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5 Best Optical Disc Drives in the US - September 2021

Matthew
Updated 11 September 2021
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5 best optical disc drives 2021

What Optical Disc Drive to Buy in September 2021?

Best Buy Great Price
LG GP70NS50 DELL DW316 Asus ZenDrive U9M Apple USB SuperDrive Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V
LG GP70NS50 DELL DW316 Asus ZenDrive U9M Apple USB SuperDrive Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V
$63.13 Buy Now
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$49.99 Buy Now
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CD READ SPEED
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CD READ SPEED
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CD READ SPEED
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95
Reviews
46 Reviews + 2 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Very Popular
89
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
996 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
94
Reviews
279 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
63
Brand Rating
Good Brand
82
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
72
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good
The top scoring dvd burner under $100, with a very good spec. Owners report that this cd burner supports DVDs, it's very easy to use but expensive. The best scoring dvd rewriter under $50, with a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that supported DVDs, it's really easy to use and good for CDs. A classic and fully featured tray loading external dvd burner, with a reasonable price. Our review analysis indicates that supported DVDs, it's very easy to use and thin. A good value for money and fully featured slot loading external cd rewriter. A fully featured and cheap tray loading external dvd burner.
8 Reasons For
20% Faster DVD-RW Write Speed
25% Faster CD Rewrite Speed
Faster DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
Faster Read Speed (CD)
Better Kagoo Score
More Shops Are Selling It
Two More Awards
Better Brand
7 Reasons For
2x Faster DVD-RW Write Speed
20% Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
8x Faster CD Rewrite Speed
A Lot Faster Read Speed (CD)
Cheaper by $8
A Little Better Overall Reviews
Easier to Use
8 Reasons For
20% Faster DVD-RW Write 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)
Newer by 11 Months
Better for a Wide Variety of Optical Media
2 Reasons For
Faster Read Speed (CD)
More Shops Are Selling It
2 Reasons For
More Shops Are Selling It
User Reviews Are Better
5 Reasons Against
Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
$21 More Expensive
Over Three Years Older
Significantly Lower User Review Score
A Lot Lower Overall Review Score
7 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
Not As Many Stockists
Older by 11 Months
User Review Rating is Worse
Less Customers Recommend It
Worse Brand
Worse for a Wide Variety of Optical Media
6 Reasons Against
Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
Worse Kagoo Score
More Expensive by $8
Fewer Sellers
Worse Brand
Harder to Use
7 Reasons Against
2x Slower DVD-RW Write Speed
25% Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
34% Slower CD Rewrite Speed
Worse Kagoo Score
$42 More Expensive
Over Five Years Older
Worse Brand
9 Reasons Against
25% Slower DVD-RW Write Speed
Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
34% Slower CD Rewrite Speed
Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
Slower Read Speed (CD)
Worse Kagoo Score
$8 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 90. 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.

Features We Love:
Fast DVD-RW write speed (8x)

The top scoring dvd burner under $100, with a very good spec. Owners report that this cd burner supports DVDs, it's very easy to use but expensive.

95
Reviews
46 Reviews + 2 Awards
88
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Very Popular
89
Value for Money
Very Good
90
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG GP70NS50 has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%, based on 44 reviews.

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8 Reasons For for Choosing the LG GP70NS50

20% Faster DVD-RW Write Speed

The LG GP70NS50 is an 8x DVD-RW write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Asus ZenDrive U9M and the DELL DW316. That's 2x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive and the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V (6x). 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.

25% Faster CD Rewrite Speed

The LG GP70NS50 is a 24x CD rewrite speed optical disc drive, and so does the DELL DW316. 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 DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

LG GP70NS50 is 8x DVD-R Double Layer read speed (as does the Asus ZenDrive U9M), but the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is only 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.

Faster Read Speed (CD)

The LG GP70NS50 has a read speed (CD) of 24x, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Asus ZenDrive U9M and the DELL DW316. That's 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The LG GP70NS50 has received a Kagoo Score of 90, whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive scored 81, the Asus ZenDrive U9M scored 82, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V scored only 76 and the DELL DW316 scored 83.

More Shops Are Selling It

A greater number of stores 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, but the Apple USB SuperDrive has received no awards, the Asus ZenDrive U9M has received no awards, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has received no awards and the DELL DW316 has received no awards.

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 93.1%, Buffalo only has an average rating of 76.9% and DELL only has an average rating of 81.2%.

5 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG GP70NS50

Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

LG GP70NS50 is only 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Asus ZenDrive U9M and the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V), but the DELL DW316 is an 8x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (2x 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.

$21 More Expensive

The LG GP70NS50 is more expensive than the Asus ZenDrive U9M by $13, more expensive than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V by $13 and more expensive than the DELL DW316 by $21.

Over Three Years Older

The LG GP70NS50 is older than the Asus ZenDrive U9M by four years, older than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V by 14 months and older than the DELL DW316 by three years.

Significantly Lower User Review Score

The average user rating of the LG GP70NS50 is 80%, whereas the average user rating of the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is 100% (based on 1 review) and the DELL DW316 is 92% (based on 997 reviews).

A Lot Lower Overall Review Score

The average overall rating of the LG GP70NS50 is 81%, whereas the average overall rating of the Asus ZenDrive U9M is 88% (based on 0 reviews) and the DELL DW316 is 92% (based on 997 reviews).

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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DELL DW316

$42.06
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DELL DW316

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DELL DW316
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED

The DELL DW316 has a Kagoo Score of 83. With a price tag of $42.06 this optical disc drive is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the DELL DW316.

Features We Love:
Very fast DVD-RW write speed (8x)
Fast DVD-R double layer write speed (8x)

The best scoring dvd rewriter under $50, with a very good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that supported DVDs, it's really easy to use and good for CDs.

96
Reviews
996 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that DELL DW316 has brilliant user reviews with 96% of buyers recommending this cd (re)writer to others.

7 Reasons For for Choosing the DELL DW316

2x Faster DVD-RW Write Speed

The DELL DW316 has a DVD-RW write speed of 8x (as do the Asus ZenDrive U9M and the LG GP70NS50), whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive and the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V 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.

20% Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

The DELL DW316 has a DVD-R double layer write speed of 8x. That's 2x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Asus ZenDrive U9M, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50 (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.

8x Faster CD Rewrite Speed

The DELL DW316 has a CD rewrite speed of 24x (as does the LG GP70NS50), whereas 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.

A Lot Faster Read Speed (CD)

The DELL DW316 is a 24x CD read speed optical disc drive (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Asus ZenDrive U9M and the LG GP70NS50), whereas the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is only 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.

Cheaper by $8

The DELL DW316 costs $42.06, whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive is $83.99, the Asus ZenDrive U9M is $49.99, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is $49.99 and the LG GP70NS50 is $63.13.

A Little Better Overall Reviews

Based on 997 reviews, the DELL DW316 has an average overall review score of 92%, but the Asus ZenDrive U9M has an average rating of 88% (based on 0 reviews) and the LG GP70NS50 has an average rating of 81% (based on 46 reviews).

Easier to Use

On average reviewers thought the DELL DW316 was easier to use. More than 100 people thought that it was really easy to use and over 30 people thought that it was also very easy to setup.

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the DELL DW316

Worse Kagoo Score

The DELL DW316 has received a Kagoo Score of 83, but the LG GP70NS50 scored 90.

Not As Many Stockists

The DELL DW316 is only stocked by 1 shop, however 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 sellers. More ...

Fewer numbers of sellers reduces the chances of the product remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for this optical disc drive.
Older by 11 Months

The DELL DW316 is 11 months older than the Asus ZenDrive U9M.

User Review Rating is Worse

The DELL DW316 has an average user score of 92%, but the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has an average user rating of 100% (based on 1 review).

Less Customers Recommend It

Only 87.2% of 997 customers recommend the DELL DW316, however 100% of 1 customers recommend the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V.

Worse Brand

DELL optical disc drives have an average rating of only 81.2%, however Asus has an average rating of 93.1% and LG has an average rating of 95%.

Worse for a Wide Variety of Optical Media

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

The cheapest price that we could find for the DW316 in the US is $42.06 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Asus ZenDrive U9M

$49.99
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Asus ZenDrive U9M

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Asus ZenDrive U9M
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED

The Asus ZenDrive U9M has a Kagoo Score of 82. 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 Asus ZenDrive U9M.

Features We Love:
Track-at-once (TAO)
Session-at-once (SAO)
Disc-at-once (DAO)
Fast DVD-RW write speed (8x)

A classic and fully featured tray loading external dvd burner, with a reasonable price. Our review analysis indicates that supported DVDs, it's very easy to use and thin.

94
Reviews
279 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
83
Value for Money
Very Good
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Asus ZenDrive U9M has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 88%, based on 279 reviews.

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8 Reasons For for Choosing the Asus ZenDrive U9M

20% Faster DVD-RW Write Speed

The Asus ZenDrive U9M has a DVD-RW write speed of 8x (as do the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50), however the Apple USB SuperDrive and the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V 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 Read Speed

Asus ZenDrive U9M is 8x DVD-R Double Layer read speed, and so does the LG GP70NS50. That's 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.

A Lot Faster Read Speed (CD)

The Asus ZenDrive U9M has a read speed (CD) of 24x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50), however the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is only 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.

Track-At-Once (TAO)

The Asus ZenDrive U9M has a track-at-once (TAO), but the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 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 ZenDrive U9M has a disc-at-once (DAO), however the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 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 ZenDrive U9M has a session-at-once (SAO), whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 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.

Newer by 11 Months

The Asus ZenDrive U9M is five years newer than the Apple USB SuperDrive, three years newer than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, 11 months newer than the DELL DW316 and four years newer than the LG GP70NS50

Better for a Wide Variety of Optical Media

Comparing the product reviews on average people thought the Asus ZenDrive U9M was better for a wide variety of optical media. Several people thought that it supported DVDs and was good for CDs.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Asus ZenDrive U9M

Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

Asus ZenDrive U9M is only 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50. That's 2x slower than the DELL DW316 (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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Asus ZenDrive U9M has received a Kagoo Score of 82, whereas the DELL DW316 scored 83 and the LG GP70NS50 scored 90.

More Expensive by $8

The Asus ZenDrive U9M is $8 more expensive than the DELL DW316.

Fewer Sellers

The Asus ZenDrive U9M is only stocked by 1 seller, but the Apple USB SuperDrive is stocked by 2 stores, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is stocked by 2 shops and the LG GP70NS50 is stocked by 2 stores. More ...

The fewer the number of sellers that stock the product, the lower the competition amongst sellers to keep prices low.
Worse Brand

Asus optical disc drives have an average rating of only 93.1%, but LG has an average rating of 95%.

Harder to Use

On average reviewers thought the Asus ZenDrive U9M was harder to use.

The cheapest price that we could find for the ZenDrive U9M in the US is $49.99 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Apple USB SuperDrive

$83.99
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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 81. 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 value for money and fully featured slot loading external cd rewriter.

82
Features
Fully-Featured
89
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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2 Reasons For for Choosing the Apple USB SuperDrive

Faster Read Speed (CD)

The Apple USB SuperDrive is a 24x CD read speed optical disc drive, and so do the Asus ZenDrive U9M, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50. That's 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.

More Shops Are Selling It

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

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Apple USB SuperDrive

2x Slower DVD-RW Write Speed

The Apple USB SuperDrive is a 6x DVD-RW write speed optical disc drive, and so does the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V. That's 2x slower than the Asus ZenDrive U9M, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 (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.

25% Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

The Apple USB SuperDrive has a DVD-R double layer write speed of 6x (as do the Asus ZenDrive U9M, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50), however the DELL DW316 is an 8x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (2x 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.

34% 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 DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 (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.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Apple USB SuperDrive has received a Kagoo Score of 81, but the Asus ZenDrive U9M scored 82, the DELL DW316 scored 83 and the LG GP70NS50 scored 90.

$42 More Expensive

The Apple USB SuperDrive is more expensive than the Asus ZenDrive U9M by $34, more expensive than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V by $34, more expensive than the DELL DW316 by $42 and more expensive than the LG GP70NS50 by $21.

Over Five Years Older

The Apple USB SuperDrive is older than the Asus ZenDrive U9M by five years, older than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V by three years, older than the DELL DW316 by four years and older than the LG GP70NS50 by 17 months.

Worse Brand

Apple optical disc drives have an average rating of only 77.3%, however Asus has an average rating of 93.1%, DELL has an average rating of 81.2% and LG has an average rating of 95%.

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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Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V

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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 76. 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 fully featured and cheap tray loading external dvd burner.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has excellent user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this cd burner to others.

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V

More Shops Are Selling It

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

User Reviews Are Better

Based on 1 review, the average user review score of the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is 100%, whereas the average rating of the DELL DW316 is 92% (based on 997 reviews) and the average rating of the LG GP70NS50 is 80% (based on 44 reviews).

9 Reasons Against for Choosing the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V

25% Slower DVD-RW Write Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is a 6x DVD-RW write speed optical disc drive, and so does the Apple USB SuperDrive. That's 2x slower than the Asus ZenDrive U9M, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 (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.

Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is only 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Asus ZenDrive U9M and the LG GP70NS50), but the DELL DW316 is an 8x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (2x 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.

34% 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 DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 (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.

Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is only 6x DVD-R Double Layer read speed, but the Asus ZenDrive U9M and the LG GP70NS50 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.

Slower Read Speed (CD)

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has a read speed (CD) of 10x. That's 14x slower than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Asus ZenDrive U9M, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 (24x). 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 only received a Kagoo Score of 76, whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive scored 81, the Asus ZenDrive U9M scored 82, the DELL DW316 scored 83 and the LG GP70NS50 scored 90.

$8 More Expensive

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is more expensive than the DELL DW316 by $8.

Over Two Years Older

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is older than the Asus ZenDrive U9M by three years and older than the DELL DW316 by 20 months.

Worse Brand

Buffalo optical disc drives have an average rating of only 76.9%, but Apple has an average rating of 77.3%, Asus has an average rating of 93.1%, DELL has an average rating of 81.2% 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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