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Transcend Information 8X Extra Slim Portable DVD Writer Optical Drive, TS8XDVDS-K (Black)

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  • USB 2.0 interface for high-speed data transfer
  • 8x DVD±R read/write, 24x CD-R/RW read/write
  • Compatible with CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, DVD-RAM media
  • Reads and writes Dual Layer discs
  • Includes CyberLink Power2Go media writing software

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 14.2 x 1.4 x 14.7 cm ; 245 g
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Item model number: TS8XDVDS-K
  • ASIN: B009X0FQNY
  • Date first available at Jan. 24 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,433 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Featuring a compact easy-to-carry design, support for multiple disc formats, and free media writing software download, Transcend’s ultra-slim portable DVD writer gives you the freedom to enjoy DVD movies, install essential software and create data backup discs anytime, anywhere.

Ultra-Slim, Sleek Design – Just 13.9mm Thick

Measuring just 13.9mm in height, the 8XDVDS is Transcend’s thinnest portable DVD drive. The slim sleek design and smooth contoured shape allow the drive to fit comfortably into the sleeve of any laptop bag or backpack, while its non-slip rubber feet ensure the drive will not move from where you place it.

The Ideal Travel Accessory

For users equipped with a cutting edge thin-and-light laptop, Ultrabook or MacBook, Transcend’s ultra-slim portable CD/DVD writer is perfect for playing movies, installing software, or backing up files on the go. Moreover, because the CD/DVD writer draws its electric power directly from the computer's USB ports, you can enjoy more diverse entertainment and enhanced productivity wherever you are.

  • Elegant, slim, modern design
  • USB powered – no external power adapter needed
  • Reads and writes Dual Layer discs
  • Easy Plug and Play installation
  • LED activity indicator
Includes CyberLink Media Suite 10 Writing Software

For added value, the CD/DVD writer includes a free download of the powerful media writing software, CyberLink Media Suite 10. With this easy-to-use software tool, you can not only burn music, data, video and even bootable discs, but also compile, arrange, and produce media files with a simple and straightforward software interface.*

Excellent Disc Compatibility

Transcend’s 8X slim portable CD/DVD writer is compatible with a variety of CD and DVD formats including: CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, and DVD-RAM. Additionally, Transcend's CD/DVD writer offers up to 8x DVD±R read/write and 24x CD-R/RW read/write speeds and support for the latest dual layer recordable DVD media formats.

Simple Plug and Play Operation

Using the portable optical drive on your computer couldn’t be easier. Simply connect the drive to your computer’s USB ports and it’s ready to use. Transcend’s ultra-slim portable CD/DVD writer supports Microsoft Windows 8/7/Vista/XP and Mac OS X (10.4 or later) systems.

What’s in the Box

DVDS Portable CD/DVD Writer, Quick Start Guide, USB Cable, Warranty Card.

*Note: CyberLink Media Suite 10 is a multimedia suite that offers additional rip and burn functionality. It is not required to use the DVD writer.

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I've had Asus, I've had LG, and they are good products, and served me well. But this baby is so sleek, and so quiet, and the drawer action is so smooth, it feels very high-end for a very reasonable price.

I've never had any problem with any Transcend product (flash drive, memory card, RAM) and hope to enjoy a long and pleasant relationship with my new burner.
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By Jim Scarfe on April 11 2015
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Product Came in good time was as described and was easily installed. Works very well.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 39 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
This works as a DVD/CD reader. It is NOT clear that this requires 2 USB ports! Sept. 27 2014
By Joshua Chu - Published on
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This is a DVD/CD writer/reader. For reading DVDs, it performs adequately. I haven't tested the writing capabilities.
However, what I do not like is the statement made by the manufacturer, "USB powered -- no external power adapter needed".
It disguises the fact that this piece of equipment uses *two* USB ports.

Please, either come out and say "This requires 2 USB ports" and say it front and center, or redesign your hardware to use only one USB port. Otherwise, you're going to get returned equipment just because I didn't prepare or didn't have two USB ports for your device.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Perfect for us Dec 10 2013
By DWB - Published on
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Light, no power supply needed, works with every PC and Mac we have. Does use two USB ports but that has not caused an issue.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Big Bang for your Buck Aug. 18 2014
By Classic Movie Fan - Published on
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August 27, 2014 changes:

I lowered this drive to 4 stars. I have 2 of these. One of them lasted 31 days -- Amazon let me return it, even though it was one day over the 30-day limit. It simply stopped reading discs. I checked everything, cables, install, ports, etc. (and since I have two of these, it was easy to check what worked) and it was simply "dead." For the price, I still think it is a good product. The second drive is still working okay. Next time, I will add a square trade or other warranty. The manufacturer's warranty is 2 years, but I don't know how reliable it is.

Original Review: (Four Stars)

See below for why I bought this drive in the first place. **
Let me start by saying that this drive requires 2 USB connections. It has a split cable -- presumably it uses one for power and the other for communication. (They don't really tell you this or show you in any of the photos.) It isn't a problem for me, because it also works well with a USB extension device -- a powered one. I haven't tried it with a passive USB extender. Many devices won't work with them.

This drive does everything it says it can do. It is very thin. I am using it on a desktop, but it would be great to carry around for a laptop. If it is connected directly to your USB port it is very fast. As it happens, I am using it on an older system. I am able to use it with a powered USB extender, and it works great -- except it burns discs a little bit slower. It works like a charm, however.

I ended up buying 2 of these drives -- the first one worked so well and the price was so good I figured, why not?

**Why I bought this drive:

When my desktop's internal CD/DVD burner drive failed -- the belt snapped -- (hot inside a computer and it just wore out) -- I pried open the drive and the belt snapped out and hit me in the nose! -- I opened up the case and found that I would have to just about completely disassemble the computer to get to the drive so I could replace it with a new one. I am way too lazy to do that. Plus, my theory with computers is that as they age -- and the elements heat up with use -- the solders and connectors become somewhat brittle and will break when the computer is moved around too much. I have experienced this "phenomenon" since my first IBM AT computer in 1989.

I didn't want to spend a lot of money on a older system. As I am now retired, I can't afford to be an "early adopter" ore replace old with new as often as I would like. Hence, the "repair" instead of a new system.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Defective on arrival. Returned June 25 2014
By pumpump - Published on
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The drive was not working properly when received. It cannot recognize the DVD+R discs I have. I tried multiple discs that are working fine with my existing internal drive (Samsung) and all fail to be recognized.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Perfection! April 15 2015
By Mia Guzman - Published on
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I was pleasantly surprised with this item! I had been searching for a portable dvd drive for my macbook air and didn't know which one to go with. I borrowed my father's a few times before (he has one by Transcend in black). The one I received is thinner than the one my father has which I love because it's not as bulky! It is extremely lightweight and looks lovely with my macbook air :) Many people mentioned the drive only works if you plug in both USB cables. Based on those reviews, I would not have made a purchase, but since I had borrowed my father's in the past, I knew this was not true. I don't know if it has to do with the macbook model, but i have the 11'' macbook air and it works perfectly when I plug in the longer usb!

The only disappointment with this item was that the usb wiring is black, not white - but that's obviously not a deal breaker, just me being particular!

Besides that, everything works as advertised!! I definitely recommend this product!!

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