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ASUS USB 2.0 White External Slim CD / DVD Re-Writer Mac OS Compatible Model SDRW-08D2S-U

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  • PC / Mac compatible
  • Elegant appearance embody the harmonious marriage of technology and aesthetics
  • Disc Encryption doubles the security with password-controlled and hidden-file functionality
  • Drag-and-burn interface accomplishes entire jobs in three easy steps

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A harmonious marriage of technology and aesthetics, the ASUS external slim USB 2.0 CD/DVD writer offers you comprehensive CD/DVD read/write capability in a sleek, elegant enclosure. With USB 2.0 connectivity, you can initiate CD/DVD program installation or backup your data to CD/DVD on a non-ODD equipped ultrabook MacBook computer. Password-controlled and hidden-file functionality provide doubled security against unauthorized access and tampering. Easy to use drag-and-burn interface allows you to accomplish entire jobs in three steps. As an added bonus, its clean cut appearance and weave styled surface are appealing to your eyes and can seamlessly match your laptop/ultrabook.

Double Security On-The-Go

Disc Encryption doubles the security with Password-controlled and hidden-file functionality.

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3 Easy Steps to Complete Disc Burning

Drag-and-burn interface accomplishes entire jobs in three easy steps.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
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4/ 5
Works OK. As always ASUS actually honoring a rebate varies from 'iffy' to 'hahahahaha'. SIX MONTHS later, it's here.

Pros: Small, light, cheap. I needed something to load an OS disk without having to generate a USB boot device, and this is OK for that. I don't expect to use this more than a few times.

Cons: Small, light, cheap, appears to be fragile, ASUS rebates, as always, are iffy. Even if you do get yours, expect to wait four to five months for it. Every single time. Four to five months. And maybe a couple of irate phone calls to the rebate center.

Do not slam this thing around like it was an internal drive - it will come out of alignment and fail.

Other Thoughts: ASUS rebates are often meaningless garbage that never arrives. Read reviews of ASUS products with rebates here and elsewhere about that. If the rebate's the reason you're getting this, rethink it.

EDIT 4/10/2018: It is now more than three months, and the APPROVED rebate is still not here. You have been warned. THREE MONTHS!

EDIT 5/23/2018: It is now FOUR MONTHS since the rebate was approved, and FIVE MONTHS since it was submitted. FIVE MONTHS! A call to the rebate center this morning elicited 'sincere apologies' and 'an escalation to our financial department'.

EDIT 6/17/2018: After six months, the rebate finally arrived. SIX MONTHS. At $10, it became more of a sporting endeavor than anything else to get the rebate paid. Phone calls, emails, I was very persistent and it finally came. As I've said elsewhere, NEVER buy an ASUS product because of the rebate - it will suck the lifeblood out of you trying to collect.

One more time: ASUS rebates are worthless garbage. They delay and delay and delay while they hope you forget about having submitted it or perhaps die of old age. NEVER, EVER buy ANYTHING with an ASUS rebate if the rebate is one of the reasons you're buying the item. Chances are slim you'll ever see it. Do a web search on 'ASUS rebates never arrive' and be amazed at the number of hits.

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For those asking, the dual USB connectors are because this thing needs more power than a USB2 socket can deliver. So one is for data, the other for power. Use it with a USB3 socket (which can support the needed power), and you'll only have to use the data connector. Otherwise, any 5 volt USB wall wart for power, and then the data connection.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Good product for the price

Pros: On my Win 10 Pro 64 bit laptop I only had to plug it in; no driver install before hand.

Cons: N/A

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Excellent with Y-cable

Pros: - USB Y-cable provided for peace of mind
- White colored version has a good build quality. It looks beautiful with white LG gram laptop.

Cons: - It is little thicker than expected.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
NO VERTICAL Stand!

Pros: -Price
-Works Okay.
-Looks Okay despite having to placed horizontally on my desk taking up way more space than it needs to.

Cons: -NO Vertical Stand! Not included, Not Built in. WHY was I seeing Black versions of this same model with a built in Vertical Stand?
- Not USB 3.0... I know that probably wouldn't make that big of a difference in speed but I doubt it would need the second USB connection for power if it was USB 3.0 Standard.

Other Thoughts: I kinda feel dumb for ordering this drive but my current year computer doesn't even have a safe space for an Optical Drive and I don't dislike the case enough to warrant replacing it.... yet. Man I wish I could slap my blu-ray burner into this thing. --- If M.2 takes off I wonder if SATA is the next technology in line headed for the chopping block?

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
3/ 5
Works in Linux Too

Pros: Even cheaper after rebate and promo code.

Cons: Pretty lighweight construction; won't stand rough handling especially when loading a disc.

Other Thoughts: Runs under Win 7, Linux Zorin, Linux Mint and Linux MX17 for me. Did not need to install any drivers, supplied or other software or reconfigure anything; all OS recognized this drive right away...yay me!

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works!

Pros: -It works. Completely plug n play. Not much else to say. Very satisfied for the $10 I got it for (after rebate).

Cons: -None

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Works Great

Pros: it does all it says it will

Cons: no complaints

Other Thoughts: will recommend to any one needing a dvd rom/writer

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
4/ 5
Didn't arrive DOA, but it is kinda loud and a little concerning

Pros: Well it didn’t arrive dead. And because of Fedex’s screw ups Newegg made things right with a Newegg gift card which I used and $15 off during St. Pattys day. And then after the rebate I was paid 5 dollars and some change to buy this Item. Works for me.
I love the slick white look of it, doesn’t take up a whole lot of space. I reads very fast. Burns just as well. What else is there really to say about a CD-Rom drive as long as it does its job.

Cons: I really hope this isn’t going to defect out but the laser make a horrible noise when reading it’s almost like a quiet high pitched screech. I’m thinking about putting it through an extensive cd-rom testing. If it tests bad i’ll just exchange it.
I kinda wish the cord was a tad longer.

Other Thoughts: Well I really wish it was black but the black on wasn’t on sale, beggars can’t be choosers I suppose. Maybe I overlooked this or don’t remember reading this but It has 2 usb ports Why? I haven’t read into the manual to find out why yet. But someone else’s review said you can run it on just one. Do you lose performance out of it then? Questions I will have to find out eventually. After selling my old rig for 600 bucks I wanted to build a Mini-ITX system this time around, and that is exactly what I did. I failed to realize I needed a CD-rom drive to install a lot of my games I have a CD for. And didn’t realize my case didn’t have a spot for one. If any one want to know this is my system build
CPU: Intel Core I5 7600 Kaby Lake
Board: Asus Z170I Pro Gaming LGA 1151
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LPX (16 GB) DDR4 3000
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS9500
PSU: Thermaltake SMART Series SP-750M 750W
Case: Thermaltake Core V1Extreme Mini ITX Cube Chassis
Graphics Card: Geforce GTX 1060 (Coming Soon!!!)

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