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Home Optical Disc Drives 5 Best Optical Disc Drives in the US - January 2020

5 Best Optical Disc Drives in the US - January 2020

Updated 16 December 2019 by Matthew
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5 best optical disc drives

Which Are the Best Optical Disc Drives?

Don't have time to read our analysis of the best optical disc drives? No problem, let's cut to the chase, the best optical disc drives are:


What Optical Disc Drive to Buy in January 2020?

Let's take a look at the top 5 optical disc drives currently for sale in the US, compared side by side:

Best Buy Great Price
DELL DW316 Asus BW16D1HT Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB LG GH24NSC0 Apple SuperDrive
DELL DW316 Asus BW16D1HT Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB LG GH24NSC0 Apple SuperDrive
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24x
CD READ SPEED
48x
CD-R WRITE
48x
CD READ SPEED
24x
CD-R WRITE
10x
CD READ SPEED
48x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
98
Reviews
997 Reviews
89
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
90
Value for Money
Excellent
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent
93
Reviews
1 Review
88
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Widely Available
90
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent
72
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
88
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
144 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
584 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
The best rated dvd rewriter under $50, with a very good spec. Purchasers report that supported DVDs, it's really easy to use and good for CDs. The highest rated dvd burner under $100, with a very good spec. A good value for money and fully featured tray loading external cd writer. Multiple reviews mentioned that this cd rewriter supportsDVDs but it's noisy and not {more} quiet. It's a classic and cheap slot loading internal cd rewriter, with a very good spec. A classic and fully featured slot loading external cd rewriter, with a fair price. Our review analysis indicates that this cd rewriter supportsDVDs, it's very easy to use and good for CDs.
5 Reasons For
8x Faster CD Rewrite Speed
Better Kagoo Score
Has a Better Price
Better in Terms of Size
Has a Better Acceptable Noise Level
14 Reasons For
Faster CD-R Write Speed
20% Faster DVD-RW Write Speed
Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
25% Faster CD Rewrite Speed
A Lot Faster CD Write Speed
8x Faster DVD-R Read Speed
Faster DVD-ROM Read Speed
Faster DVD+R Read Speed
Faster DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
A Lot Faster Read Speed (CD)
Track-At-Once (TAO)
Disc-At-Once (DAO)
Session-At-Once (SAO)
More Shops Are Selling it
1 Reason For
Better User Reviews
13 Reasons For
24x Faster CD-R Write Speed
Faster DVD-R Write Speed
A Lot Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)
Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
25% Faster CD Rewrite Speed
Faster CD Write Speed
34% Faster DVD-R Read Speed
8x Faster DVD-ROM Read Speed
8x Faster DVD+R Read Speed
6x Faster DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
$8 Cheaper
Better Brand
Has a Faster Read/write Speeds
6 Reasons For
16x Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)
Overall Reviews Are a Bit Better
More Robust
Has a Better Design
Easier to Use
Better for a Wide Variety of Optical Media
14 Reasons Against
16x Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
50% Slower CD Write Speed
50% Slower Read Speed (CD)
$20 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Lower User Review Score
Marginally Lower Overall Review Score
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
Less Reliable
Has a Worse Design
Harder to Use
Has a Slower Read/write Speeds
Worse for a Wide Variety of Optical Media
6 Reasons Against
A Lot Slower DVD-R Write Speed
34% Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $58
Older by Over One Year
Worse Brand
17 Reasons Against
Slower CD-R Write Speed
Significantly Slower DVD-R Write Speed
67% Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
25% Slower DVD-RW Write Speed
Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
8x Slower CD Rewrite Speed
A Lot Slower CD Write Speed
8x Slower DVD-R Read Speed
Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed
Slower DVD+R Read Speed
Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
Vastly Slower Read Speed (CD)
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $24
Fewer Sellers
Older by Over One Year
Worse Brand
11 Reasons Against
25% Slower DVD-RW Write Speed
Worse Kagoo Score
Fewer Sellers
Over Two Years Older
A Lot Lower User Review Score
Lower Overall Review Score
Has a Worse Price
Less Reliable
Less Carefully Designed
Less OK When it Came to Noise Level
Worse for a Wide Variety of Optical Media
11 Reasons Against
50% Slower Read Speed (CD)
Worse Kagoo Score
$8 More Expensive
Not As Many Stockists
Over One Year Older
Lower User Review Score
Less Customers Recommend it
Worse Brand
Has a Worse Price
A Worse Size
Has a Slower Read/write Speeds
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DELL DW316

$42.06
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DELL DW316

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DELL DW316
24x
CD READ SPEED

The DELL DW316 has a Kagoo Score of 90. With a price tag of $42.06 this optical disc drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the DELL DW316.

The best rated dvd rewriter under $50, with a very good spec. Purchasers report that supported DVDs, it's really easy to use and good for CDs.

98
Reviews
997 Reviews
89
Features
Fully-Featured
85
Popularity
Quite Popular
90
Value for Money
Excellent
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that DELL DW316 has marvellous user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this dvd writer to others.

5 Reasons For for Choosing the DELL DW316

8x Faster CD Rewrite Speed

The DELL DW316 is a 24 CD rewrite speed optical disc drive, and so do the Asus BW16D1HT and the LG GH24NSC0. That's 8x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB (16x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can re-write data to CDs that already contain information.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

Better Kagoo Score

The DELL DW316 has received a Kagoo Score of 90, but the Apple SuperDrive scored 83, the Asus BW16D1HT scored 89, the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB scored 86 and the LG GH24NSC0 scored 86.

Has a Better Price

On average reviewers thought the DELL DW316 has a better price. Five people thought that it really wasn't expensive.

Better in Terms of Size

Our analysis of the DELL DW316 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the DELL DW316 was better in terms of size. Over 30 people thought that it was compact and over 10 people thought that it was also lightweight, was easy to carry around and was thin. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that several people thought that it was an excellent size and really wasn't heavy and bulky.

Has a Better Acceptable Noise Level

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the DELL DW316 has a better acceptable noise level. Several people thought that it was very quiet and was noisy.

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the DELL DW316

16x Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)

The DELL DW316 has a Write speed (DVD+R) of 8 (as does the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB), however the Apple SuperDrive and the LG GH24NSC0 are both 24x DVD+R write speed optical disc drives (16x faster) and the Asus BW16D1HT is a 16x DVD+R write speed optical disc drive (8x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD+R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

50% Slower CD Write Speed

The DELL DW316 is a 24 CD write speed optical disc drive, and so does the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB. That's 24x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT and the LG GH24NSC0 (48x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

50% Slower Read Speed (CD)

The DELL DW316 is a 24 CD read speed optical disc drive, and so does the Apple SuperDrive. That's 24x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (48x) and 14x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB (10x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a CD.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

$20 More Expensive

The DELL DW316 is more expensive than the Apple SuperDrive by $12 and more expensive than the LG GH24NSC0 by $20.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 3 sellers sells the DELL DW316, however 8 shops sell the Asus BW16D1HT and 6 retailers sell the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this optical disc drive remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Lower User Review Score

The DELL DW316 has an average user rating of 93%, but the Apple SuperDrive has an average user rating of 94% (based on 583 reviews) and the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Marginally Lower Overall Review Score

The DELL DW316 has an average overall rating of 92%, but the Apple SuperDrive has an average overall rating of 93% (based on 584 reviews).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 94.2% of 997 customers recommend the DELL DW316, however 100% of 1 customers recommend the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB.

Worse Brand

DELL optical disc drives have an average rating of only 82%, however Asus has an average rating of 92.4% and LG has an average rating of 95%.

Less Reliable

Our analysis of the DELL DW316 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the DELL DW316 was less reliable.

Has a Worse Design

The DELL DW316 reviewers thought the DELL DW316 has a worse design.

Harder to Use

The DELL DW316 reviewers thought the DELL DW316 was harder to use.

Has a Slower Read/write Speeds

The DELL DW316 reviewers thought the DELL DW316 has a slower read/write speeds.

Worse for a Wide Variety of Optical Media

On average reviewers thought the DELL DW316 was worse for a wide variety of optical media.

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Asus BW16D1HT

$79.98
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Asus BW16D1HT

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Asus BW16D1HT
48x
CD-R WRITE
48x
CD READ SPEED

The Asus BW16D1HT has a Kagoo Score of 89. However with a price tag of $79.98 this optical disc drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Asus BW16D1HT.

Features We Love:
Very fast read speed (CD) (48x)
Very fast CD-R write speed (48x)
Track-at-once (TAO)
Disc-at-once (DAO)
Session-at-once (SAO)

The highest rated dvd burner under $100, with a very good spec.

93
Reviews
1 Review
88
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Widely Available
90
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Customers report that Asus BW16D1HT has great expert reviews with an average expert rating of 90%.

14 Reasons For for Choosing the Asus BW16D1HT

Faster CD-R Write Speed

The Asus BW16D1HT is a 48 CD-R write speed optical disc drive, and so does the LG GH24NSC0. That's 24x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB (24x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD-R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

20% Faster DVD-RW Write Speed

The Asus BW16D1HT has a DVD-RW write speed of 8, however the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB and the LG GH24NSC0 are both only 6x DVD-RW write speed optical disc drives (2x slower). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-RW discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

Asus BW16D1HT is 8 DVD-R Double Layer write speed, and so does the LG GH24NSC0. That's 2x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB (6x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R Double Layer discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

25% Faster CD Rewrite Speed

The Asus BW16D1HT has a CD rewrite speed of 24 (as do the DELL DW316 and the LG GH24NSC0), however the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is only a 16x CD rewrite speed optical disc drive (8x slower). More ...

How fast the optical drive can re-write data to CDs that already contain information.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

A Lot Faster CD Write Speed

The Asus BW16D1HT has a CD write speed of 48 (as does the LG GH24NSC0), whereas the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB and the DELL DW316 are both only 24x CD write speed optical disc drives (24x slower). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

8x Faster DVD-R Read Speed

The Asus BW16D1HT has a DVD-R read speed of 16 (as does the LG GH24NSC0), whereas the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is only an 8x DVD-R read speed optical disc drive (8x slower). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-R.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

Faster DVD-ROM Read Speed

The Asus BW16D1HT is a 16 DVD-ROM read speed optical disc drive, and so does the LG GH24NSC0. That's 8x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB (8x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-ROM.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

Faster DVD+R Read Speed

The Asus BW16D1HT is a 16 DVD+R read speed optical disc drive, and so does the LG GH24NSC0. That's 8x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB (8x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD+R.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

Faster DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

Asus BW16D1HT is 12 DVD-R Double Layer read speed, and so does the LG GH24NSC0. That's 6x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB (6x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-R Double Layer disc.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

A Lot Faster Read Speed (CD)

The Asus BW16D1HT has a read speed (CD) of 48, however the Apple SuperDrive and the DELL DW316 are both only 24x CD read speed optical disc drives (24x slower) and the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is only a 10x CD read speed optical disc drive (38x slower). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a CD.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

Track-At-Once (TAO)

The Asus BW16D1HT has a track-at-once (TAO), but the Apple SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB, the DELL DW316 and the LG GH24NSC0 do not. More ...

Track-at-once (TAO) is a recording mode that records single tracks one after another. It's the most standard recording mode, that supports both audio and data on the same disc.

Disc-At-Once (DAO)

The Asus BW16D1HT has a disc-at-once (DAO), however the Apple SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB, the DELL DW316 and the LG GH24NSC0 do not have this feature. More ...

Disc-at-once (DAO) is a recording mode that records an entire CD or DVD in a single uninterrupted session. It is faster than Track-at-once, and allows extra information to be inserted between that standard tracks.

Session-At-Once (SAO)

The Asus BW16D1HT has a session-at-once (SAO), whereas the Apple SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB, the DELL DW316 and the LG GH24NSC0 do not. More ...

Session-at-once (SAO) is a recording mode that can record a large amount of single 'sessions' onto a single disc. This allows you to effectively condense multiple discs onto a single disc as several different sessions. The downside is that these cannot be played in standard audio CD players.

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of sellers increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this optical disc drive.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Asus BW16D1HT

A Lot Slower DVD-R Write Speed

The Asus BW16D1HT has a DVD-R write speed of 16, whereas the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is an 8x DVD-R write speed optical disc drive (8x slower) and the LG GH24NSC0 is a 24x DVD-R write speed optical disc drive (8x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

34% Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)

Asus BW16D1HT is only 16 DVD+R write speed. That's 8x slower than the Apple SuperDrive and the LG GH24NSC0 (24x) and 8x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB and the DELL DW316 (8x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD+R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Asus BW16D1HT has received a Kagoo Score of 89, whereas the DELL DW316 scored 90.

More Expensive by $58

The Asus BW16D1HT is $50 more expensive than the Apple SuperDrive, $34 more expensive than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB, $38 more expensive than the DELL DW316 and $58 more expensive than the LG GH24NSC0.

Older by Over One Year

The Asus BW16D1HT is three months older than the Apple SuperDrive and 16 months older than the DELL DW316.

Worse Brand

Asus optical disc drives have an average rating of only 92.4%, but LG has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the BW16D1HT in the US is $79.98 and in total we found 8 prices for it.

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Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB

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Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB

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Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB
24x
CD-R WRITE
10x
CD READ SPEED

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $45.98 this optical disc drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB.

A good value for money and fully featured tray loading external cd writer.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
88
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB has excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this dvd rewriter to others.

1 Reason For for Choosing the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB

Better User Reviews

Based on 1 user review, the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB has an average review score of 100%, whereas the Apple SuperDrive has an average rating of 94% (based on 583 reviews), the DELL DW316 has an average rating of 93% (based on 997 reviews) and the LG GH24NSC0 has an average rating of 86% (based on 142 reviews).

17 Reasons Against for Choosing the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB

Slower CD-R Write Speed

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is a 24 CD-R write speed optical disc drive. That's 24x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT and the LG GH24NSC0 (48x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD-R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

Significantly Slower DVD-R Write Speed

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB has a DVD-R write speed of 8, whereas the Asus BW16D1HT is a 16x DVD-R write speed optical disc drive (8x faster) and the LG GH24NSC0 is a 24x DVD-R write speed optical disc drive (16x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

67% Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)

Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is only 8 DVD+R write speed, and so does the DELL DW316. That's 16x slower than the Apple SuperDrive and the LG GH24NSC0 (24x) and 8x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (16x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD+R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

25% Slower DVD-RW Write Speed

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB has a DVD-RW write speed of 6 (as does the LG GH24NSC0), however the Asus BW16D1HT is an 8x DVD-RW write speed optical disc drive (2x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-RW discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is only 6 DVD-R Double Layer write speed. That's 2x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT and the LG GH24NSC0 (8x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R Double Layer discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

8x Slower CD Rewrite Speed

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB has a CD rewrite speed of 16, however the Asus BW16D1HT, the DELL DW316 and the LG GH24NSC0 are all 24x CD rewrite speed optical disc drives (8x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can re-write data to CDs that already contain information.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

A Lot Slower CD Write Speed

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB has a CD write speed of 24 (as does the DELL DW316), whereas the Asus BW16D1HT and the LG GH24NSC0 are both 48x CD write speed optical disc drives (24x faster). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

8x Slower DVD-R Read Speed

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB has a DVD-R read speed of 8, whereas the Asus BW16D1HT and the LG GH24NSC0 are both 16x DVD-R read speed optical disc drives (8x faster). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-R.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is an 8 DVD-ROM read speed optical disc drive. That's 8x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT and the LG GH24NSC0 (16x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-ROM.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

Slower DVD+R Read Speed

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is an 8 DVD+R read speed optical disc drive. That's 8x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT and the LG GH24NSC0 (16x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD+R.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is only 6 DVD-R Double Layer read speed. That's 6x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT and the LG GH24NSC0 (12x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-R Double Layer disc.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

Vastly Slower Read Speed (CD)

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB has a read speed (CD) of 10, however the Apple SuperDrive and the DELL DW316 are both 24x CD read speed optical disc drives (14x faster) and the Asus BW16D1HT is a 48x CD read speed optical disc drive (38x faster). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a CD.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB has received a Kagoo Score of 86, whereas the Asus BW16D1HT scored 89 and the DELL DW316 scored 90.

More Expensive by $24

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is $16 more expensive than the Apple SuperDrive, $4 more expensive than the DELL DW316 and $24 more expensive than the LG GH24NSC0.

Fewer Sellers

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is only stocked by 6 retailers, but the Asus BW16D1HT is stocked by 8 stores. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Older by Over One Year

The Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is seven months older than the Apple SuperDrive, four months older than the Asus BW16D1HT and 20 months older than the DELL DW316.

Worse Brand

Buffalo optical disc drives have an average rating of only 77.5%, but Asus has an average rating of 92.4%, DELL has an average rating of 82% and LG has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DVSMPT58U2VB in the US is $45.98 and in total we found 6 prices for it.

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LG GH24NSC0

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LG GH24NSC0
48x
CD-R WRITE

The LG GH24NSC0 has a Kagoo Score of 86. With a price tag of $21.94 this optical disc drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LG GH24NSC0 or read our article on whether you should buy a LG optical disc drive.

Features We Love:
Very fast CD-R write speed (48x)
Very fast DVD-R double layer read speed (12x)
Very fast DVD-R read speed (16x)
Very fast DVD-R write speed (24x)
Very fast DVD-ROM read speed (16x)

Multiple reviews mentioned that this cd rewriter supportsDVDs but it's noisy and not {more} quiet. It's a classic and cheap slot loading internal cd rewriter, with a very good spec.

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144 Reviews
86
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Popularity
Quite Popular
87
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LG GH24NSC0 has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 86%, based on 142 reviews.

Unboxing // LG Electronics GH24NSC0 black
Unboxing // LG Electronics GH24NSC0 black

13 Reasons For for Choosing the LG GH24NSC0

24x Faster CD-R Write Speed

The LG GH24NSC0 has a CD-R write speed of 48 (as does the Asus BW16D1HT), whereas the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is only a 24x CD-R write speed optical disc drive (24x slower). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD-R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

Faster DVD-R Write Speed

The LG GH24NSC0 is a 24 DVD-R write speed optical disc drive. That's 8x faster than the Asus BW16D1HT (16x) and 16x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB (8x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

A Lot Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)

LG GH24NSC0 is 24 DVD+R write speed (as does the Apple SuperDrive), but the Asus BW16D1HT is only a 16x DVD+R write speed optical disc drive (8x slower) and the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB and the DELL DW316 are both only 8x DVD+R write speed optical disc drives (16x slower). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD+R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

LG GH24NSC0 is 8 DVD-R Double Layer write speed (as does the Asus BW16D1HT), but the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is only a 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (2x slower). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R Double Layer discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

25% Faster CD Rewrite Speed

The LG GH24NSC0 is a 24 CD rewrite speed optical disc drive, and so do the Asus BW16D1HT and the DELL DW316. That's 8x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB (16x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can re-write data to CDs that already contain information.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

Faster CD Write Speed

The LG GH24NSC0 is a 48 CD write speed optical disc drive, and so does the Asus BW16D1HT. That's 24x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB and the DELL DW316 (24x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to CD discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

34% Faster DVD-R Read Speed

The LG GH24NSC0 is a 16 DVD-R read speed optical disc drive, and so does the Asus BW16D1HT. That's 8x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB (8x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-R.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

8x Faster DVD-ROM Read Speed

The LG GH24NSC0 has a DVD-ROM read speed of 16 (as does the Asus BW16D1HT), whereas the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is only an 8x DVD-ROM read speed optical disc drive (8x slower). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-ROM.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

8x Faster DVD+R Read Speed

The LG GH24NSC0 has a DVD+R read speed of 16 (as does the Asus BW16D1HT), whereas the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is only an 8x DVD+R read speed optical disc drive (8x slower). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD+R.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

6x Faster DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

LG GH24NSC0 is 12 DVD-R Double Layer read speed (as does the Asus BW16D1HT), but the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is only a 6x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive (6x slower). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-R Double Layer disc.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

$8 Cheaper

The LG GH24NSC0 is $8.05 cheaper than the Apple SuperDrive, $58.04 cheaper than the Asus BW16D1HT, $24.04 cheaper than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB and $20.12 cheaper than the DELL DW316.

Better Brand

LG optical disc drives have an average rating of 95%, but Apple only has an average rating of 77.3%, Asus only has an average rating of 92.4%, Buffalo only has an average rating of 77.5% and DELL only has an average rating of 82%.

Has a Faster Read/write Speeds

On average reviewers thought the LG GH24NSC0 has a faster read/write speeds. Several people thought that it had really fast read/write speeds and write speeds.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG GH24NSC0

25% Slower DVD-RW Write Speed

The LG GH24NSC0 is a 6 DVD-RW write speed optical disc drive, and so does the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB. That's 2x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (8x). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-RW discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

Worse Kagoo Score

The LG GH24NSC0 has received a Kagoo Score of 86, whereas the Asus BW16D1HT scored 89 and the DELL DW316 scored 90.

Fewer Sellers

Only 3 sellers sells the LG GH24NSC0, but 8 retailers sell the Asus BW16D1HT and 6 shops sell the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB. More ...

The smaller the number of stores that stock this optical disc drive, the lower the competition amongst stores to keep prices low.
Over Two Years Older

The LG GH24NSC0 is older than the Apple SuperDrive by 13 months, older than the Asus BW16D1HT by 10 months, older than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB by six months and older than the DELL DW316 by two years.

A Lot Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the LG GH24NSC0 is 86%, whereas the average user rating of the Apple SuperDrive is 94% (based on 583 reviews), the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB is 100% (based on 1 review) and the DELL DW316 is 93% (based on 997 reviews).

Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the LG GH24NSC0 is 86%, whereas the average overall rating of the Apple SuperDrive is 93% (based on 584 reviews) and the DELL DW316 is 92% (based on 997 reviews).

Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the LG GH24NSC0 has a worse price.

Less Reliable

The LG GH24NSC0 reviewers thought the LG GH24NSC0 was less reliable.

Less Carefully Designed

On average reviewers thought the LG GH24NSC0 was less carefully designed.

Less OK When it Came to Noise Level

Our analysis of the LG GH24NSC0 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the LG GH24NSC0 was less OK when it came to noise level.

Worse for a Wide Variety of Optical Media

The LG GH24NSC0 reviewers thought the LG GH24NSC0 was worse for a wide variety of optical media.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GH24NSC0 in the US is $21.94 and in total we found 3 prices for it.

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Apple SuperDrive

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Apple SuperDrive

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Apple SuperDrive
24x
CD READ SPEED

The Apple SuperDrive has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $29.99 this optical disc drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Apple SuperDrive.

Features We Love:
Fast Write speed (DVD+R) (24x)

A classic and fully featured slot loading external cd rewriter, with a fair price. Our review analysis indicates that this cd rewriter supportsDVDs, it's very easy to use and good for CDs.

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84
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Apple SuperDrive has excellent user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this cd (re)writer to others.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the Apple SuperDrive

16x Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)

The Apple SuperDrive has a Write speed (DVD+R) of 24 (as does the LG GH24NSC0), however the Asus BW16D1HT is only a 16x DVD+R write speed optical disc drive (8x slower) and the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB and the DELL DW316 are both only 8x DVD+R write speed optical disc drives (16x slower). More ...

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD+R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

Overall Reviews Are a Bit Better

The average overall review score of the Apple SuperDrive is 93% based on 584 reviews, but the average rating of the Asus BW16D1HT is 72% (based on 1 review), the average rating of the DELL DW316 is 92% (based on 997 reviews) and the average rating of the LG GH24NSC0 is 86% (based on 144 reviews).

More Robust

The Apple SuperDrive reviewers thought the Apple SuperDrive was more robust. Over 10 people thought that it was well made and several people thought that it was also really well-built and reliable.

Has a Better Design

The Apple SuperDrive reviewers thought the Apple SuperDrive has a better design. Several people thought that it was very well designed and was good-looking.

Easier to Use

On average reviewers thought the Apple SuperDrive was easier to use. More than 60 people thought that it was really easy to use and several people thought that it was also very easy to setup and had good controls.

Better for a Wide Variety of Optical Media

Our analysis of the Apple SuperDrive reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Apple SuperDrive was better for a wide variety of optical media. More than 10 people thought that it supported DVDs and was good for CDs.

11 Reasons Against for Choosing the Apple SuperDrive

50% Slower Read Speed (CD)

The Apple SuperDrive is a 24 CD read speed optical disc drive, and so does the DELL DW316. That's 24x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (48x) and 14x faster than the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB (10x). More ...

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a CD.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Apple SuperDrive has received a Kagoo Score of 83, but the Asus BW16D1HT scored 89, the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB scored 86, the DELL DW316 scored 90 and the LG GH24NSC0 scored 86.

$8 More Expensive

The Apple SuperDrive is more expensive than the LG GH24NSC0 by $8.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 seller sell the Apple SuperDrive, however 8 sellers sell the Asus BW16D1HT, 6 shops sell the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB, 3 retailers sell the DELL DW316 and 3 shops sell the LG GH24NSC0. More ...

Smaller numbers of retailers reduces the chances of this optical disc drive remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over One Year Older

The Apple SuperDrive is older than the DELL DW316 by 13 months.

Lower User Review Score

The Apple SuperDrive has an average user rating of 94%, but the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Less Customers Recommend it

Only 93.4% of 590 customers recommend the Apple SuperDrive, however 100% of 1 customers recommend the Buffalo DVSMPT58U2VB and 94.2% of 997 customers recommend the DELL DW316.

Worse Brand

Apple optical disc drives have an average rating of only 77.3%, however Asus has an average rating of 92.4%, Buffalo has an average rating of 77.5%, DELL has an average rating of 82% and LG has an average rating of 95%.

Has a Worse Price

On average reviewers thought the Apple SuperDrive has a worse price.

A Worse Size

On average reviewers thought the Apple SuperDrive was a worse size.

Has a Slower Read/write Speeds

On average reviewers thought the Apple SuperDrive has a slower read/write speeds.

The cheapest price that we could find for the SuperDrive in the US is $29.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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