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ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0 Interface
  • Write Speed Up to 8x
  • User Friendly Cyberlink Software
  • Easy Plug n Play
  • Elegant Appearance & Diamond-Cut Design

The ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black) is a perfect companion for Asus Eee family products or other mini-notebooks. The DVD writer lets you create and read CDs or DVDs with speed and simplicity. Encased inside a slim and elegant diamond-cut design with a shimmering finish, this DVD writer is not only portable, but stylish too. The data encryption feature in the provided software protects your most sensitive material with a secure password protection. It also has the ability to hide file names from unwanted onlookers.

Elegant appearance embodies the harmonious marriage of technology and aesthetics & its glossy surface and diamond-cut design also gives it a radiant shine that is elegant
Encryption software included to help you backup sensitive documents
Disc Encryption doubles the security with password-controlled and hidden-file functionality
Portable slim DVD Re-Writer designed to match your Asus Eee family products or mini-notebooks
Drag-and-burn interface accomplishes entire jobs in three easy steps
Easily drag and drop media and files into the Cyberlink's thumbnail to create CDs and DVDs instantly
Record onto DVD-R (SL/DL), DVD+R (SL/DL), CD-R/CD-RW, DVD-RW and DVD-RAM quickly
With a compact and slim design, it is easy to carry. No big and bulky power adapters to carry around, just the included USB cable
Low power consumption, Powered and connected by high-speed USB 2.0 ports for universal compatibility and convenience
You can attach it to any computers that have two USB 2.0 ports and have it work right away. No driver installation is necessary, it is as easy as plug-and-play
ASUS Turbo Engine to increase performance of connection between the USB to External Drive
It can read and write to almost all of the DVD and CD formats available
Color Black
Read Speed DVD+R : 8X
DVD-R : 8X
DVD+RW : 8X
DVD-RW : 8X
DVD-ROM : 8X
DVD+R(DL) : 8X
DVD-R(DL) : 8X
DVD-ROM(DL) : 8X
DVD-RAM : 5X
CD-R : 24X
CD-RW : 24X
CD-ROM : 24X
DVD Video Playback : 4X
VCD Playback : 10X
Write Speed DVD+R : 8XDVD+RW : 8X
DVD-RW : 6X
DVD+R(DL) : 6X
DVD-R (DL) : 6X
DVD-RAM : 5X
CD-R : 24X
CD-RW : 16X
Writing Mode DVD+R & DVD+R (DL) : Sequential Write
DVD-R & DVD-R(DL) : DAO/Incremental Recording
DVD+RW : Random Write
DVD-RW : DAO/Restricted Overwrite/Incremental Recording
DVD-RAM : Random Write
CD-R/RW : DAO/TAO/SAO/Packet Write
Access Time DVD : 160 ms
CD : 140 ms
Interface USB 2.0
Mounting Orientation Vertical and Horizontal (+5° ~ -5°)
Data Buffer 1 MB
OS Support Windows 7
Windows Vista
Windows XP
Mac OS X 10.5 or higher
System Requirements Processor: Intel Pentium 4 20 GHz or AMD Athlon 2100+ or higher
Memory: 512 MB or more is recommended
HDD: 10 GB or more
Software Cyberlink
Power2Go
E-Green
Disc Formats Audio CD, Video CD, CD-I CD-Extra Photo CD CD-Text CD-ROM/XA Multi-session CD DVD Video
Disc Diameters 12 cm/8 cm
Power USB Power +5V ± 5%
Temperature Operating : 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Storage : -22 to 140°F (-30 to 60°C)
Humidity Operating : 15 - 80% (non condensing)
Storage : 10 - 90% (non condensing)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 6.2 x 5.6 x 0.8" (15.74 x 14.22 x 2.03 cm)
Weight 11.04 oz (313 g)
ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black)
  • USB 2.0 Y Cable (Dual Type A Plug and One Mini-B Plug)
  • Software Disk (CyberLink, Power2Go and E-Green)
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Limited 1-Year North American Warranty (USA, Canada & Mexico)
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ASUSSDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 30 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (18)
    • Quiet (16)
    • Fast (14)
    • Runs cool (11)
    • Consistent burns (9)

    Cons

    • Slow (3)

    Best Uses

    • Laptop / office (14)
    • Audio files (10)
    • Backup (10)
    • Video files (6)
    • Laptops (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (16), Power user (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (22), Business (4)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (23), Mac (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice looking, compact, functional

    Used as an external/portable CD/DVD player/burner for several machines. Is instantly recognized by Windows 7 and is available for use in a matter of a few seconds after being plugged in. ...Read complete review

    Used as an external/portable CD/DVD player/burner for several machines. Is instantly recognized by Windows 7 and is available for use in a matter of a few seconds after being plugged in. It needs two USB ports but no other external power source.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not for a everyone

    I bought this product mainly for making music CD's to play in my car.
    This product is really lightweight and requires two hands to use. Was difficult to use the first time. No...Read complete review

    I bought this product mainly for making music CD's to play in my car.
    This product is really lightweight and requires two hands to use. Was difficult to use the first time. No instructions for use included.Requires two slots of USB usage, caused the system to disable the slots on the monitor. I should not have expected a lot for such a little price.

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    3.0

    good price

    By acai

    from Philadelphia

    Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

    Feels very cheap but it was very cheap works for what I wanted to use it for.

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    5.0

    I would recommend this product

    By Rich

    from NY

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent Burns
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Fast
    • Quiet
    • Runs Cool

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Audio Files
      • BackUp
      • Laptop
      • Video Files

      Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

      Excellent so far. easy to use out of box.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Great

      By jpcash

      from Woodside , Queens NY

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

            DVD Player

            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Works perfect

            By Walty25

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

            Needed a cd drive for my new Asus computer, this works perfectly for what I needed it for, burning a couple CDs to iTunes.

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            5.0

            Very reliable

            By Elishabeth

            from New York, Ny

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Burns
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Runs Cool

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Audio Files
              • Laptop

              Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

              When I first purchased my laptop, I was worried about what kind of external driver I needed to purchase along with it; for the simple fact that I did not want to carry extra weight.
              However, contrary to my expectations, this driver is rather small and slim, and can easily fit into a purse pocket.
              The usb cable used to connect it to the laptop is also a short length, which freed me from the terror of having to wind up a long cable, in order to place it in my bag.
              I was finally able to install all my programs, and save my favorite music.
              Not only that, but I was also able to burn cds too.

              The only complaint I have is, for a lot of my movies on dvd, it refused to play them, reading them only as files instead...but I do believe it could be that I need to install an extra application in order to veiw my movies.
              Other than that, its a great product and does its job.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Other

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              4.0

              PC or Mac - works for me

              By Maphead

              from Lexington, MA

              About Me Casual user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Light
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Laptop

                Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                Cheap and works, right out of the box.
                I needed a CD/DVD player for my Macbook Air and my Acer laptop. This worked fine on the first try on both. Have not tried to burn anything yet.
                Plastic seems frail, might not be good for heavy duty travels.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Great Deal

                By rone

                from PA

                About Me Casual user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • BackUp
                  • Laptop
                  • Load Dvd Software On Lapt

                  Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                  Great deal for an external DVD.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  2.0

                  Good DVD writer bad software

                  By Santosh

                  from Lexington, Kentucky

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent Burns
                  • Quiet
                  • Runs Cool

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Set Up
                  • Incompatible With My System

                  Best Uses

                  • BackUp

                  Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                  I did not check DVD writer thoroughly, but the software I loaded in windows 8.0 asus ultra book UX-32VD-DH71, casuses windows crash. Although I could recover my data. But unable to rectify my ultra book. So I will not recommend it for ultra book, please do not load software in windows 8.0 ultrabook.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Perfect accessory for an ultrabook

                  By SF

                  from Indiana

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Inexpensive

                  Cons

                  • A Little Bulky
                  • Not Blu-ray

                  Best Uses

                  • Audio Files
                  • Installing Software

                  Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                  Perfect for installing software from our existing CD-ROMs, burning CD's, and uploading music from our CD collection. Kinda nice for watching DVD's, though not Blu-Ray.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  4.0

                  Easy t use

                  By DALPILOT

                  from Arkansas

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                  • Slow

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                    Needed to have access to a CD for training modules at work, but did not want the bulk for day-to-day operations. Simple to install, simple to use. The unit comes with a pigtail adaptor that says if the unit will not run use two USB ports to power the unit. With the ASUS, it works great with only one USB port. .....

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    4.0

                    BEST TO UPLOAD CDS

                    By FARAH

                    from ORANGE COUNTY

                    About Me Casual user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Set Up
                    • Fast
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Audio Files
                      • BackUp
                      • Laptop

                      Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                      THIN AND LIGHT

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Computer Platform:
                      • PC

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                      3.0

                      Does the Job

                      By BMP

                      from Fort Myers FL

                      About Me Casual user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fast
                      • Quiet
                      • Runs Cool

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                          A little finicky. Feels cheap, but it was not very expensive so I cannot complain too much.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • Mac

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                          5.0

                          Amazing Price And Shipping Speed!

                          By TLL

                          from Indianapolis, IN

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent Burns
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Fast
                          • Quiet
                          • Runs Cool

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                              I use my new Asus external slim drive to play games and watch dvds.

                              It works quickly and quietly and is quite fashionable in appearance.

                              It is obviously a high-quality drive.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Does its Job As Expected

                              By Amudgarden

                              from Phoenix, MD

                              About Me Casual user

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                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast
                              • Quiet
                              • Runs Cool

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Audio Files
                                • BackUp
                                • Laptop
                                • Video Files

                                Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                                I've used it a few times, and traveled with it once. It's very light, seems to be well built and is sturdy. It easily plugs and plays into my Asus laptop via its 2 USB 3.0 plus. It's been incredibly simple and trouble-free to use. If you're considering the purchase of this product I recommend it.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • PC

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                                5.0

                                aaa++++++++++++++++++++++

                                By mmmm

                                from brooklyn

                                About Me Casual user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Fast

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Laptop

                                  Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                                  very very good

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal
                                  • Computer Platform:
                                  • PC

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                                  5.0

                                  I love it

                                  By jfrey

                                  from Newtown, Connecticut

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent Burns
                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Fast
                                  • Quiet
                                  • Runs Cool

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                                      Very nice slick look to it, and plays disks fine

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                                      3.0

                                      Not for a everyone

                                      By music aficionado

                                      from Dallas TX

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent Burns
                                      • Fast
                                      • Quiet
                                      • Runs Cool

                                      Cons

                                      • Difficult To Set Up
                                      • Really Lightweight
                                      • Requires Two Usb Slots

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Audio Files
                                      • BackUp

                                      Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                                      I bought this product mainly for making music CD's to play in my car.
                                      This product is really lightweight and requires two hands to use. Was difficult to use the first time. No instructions for use included.Requires two slots of USB usage, caused the system to disable the slots on the monitor. I should not have expected a lot for such a little price.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • Mac

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                                      4.0

                                      Attractive, well built, and cheap.

                                      By GaryOkie

                                      from Tulsa, OK

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Fast
                                      • No External Power Brick
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                      • Fingerprint Magnet
                                      • No Travel Pouch Included
                                      • Wished It Were Thinner

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Installing Dvd Sw
                                      • Laptop

                                      Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                                      Purchased this external drive for a new Asus Ultrabook. It requires 2 USB connections (one for data and one for additional power) and it doesn't require a power supply brick, which is great. It's nice looking, but thicker and heavier than I expected. Plug and play with Windows 7 was painless. An excellent drive.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal
                                      • Computer Platform:
                                      • PC

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                                      5.0

                                      up to expectations

                                      By Sunshine

                                      from roanoke, tx

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Set Up
                                      • Fast
                                      • Quiet

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Laptop
                                        • Video Files

                                        Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                                        I use it mainly for program downloads, but also for photographs and legal documentation presentations.It works just as it should.very pleased.

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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                                        5.0

                                        Great buy

                                        By Edu

                                        from Miami

                                        About Me Casual user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Burns
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Fast
                                        • Quiet
                                        • Runs Cool

                                        Cons

                                        • None

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Audio Files
                                        • BackUp
                                        • Laptop
                                        • Video Files

                                        Comments about ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD Writer (Black):

                                        Fast and light weight

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Personal
                                        • Computer Platform:
                                        • PC

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