I swapped it out with one already laying around here.

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  • Christopher Y.
  • 4/2/2015 8:18:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great with the Surface Pro 3

Pros: Works great with the Surface Pro 3. Does not overdraw power from the USB port like some other drives do.

Cons: None

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  • Jeremy R.
  • 3/1/2015 11:37:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks as described!

Pros: -Super slim
-Reliable reading and writing
-Price is reasonable

Cons: -Slow-ish burning, but this is to be expected from a device with such a low profile. I'll take slow and reliable over a fast drive that generates coasters.

Other Thoughts: This external DVD-writer was perfect for what I needed. I have a mini laptop with no disc drive, and this did the trick for all of the CDs and DVDs I wanted to read and burn.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/25/2015 1:04:43 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Portability! This thing is way smaller than I thought
Plug'n'Play
Single cable solution
LiteOn is a good brand from my experience

Cons: Okay the cable is very short, but it works fine for my needs. I would add a USB extender cable is it became a problem.

Other Thoughts: It has exceeded my expecations. I've got an older external DVD writer that is literally 3-4 times the size of this, and needs it's own dedicated power brick plus USB connector cable. A real pain to carry around.
This unit has none of those problems, it's wonderful for a traveling piece.
Already burned 2 DVDs and 2 CDs with no problems.

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  • Donald S.
  • 2/8/2015 1:35:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat little DVD/RW drive

Pros: 1. Made by Lite-On (a brand name, and they OEM the vast majority of optical drives out there)
2. Sturdy case, with a aluminum look finish
3. Small and light
4. Worked perfectly when using to install a copy of Windows 8.1 OEM
5. Very well packaged

Cons: Cable is short. I mean so short that with a mini-ITX case if you plug this thing into a front USB port it cannot even be put down, it will hang by the cord. Figure about a five inch cable. Come on guys! Please supply something more usable. The pictures of the product do not bother to show how short the cable is here on Newegg (in fact, there is no picture of the cable at all). One egg removed.

Supplied trial software (NERO) is USELESS. Don't bother to include trial software that very few (if any) people will use. We know where to buy software at online if needed.

Other Thoughts: Others here have made statements this drive is "flimsy". Not true. The drive itself is actually quite substantial, and the pop out drive tray is notebook style (probably because this is a notebook slim burner in a external enclosure...). If folks think the pop out tray is flimsy, then I guess they have not used a notebook burner before. Yes, you do have to be careful with it. No, it is not cheap or flimsy.

The drive-side USB connection is MINI USB (not micro). Just FYI.

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  • Kurt B.
  • 1/20/2015 2:59:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Inexpensive and works as advertised, even with win8.1.

Cons: Pretty flimsy, almost delicate and as others have mentioned the usb cable is crazy short.

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  • Mr. D.
  • 11/23/2014 8:39:02 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsno problems yet

Pros: Small
Light
Works on both PC & Mac

Cons: none yet

Other Thoughts: Just what you would expect for an inexpensive external USB drive.

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  • Rodrigo G.
  • 11/13/2014 7:09:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood for value

Pros: Good price, light, slim

Cons: Cable too short

Other Thoughts: Bought this to use with my Macbook Pro retina. I wanted (still want) to get the Apple USB Superdrive, however at the moment this was the best value. Have not had any problem. The cable is short and for now is ok since the laptop is used most the time on a fixed location where i keep the peripherals newarby.

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  • Neal K.
  • 11/1/2014 4:46:03 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLiteon External DVD

Pros: No drivers needed, even for XP. Works as expected.

Cons: As others have said. The USB is way too short for desktop applications, but probably fine for laptop, which I'm guessing it was designed for. I had an extra cable but if you need something a little longer than a few inches may as well tack on a 2$ cable to your order.

Had to knock off one egg for lack of mention or pic of the short cable.

Other Thoughts: I didn't really expect a tank for what I paid. After all it is a laptop DVD in an external case. If you need something that will take a beating go a few extra bucks.

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