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ASUS USB 2.0 External DVD Drive Model SDR-08B1-U (SDR-08B1-U/WHT/G/AS)

  • Lightweight - 8.0 oz / 230 g
  • Reads CDs, DVDs, VCDs
  • Quiet Multimedia Playback
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The ASUS SDR-08B1-U provides cutting-edge multimedia experience with superior playback capacities and high-speed data transfer. The attractive external top loader slim DVD-ROM utilizes the high-speed USB 2.0 interface, and a lightweight construction delivers maximum, hassle-free mobility wherever, whenever it is needed.

  • newegg E-Green (Energy Green Engine) The ASUS E-Green Engine technology can automatically close drive applications when not in use for 2 minutes, and optimizes power consumption while it is in use - helping the environment by decreasing CO2 emissions and reducing the depletion of trees.
  • newegg E-Media ASUS E-Media auto-detects disc usage and provide optimized play speed with quiet operation for multimedia enjoyment or faster copy speed for efficient working.
  • newegg USB-Powered for Portability The ASUS SDR-08B1-U is directly powered by USB, eliminating the need for an external AC adapter.

Learn more about the ASUS SDR-08B1-U (SDR-08B1-U/WHT/G/AS)

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
SDR-08B1-U (SDR-08B1-U/WHT/G/AS)
Type
Slim DVD Drive

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
180ms
CD-ROM Access Time
180ms
Cache
198KB

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
8X
CD-ROM
24X

Physical Spec

Panel Color
White
Dimensions
5.51" x 5.51" x 0.79" (W x L x H)

Configuration

Load Type
Top Load
Interface
USB 2.0

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

Features

Features
Lightweight construction for maximum, hassle-free mobility wherever, whenever needed

User-centric top loading design saves space to fit in every location and environment

Proprietary E-Media engine delivers quiet playback in excess of most drives on the market

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


Customer Reviews of the ASUS SDR-08B1-U (SDR-08B1-U/WHT/G/AS)

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  • Maksim R.
  • 3/12/2013 1:10:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Does the job, not as noisy as internal drives

Cons: none

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/23/2012 6:02:59 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: small lite fast quite gets power from usb worth every dollar gets used all the time

Cons: so far no a single one

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  • Alan B.
  • 3/14/2012 8:01:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsdvdrom

Pros: great system, does the job i need, since my internal laptop dvdrom burner passed on

Cons: a little slow but it is the draw back of the situation but not anything worth takeing an egg off

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  • David S.
  • 2/26/2012 4:32:44 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUpdate

Pros: Works with one of my computers

Cons: Doesn't work with the computer I needed it to. I contacted the manufacturer, but after a month, they have yet to contact me. Very dissapointed in Asus.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/21/2012 4:30:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes NOT write CD/DVDs

Pros: Cheap
Nice design
Light
Low power consumption (one usb)

Cons: Does NOT write CD/DVD's

Still 5 stars because product is great and as specified.
0 stars to newegg reviewers!

Other Thoughts: When reading the specs I thought it was only going to be for reading, as it doesn't show write speeds.

HOWEVER, multiple people on newegg who reviewed it said it was able to write, which is where i got the idea.

Won't affect me too much but it would have been nice to have...

REMOVE THE REVIEWS SAYING IT CAN WRITE DATA!!!!!

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  • David S.
  • 2/7/2012 7:30:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood deal, broseph

Pros: It works
Low price
Decent speed

Cons: Could be a bit faster, but for the price, i am not complaining
A bit loud
Top loading
The supplied cable is short, but micro usb to usb cables are cheap

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/30/2011 12:58:25 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGood external usb optical drive

Pros: Does what its intended to do
reads and writes cds/dvds
Got it on sale for 15$

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: When using the optical drive to read or run cds/dvds you can use the main usb connector plug only and it'll work. If your burning cds/dvds it requires both of the usb plugs for additional power.

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  • Joseph S.
  • 10/13/2011 12:06:39 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUSB DVD

Pros: It is fairly quiet, easy to store, and works as advertised. My gigabyte motherboard recognized it and I was able to install windows 7 OS with it.

Cons: It requires enough power from the usb port to run, more than a flash drive. Occasionally it does not display as plugged in or available.

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  • Mark J.
  • 9/15/2011 11:28:46 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggscute product

Pros: white
lite weight
decent construction
low power usage

Cons: uncertain life

Other Thoughts: I read someplace that this is a rebranded product, but I don't recall who made it.

Anyway, full size burners are cheap, so I thought it was going to be a burner, though everything says it is a ROM. I have a SLOT, tiny Samsung burner, which is very persnikity, so the simplicity of this burner is refreshing.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/6/2011 4:40:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood value.

Pros: Bought this to go with an Acer netbook and haven't had any issues with it. Price was great for the unit when I bought it.

Cons: A bit louder than I'd care for but about what I expected for an external unit at the low price.

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