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5 Best Optical Disc Drives in the US - October 2020

Matthew
Updated 04 October 2020
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5 best optical disc drives 2020

What Optical Disc Drive to Buy in October 2020?

Best Buy Great Price
LG GP70NS50 Asus DRW24B3ST Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V Transcend TS8XDVDS-W Apple USB SuperDrive
LG GP70NS50 Asus DRW24B3ST Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V Transcend TS8XDVDS-W Apple USB SuperDrive
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24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
48x
CD-R WRITE
48x
CD READ SPEED
24x
CD-R WRITE
10x
CD READ SPEED
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
69
Brand Rating
Good Brand
87
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Very Popular
89
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
81
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
72
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
45
Brand Rating
Mediocre Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good
78
Features
Good Features
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
66
Value for Money
Good
69
Kagoo Score
Good
The highest rated cd writer under $100, with average reviews. A good value for money and fully featured tray loading internal dvd (re)writer. A good value for money and fully featured tray loading external dvd writer. A fully featured and cheap tray loading external cd burner, but with poor user reviews. A good spec but only average value for money slot loading external dvd rewriter.
6 Reasons For
Faster CD Rewrite Speed
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling It
Two More Awards
User Reviews Are Appreciably Better
Better Brand
15 Reasons For
24x Faster CD-R Write Speed
Faster DVD-R Write Speed
A Lot Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)
6x Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
8x 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
Faster Read Speed (CD)
Track-At-Once (TAO)
Disc-At-Once (DAO)
Session-At-Once (SAO)
$11 Cheaper
3 Reasons For
More Shops Are Selling It
One Month Newer
User Reviews Are Appreciably Better
1 Reason For
Faster CD Rewrite Speed
1 Reason For
More Shops Are Selling It
12 Reasons Against
A Lot Slower CD-R Write Speed
67% Slower DVD-R Write Speed
16x Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
A Lot Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
50% Slower CD Write Speed
Slower DVD-R Read Speed
A Lot Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed
A Lot Slower DVD+R Read Speed
A Lot Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
50% Slower Read Speed (CD)
$24 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
4 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Over Four Years Older
Worse Brand
14 Reasons Against
A Lot Slower CD-R Write Speed
67% Slower DVD-R Write Speed
16x Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
A Lot Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
Slower CD Rewrite Speed
50% Slower CD Write Speed
Slower DVD-R Read Speed
A Lot Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed
A Lot Slower DVD+R Read Speed
A Lot Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
80% Slower Read Speed (CD)
Worse Kagoo Score
$11 More Expensive
Worse Brand
15 Reasons Against
50% Slower CD-R Write Speed
16x Slower DVD-R Write Speed
Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
50% Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
24x Slower CD Write Speed
A Lot Slower DVD-R Read Speed
50% Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed
50% Slower DVD+R Read Speed
34% Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
24x Slower Read Speed (CD)
Worse Kagoo Score
Less Retailers
Older by One Month
User Review Rating is Considerably Worse
Worse Brand
13 Reasons Against
A Lot Slower CD-R Write Speed
67% Slower DVD-R Write Speed
16x Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
A Lot Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
Slower CD Rewrite Speed
50% Slower CD Write Speed
Slower DVD-R Read Speed
A Lot Slower DVD+R Read Speed
50% Slower Read Speed (CD)
Worse Kagoo Score
$45 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
Worse Brand
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LG GP70NS50

$63.13
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LG GP70NS50

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LG GP70NS50
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED

The LG GP70NS50 has a Kagoo Score of 88. With a price tag of $63.13 this optical disc drive is fair value for money. For further details check out our full review of the LG GP70NS50 or read our article on whether you should buy a LG optical disc drive.

The highest rated cd writer under $100, with average reviews.

87
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Very Popular
89
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LG GP70NS50 has fantastic user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

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6 Reasons For for Choosing the LG GP70NS50

Faster CD Rewrite Speed

The LG GP70NS50 is a 24x CD rewrite speed optical disc drive, and so do the Asus DRW24B3ST and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 8x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive and the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V (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 LG GP70NS50 has received a Kagoo Score of 88, however the Apple USB SuperDrive scored only 69, the Asus DRW24B3ST scored 82, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V scored 79 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W scored only 74.

More Shops Are Selling It

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

Two More Awards

The LG GP70NS50 has received 2 awards, whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive has received no awards, the Asus DRW24B3ST has received no awards, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has received no awards and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W has received no awards.

User Reviews Are Appreciably Better

Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the LG GP70NS50 is 100%, however the average rating of the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W is 90% (based on 2 reviews).

Better Brand

LG optical disc drives have an average rating of 95%, whereas Apple only has an average rating of 65.9%, Asus only has an average rating of 94.3%, Buffalo only has an average rating of 80.1% and Transcend only has an average rating of 67.4%.

12 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG GP70NS50

A Lot Slower CD-R Write Speed

The LG GP70NS50 has a CD-R write speed of 24x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), however the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 48x CD-R write speed optical disc drive (24x faster). 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.

67% Slower DVD-R Write Speed

The LG GP70NS50 is an 8x DVD-R write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 16x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (24x). 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.

16x Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)

The LG GP70NS50 is an 8x DVD+R write speed optical disc drive (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), whereas the Asus DRW24B3ST 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.

A Lot Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

The LG GP70NS50 is a 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), whereas the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 12x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (6x faster). 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.

50% Slower CD Write Speed

The LG GP70NS50 is a 24x CD write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 24x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (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.

Slower DVD-R Read Speed

The LG GP70NS50 is an 8x DVD-R read speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 8x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (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.

A Lot Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed

The LG GP70NS50 has a DVD-ROM read speed of 8x (as do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), however the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 16x DVD-ROM read speed optical disc drive (8x faster). 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.

A Lot Slower DVD+R Read Speed

The LG GP70NS50 has a DVD+R read speed of 8x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), however the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 16x DVD+R read speed optical disc drive (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.

A Lot Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The LG GP70NS50 is an 8x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive (as does the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), whereas the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 12x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive (4x faster) and the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is a 6x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive (2x 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.

50% Slower Read Speed (CD)

LG GP70NS50 is only 24x CD read speed, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 24x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (48x) and 14x faster than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V (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.

$24 More Expensive

The LG GP70NS50 is more expensive than the Asus DRW24B3ST by $24, more expensive than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V by $13 and more expensive than the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W by $22.

Over One Year Older

The LG GP70NS50 is older than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V by 14 months and older than the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W by 13 months.

The cheapest price that we could find for the GP70NS50 in the US is $63.13 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Asus DRW24B3ST

$38.78
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Asus DRW24B3ST

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Asus DRW24B3ST
48x
CD-R WRITE
48x
CD READ SPEED

The Asus DRW24B3ST has a Kagoo Score of 82. With a price tag of $38.78 this optical disc drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Asus DRW24B3ST.

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

A good value for money and fully featured tray loading internal dvd (re)writer.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

15 Reasons For for Choosing the Asus DRW24B3ST

24x Faster CD-R Write Speed

The Asus DRW24B3ST has a CD-R write speed of 48x, but the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W are all only 24x CD-R write speed optical disc drives (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 Asus DRW24B3ST is a 24x DVD-R write speed optical disc drive. That's 16x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W (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)

The Asus DRW24B3ST has a Write speed (DVD+R) of 24x, however the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W are all 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.

6x Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

The Asus DRW24B3ST has a DVD-R double layer write speed of 12x, however the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W are all only 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drives (6x 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.

8x Faster CD Rewrite Speed

The Asus DRW24B3ST is a 24x CD rewrite speed optical disc drive, and so do the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 8x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive and the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V (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 Asus DRW24B3ST is a 48x CD write speed optical disc drive. That's 24x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W (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 Asus DRW24B3ST is a 16x DVD-R read speed optical disc drive. That's 8x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W (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 Asus DRW24B3ST has a DVD-ROM read speed of 16x, but the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W are all only 8x DVD-ROM read speed optical disc drives (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 Asus DRW24B3ST has a DVD+R read speed of 16x, but the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W are all only 8x DVD+R read speed optical disc drives (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

The Asus DRW24B3ST has a DVD-R double layer read speed of 12x, however the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is only a 6x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive (6x slower) and the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W are both only 8x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drives (4x 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.

Faster Read Speed (CD)

The Asus DRW24B3ST is a 48x CD read speed optical disc drive. That's 24x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W (24x) and 38x faster than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V (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.

Track-At-Once (TAO)

The Asus DRW24B3ST has a track-at-once (TAO), however the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W do not have this feature. 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 DRW24B3ST has a disc-at-once (DAO), whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W do not. 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 DRW24B3ST has a session-at-once (SAO), but the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W do not have this feature. 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.

$11 Cheaper

The Asus DRW24B3ST costs $38.78, whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive is $83.99, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is $49.99 and the LG GP70NS50 is $63.13.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Asus DRW24B3ST

Worse Kagoo Score

The Asus DRW24B3ST has received a Kagoo Score of 82, but the LG GP70NS50 scored 88.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 retailer sell the Asus DRW24B3ST, however 2 shops sell the Apple USB SuperDrive, 2 stores sell the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and 2 retailers sell the LG GP70NS50. More ...

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

The Asus DRW24B3ST is older than the Apple USB SuperDrive by 22 months, older than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V by four years, older than the LG GP70NS50 by three years and older than the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W by four years.

Worse Brand

Asus optical disc drives have an average rating of only 94.3%, however LG has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DRW24B3ST in the US is $38.78 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V

$49.99
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Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V

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Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V
24x
CD-R WRITE
10x
CD READ SPEED

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has a Kagoo Score of 79. With a price tag of $49.99 this optical disc drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V.

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

82
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has marvellous user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this cd rewriter to others.

3 Reasons For for Choosing the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V

More Shops Are Selling It

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

One Month Newer

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V was released three years later than the Apple USB SuperDrive, released four years later than the Asus DRW24B3ST, released 14 months later than the LG GP70NS50 and released one month later than the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W

User Reviews Are Appreciably Better

Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is 100%, however the average rating of the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W is 90% (based on 2 reviews).

14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V

A Lot Slower CD-R Write Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has a CD-R write speed of 24x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), however the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 48x CD-R write speed optical disc drive (24x faster). 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.

67% Slower DVD-R Write Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is an 8x DVD-R write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 16x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (24x). 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.

16x Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is an 8x DVD+R write speed optical disc drive (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), whereas the Asus DRW24B3ST 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.

A Lot Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is a 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), whereas the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 12x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (6x faster). 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.

Slower CD Rewrite Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is a 16x CD rewrite speed optical disc drive, and so does the Apple USB SuperDrive. That's 8x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W (24x). 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.

50% Slower CD Write Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is a 24x CD write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 24x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (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.

Slower DVD-R Read Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is an 8x DVD-R read speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 8x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (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.

A Lot Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has a DVD-ROM read speed of 8x (as do the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), however the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 16x DVD-ROM read speed optical disc drive (8x faster). 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.

A Lot Slower DVD+R Read Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has a DVD+R read speed of 8x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), however the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 16x DVD+R read speed optical disc drive (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.

A Lot Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is a 6x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive, whereas the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 12x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive (6x faster) and the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W are both 8x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drives (2x faster). 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.

80% Slower Read Speed (CD)

Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is only 10x CD read speed. That's 14x slower than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W (24x) and 38x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (48x). 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 DVSM-PT58U2V has received a Kagoo Score of 79, however the Asus DRW24B3ST scored 82 and the LG GP70NS50 scored 88.

$11 More Expensive

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is more expensive than the Asus DRW24B3ST by $11 and more expensive than the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W by $9.

Worse Brand

Buffalo optical disc drives have an average rating of only 80.1%, whereas Asus has an average rating of 94.3% and LG has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DVSM-PT58U2V in the US is $49.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Transcend TS8XDVDS-W

$40.74
Overstock

Transcend TS8XDVDS-W

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Transcend TS8XDVDS-W
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W has a Kagoo Score of 74. With a price tag of $40.74 this optical disc drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W.

A fully featured and cheap tray loading external cd burner, but with poor user reviews.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
75
Value for Money
Very Good
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that Transcend TS8XDVDS-W has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 90%.

1 Reason For for Choosing the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W

Faster CD Rewrite Speed

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W has a CD rewrite speed of 24x (as do the Asus DRW24B3ST and the LG GP70NS50), but the Apple USB SuperDrive and the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V are both only 16x CD rewrite speed optical disc drives (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.

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W

50% Slower CD-R Write Speed

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W is a 24x CD-R write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50. That's 24x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (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.

16x Slower DVD-R Write Speed

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W has a DVD-R write speed of 8x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50), however the Asus DRW24B3ST 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.

Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W is an 8x DVD+R write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50. That's 16x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (24x). 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 DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W is a 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50. That's 6x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (12x). 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.

24x Slower CD Write Speed

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W has a CD write speed of 24x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50), however the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 48x CD write speed optical disc drive (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.

A Lot Slower DVD-R Read Speed

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W has a DVD-R read speed of 8x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50), however the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 16x DVD-R read speed optical disc drive (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.

50% Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W is an 8x DVD-ROM read speed optical disc drive, and so do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50. That's 8x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (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.

50% Slower DVD+R Read Speed

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W is an 8x DVD+R read speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50. That's 8x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (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.

34% Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W is an 8x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive, and so does the LG GP70NS50. That's 4x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (12x) and 2x faster than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V (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.

24x Slower Read Speed (CD)

Transcend TS8XDVDS-W is only 24x CD read speed (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive and the LG GP70NS50), but the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 48x CD read speed optical disc drive (24x faster) and the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is a 10x CD read speed optical disc drive (14x 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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W has only received a Kagoo Score of 74, however the Asus DRW24B3ST scored 82, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V scored 79 and the LG GP70NS50 scored 88.

Less Retailers

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W is only stocked by 1 shop, whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive is stocked by 2 shops, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is stocked by 2 retailers and the LG GP70NS50 is stocked by 2 shops. More ...

Fewer numbers of shops reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product and also reduces the chances of this optical disc drive remaining in stock.
Older by One Month

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W is one month older than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V.

User Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The Transcend TS8XDVDS-W's average user score is 90%, however the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V's is 100% (based on 1 review) and the LG GP70NS50's is 100% (based on 1 review).

Worse Brand

Transcend optical disc drives have an average rating of only 67.4%, whereas Asus has an average rating of 94.3%, Buffalo has an average rating of 80.1% and LG has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the TS8XDVDS-W in the US is $40.74 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Apple USB SuperDrive

$83.99
Adorama

Apple USB SuperDrive

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Apple USB SuperDrive
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED

The Apple USB SuperDrive has a Kagoo Score of 69. However with a price tag of $83.99 this optical disc drive is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Apple USB SuperDrive.

A good spec but only average value for money slot loading external dvd rewriter.

78
Features
Good Features
86
Popularity
Quite Popular
66
Value for Money
Good
69
Kagoo Score
Good

1 Reason For for Choosing the Apple USB SuperDrive

More Shops Are Selling It

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

13 Reasons Against for Choosing the Apple USB SuperDrive

A Lot Slower CD-R Write Speed

The Apple USB SuperDrive has a CD-R write speed of 24x (as do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), whereas the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 48x CD-R write speed optical disc drive (24x faster). 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.

67% Slower DVD-R Write Speed

The Apple USB SuperDrive is an 8x DVD-R write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 16x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (24x). 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.

16x Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)

Apple USB SuperDrive is only 8x DVD+R write speed (as do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), but the Asus DRW24B3ST 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.

A Lot Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

Apple USB SuperDrive is only 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed (as do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), but the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 12x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (6x faster). 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.

Slower CD Rewrite Speed

The Apple USB SuperDrive is a 16x CD rewrite speed optical disc drive, and so does the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V. That's 8x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W (24x). 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.

50% Slower CD Write Speed

The Apple USB SuperDrive is a 24x CD write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 24x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (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.

Slower DVD-R Read Speed

The Apple USB SuperDrive is an 8x DVD-R read speed optical disc drive, and so do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 8x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (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.

A Lot Slower DVD+R Read Speed

The Apple USB SuperDrive has a DVD+R read speed of 8x (as do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W), whereas the Asus DRW24B3ST is a 16x DVD+R read speed optical disc drive (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.

50% Slower Read Speed (CD)

The Apple USB SuperDrive has a read speed (CD) of 24x, and so do the LG GP70NS50 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W. That's 24x slower than the Asus DRW24B3ST (48x) and 14x faster than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V (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 USB SuperDrive has only received a Kagoo Score of 69, whereas the Asus DRW24B3ST scored 82, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V scored 79, the LG GP70NS50 scored 88 and the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W scored 74.

$45 More Expensive

The Apple USB SuperDrive is more expensive than the Asus DRW24B3ST by $45, more expensive than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V by $34, more expensive than the LG GP70NS50 by $21 and more expensive than the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W by $43.

Over Two Years Older

The Apple USB SuperDrive is older than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V by three years, older than the LG GP70NS50 by 17 months and older than the Transcend TS8XDVDS-W by three years.

Worse Brand

Apple optical disc drives have an average rating of only 65.9%, but Asus has an average rating of 94.3%, Buffalo has an average rating of 80.1%, LG has an average rating of 95% and Transcend has an average rating of 67.4%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the USB SuperDrive in the US is $83.99 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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