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Rosewill USB 2.0 Slim8x DVD Writer External Optical Drive for PC Model ROD-EX001 Black

  • 8X DVD+R 4X DVD+RW 6X DVD+R DL 8X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 24X CD-R 24X CD-RW
  • 8X DVD-ROM 24X CD-ROM
  • 2MB Cache
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If you need to burn external media on the go or you need to conveniently add an optical drive to your laptop, this Rosewill DVD Burner is an excellent solution.

With DVD write speeds of 8X and CD write speeds of 24X, you'll easily and quickly move data to external media. The included Nero disc burning software makes it easy to create audio CDs or backup discs of your sensitive information. The Rosewill DVD Burner connects to your PC or laptop via USB 2.0 for speedy data transfer. As an added bonus, this peripheral weighs less than a pound, making it the perfect addition to your mobile world.

  • newegg Ultra Portability Sporting an ultra-slim design and USB-powered operation, the Rosewill ROD-EX001 offers the portability you need to record, backup and enjoy all your digital files on the go.
  • newegg High-speed USB2.0 Interface The Rosewill ROD-EX001 features a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface for fast data transfer and simple connection to your computer with plug-and-play functionality.
  • newegg Multi-format Support The Rosewill ROD-EX001 writes to most types of writable media including CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R/-R, DVD+RW/-RW and DVD-RAM. Both 8cm and 12cm CD and DVD discs are supported.

Learn more about the Rosewill ROD-EX001

Model

Brand
Rosewill
Model
ROD-EX001
Type
Slim DVD Burner

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
130ms
CD-ROM Access Time
110ms
Cache
2MB

WRITE Speed

DVD+R
8X
DVD+RW
4X
DVD-R
8X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
24X
CD-RW
24X
DVD+R DL
6X
DVD-R DL
6X
DVD-RAM
5X

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
8X
CD-ROM
24X

Physical Spec

Panel Color
Black
Dimensions
6.42" x 5.32" x 0.87"

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
USB 2.0

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 2000/ME/XP/Vista, and Linux Operating System
Software Contents
Nero

Features

Features
TEAC bare drive

High efficient power saving modes no power adapter required

SMART-X Smart Monitoring & Adjusting Read-speed Technology for eXtraction

SMART-BURN Smart Monitoring & Adapting Recording Technology for Burning

Buffer under run free

Support Over-Burn and Raw mode copy

Light Weight: 0.84 lbs.

Packaging

Package Contents
ROD-EX001
User Manual
Driver Disk

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


Customer Reviews of the Rosewill ROD-EX001

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  • steve s.
  • 8/17/2014 4:15:01 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAlways works

Pros: Don't burn many disks. This burner always works. No coasters.

Cons: Six years no issues I'm conless.

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  • Bartosz M.
  • 1/2/2014 12:03:36 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks beautifully

Pros: Great solution for netbooks and ultra books. works like a charm with all DVDs and CDs. Decent write speeds as well.
best part is it's not as noisy as some of my older units.

Cons: none

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  • Katherine F.
  • 4/27/2012 7:25:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsnice while it lasted

Pros: Affordable, easy setup/install, worked well initially.

Cons: Worked for awhile, then it started making coasters. Quit burning with it & used it just for reading; worked for awhile then quit reading. Poor quality.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you very much for purchasing this unit. We strive to provide the most reliable and highest quality products to our customers. Please kindly contact the Rosewill support team either via phone at 800-575-9885 or via email at rma@rosewill.com so we may assist you with a replacement, if the unit is still under warranty. We are eager to assist you in any possible way and look forward to hearing from you soon.
Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Bruce B.
  • 3/21/2012 8:12:25 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggspaper weight

Pros: Price back when I bought it.

Cons: Didn't last, yes I had it almost 2 years, but only used it a few times. Doesn't matter if I am trying to use it on my netbook or desktop. Windows sees the external drive but can't read the disk. I tried several different disks in the external that can be read/used in the desktop.

Other Thoughts: Last time it worked I just finished loading Win 7 HP on my netbook. Then it would not read the driver disk. Win 7 loaded driver for LAN and I shared my dvd in my tower so I could finish installing drivers, MS Office and other needed software. I am going to buy another brand, I suggest you do the same.

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  • Brian C.
  • 1/3/2012 11:48:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsworks good

Pros: Great drive, was able to install windows 7 64 bit with no problems

Got on sale for around 25 bucks

Cons: not the best for watching movies off of, gets a bit noisy. If you're able to deal with that then this is the drive for you

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  • Michelle L.
  • 12/25/2011 3:01:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsBroken

Pros: worked for a while

Cons: broke after a week or two

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Make sure that you have both USB's connected to your computer. You'll run into issues if both are not plugged in. Are you able to try other USB ports to see if it still does the same thing or try it with another system? Please contact the Rosewill support team either via phone at 800-575-9885 or via email at techsupport@rosewill.com so that we can assist you with your issue.
Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/16/2011 6:03:42 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRosewill Products equal great value!!

Pros: This external drive works great. I needed it for working on Netbooks and other systems that do not have optical or DVD drives. It's lightweight and easy to setup. Was a great Newegg value at the twenty four-ninety nine price point with free shipping. THANKS NEWEGG!

Cons: None as yet.

Other Thoughts: I recommend this product at the price point mentioned above. I would hesitate to do so at the current price point however.

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/5/2011 8:53:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat Low
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggssubstandard

Pros: small light portable

Cons: I was having a problem with installing Ubuntu, the BIOS recognized the drive and I was able to boot form it 90% of the time. Sometimes it would just hang with a blank screen and a blinking cursor. It seemed to work a little better with DVD media than CD-ROM. Once I had installed the OS I was having a problem with corrupted files, at first I thought the files were being corrupted during download. I ordered an OEM disk from Ubuntu and was still having the same problem. When I used another external drive with the OEM disk the boot problems ceased and there were no corrupted files.

Other Thoughts: I believe that the problem is caused by loading of the USB power by the drive. It works extremely intermittent when connected to a USB hub and there is no apparent problem when connected directly to the USB (both connections) on the computer itself. There is a connection for a 5vdc power adapter on the drive but I did not see an accessory power adapter offered for it; if I run across a generic 5vdc power adapter it would be worth a try to see if it improves the operation of the drive. I'm not sure that is the problem with the drive just a suspicion at this point and troubleshooting a drive is not what I want to be doing. I want a small, light, and portable drive to dependably install Linux on different computers.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Valued Customer,
Will this only happen with Linux or will it happen with other operating systems? Are you able to connect the unit with another system to see if it does the same thing? Also, make sure that you have both USB connectors plugged into the system so that it can supply the unit with the correct amount of power needed for it to operate correctly. Please do not use a 5vdc power adapter with this unit. We would have supplied an adapter if that were the case. Just be sure to use both USB connectors when using this unit. If you are still having issues after that, please contact the Rosewill support team either via phone at 800-575-9885 or via email at techsupport@rosewill.com.
Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/1/2011 8:58:39 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDOES NOT WORK WITH OSX!!! PLEASE READ THE REVIEWS!!!

Pros: it's a burner, that's all, works with windows vista 7 2000 and xp

Cons: Newegg has a completely incorrect product headline does not work with a Mac at all!!!

Other Thoughts: On the box itself clearly states pc nothing about mac, FIX IT NEWEGG!!!

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  • John B.
  • 11/30/2011 5:43:13 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDoes what is should

Pros: -works as it should. -small and portable

Cons: -nothing of note

Other Thoughts: Can't complain. Does what it is supposed to.

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