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ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U

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  • Drag-and-burn interface
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Thomas W.
  • 4/13/2015 4:07:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well, seems fragile and 2 USB ports needed

This review is from: ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U

Pros: Convenient, small, fast.

Cons: Seems fragile, tray is like a laptop tray, kind of quirky. Requires the use of 2 USB ports (recommended as per instructions)

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  • Adam T.
  • 3/26/2015 10:41:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsFails in less than 90 days

This review is from: ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U

Pros: Looks sleek, slim and lightweight.

Cons: It connects and disconnects back and forth over and over again. It does this with two seperate PC's.

Other Thoughts: I'd love to get an exchange on this thing and if I'm granted one, I'd be happy to update my review accordingly.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Adam,

Thank you for using our product and for making an effort in posting this review. I understand that you have an issue with the unit getting disconnected all the time. Is the SDRW-08D2S-U connected to your PC using USB cable? If so, can you please try to change the cable. If this doesn't fix the issue, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1503100612 in the subject line for your reference.

I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department is dedicated to bringing a resolution for all issues related to our products.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Jeremy M.
  • 1/29/2015 5:21:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

This review is from: ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U

Pros: Bought this in 2013, and still use it today. It just works. Windows XP, Windows 7, Ubuntu. Still use it today.

Cons: None

Manufacturer Response:

Dear JeremyM,

We appreciate your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. Its good to know that your satisfied with the product. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N1501105324 in the subject for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Mark L.
  • 1/16/2015 6:12:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsExternal DVD writer

This review is from: ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U

Pros: Ran extremely well
Sleek black color looks great
Plug and play

Cons: The port to plug in the usb cord broke off when I was plugging it in - I am very careful with my hardware and was not rough with this. Dissapointed in ASUS, was expecting more quality.

Other Thoughts: Worked great for around 8 months. If you don't plan on keeping this is one place it's a great buy but if you're mobile with your gear I'd look elsewhere for durability.

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  • Mike G.
  • 1/5/2015 5:59:05 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAsus 2.o External CD

This review is from: ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U

Pros: Small light, does the job. Never have to use the 2nd USB cable. Never used the supplied Cd. Win7 installed drivers, it reads writes, what else do you want.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Did not use the supplied CD, was afraid of bloatware??

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  • STEVEN M.
  • 12/31/2014 3:45:28 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsASUS External CD/DVD Burner

This review is from: ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U

Pros: Just plug and play - out of the box. As expected. Powered through USB port.

Cons: none, yet

Other Thoughts: Comes with miniUSB to duel USB connectiong wire which allows a second USB connection to your system should your ports be under powered. Too bad it's not USB 3, but for a final price of $12 (after rebate) I dare not complain.

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  • Zack C.
  • 12/29/2014 9:34:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsClever little drive

This review is from: ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U

Pros: Slimline external self powered DVDRW that's smaller than my first Sony D121 Discman.

Uses 2 USB ports instead of a power brick - well worth it.

Nice looking

Hassle free plug and play 1st time boot drive

Cons: Nada

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  • John C.
  • 12/23/2014 6:33:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat buy!

This review is from: ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U

Pros: Been waiting to buy an external DVD writer for some time and finally saw this deal for a Hamilton after rebate. Only burned several DVDs to this point, but no coasters as of yet. Quick enough and like the look (despite the glossy finish - see below) if that means anything. Convenience is #1 pro as I could use it on the laptops or trusty old desktop at a moment's notice.

Cons: Never a fan of glossy finishes on products that you have to touch as it just doesn't make sense. Noisy - All writers are somewhat noisy, but they're only working for short bursts, so no big deal.

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  • adrien c.
  • 12/21/2014 9:26:04 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsASUS Disk Driver

This review is from: ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U

Pros: It works on my Mac.

Cons: Software diskette accompanying driver is exclusively for Microsoft. Cannot be used for Apple computers. ASUS web site no help with getting Mac version.

Needs two links to computer for adequate power

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  • David W.
  • 12/16/2014 6:08:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks great!

This review is from: ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD/DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U

Pros: I don't have to use up an internal SATA port or have a rarely used device drawing power. I don't have to have keep a desktop computer within arm's reach. There is less wear and tear on the hard to replace optical drive built into my laptops. Higher power USB ports suitable for tablet charging make use of the "Y" cable unnecessary.

Cons: The only con here is speed. A larger optical drive would reads and writes at much faster speeds. Also I'd prefer a drive which used a micro USB connector.

Other Thoughts: I have an external enclosure for a full sized optical drive. Even on old computer's that only provide minimal power to the USB ports, I've found that the "Y" connector is only necessary for writing not reading.

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