This a small and very fast USB 3.0-enabled optical drive that can read CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays.
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Pro It's convenient to carry around
The drive will easily fit in your bag - it's less than half the size of an iPad and it weighs only around 0.5 pounds.
Pro It runs quietly while playing music and films
When you're watching a film or listening to music, the drive will automatically slow down to decrease the noise that could disrupt your experience.
Pro It doesn’t need an external power source
You don’t need to plug the drive into an external power source, it will work from a USB connection.
Pro You can open it even if it's unplugged
You can open the lid and insert or remove a disc even when the drive isn’t connected to a computer.
Pro The housing doesn't collect fingerprints
Thanks to the matte finish the drive doesn't attract fingerprints and smudges.
Pro Fast rip/burn speeds
This drive supports the USB 3.0 standard that is significantly faster - more than 10 times - than the previous USB 2.0 standard. Ripping a DVD takes around 15 minutes while burning one takes around 20 minutes. When it comes to Blu-Ray, ripping takes about 54 minutes and burning around 40 minutes.
Con You need third-party software to watch movies on Mac
The included media playback software won't work on macOS; you will have to find a third-party option.
Con Loud at high speeds
The drive can get noisy when reading or writing at high speeds.
Con Slow BD rip/burn speeds
Blu-Ray ripping takes about 54 minutes and burning - 40 minutes.