5 Best External DVD Drive for Windows 10 Laptop of 2018-2019

Although optical disc had been much replaced by online space, USB flash drive and hard disk, there are many users who still need CDs and DVDs to play movies, musics, burning discs, installing system, etc.  It’s annoying that many laptops are not equipped with internal optical drive, so currently the convenient solution should be USB external optical drive.

For windows system computer users, lots of laptop/desktop PC have been upgraded to windows 10, some old external optical drives are not compatible well with Windows 10 systems, even thougth most sellers claim their products support Windows 10.

We analyzed most of USB external dvd drive for windows 10 on amazon, and only listed few choices here, because of amazon’s poor shopping environmen.  Many sellers on Amazon bought a lot of fake reviews as soon as possible, in order to gain more buyers’ trust and orders. We can easily find a large number of Amazon reviewer groups on Facebook for fake reviews trading. .. Amazon does not seem to find a good solution.

Here are some external dvd player for windows 10 with real product reviews on Amazon:

1. LG Electronics 8X USB 2.0 Super Multi Ultra Slim Portable DVD Writer Drive +/-RW External Drive with M-DISC Support (Black) GP65NB60

Specifications:

  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Optical Drive Type: Reader, Writer, ReWriter
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/7/xp/2008, Mac OS X(10.7.5)
  • Supported discs: DVD +/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD+R(DL), DVD-R(SL), DVD-RAM, DVD-R(DL), CD-R, CD-RW, M-Disc
  • Max 24x CD Write Speed
  • Max 8x DVD±R Write Speed
  • Plug and play, no additional installation required
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2. ROOFULL Portable USB 3.0  External CD DVD Optical Drive Burner Writer for Windows 10 Lptop

Specifications:

  • Interface: USB 3.0
  • Optical Drive Type: Reader, Writer, ReWriter
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/7/xp, Linux and Mac OS 10.10.14 & below
  • Supported discs: DVD +/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD+R(DL), DVD-R(SL), DVD-RAM, DVD-R(DL), CD-R, CD-RW
  • Max 24x CD Write Speed
  • Max 8x DVD±R Write Speed
  • Plug and play, no additional installation required
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3. Lenovo Slim DVD Burner DB65 (888015471)

Specifications:

  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Optical Drive Type: Reader, Writer, ReWriter
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/7/xp and Mac OS
  • Supported discs: DVD+R,CD-ROM,CD-R,DVD-RW,DVD-RAM,DVD-R,DVD+RW,DVD-ROM,CD-RW
  • Read: 24X CD, 8X DVD, 5X DVD-RAM
  • Write: 24X CD-R/CD-RW; 8X (DVD+/-R, DVD+RW); 6X (DVD-RW, DVD+/-R DL); 5X DVD-RAM
  • Shipped with DVD burning software
  • Plug and play, no additional installation required
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4. Dell DW316 External USB Slim DVD R/W Optical Drive 429-AAUX

Specifications:

  • Interface: USB 2.0 & Type-C
  • Optical Drive Type: Reader, Writer, ReWriter
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/7/xp and Mac OS
  • Supported discs: CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, M-DISC
  • Read: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
  • Write: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)
  • Rewrite Speed: 24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
  • Software Included: CyberLink Media Suite
  • Plug and play, no additional installation required
  • Includes USB 2.0 and Type-C cables
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5. ASUS USB 2.0 External DVD Writer for Windows 10 – SDRW-08U9M-U/BLK

Specifications:

  • Interface: USB 2.0 & Type-C
  • Optical Drive Type: Reader, Writer, ReWriter
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/7/xp and Mac OS X 10.6 or higher
  • Supported discs: CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, M-DISC
  • Read Speed: DVD+/-R: 8X, DVD+/-RW: 8X, DVD-ROM: 8X, DVD+R(DL):8X, DVD+R(M-DISC):8X, DVD-R(DL):8X, CD-R:24X, CD-RW:24X, CD-ROM:24
  • Write Speed: DVD+/-R:8X, DVD+/-RW:8X/6X, DVD+R(DL):6X, DVD+R(M-DISC): 4X, CD-R:24X, CD-RW:24
  • Nero BackItUp function for Android Devices
  • Plug and play, no additional installation required
  • Includes USB 2.0 and Type-C cables
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(UPDATE: Feb 14, 2019)


For chromebook/Chrome OS, currently there is no good solution that allows chrome laptop to use USB-C/USB-A external optical drive. There are serious limitations to what an external DVD drive for Chromebook can do, since the system was created to function primarily online. You can access the files in disc if you use a USB/USB-C external DVD drive, it only allow to play music files like mp3s and converted video files like mp4s, so if you have the right files in your discs, you can use VLC by VideoLAN to play media files on Chrome OS.

 

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5 Comments

  1. JOSE SERNA

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    I regret purchasing one DVD writer from cocopa on Amazon last week, Never was able to burn or copy files to or from drive. I just check the link on fakespot site and found too many fake reviews, it was garbage!!!


  2. paul

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    My Windows media play stop working DVDs, do you know the reason? Thank you.


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