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Rosewill Model ROD-EX002 - Slim Aluminum 8X DVD Writer - USB 2.0 - External Optical Drive for PCs - Black

  • 8X DVD+R; 4X (HS: 8X) DVD+RW; 8X DVD-R; 6X DVD-RW; 24X CD-R; 24X CD-RW; 6X DVD+R DL
  • 8X DVD-ROM; 24X CD-ROM
  • 2MB Cache
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Jonathan F.
  • 6/8/2015 9:39:07 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood

Pros: Works great, easy driver install, just one cable to worry about

Cons: none

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  • Casey W.
  • 5/18/2015 8:21:21 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLasted 3 years

Pros: Lasted just over 3 years. It's small.

Cons: It's pretty slow, and only lasted 3 years. It never left our hardware bench.

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  • GEORGE F.
  • 4/9/2015 5:04:18 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: This is the second one that I have purchased. I owned the first one for two and a half years before I had any problems and it was an easy fix.

Cons: No cons at this time.

Other Thoughts: Comes in an aluminum case. Well built. I would recommend this product to anyone especially if you will be carrying it around or moving it a lot.

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  • Sarah V.
  • 3/7/2015 6:59:57 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot working.

Pros: Cheap?

Cons: Not burning discs.

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.

Sounds like your product may be defective; please contact our support team to assist you with warranty options.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Christian B.
  • 11/21/2014 1:14:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice burner

Pros: Does what you would expect.
Turns off when not in use, and powers back on nearly instantly.

Cons: The door struggles to open, clicking sometimes for a few seconds.
The drive works fine but because of this I docked one egg.

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  • Joel H.
  • 8/14/2014 10:04:26 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsDoes as advertised - big, loud, rumbly

Pros: Rips at a decent speed. Transfers ~ 500 images from CD in about 30 seconds (600 KB/second). Sustained transfer of a single disk image was faster. I... think that's fast? I expected moving the laser around for hundreds of different files to slow things down. Maybe it's quicker for a single, larger file... ?

Cons: Loud. Sounds like my desktop computer's fans when ripping 80 MB of images. Distracting volume that is noticeably higher than my Macbook Pro's old internal drive, which were not quiet.
Shaky. The thing vibrates my desk enough to be annoying.
Big. Nothing "Slim" about it.

Other Thoughts: I original bought an external enclosure for my Macbook Pro's disc drive, replacing it with a second internal SSD. It was VERY quiet within the external enclosure. It unfortunately got lost while moving.

I've owned several Rosewill internal disc drives and external hard drive enclosures over the years. They make solid products that tend to last and I doubt this is the exception. However, for nearly $40 I expected a "Slim" drive to be slim, and I did not expect it to be so slow and so loud in the year 2014. I may replace it yet.

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  • Eric M.
  • 7/25/2014 6:23:40 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Seems to operate fine once the OS has loaded.

Cons: Crashed whenever I attempted to boot from it. I could not get it to install Windows (which was my primary purpose for purchasing it).

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 contact our support team to assist you.

Phone: 1- 800-575-9885
Email: rma@rosewill.com
Email2: techsupport@rosewill.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Thanks,
Rosewill Customer Care

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  • Thomas B.
  • 4/26/2014 6:02:14 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice performing drive

Pros: Compact unit, performs well, USB interface surprisingly speedy - great flexible use, excellent construction

Cons: Dual-USB cable is a little awkward - probably a proprietary cable (I haven't looked to replace it).

Other Thoughts: overall - especially for the price - this well constructed unit performs as well as internal drives. I bought it so that I didn't have to have DVD units in all my computers (3). It's been a great buy

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  • Nicholas K.
  • 4/16/2014 7:19:12 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid Drive

Pros: - Works with practically any machine via dual-mode USB
- Easy to set up and use
- Aluminum case is attractive and stands up to light abuse
- Modular cable allows for easier storage / deployment
- Read / Write speeds are fine

Cons: - It could be cheaper?

Other Thoughts: Comes with some standard burning software in case you don't have a more feature-filled suite already. Would have been nice to have BD-ROM reading functionality for the price, but still a good value as is.

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  • John E.
  • 3/17/2014 2:31:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsVery nice external drive.

Pros: Metal case.
Works like it should.
Seems well built, good fit and finish.

Cons: Not USB 3.

Other Thoughts: This is ideal for an external drive to load an O/S. Only USB 2, but in reality, for a CD or DVD, you don't really need USB 3.

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