An updated list of top rated external optical drives  available to buy in 2016. Find out what’s worth buying based on the latest technology innovations and customer reviews.

Top Rated External Optical Drives

LG Electronics 8X USB 2.0 Ultra Slim Portable DVD Rewriter, External Drive with M-DISC Support, Retail (Black) GP60NB50
Price: $20.99
You save: $29.89 (59 %)
As of: 2016/11/12 2:46 pm
  • Style evolution from slimmer to slimmest
  • Superior data protection with m-disc support
  • 8x DVD-R writing speed
  • TV connectivity
  • Nonstop playability
  • Drive Type: External Ultra Slim Portable DVD Rewriter
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Buffer Memory: 0.75 MB
  • Operating System: Windows 7/ Vista/ XP, Mac OS X
  • CD-RW: 24X (write)
  • CD-R/RW/ROM: 24X (read)
LG Electronics 8X USB 2.0 Super Multi Ultra Slim Portable DVD+/-RW External Drive with M-DISC Support, Retail (Black) GP65NB60
Price: $24.99
You save: $5.00 (17 %)
As of: 2016/11/12 2:46 pm
  • 14mm Height Ultra Slim Portable DVD Writer Drive
  • USB 2.0 interface (up to 480Mbits/s, USB 3.0 Compatible)
  • Max 8x DVDR Write Speed; Max 24x CD Write Speed
  • OPERATING SYSTEMS : Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, Mac OS X(10.7.5)
  • Slim Design
  • with Cyberlink Software
  • M-Disc
Dell DW316 External USB Slim DVD R/W Optical Drive 429-AAUX
Price: $30.47
You save: $29.52 (49 %)
As of: 2016/11/12 2:49 pm
  • The Dell External USB Slim DVD +/- RW Optical Drive is a plug and play disc burning and disc playing solution that you can use with a USB port
  • Simply plug the low profile (14mm), lightweight (200g) drive into your Ultrabook or notebook's USB port and you'll be ready to play or burn your favorite DVD or CD
  • Take advantage of the pre-loaded Cyber Link Media Suite to easily play and burn DVD/CDs, or install disc-based computer programs
LG Electronics 8X USB 2.0 Super Multi Ultra Slim Portable DVD Rewriter External Drive with M-DISC Support, Silver (GP60NS50)
Price: $23.33
You save: $46.66 (67 %)
As of: 2016/11/12 2:46 pm
  • Max 8X DVD-R Writing Speed, M-DISC Support, Tv Connectivity, Windows 8 Compatible
LG Electronics Internal Super Multi Drive Optical Drives GH24NSC0B
Price: $17.49
You save: $7.50 (30 %)
As of: 2016/11/12 2:46 pm
  • Half-height Internal Super Multi Drive, Max. 24X DVD-R Write Speed
  • CD-R/RW, DVD-R/RW/RAM/ +R/RW +/-R DL M-DISC/+M SL read and write compatible, CD Family and DVD-ROM read compatible.
  • SATA interface
  • Large buffer memory 0.5MB
  • Buffer Under-run prevention function embedded
Ploveyy External DVD Writer, Portable Ultra External USB 3.0 CD-RW/ DVD-RW Burner Writer External DVD Drive for Laptops Notebook Desktop PC (White)
Price: $25.90
As of: 2016/11/12 3:49 pm
  • Brand new from Ploveyy® ,Easy to Use. Plug and play.Don't need to install software to set for driver. No external drive needed. Adopted advanced chip, DVD-RW burner supports playing music, movies or copying/burning movies and music to DVD or CD.
  • Supported Media Types : CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R , DVD-R ,Supported CD Formats : CD Text, CD Extra,CD-DA (audio), CD-I, CD-ROM
  • Adopted unique intelligent burning technology, you can burn your disc or interrupt recording at your ease. Pop-up button and disc tray design makes it convenient to read or write discs.
  • USB 3.0 External Rewriteable DVD +/- RW Drive is so slim that you can put it into your pocket! No additional AC adapter and software needed
  • Universal Compatibility. It is suitable for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows7 and other systems.(Not including Windows 98/SE). Support both laptop and desktop with USB port.
Aluminum External USB DVD+RW,-RW Super Drive for Apple--MacBook Air, Pro, iMac, Mini
Price: $35.99
You save: $13.00 (27 %)
As of: 2016/11/12 2:46 pm
  • Premium external DVD Super-Muti drive
  • Aluminum casing
  • Mac & Window PC compatible
Pioneer Electronics USA Slim External Blu Ray Drive BDR-XD05S Silver
Price: $74.99
You save: $100.01 (57 %)
As of: 2016/11/12 3:49 pm
  • Pioneer Slim BDRW/DVDRW BDR-XD05S 6x USB3
VersionTech USB External Slot DVD VCD CD RW Drive Burner Superdrive for Apple Macbook Pro Air iMAC
Price: $27.99
As of: 2016/11/12 2:46 pm
  • 100% Brand New,Plug and Play. Full compatible with USB 2.0 / USB 1.1. Power by USB, no external AC adapter needed. No enject button designed, Slot Loading.
  • NO Driver and External Power Required, this USB External Slot in SATA CD DVD Drive Burner is specially designed for your Ultrabook, Netbook or PC which don't have the Drive Hardware, it can be very conveniently used for you in the office or on a travel.
  • With Slim, Light-weight and Shockproof Design, you can put it in the travelling bag or on your desk, which only needs a little space, Really Very Conveniently!
  • Using this superdrive for your ultrabook, netbook or PC, you can playback or record CD and DVD, which will give you perfect effect when you are watching DVD videos, installing software, or create backup discs, etc.
  • Compatible with Windows 98 / SE / ME / 2000 / XP / vista / windows 7, and work with all version MAC OS. Caution: Burning DVD is not available
VicTsing USB External DVD-Reader with CD-RW Burner Drive (Black)
Price: $21.99
You save: $4.00 (15 %)
As of: 2016/11/12 3:49 pm
  • Easy to Use. Plug and play. No external drive needed. Adopted advanced chip, this CD-RW burner allows you to watch DVD/CD movies with no lag and burn music, movies to CD(only burn CD, not including DVD).
  • USB2.0 High Speed. It is compatible with USB2.0 and backwards compatible with USB1.0. This CD-RW combo drive supported DVD+R, DVD-R, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW. Max DVD read speed 8X; Max CD read speed 24X and max CD burn speed 8X.
  • Universal Compatibility. It is suitable for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Windows7 and other systems.(Not including Windows 98/SE). Support both laptop and desktop with USB port.
  • Including Two Cable. Come with 2 cables, one is data cable and the other is power cable that can supply power to get rid of the trouble of shortage power. When connect it to the desktop, please connect both cables or connect it with the computer's mortherboard.
  • Compact Design. It is portable for travel with your laptop thanks to its small size. It will be specially handy for your work if you want to give presentations to the business. Just burn the CD to suffice everything and do not need to carry laptops everywhere.

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