LaCie USB 2.0 Portable Slim 8x DVD RW Drive - 301910 (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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Product Features

  • Create and record your own music, movies, and photo CDs/DVDs
  • USB bus powered
  • Mobile, slim, stylish design
  • Design by Sam Hecht


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.7 x 13.7 cm ; 318 g
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: 301910
  • ASIN: B003BNY8O2
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: July 23 2010
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #55,491 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

The LaCie Slim DVD±RW, Design by Sam Hecht, helps you create your own music, video and photo CDs or DVDs and you can take it with you wherever you go. It's USB bus-powered, so you only need one cable to start burning CDs and DVDs. This 8x drive is less than an-Inch tall and weighs just 10 ounces, This makes it super-mobile and ideal for laptops or netbooks. Back up valuable data, share photos, and archive MP3 libraries and DVD video. With the ability to quickly store digital data on CD or DVD media, the LaCie Slim DVD±RW, Design by Sam Hecht also features USB 2.0 for easy connection to your PC or Mac. In addition, it works with many operating systems, increasing its flexibility and reliability.

Product Description

The LaCie Slim DVD▒RW, Design by Sam Hecht, helps you create your own music, video and photo CDs or DVDs and you can take it with you wherever you go. It's USB bus-powered, so you only need one cable to start burning CDs and DVDs. This 8x drive is less than an inch tall and weighs just 10 ounces, This makes it super-mobile and ideal for laptops or netbooks. Back up valuable data, share photos, and archive MP3 libraries and DVD video. With the ability to quickly store digital data on CD or DVD media, the LaCie Slim DVD▒RW, Design by Sam Hecht also features USB 2.0 for easy connection to your PC or Mac. In addition, it works with many operating systems, increasing its flexibility and reliability.



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Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars  17 reviews
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not good for the new Retina Macbook Pro July 13 2012
By Surrea - Published on Amazon.com
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I ordered this drive to use with my Retina Macbook Pro. Generally, LaCie makes good products and they're pretty mac friendly, so I figured it would be a good buy. I got the drive, and it seems pretty good, and it probably works fine, but the problem is that it comes with a Y-split USB cable, with two plugs: one for power, and one for data. On the Retina Macbook Pro, the two USB ports are on the left and right hand sides of the computer, and so they're too far apart from one another to actually plug the cable into the computer.

Just to let those of you who are looking for an external DVD drive for this computer know, you should probably look for a different one unless you're using a USB hub or get a reliable USB extension cord or something.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great burner, so far. March 19 2011
By leroid - Published on Amazon.com
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Before ordering this LaCie DVD burner, I had purchased the Iomega SuperSlim USB 2.0 8x DVD Writer. But I had to return the Iomega burner because it stank. Literally, it smelled terrible! The Iomega burner gave off a horrible sweet CHEMICAL SMELL, especially while running.

But this LaCie Portable Slim DVD burner seems to be working fine, with no noticeable odor! I have burnt several discs with only 1 error (unreadable sector) so far. I also like the cable that comes with the drive much better. It's small and not too ugly, like a lot of cables can be (if you care about that sort of thing).

The LaCie burner does feel light and plasticy, but it does NOT feel like it's about to break. It seems sturdy and well made. The only problem is the circular button which holds the disc in place is a bit too big, so when I try to put a disc in the drive I have to press down a bit harder to get the disc to click into place. This causes the body of the drive to move (tilt up) because the whole thing is so light. So I have to hold the drive door with one hand while putting the disc in with the other. But this is not a bit deal to me.

When the drive door opens to eject a disc, it pops open just a centimeter or so and stops. You have to then pull the door open enough to get the disc out. It is not an automatic, smooth opening like we have come to expect on a DVD player. But this is fine for me, because I travel a lot with the burner and I usually don't want an opening drive door to bump into all the other crap on my desk.

So far, I think this burner is great. It has a shiny black case, which I was afraid would look tacky. As with most other LaCie products, this drive looks very elegant, despite it being mostly made of plastic. However, the shiny black shell does show a lot of finger prints. I suggest wearing gloves every time you touch it. No! just kidding :) They are just finger prints, it's no big deal. But it would be nice if the case were made of the same black, brushed metalic-like case as the LaCie Rikiki.

This burner worked just fine with my Macbook pro. I have no use for the lightscribe technology, so I can't review that functionality. Overall, very good drive so far.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars EHD saves a bundle May 6 2012
By colindo - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought the LaCIe external CD drive because mine has died on my IMac. I was quoted $400 to fix it and decided to get an external one for a lot less. It's compact, easy to use and overall great value. I'm very happy with it.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good drive for Mac users Dec 13 2012
By R. Foster - Published on Amazon.com
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Like many with a Mac, I had a failed optical drive that could not be brought back to life. Opting not to go to the expense of replacing the optical drive, I looked around for an external drive to take care of occasional dvd drive needs. Strangely, the Apple Store did not have an external drive to fix this issue, though they carry LaCie products, nor did Best Buy have an external drive that they could assure me would work. Amazon to the rescue with this LaCie portable dvd drive. Opened up the box and plugged into a usb port and it worked. It was that easy. I haven't had to use it much, but it's there when I need it and it was about $100 bucks cheaper than replacing the optical drive.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good and easy to use. Jan. 4 2013
By Koji Hosokawa - Published on Amazon.com
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This is an easy to use external DVD burner and player. The price is reasonable, too. The product was delivered just as advertised. Highly recommend it.

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