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HP USB 2.0 External CD/DVD Writer Model dvd1270e LightScribe Support

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  • External DVD Writer.
  • 24x DVD write speed;
  • 16x DVD read speed;
  • LightScribe technology( imprint a design on discs )
  • USB 2.0 interface

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • 9/28/2015 10:37:54 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorking Really Well For Me

Pros: It's quiet and relatively fast. I think only a USB3.0 and eSATA interface could be faster. I'm using this unit as a portable drive for laptops and PCs. No driver issues whatsoever, including Vista. I bought this HP to replace my 8-yr old LiteOn with LigthScribe technology. I can burn LightScribe DVDs but this process is sooooo slow because of the artwork I used on covers. The tray open/close operation is quiet and gentle and does not "throw" the disc off the tray.

Cons: The LightScribe operation is very slow and the enclosed NERO 9 ESSENTIAL operation is not intuitive. But because I've used LightScribe on my LiteOn before, I managed.

Other Thoughts: If I can find another one discounted priced like before I'll buy another.

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  • Matthew A.
  • 8/16/2015 5:14:15 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBulky, but works

Pros: Works

Cons: A little bulky, and not impressed with the need for a power cord, but I have no other complaints.

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  • Bobby J.
  • 8/7/2015 11:07:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGREAT Old School External Drive

Pros: 1.) Has External Power which makes a huge difference in the burning process
2.) Supports LightScribe
3.) Name Brand HP
4.) Burns both CD's and DVD's
5.) Burns Dual Layer Format
6.) 1 Year Warranty

Cons: 1.) Big and Bulky
2.) Prefer Black instead of White

Other Thoughts: It is important to have an External Power Source when burning media as the success rate is much greater.

My Cons are more just personal preference such as the color and the size. The drive itself works Great!

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  • Michael L.
  • 7/29/2015 9:18:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill a good buy even 3 years later

Pros: Stout drive, not the least bit flimsy, Has it's own power supply, 24X speed compared to 8X max on the slim drives, LightScribe, Quiet, Reliable.

Cons: None if you bother reading the description before buying it....

Other Thoughts: This is my 10th one, I've been using them for over three years now with zero failure rate. They are indeed large, and require the external power supply included with it...but that's what makes this work so well IMHO. The ones powered by USB sometimes don't have enough juice to get the job done, no such issue here. Plus it works exactly like a DVD drive in your home/work computer, with triple the speed of the slim drives and quiet operation. Lightscribe is also a nice bonus. The included Nero software also works on Linux as well as Windows(sorry Mac users, no luck here). For a stay at home external drive, it has no equal short of buying an external case, a separate DVD drive and making one yourself...and that would cost way more than this solution.

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  • Tyrone R.
  • 7/29/2015 11:46:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsHP DVD1270e, a good deal

Pros: The HP external drive was tested as a DVD and audio player on a PC with Windows 8.1, and on a MacBook Pro with OSX Yosemite, without a hitch. On the Mac, it was necessary to toggle the On/Off power switch at the back of the drive to eject media from the drive.

Cons: The device is big in comparison to the slim drive units, but I wasn't looking for a portable device. If you are looking for a device for a Mac, I was unable to write to a DVD when interfaced to a MacBook. Not really a con, since this device was designed for PC type computers. FYI

Other Thoughts: The write features and included software was not tested on a PC that the drive was designed for; since what was needed was a media plaver for a MacBook .

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  • Michael P.
  • 7/27/2015 2:21:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCan't beat it for the price!

Pros: Worked well on my Windows 8.1 Laptop

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I purchased this drive so I could backup my files onto DVD+Rs. It worked perfectly. Some people complained of it's size, it is not a slim drive and it is not listed as such. I was also able to install DVD based programs with ease.

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  • Douglas H.
  • 8/11/2012 2:58:37 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThis drive is junk!

Pros: None

Cons: Does not work with Win7 Home Premium. HP support is useless. There are no drivers on HP's site and Win7 Home Premium is not compatible with this drive. Other reviews on the web seem to bear this out.

Other Thoughts: On a Win7 Home Premium laptop it consistently stalls in the middle of an operation and generates a communication error. On a WinXP desktop the included software would not not install. On both machines the drive did not complete a single write operation or a single lightscribe labeling operation without errors. The only thing this drive cood do reliably is read operations.

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  • Berthena B.
  • 7/21/2012 2:50:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery good for the money

Pros: I plugged in a 12' USB cable and it works beautifully with it

Cons: ugly. Man is it ugly.

Other Thoughts: Can't have it all, Cheap, Reliable, Pretty- pick 2

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  • Kyle K.
  • 1/26/2011 2:21:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOA and not Hewlett-Packard

Pros: None.

Cons: Worked for exactly 21 seconds. Then, on board interface was dead. Unbelievably poor workmanship.

Other Thoughts: This is not REALLY a Hewlett-Packard device. It comes with a generic manual, and it's obvious that various companies just slap their logo on it and sell it. There is no mention of HP anywhere in the manual, etc. Joke. This is the first time in over 100 orders that I have received defective merchandise from Newegg--I am assuming the RMA process will be easy. (crosses fingers)

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  • Niranjan V.
  • 1/17/2011 3:53:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent DVD burner

Pros: Quiet, fast and highly reliable drive. I burned about 25 SL/DL DVDs so far, and only one failed due to a visible scratch on it. Reads a single layer DVD (4.7GB) in about 5 minutes, and burns in about 5 min 20 secs.

Cons: If you power off the drive when the PC is in standby, you have to reboot the PC to recognize the drive again. I have not checked how to overcome this issue.

Other Thoughts: I read about external drives that do not require a power adapter, but I doubt about their burning speed and reliability when they are powered from USB interface. You can also find cheaper drives with similar specs, but if you want quality and reliability, just go for this!

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