If you are looking for a drive that can withstand heavy use and performs at great speeds, this is the device for you. Granted, it's quite expensive as well as bulky.
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Pro Ripping and burning goes extremely fast
This is one of the fastest optical drives that you can choose from. It will take roughly half the time that most alternatives require to rip or burn a CD, DVD, or Blu-ray.
Pro It works very well for watching films
The reading speed is adjusted automatically when you're watching a film or listening to music so that the noise doesn't disturb you.
Pro It's very durable
The housing is made entirely out of metal to ensure that the drive doesn't break or scratch very easily.
Pro It works on all platforms
This drive will work regardless if your computer runs Windows, macOS, or Linux.
Con It's very bulky
This drive is about the size of an iPad, two inches thick, and weighs over 3 lbs. It's definitely not the most convenient option for carrying around.
Con You need a separate power supply
Besides connecting this drive with your computer through USB, you need to plug it into an outlet.