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HP USB 2.0 External DVD-Writer Model dvd1040 LightScribe Support - OEM

  • 20X DVD+R
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Learn more about the Hewlett-Packard dvd1040

Model

Brand
HP
Model
dvd1040
Type
DVD Burner

WRITE Speed

DVD+R
20X

Physical Spec

LightScribe Support
Yes
Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
USB 2.0

Software

Software Contents
Nero

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Grant M.
  • 8/11/2009 11:42:17 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsOne of the best PC-related purchases ever

Pros: This thing is a beast for an external CD burner. I actually have a slightly older model - the 940 but I've used it to burn hundreds of discs and have maybe only had a couple of failures so overall about a 97% success rate. Which is still excellent. Cost is great for this type of drive considering I've paid nearly three - four times that amount for slower burners that have had many failed discs. The included software and utilities are excellent and I really dig Nero software. It's far superior to Roxio any day of the week. The Lightscribe software included is also far superior to Roxio's as well since you can burn completely custom labels on it and not have to conform to the included templates.

Cons: If you're buying this for the Lightscribe feature keep in mind that on an external drive it's painfully slow. The labels can take anywhere from 18 - 30 minutes to burn. It's also bigger and bulkier than your average slim burner so that's something you may want to consider as well. Plus it requires its own power supply as well as opposed to running completely off USB.

Other Thoughts: If Newegg ever gets these back in stock buy one - you shall not be disappointed.

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  • christopher m.
  • 7/25/2009 4:00:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat

Pros: Easy setup, worked with no issues.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: Good price, good hardware.

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  • Mr. W.
  • 7/23/2009 7:33:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgwill65074

Pros: I've had this a little over a month now and have been backing up files to DVD and burning movies and videos to DVD and I have had no problems with it. I am currently considering buying a couple more for my sons.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Beulah M.
  • 6/16/2009 2:26:08 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Needed a drive with my netbook and to replace with the one I had. Works great!

Cons: None

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  • Curtis D.
  • 6/7/2009 3:56:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExpected Results

Pros: Same core drive that I spent much more cash for a few months ago (Lite-On) external from Wal-Mart. Specs of the drive itself are exactly the same. If you need a new DVD drive and do not want to pull your PC apart to replace a failed internal, this is a nice option. It plugs right into any USB2.0 port, an external power supply powers it.

Cons: Nothing significant. It is black, collects dust.

Other Thoughts: I have yet to burn any DVDs but I looked up the specs for the drive, it is the same mechanical core as Lite-On DVD lightscribe writers. I think the other external I bought was over 70$, so this was a good find.

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  • Paulo P.
  • 5/25/2009 1:13:29 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsIt works if it feels like it

Pros: I'll tell you when I find out

Cons: Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't. Tried different brands of CD's, same result. Good thing CD's are cheap, it has ruined several. Just as a test, try to find updated drivers for this piece of junk.

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  • Shannon H.
  • 5/17/2009 12:00:13 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Burner - Very Pleased

Pros: Burns all types of DVD's, not just +r's!!! Comes with Nero software. Excellent bang for the buck! C'mon, for this price, how could you go wrong?

Cons: It's a full size external drive so it takes up some desk/shelf space.

Other Thoughts: Just get it. This drive writes to every kind of disc and is plug n play.

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  • Justin F.
  • 5/12/2009 11:34:13 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Arrived on time (Thnaks Newegg), performed as advertised,

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have used the dvd1040 for five days and I have had no problems granted, I have only burened about ten DVDs. I will update if a problem arrives.

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