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ASUS USB 2.0 8X Slim external DVD burner Model SDRW-08D2S-U/D-BK

  • 8X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 8X DVD-R 8X DVD-RW 24X CD-R 16X CD-RW
  • 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM
  • 1MB Cache
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The portable and elegant ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U lets you record and read CDs and DVDs with speed, style, and simplicity. Burn disc with enhanced data protection in just 3 quick steps and intuitive Disc Encryption lets you do this easily. This slim external DVD burner utilizes high-speed USB 2.0 interface with the ability to record on 8X DVD±R, 6X DVD±R(DL), 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW and 5X DVD-RAM.

  • newegg Disc Encryption Disc Encryption allows you to protect an entire or partial disc with a password and also allows you to hide the names of the files within to further protect their data with ease and flexibility.
  • newegg Drag and Burn Drag and Burn Burning Dice offer a hassle-free approach to copying discs and burning files via an intuitive burning interface. Burn a disk in 3 simple steps: drop files into the interface then click "Burn".
  • newegg Bright and Dazzling Design The ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U stands out from the crowd with its elegant and eye catching diamond-cut design. The weave style and glossy sheen make it look great with or without the included stand.
  • newegg Mobility The ultra-slim design and detachable stand make it easy to carry. The ability to power via only USB ports also eliminates the need to carry around a big and bulky power adapter.

Learn more about the ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U/D-BK

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
SDRW-08D2S-U/D-BK
Type
Slim DVD Burner

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
160ms
CD-ROM Access Time
140ms
Cache
1MB

WRITE Speed

DVD+R
8X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
8X
DVD-RW
8X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
16X
DVD+R DL
6X
DVD-R DL
6X
DVD-RAM
5X

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
8X
CD-ROM
24X

Physical Spec

Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Interface
USB 2.0

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
Software Contents
Cyberlink Power2Go
E-Green

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


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  • Kirk E.
  • 7/9/2013 12:42:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDependable

Pros: Have had for 2 years with light use, no problems.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Purchased for a netbook with no internal CD/DVD drive.

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  • Rafe F.
  • 7/8/2013 1:02:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat product!!

Pros: Sleek rigid design, removable base is always nice, speed is comparable to all the elite ext ODs.

Cons: none

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  • Will B.
  • 6/1/2013 7:15:07 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsReliable DVD burner

Pros: Works great on MacBook Pro 2010. I've burned several DVD and had zero fails. Powered all though USB so no extra power required.

Cons: Doesn't work as bootable drive on Mac so if wanting to use it install windows on mac this drive wont work, but does work like regular USB DVD bootable on newer windows computer

Other Thoughts: Works great for windows laptop or desktop without a DVD drive. Works well on Mac for burning DVDs or cd without SuperDrive.

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  • Brian D.
  • 8/21/2012 12:19:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood unit

Pros: Compact, low power draw, portable

Cons: The USB cord could be a little longer

Other Thoughts: Overall quite happy with this unit. Bought it since my netbook doesn't have an optical drive. Has come in handy since my other laptop's dvd drive has failed. Good unit for the price. Recommended if your are looking for an external DVD burner.

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  • David K.
  • 7/21/2012 4:08:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks great on Mac Air

Pros: I've had great success using this external drive on both a Macbook Air w/ os 10.7 (Lion), and on a crunchy old Dell c640 / win XP. In each case, it only needs 1 USB connection to read or write. No coasters or problems reading/writing (yet). It's been dependable and meets my needs, and at a great price.

Cons: It's a little noisy, and maybe not the fastest drive.

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  • Jake V.
  • 7/3/2012 11:41:52 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Great for my Sister's Lenovo Netbook

Pros: I bought this for my sister's Lenovo x120e.
It's quiet and runs fairly cool.

No issues with watching DVDs or listening to CDs under Windows 7.

Cons: None.

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  • Benjamin U.
  • 3/9/2012 11:13:19 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot worth the money

Pros: It started well. I used it twice before and it worked great. Little loud but doable and it was affordable.

Cons: loud, died on 3rd useage

Other Thoughts: I used it twice, once to rip a dvd and another time to install a program. Worked fine on my Mac air and in windows 7 running parallels. Problem is it seems to have died. While it looks fine I think it bent in the middle. Since it's suppose to be portable, why did it bend in the middle?! I got an RMA from Asus to send it back since it was past the return date for newegg.

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  • Mr. A.
  • 2/18/2012 3:09:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggsRebates Says Combo

Pros: Like new egg

Cons: Looks like you have to buy the drive in a combo, to qualify for a rebate. My experience with the rebates is just the same. Send everything that they require and it is denied. I think it is corruption by the people who open the envelopes and divert that the rebate to themselves, not the companies who offer them. I have been in the distribution centers for major companies, you would have no problems identifying what is wrong with the economy.

Other Thoughts: I will probably still purchase regardless of the rebate. Everyone seems to think it functions okay, which is what I want, portability.

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  • I W.
  • 2/16/2012 5:58:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS is "the" brand for ODD choice!

Pros: Slim and slick design, a nice decoration to my working table. It rips CDs and plays DVDs flawlessly--a better, faster drive than the one in my notebook. A quality piece of gear from ASUS.

Cons: none so far.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this drive to my friends and family!

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  • Matt R.
  • 2/13/2012 5:23:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDon't bet on the Rebate

Pros: Works
Cheap
Very portable
Matches my laptop (Asus U36SD)

Cons: Bought it thinking Asus would actually send my rebate money back. Well, I just check the site and my rebate was denied because "everything was missing." I guess I sent an empty envelope... >:o

Other Thoughts: Don't expect your money back.

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