5 Best Internal CD/DVD Drive for Desktop PC in 2020 [Updated]

Although the external optical drive is more convenient to use and carry, occasionally it may not be recognized by your computer due to the driver installation error or software conflict. Therefore, if you often read or burn CDs or DVDs on a desktop computer, we recommend you install an internal CD/DVD optical drive, at least it won’t take up one of your precious USB ports.

Compared to the external optical drive, we need a little more time to install the built-in optical drive on our desktop computer, which also means that if the product we buy is not reliable and cannot work with your computer system, it will waste us more time. Meanwhile, it’s necessary to know about the supported system, discs types and the running speed of the internal optical drive.


What we can do is compare the most internal CD/DVD drives from different sellers on Amazon, then compare and list the most reliable products for your reference. We will update regularly here for better options (Updated: Feb 20, 2020)


1. Asus 24x DVD-RW Serial-ATA Internal OEM Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST Black

Specs & Features:

  • Interface: SATA
  • Drive Type: Internal DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
  • System Compatibility: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 / Vista / XP SP3
  • Supported discs: DVD+/-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD-ROM
  • DVD Read Speed (Max): 12X (DVD+RW / DVD-RW / DVD+R DL / DVD-ROM DL / DVD-RAM); 16X (DVD+R / DVD-R / DVD-ROM)
  • DVD Write Speed (Max): 24X (DVD+R / DVD-R); 8X (DVD+RW / DVD+R DL / DVD -R DL ); 6X (DVD-RW)
  • CD Read Speed (Max): 48X (CD-R / CD-ROM / CD-RW)
  • CD Write Speed (Max): 48X (CD-R); 24X (CD-RW)
  • Come with user guide
  • Drive will perform a test before really burning
  • E-Green Mode will automatically close drive applications when not in use to help conserve energy
  • E-Hammer allows you to permanently delete the data on writable disc (CD-R and DVD-R) formats
  • Come with user guide
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2. Lite-On 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive Optical Drive IHAS124-14

Specs & Features:

  • Interface: SATA
  • Drive Type: Internal DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
  • System Compatibility: Windows 8 / 7 / XP / 2003 / Vista, Linux, DOS 6.xx
  • Supported discs: CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW/RAM/ +R/RW +/-R DL
  • DVD Read Speed (Max): 16X (DVD-ROM)
  • DVD Write Speed (Max): 24X (DVD+R / DVD-R); 8X (DVD+R DL / DVD-R DL / DVD+RW / DVD-RW)
  • CD Read Speed (Max): 48X (CD-ROM)
  • CD Write Speed (Max): 48X (CD-R); 24X (CD-RW)
  • Silent Play technology helps reduce noise during playback
  • Tray load mechanism supporting horizontal and vertical Use
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3. LG Electronics Internal Super Multi Drive Optical Drives GH24NSC0B

Specs & Features:

  • Interface: SATA
  • Drive Type: Internal DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
  • System Compatibility: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 / Vista / XP SP3
  • Supported discs: CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW/RAM/ +R/RW +/-R DL M-DISC/+M SL
  • Support M-disc
  • DVD Read Speed (Max): 16X (DVD-ROM)
  • DVD Write Speed (Max): 24X (DVD+R / DVD-R); 8X (DVD+R DL / DVD-R DL / DVD+RW / DVD-RW)
  • CD Read Speed (Max): 48X (CD-ROM)
  • CD Write Speed (Max): 48X (CD-R); 24X (CD-RW)
  • M-Disc Read Speed (Max): 12X
  • M-Disc Write Speed (Max): 4X
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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4. Lite-On 24x SATA Internal DVD/RW Optical Drives IHAS324-17

Specs & Features:

  • Interface: SATA 1.5Gbps
  • Drive Type: Internal DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
  • System Compatibility: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 / Vista / XP SP3, Linux OS; DOS 6.xx
  • Supported discs: CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW/RAM/ +R/RW +/-R DL
  • DVD Read Speed (Max): 16X (DVD-ROM)
  • DVD Write Speed (Max): 24X (DVD+R / DVD-R); 8X (DVD+R DL / DVD-R DL / DVD+RW / DVD-RW)
  • CD Read Speed (Max): 48X (CD-ROM)
  • CD Write Speed (Max): 48X (CD-R); 24X (CD-RW)
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5. ASUS DRW-24F1ST – DVD SATA SUPER MULTI Burner – SERIAL ATA

Specs & Features:

  • Interface: SATA 1.5Gbps
  • Drive Type: Internal DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive
  • System Compatibility: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 / Vista / XP SP3, Linux OS; DOS 6.xx
  • Supported discs: CD-R, CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-ROM DL
  • DVD Read Speed (Max): 12X (DVD+RW / DVD-RW / DVD+R DL / DVD-ROM DL); 16X (DVD+R / DVD-R / DVD-ROM); 5X (DVD-RAM)
  • DVD Write Speed (Max): 24X (DVD+R / DVD-R); 8X (DVD+RW / DVD+ R DL / DVD-R DL); 6X (DVD-RW); 5X (DVD-RAM)
  • CD Read Speed (Max): 48X (CD-R / CD-ROM); 40 (CD-RW)
  • CD Write Speed (Max): 48X (CD-R); 24X (CD-RW)
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FAQs:

Q: What’s the difference between R and RW?
A: R means recordable and R-disc can be written just once, while RW means rewritable and RW-disc can be rewritten severally

Q: Can you recommend some popular media player software to play CDs and DVDs?
A: 
You can try free media player software such as 5KPlayer, VLC player, GOM Player for Windows and Mac OS.

Q: Can I install OS (Windows) through an internal optical drive?
A: Yes, you can if you have the Window install disk.

Q: Will the drive work right when I plug it on my motherboard? I don’t have an OS installed yet.
A: Yes


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