Best USB-C DVD Optical Drive Burner of 2019

Because of the features of faster transmission speed, more scalability, mini size and ease of use, USB Type C (USB-C) has become the standard interface for Android smartphones and tablets, as well as Macbook Pro and more laptops.

If you have a laptop with only USB Type-C interfaces and need an external optical drive, it doesn’t means that you have to buy a USB-C external DVD drive, because a simple USB C adapter may be able to solve the problem (Such as this one) and allow you to continue using universal USB-A external DVD drive.

The only difference between most USB C and USB-A optical drives on the market is the interface, so the factors you need to pay attention to are only system compatibility and power shortage problem (Some ultraslim laptops can not supply enough power for external devices).

If you don’t like adapters, you can refer to the following choices that we have selected from all USB-C external CD/DVD drives on Amazon (At present, there are not many reliable USB-C DVD drives on Amazon, and even some of them add a lot of fake 5-stars reviews in order to defraud customers’ orders).


1. 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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2. 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
  • 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: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
  • Write Speed: 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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3. NOLYTH USB C External CD DVD Drive USB3.0

Specifications:

  • Interface: USB Type-C
  • Optical Drive Type: Reader, Writer, ReWriter
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/7/xp
  • Supported discs: DVD+R, DVD-R, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW
  • Read Speed: Max DVD: 8X; Max CD:24X
  • Write Speed: Max CD burn speed 8X
  • Plug and play, no additional installation required
  • Come with USB-C to USB-A adapter
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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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