4 Best External DVD Optical Drive for Mac 2018

The built-in optical drive has been abandoned by laptops and desktop PC for many years, and also no exception for Apple products. However as to listening songs, watching movies, burning discs or installing software, there are still many people using CDs and DVDs. Therefore, external CD DVD optical drive is the most convenient solution at present.

Although most sellers emphasize that their products support Mac system, among thousand of products on Amazon, there are not many external dvd drive that can be well compatible with Mac OS. The result is that you have to spend your precious time to return it for a refund.

 

We tested and compared the speed and compatibility of several portable cd/dvd drive on Amazon and listed some top-rated choices for Mac OS computer below:

1. LG USB 2.0 Super Slim Portable DVD Rewriter External Drive with M-DISC Support for PC and Mac

Specifications:

  • Interface Type: USB 2.0
  • Work with Mac OSX (including the Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Mini, and iMac)
  • Work with Windows 10 and other system (Surface Pro Compatible)
  • Support read and write CDs and DVDs
  • Support M-Disc
  • One year replacement warranty

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2. Aluminum External USB DVD+RW,-RW Super Drive for Apple–MacBook Air, Pro, iMac, Mini

Specifications:

  • Interface Type: USB
  • Work with Mac OSX 10.4 and later (including the Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Mini, and iMac)
  • Work with Windows system
  • Support read and write CDs and DVDs
  • Support M-Disc DVD
  • One year replacement warranty

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3. ASUS ZenDrive Silver 13mm External 8X DVD/Burner Drive +/-RW Compatible

Specifications:

  • Interface Type: USB 2.0 and Type-C
  • Work with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher (including the Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Mini, and iMac)
  • Work with Windows 10, 8.1, 7, Vista system
  • Nero BackItUp function for Android Devices
  • Support read and write CDs and DVDs
  • Support M-Disc

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4. Archgon Slim USB External CD/DVD+RW,-RW writer Drive for Window & Mac computers

Specifications:

  • Interface Type: USB 2.0
  • Work with Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, Mini, and iMac
  • Work with Windows system
  • Support read and write CDs and DVDs

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(UPDATE: Nov 11, 2018)

 

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If you are looking for a best external DVD drive for windows 10 laptop or desktop PC, try to check this post.

 

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