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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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  • Anonymous
  • 1/15/2016 12:11:43 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy to get up and running

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

Pros: The DVD/CD writer comes with a CD should you need drivers. It just works! That is all you need.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Useful for modern laptops without a CD/DVD burner.

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  • Colin D.
  • 12/10/2015 7:36:43 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

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

Pros: It looks pretty nice. I do like ASUS's aesthetics.

Cons: My unit lacked a stand as depicted on the NewEgg product page. This was a major reason I chose this unit over inexpensive units.

Other Thoughts: Bought this so I didn't have to hold onto my 2009 Macbook Pro, the last computer in my house with an optical drive. I do occasionally buy CDs still and rip them for safekeeping, plus I have lots of discs I burned throughout the late '90s and 2000s that I will want to access.

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  • Yin X.
  • 12/8/2015 9:51:09 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsASUS slim DVD writer

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

Pros: nice looking, stylish

Cons: none.

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  • Andrew S.
  • 12/8/2015 11:52:50 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat for the price

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

Pros: Cost me 10 bucks after rebate.
Burned a cd fairly quickly and is capable of everything i ask of it

Cons: Takes two usb ports to run at best speed.
seems a little flimsy but i cant complain too much it was only 10 bucks

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  • Yang L.
  • 11/12/2015 9:56:59 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsWorst purchase of my life!!!

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

Pros: It works!

Cons: As soon as it starts to rotate with high speed, I hear a very bad noise and vibration.
Tried at least 4 different discs with the device. I am sure that the problem is with the DVD-RW and not the discs.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Yang,

Thank you for your time on posting this review, we are sorry to hear your experience with the unit. On behalf of ASUS we apologize for any inconvenience the unit has caused you.

Please allow me to assist you. Can we have a detailed information about the units problem and may I know the steps that you have taken to try to fix the issue? Please try the steps below to try to troubleshoot the units issue.

* Install the latest USB drivers for the motherboard.
* Try different USB ports or use different Computer for comparison
* Try different media discs, including both DVD and CD.
* Confirm that the USB cables are working.

For further assistance or if you want to discuss this matter with me, please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case #N151153381 in the subject line for a reference. I'm here to help you and all others with these issues, as our customer loyalty department dedicated to bringing a resolution to all issues related to our products.

If ever you want to call our representatives please check link below for the contact numbers.

http://www.asus.com/us/support/CallUs

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Best regards,
Jerry
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • jozey h.
  • 10/20/2015 5:32:35 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgood disk drive

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

Pros: good
works

Cons: scratches easily
top is a bit flimsy plastic

Other Thoughts: works but could be better

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/29/2015 11:21:02 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsWorks whenever I need it.

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

Pros: Hasn't failed a write for me when I needed to use it.

Cons: The USB cable could be longer than just a foot, but it hasn't hindered my use of it. Most mini USB-A cables should work fine with it anyhow.

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  • Lucas P.
  • 9/29/2015 8:43:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSolid Optical Drive

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

Pros: Great price and slim form factor. Works as advertised.

Cons: Short USB cable that takes up 2 ports.

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  • Jill K.
  • 9/26/2015 11:31:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive for the price!

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

Pros: - Looks nice
- Fast
- Did what it is supposed to do

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: Used it to install all of the drivers and Windows on my new PC, since my case has no 5.25" bays. Worked great, and I can keep it for a long time to use and put away whenever I (rarely) need it.

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  • Dale M.
  • 8/19/2015 10:37:25 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsPower / Data Cable Could Be Better

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

Pros: * Stylish slim design.
* Includes additional utility disk that includes disk encryption and burning software.
* A fairly quiet drive during operation.
* Current pricing makes it an affordable purchase.

Cons: * Gloss finish really shows the fingerprints.
* Data cable end that plugs into computer's USB port could have a tighter fit. On my newer Thinkpad the plug has a little looseness in the USB ports so the laptop has difficulty recognizing the drive unless I put a little upward tension on the cable. The same ports have a snug plug fit when using my wireless mouse or external hard drive and no tensioning is needed. On my other Thinkpad, the cable has a little wiggle, but no connection problems.

Other Thoughts: * I was primarily looking for a low cost drive to do occasional hard drive images of my laptops. Since two of my laptops lacked an optical drive, I needed an external optical drive to boot my imaging software for backups to an external hard drive. Overall the drive perform well except for the cable problem on the one Thinkpad which is only two months old.
* Although it isn't a deal breaker, it would have been nice if a carry case was included for storage. Nothing fancy, a simple vinyl pouch with a velco flap would have been a nice additional for storing the drive and cable when not in use.

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