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ASUS USB 2.0 External DVD-Writer Model SDRW-08U5S-U/SIL/G/AS

  • Mac OS & WIN8 Compactible
  • World's Thinnest DVD-Writer
  • 8X DVD writing speed
  • Built-in Hidden stand saves space and increases mobility
  • Drag-and-Burn with 3 easy steps to complete disc burning
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Ultra-thin and perfect for Ultrabooks!

As the world’s thinnest 8x DVD-writer, ASUS SDRW-08U5S-U comes with the form factor at just 12mm. This highly portable external DVD writer can be effortlessly transported and placed, making it a perfect companion for Ultrabooks and other mobile devices. Its sophisticated, Zen-inspired design includes a built-in stand that saves space and reduces clutter, while enabling dual-stance horizontal and vertical placement. For data protection, ASUS integrates dual security measures, with password controls and encryption alongside encoded file name functionality.

  • newegg Doubled Data Security ASUS includes password control and encoded file name functionality on the SDRW-08U5S-U. Extensive and highly customizable password controls utilize robust encryption to keep intruders away from valuable stored data, joined by encoded file names.
  • newegg The Most Energy Saving Drive E-Green auto-closes the drive application when not in use, saving over 50% power consumption for users.
  • newegg Burn Discs in Three Simple Steps Drag and drop files to complete super-reliable disc burning in three intuitive steps.
  • newegg Flexible Dual Positioning The bundled stand enables vertical and horizontal placement for greater convenience and space saving.
  • newegg Sophisticated Zen Design Meticulously-treated metallic surfaces carry a concentric-circle hairline texture, and together with the sliver-thin form factor, these Zen design concepts make the SDRW-08U5S-U a highly unique product that stands out among generic optical drives. Lively Mellow Metallic, Dusty Rose, and Bright Berry color schemes provide three stylish options.

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

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  • James N.
  • 1/25/2015 6:56:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS External DVD-Writer SDRW_08U5S-U/SIL/G/AS

Pros: Worked right out of the box, no need to install any software to use it. Connected it into to a USB port and it was immediately recognized as a DVD/CD device on my computer that has Win8.1 OS.

The provided cable is plenty long enough. Looks and feels like a high quality device. The retail packaging that it comes with is sturdy and can be used to store the unit when it isn't being used.

Eliminates the need for having a DVD/CD device permanently installed n a computer case that rarely gets used and allows for using smaller cases. Easily transported and stored.

Cons: Seemed a little slow but as it is uses the USB 2.0 interface, that was expected.

Other Thoughts: Would have preferred a USB 3.0 interface external DVD/CD for the higher speed but cost was prohibitive ( about 4X higher).

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  • James K.
  • 10/23/2014 10:26:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes the job with no hassle

Pros: Cracked this open, ignored the directions. Hooked it up to a new iMac with the included USB cable, popped the drawer button and dropped in a Win 7 DVD, closed the drawer and fired up Parallels to install a Win 7 VM. It worked flawlessly. In other words it reminds me a lot of what America used to be. Been a while since I bought any piece of tech equipment that didn't involve a hassle and if there is an expert in this area I am it. 30+ years in Wintel from the screen to the metal as a user and developer, I've seen and done it all and I know when I see quality.

Cons: none. none whatsoever. Jaw dropping in fact.

Other Thoughts: The best programs and the best hardware devices have a quality of invisibility. You don't think about them. They just work. This qualifies.

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/10/2014 7:30:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsSeem Like Sturdy Little Units

Pros: We recently purchased 3. It is getting harder to find DVD burners on laptops, and even docking stations are starting to come without a DVD burner.

They are quite compact, and seem fairly rugged for what they are.

We have not used them much. We really just need them around for those occasions when a DVD Reader/Writer is needed. However, the one I tested worked fine.

Cons: I need a minimum of 5 words here.

Other Thoughts: Unless we become aware of quality issues, we will continue to buy this brand as needed.

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