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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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A harmonious marriage of technology and aesthetics, the ASUS slim USB 2.0 CD/DVD writer offers you comprehensive CD/DVD read/write capability in a sleek, elegant enclosure. With USB 2.0 connectivity, you can initiate CD/DVD program installation or backup your data to CD/DVD on a non-ODD equipped ultrabook MacBook computer. Password-controlled and hidden-file functionality provide doubled security against unauthorized access and tampering. Easy to use drag-and-burn interface allows you to accomplish entire jobs in three steps. As an added bonus, its clean cut appearance and weave-styled surface are pleasing to the eye and can be matched to your laptop or ultrabook.

  • newegg Double security on-the-go Disc Encryption doubles the security with Password-controlled and hidden-file functionality.
  • newegg 3 easy steps to complete disc burning Drag-and-burn interface accomplishes entire jobs in three easy steps.
  • newegg Bright and Dazzling Design Elegant appearance embodies the harmonious marriage of technology and aesthetics.

A winning blend of technology and design, the ASUS slim USB 2.0 CD/DVD writer gives you comprehensive read & write capability in an elegant case. With USB 2.0 connectivity, easily install the CD/DVD program or back-up your data to a CD or DVD on a non-ODD equipped Ultrabook or MacBook computer. Password-controlled and hidden-file functionality provide doubled security against unauthorized access and tampering. Easy to use drag-and-burn interface allows you to accomplish entire jobs in three steps. As an added bonus, its sleek, woven surface looks nice on your desk and readily complements your laptop or Ultrabook.

  • newegg Double security on-the-go Disc Encryption doubles the security with password-controlled and hidden-file functionality. Enjoy worry-free use for all your personal and business computing needs.
  • newegg Efficient burning in 3 easy steps Drag-and-burn interface accomplishes entire jobs in three easy steps. Save time and hassle with complex processes made simple.
  • newegg Sleek, stylish design ASUS’ slim CD/DVD writer’s elegant appearance embodies the harmonious marriage of technology and aesthetics.


Learn more about the ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U

Model

Brand
ASUS
Model
SDRW-08D2S-U
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
6X
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

Software Contents
Cyberlink
Power2Go
E-Green

Features

Features
Double security on-the-go
Disc Encryption doubles the security with Password-controlled and hidden-file functionality.

3 easy steps to complete disc burning
Drag-and-burn interface accomplishes entire jobs in three easy steps.

Bright and Dazzling Design
Elegant appearance embody the harmonious marriage of technology and aesthetics.

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Kenneth S.
  • 3/23/2014 12:22:11 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Little Reader

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

Pros: Free shipping and yet it arrives the very next day? Sign me up!

Plugged into my wife's new laptop and was immediately recognized w/o the software that accompanied it (laptop is running windows 8). The price was a bit more than some cheaper options but there's a reason this model is getting the reviews it is.. you wont go wrong picking it up if you find yourself in need of a CD-ROM. I'm not even sure we will ever utilize the DVD writing capabilities but regardless, I'm very happy with the purchase.

Cons: None yet - but it has only been a week. So far no complaints.

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  • Delmer J.
  • 3/2/2014 8:43:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks like it should

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

Pros: Works great. no issues the first week. Got it to carry in my bag with me.

Cons: no real cons. the external drive is really a high gloss finish.im sure it will get scuffed up easy ,only time with tell.

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  • Brien S.
  • 2/18/2014 9:27:03 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks

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

Pros: Plugged it in and it works. Got it for my daughters small notebook that has no optical drive. Haven't heard any complaints.

Cons: None yet

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  • Andrew L.
  • 1/23/2014 11:03:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS THANKS for slim dvd writer

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

Pros: thin light to carry around and powerful fast and reliable

Cons: none

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  • Evgeni B.
  • 1/4/2014 5:59:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood enough

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

Pros: It's external DVDRW, it works, it is rather slow (USB2). Looks nice, works out of the box. Nothing to complain about.

Cons: No complaints so far.

Other Thoughts: Next time I'd probably get USB3 device - USB2 is... slow. Other than that - it's a fine drive.

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  • David L.
  • 12/19/2013 10:27:49 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCute and Cuddly

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

Pros: Well, I haven't owned this thing for long and I don't plan to use it a lot, but when I look at it it just gives me butterflies. Something about the diamond style cut exterior just makes me glad I got this one instead of one of the other cheap USB 2.0 optical drives were still forced to use for software on occasion.

Cons: None so far!

Other Thoughts: Looks hefty, weighs almost nothing. Definitely be careful with it.

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  • Acorn C.
  • 12/13/2013 8:49:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsOne is all you need

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

Pros: It works.
Its small.

Cons: Below average read/write speed.

Other Thoughts: Most of the computers in my office don't have an optical drive. One of these external drives are all we need to make image files of installation disks and store them on network attached storage. The optical disk's low speed is only annoying once - after copying the image file from our network into a temporary folder on the local hard drive or SSD or onto a premium speed USB3 thumb drive, most installations complete in seconds.

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  • Richard L.
  • 11/18/2013 9:08:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks like it should

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

Pros: Worked great with Win 7 and Win 8.1, speeds was inline with benchmarks and reviews... Ripped a few DVDs for test , worked, burned some Music and Movies worked like a champ... still went back to using my Internal DVD ROM (Was originally going to ditch internal and have external for once in awhile need but as I don't have alot in my case I figured instead of having external laying around just use internal.

Cons: no cons

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  • Jean-Sebastien G.
  • 11/11/2013 9:29:52 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDoes not play music CD

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

Pros: None

Cons: I have tried 10 music CDs, and none of them work.

You need to plug TWO USB to your computer.

Their Firmware upgrade points to a website that shows up a "Not found" page.

Other Thoughts: The return shipping fee is half the value of the item. Basically, I can just trash it now.

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  • Cody R.
  • 11/7/2013 7:17:44 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsMixed Results, Not Recommended

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

Pros: DVD writing function appeared to work flawlessly for several months.

Cons: The standard CD write feature has never shown any signs of functioning. DVD write feature began failing after 7-8 months of intermittent use (a run of 6-8 discs once bi-monthly)

Other Thoughts: Mixed results with this external writer. I purchased this for our photography department which needed a new CD/DVD writer for purposes of archiving images on physical discs. We opted to keep the drive around in order to burn DVDs and continued to successfully use the device in this manner for 7+ months. Last month we began experiencing issues with the DVD write function. Specifically the drive began to lose connectivity with the terminal and "disappear" during a burn. Additionally, the Interface Software feels tragically clunky and dated. Don't forget to purchase a service plan if you choose to go with this product.

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