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

  • MAC OS & WIN8 Compactible
  • Elegant appearance
  • Disc Encryption
  • Drag-and-burn interface

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Craig C.
  • 5/19/2016 10:23:38 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorks well, don't expect a rebate

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

Pros: small
reads disks well
doesn't skip (my Mac internal drive was skipping)

Cons: bad rebate experience
company that does rebates is sketchy

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Craig,

Hello, I would like to thank you for taking your time in writing this review. We certainly value your feedback. It is nice to know that you enjoy this product, despite your rebate experience. Sorry for the inconvenience this caused you. Can you send me your rebate tracking # so I can further investigate your case? You can contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities. I'm here to assist our customers with our products and dedicated in bringing a resolution to all issues that they may come across. Your case for reference is #N160558261



Thanks for choosing ASUS

Regards,
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Dan G.
  • 5/14/2016 1:10:19 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsnice and portable

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

Pros: Small size. Burns DL DVDs. Uses USB-A to mini-B cable -- like some of my other devices, so I only need to pack one cable for multiple devices.

Cons: Kind of flimsy ... but that goes with any laptop-size optical drive, I suppose.

W-a-a-y too glossy ... finish picks up fingerprints and they show up like neon lights. A textured orange-peel finish would have been nicer.

Other Thoughts: Not sure why my experience with cables and burning DL DVDs is different from some of the other reviewers. I had no trouble at all burning 8.7GB Verbatim 8x DVD+R DL discs from Newegg, and I had no trouble using a generic, third-party mini-B cable and a single port of my Latitude E6430 laptop, so I didn't need one of those frankenstein "Y" connectors that take up two USB sockets.

No drivers needed for Win7 64-bit.

Wish it came with a carrying case to protect that overly-glossy finish.

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  • Jerry B.
  • 4/27/2016 5:09:48 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsIncomplete shipment

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

Pros: Don't know cannot run it no cable

Cons: No connecting cable in the package per the add

Other Thoughts: Check package carefully upon receipt

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Jerry,

Hello, I would like to thank you for taking your time in writing this review. We certainly value your feedback. It is unfortunate that you did not receive a connecting cable with your unit. Did you buy this unit brand new?. Sorry for the inconvenience this caused you. Please contact me at cl-justin@asus.com, so I can further investigate your case. I am here to assist our customers with our products and dedicated in bringing a resolution to all issues that they may come across. Your case for reference is #N160510766

Thanks for choosing ASUS


Regards
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Aaron H.
  • 3/11/2016 1:40:59 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsTerrible Support - no new Windows drivers

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

Pros: Worked on my Windows 7 build
Software is okay -- good for mounting drives and such

Cons: No Windows 10 drivers
Terrible Tech support

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this as long as you plan on sticking with an older OS

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  • SIULUNG Y.
  • 3/5/2016 7:17:58 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsgood while it lasted

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

Pros: simple plug and play
compact
uses dual usb slot, one for data, one for power

Cons: Dead.

I never dropped it or abused it. Literally inserted cd, installed software from cd and then after the computer did it's usual restart, I couldn't eject cd and drive was inoperable.

I double checked the wired with an exteral hdd that used the same type of port and it works fine so I eliminated possibility of faulty usb cable. I even used another type of cable to double check but still nothing.

Other Thoughts: Purchased 2/11/2015

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Siu,

Hello, I would like to thank you for taking your time in writing this review. We certainly value your feedback. It is unfortunate that DVD drivers is no longer working. Sorry for the inconvenience this caused you. Have you tried updating your drivers? Also, have you tried using it on a different computer. Please contact me at cl-justin@asus.com, so I can further investigate your case. I'm here to assist our customers with our products and dedicated in bringing a resolution to all issues that they may come across. Your case for reference is #N160337104

Thanks for choosing ASUS

Regards,
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Albert C.
  • 2/28/2016 6:09:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat DVD

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

Pros: Works well for PCs without a DVD. Relatively fast.

Cons: Need to plug into 2 USB port as it needs power. But that is expected.

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  • Danny J.
  • 2/25/2016 10:31:56 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRecently refurbished a Dell E6410 laptop

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

Pros: Pulled the existing DVD/CD player out of the laptop and replaced it with a hard drive to add capacity to the new SSD primary hard drive. Not wanting to be without a DVD player, we keep the external slim DVD/CD burner in the laptop carrying case along with other accessories.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Extended the life of an aging Dell laptop with plenty of useful life.

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  • DAVID L.
  • 2/24/2016 1:41:06 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsReliable so far

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

Pros: As far as I can tell, reads & writes reliably

Cons: From my experience, any pushbutton tray will malfunction eventually. But that's every drive being made today, isn't it?

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  • Francis C.
  • 2/21/2016 7:21:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

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

Pros: It is a basic DVD/CD Burner. Easy to setup and install. A Good External DVD/CD Burner

Cons: Does not do Dual Layer DVDs

Other Thoughts: I would recommend this product to anyone that needs a basic DVD/CD burner that just wants to make simple DVDs and CDs

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  • Abhilash A.
  • 2/13/2016 6:55:05 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBogus MIR

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

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Terrible customer service, bogus MIR, ever believe new egg/ Asus mail in

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Abhilash,

Hello, I would like to thank you for taking your time in writing this review. We certainly value your feedback. It is unfortunate that you were not satisfied with our customer service. Sorry for the the inconvenience this caused you. What exactly are you having issues with? If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me at cl-justin@asus.com and I will help you to the best of my abilities. I'm here to assist our customers with our products and dedicated in bringing a resolution to all issues that they may come across. Your case for reference is #N160265654

Thanks for choosing ASUS

Regards,
Justin
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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