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HP Black 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM USB 2.0 External DVD Drive with LightScribe Model HP 940 E

  • 18X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 18X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW
  • 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Paul T.
  • 9/15/2008 12:03:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Value

Pros: Great Newegg price with fast, free shipping made this an exceptionally good buy. Easy Plug and Play. Fast, error-free burning. Once properly launched (see cons), the Nero software is straightforward and easy to use.

Cons: Nero software is a little quirky. Must load the media before launching Nero, else the software won't recognize the drive.

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  • RAYMOND P.
  • 9/7/2008 10:52:04 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHP 940D / 940E

Pros: Attractive case. Power plug stays in securely. Fits nicely into its vertical stand. Relatively quiet. Fast. Nero 7 likes it. Just can't beat the thirty-six bucks paid which included shipping !!

Cons: None at all so far. Can not update firmware with the Lite-on LH-18A1H HL09.exe program. No HP firmware update is available, but none may be needed. Looks like this item is a close-out and will no longer be available.

Other Thoughts: I think Lightscribe is a stupid gimmick that most drive mfrs have stooped to. Some reviewers have complained that the 940 is "too noisy". This is probably because they have located it on their tabletop which is closer to their ears than an internal drive. My unit was marked as model 940D, not E, which only means that it has the Lite-on LH-18A1H drive in disguise.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/24/2007 9:45:41 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsA great all-around burner

Pros: As petty as it sounds, one of the pros are the appearance. It has a nice rounded enclosure that fits well in the vertical stand if you choose to use the stand. The overall look of it is high quality.

As far as performance, it does read/write very fast and quiet for the speed. It also supports every type of media you could use (except for HD-DVD and Blueray of course).

The Lightscribe feature works well. It comes with a light version of Nero as well as a Lightscribe labeler. All of the included software is perfectly adequate for most users, except those that are trying to burn DVDs from VOB files, or convert AVI's to DVDs. You'll just need fancier software for that.

Cons: Like ANY Lightscribe burner, the Lightscribe process is slow but well worth it if you took your time to paste some cool art into the software. Other than that it's hard to get support from HPs website. They really don't have anything about this drive in their support section. There are also numerous releases (d, e, etc.). I was not able to find a firmware update at all. I guess that just means HP is standing by the one that comes with it.

Other Thoughts: Would I buy it again? Not sure. I've had several times with my one year old Compaq notebook suddenly not recognizing the drive at all. I always have to uninstall the USB ports, restart my computer, and hope that the drive is recognized. I have no idea if this is the drive or the notebook but it doesn't happen with any other USB device I own. But since I can't 100% say it's the drive, I won't blame it on it.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/8/2007 10:12:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI Like It !

Pros: Truly plug-n-play. I plugged in the USB cable, added power, and voila I was reading discs in about a minute. Has good bundled software and has worked fantastically so far.

Cons: As previously posted, this drive can be a bit noisy, but for the proce and performance, I can live with it.

Other Thoughts: This is only my 2nd purchase from Newegg and I've been impressed on both accounts. Easy web ordering, quick response, ordered 5/1 received 5/4; great producsts and prices, too.

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  • Raymond S.
  • 4/19/2007 7:55:35 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat DVD burner

Pros: This HP drive is great, I read the other reviews and decided to buy this unit. It is very quiet and seems to be made very well. I have written to several DVD's and the quality is outstanding. Haven't used the "lightscribe" feature yet but I just purchased some of the lightscribe DVD's from Newegg.

Cons: None so far.

Other Thoughts: All in all a really well made quality drive that works great. And as always Newegg beat all other prices. Thanks Newegg !

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  • Kenneth W.
  • 4/10/2007 9:30:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: This is a great product, it's worth every penny.

Cons: Can make a lot of noise at times

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  • Tyler K.
  • 3/31/2007 11:13:40 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Burner

Pros: Great Drive!! Burns Fast and Light scribe technology works great!! Couldn't ask for a better brand name drive!!

Cons: a little noisy at time but not too bad!!

Other Thoughts: Very pleased with this drive!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/22/2007 8:21:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsJunk

Pros: None.

Cons: Lightscribe feature didn't work. Drive noisy.
Rather large footprint.

Other Thoughts: Should have listened to my instinct about buying this brand.

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  • Adam S.
  • 3/22/2007 2:54:17 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNewegg have done it again!

Pros: Very cheap for HP drive. These are £125+tax in retail stores!

Cons: None

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  • Matthew H.
  • 3/16/2007 4:41:31 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat price, great component

Pros: Plug and play at it's easiest. Just hook it up with the included USB 2.0 cord and you're halfway there. Decent software suite included, such as Power DVD and Nero. Quiet fans and doesn't take up much desk space (and I'm not even using the optional vertical stand).

Cons: None so far

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