Best External CD/DVD Drive for Surface Pro 2/4/5/6/7 [2019 Updated]

Although surface series laptops run Windows 10 systems, many customers find that Windows 10 compatible external optical drives cannot run on Microsoft Surface Pro 2/4/5/6/7 laptop. The most likely cause is the power shortage, many ultrathin laptops cannot supply enough power for some external devices.

Although this is not absolute, in order to save your time and avoid the trouble of returning, we recommend the external CD/DVD drive with power supply cable, which will come with an extra power supply cable, you can plug it with another USB port or a 5V/1A-2A phone adapter.

We analyzed all the optical drives on Amazon and chose a reliable external DVD drive with power cable as below:

ROOFULL External CD DVD RW Drive Burner with Power Supply Cable

  • USB 3.0
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/7/xp, Linux and Mac OS
  • Supported discs: DVD +/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD+R(DL), DVD-R(SL), DVD-RAM, DVD-R(DL), CD-R, CD-RW
  • CD Max speed: 24X
  • DVD Max speed: 8X
  • No additional installation required
  • You can get extra 1-year warranty service via
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In addition to the external CD/DVD drive with a power supply cable, we also tested and recommended some reliable products for Surface laptops.

Dell USB DVD Drive-DW316

  • USB 3.0
  • Compatible with Windows 10/8.1/7/xp, Linux and Mac OS
  • 24x (CD)/ 8x (DVD) read speed
  • 24x (CD)/ 8x (DVDR)/ 6x (DVDR DL) write speed
  • No additional installation required
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LG Electronics USB Super Multi Ultra Slim Portable DVD Writer Drive – GP65NS60

  • USB 2.0 (up to 480Mbits/s, USB 3.0 Compatible)
  • Max 8x DVD R Write Speed
  • Max 24x CD Write Speed
  • Come with Cyberlink Software
  • Support M Disc
  • No additional installation required
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We will regularly check and update the products recommended here. (Updated: Aug. 23, 2019)



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Q: What should I do before using an external optical drive?
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Q: Why can’t my Windows computer recognize the external optical drive?
A:  This is one common problem, it can be fixed, you can refer to this article to fix it:


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