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5 Best Optical Disc Drives Under $100 in the US - January 2021

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Updated 23 December 2020
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5 best optical disc drives under $100

What Optical Disc Drive Under $100 to Buy in January 2021?

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LG GP70NS50 DELL DW316 Asus BW16D1HT Apple USB SuperDrive Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V
LG GP70NS50 DELL DW316 Asus BW16D1HT Apple USB SuperDrive Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V
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86
Reviews
5 Reviews + 2 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good
97
Reviews
995 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
92
Reviews
1 Review
87
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Very Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
63
Brand Rating
Good Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Very Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
72
Brand Rating
Very Good Brand
84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent
An award winning and fully featured slot loading external dvd writer, with a reasonable price. Our review analysis indicates that this cd (re)writer supports DVDs, it's really easy to use and good for CDs. It's The best scoring cd (re)writer under $50, with a very good spec. The highest rated cd rewriter under $100, with a good price. A cheap and fully featured slot loading external dvd rewriter. A fully featured and good value for money tray loading external dvd (re)writer.
3 Reasons For
Faster CD Rewrite Speed
Two More Awards
Better Brand
7 Reasons For
20% Faster DVD-RW Write Speed
Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
25% Faster CD Rewrite Speed
Better Kagoo Score
Cheaper by $8
Newer by 15 Months
Significantly Better Overall Reviews
15 Reasons For
24x Faster CD-R Write Speed
Faster DVD-R Write Speed
A Lot Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)
Faster DVD-RW Write Speed
2x Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
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)
1 Reason For
User Reviews Are Better
15 Reasons Against
24x Slower CD-R Write Speed
Slower DVD-R Write Speed
A Lot Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
Slower DVD-RW Write Speed
2x Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
Slower CD Write Speed
50% Slower DVD-R Read Speed
8x Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed
8x Slower DVD+R Read Speed
4x Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
Slower Read Speed (CD)
Worse Kagoo Score
$21 More Expensive
Over Two Years Older
Vastly Lower User Review Score
10 Reasons Against
Slower CD-R Write Speed
A Lot Slower DVD-R Write Speed
50% Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
A Lot Slower CD Write Speed
8x Slower DVD-R Read Speed
Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed
A Lot Slower Read Speed (CD)
User Review Rating is Worse
Less Customers Recommend It
Worse Brand
4 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
$52 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
Worse Brand
14 Reasons Against
24x Slower CD-R Write Speed
Slower DVD-R Write Speed
A Lot Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
25% Slower DVD-RW Write Speed
Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
34% Slower CD Rewrite Speed
Slower CD Write Speed
50% Slower DVD-R Read Speed
8x Slower DVD+R Read Speed
Slower Read Speed (CD)
Worse Kagoo Score
$42 More Expensive
Over Four Years Older
Worse Brand
16 Reasons Against
24x Slower CD-R Write Speed
Slower DVD-R Write Speed
A Lot Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)
Slower DVD-RW Write Speed
2x Slower DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
34% Slower CD Rewrite Speed
Slower CD Write Speed
50% Slower DVD-R Read Speed
8x Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed
8x Slower DVD+R Read Speed
6x Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
Slower Read Speed (CD)
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$8 More Expensive
Over One Year Older
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LG GP70NS50

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LG GP70NS50

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LG GP70NS50
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CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED

The LG GP70NS50 has a Kagoo Score of 79. 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.

An award winning and fully featured slot loading external dvd writer, with a reasonable price.

86
Reviews
5 Reviews + 2 Awards
83
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG GP70NS50 has below average user reviews with an average user rating of 60%.

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3 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 BW16D1HT and 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.

Two More Awards

The LG GP70NS50 has received 2 awards, whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive has received no awards, the Asus BW16D1HT 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%, whereas Apple only has an average rating of 77.8%, Asus only has an average rating of 92.2%, Buffalo only has an average rating of 78.3% and DELL only has an average rating of 80.9%.

15 Reasons Against for Choosing the LG GP70NS50

24x 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 DELL DW316), however the Asus BW16D1HT 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.

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 DELL DW316. That's 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.

A Lot 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 DELL DW316), whereas 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.

Slower DVD-RW Write Speed

The LG GP70NS50 is a 6x DVD-RW write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive and the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V. That's 2x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT and the DELL DW316 (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.

2x 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 and the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V), whereas the Asus BW16D1HT and the DELL DW316 are both 8x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drives (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.

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 DELL DW316. That's 24x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (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 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 DELL DW316. That's 8x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (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.

8x Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed

The LG GP70NS50 has a DVD-ROM read speed of 8x (as do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the DELL DW316), however the Asus BW16D1HT 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.

8x Slower DVD+R Read Speed

The LG GP70NS50 has a DVD+R read speed of 8x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive and the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V), however the Asus BW16D1HT 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.

4x Slower DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed

The LG GP70NS50 is an 8x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive, whereas the Asus BW16D1HT 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.

Slower Read Speed (CD)

LG GP70NS50 is only 24x CD read speed, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive and the DELL DW316. That's 24x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (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 LG GP70NS50 has received a Kagoo Score of 79, however the Apple USB SuperDrive scored 85, the Asus BW16D1HT scored 87, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V scored 81 and the DELL DW316 scored 88.

$21 More Expensive

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

Over Two Years Older

The LG GP70NS50 is older than the Asus BW16D1HT by 19 months, older than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V by 14 months and older than the DELL DW316 by three years.

Vastly Lower User Review Score

The LG GP70NS50's average user rating is only 60%, however the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V's is 100% (based on 1 review) and the DELL DW316's is 92% (based on 999 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 88. 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)

Our review analysis indicates that this cd (re)writer supports DVDs, it's really easy to use and good for CDs. It's The best scoring cd (re)writer under $50, with a very good spec.

97
Reviews
995 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
88
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that DELL DW316 has exceptional user reviews with 97% of buyers recommending this cd rewriter to others.

7 Reasons For for Choosing the DELL DW316

20% Faster DVD-RW Write Speed

The DELL DW316 has a DVD-RW write speed of 8x (as does the Asus BW16D1HT), however the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50 are all 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

DELL DW316 is 8x DVD-R Double Layer write speed, and so does the Asus BW16D1HT. That's 2x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive, 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.

25% Faster CD Rewrite Speed

The DELL DW316 has a CD rewrite speed of 24x (as do the Asus BW16D1HT and the LG GP70NS50), however 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.

Better Kagoo Score

The DELL DW316 has received a Kagoo Score of 88, whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive scored 85, the Asus BW16D1HT scored 87, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V scored 81 and the LG GP70NS50 scored 79.

Cheaper by $8

The DELL DW316 is $41.93 cheaper than the Apple USB SuperDrive, $51.93 cheaper than the Asus BW16D1HT, $7.93 cheaper than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and $21.07 cheaper than the LG GP70NS50.

Newer by 15 Months

The DELL DW316 is four years newer than the Apple USB SuperDrive, 15 months newer than the Asus BW16D1HT, 20 months newer than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and three years newer than the LG GP70NS50

Significantly Better Overall Reviews

Based on 999 reviews, the DELL DW316 has an average review score of 92%, whereas the Asus BW16D1HT has an average rating of 72% (based on 1 review) and the LG GP70NS50 has an average rating of 61% (based on 5 reviews).

10 Reasons Against for Choosing the DELL DW316

Slower CD-R Write Speed

The DELL DW316 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 BW16D1HT (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.

A Lot Slower DVD-R Write Speed

The DELL DW316 has a DVD-R write speed of 8x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50), whereas 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 Write Speed (DVD+R)

DELL DW316 is only 8x DVD+R write speed, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50. That's 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.

A Lot Slower CD Write Speed

The DELL DW316 has a CD write speed of 24x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50), whereas the Asus BW16D1HT 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.

8x Slower DVD-R Read Speed

The DELL DW316 has a DVD-R read speed of 8x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50), whereas the Asus BW16D1HT 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.

Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed

The DELL DW316 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 BW16D1HT (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.

A Lot Slower Read Speed (CD)

The DELL DW316 has a read speed (CD) of 24x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive and the LG GP70NS50), however the Asus BW16D1HT 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.

User Review Rating is Worse

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

Less Customers Recommend It

Only 94% of 999 customers recommend the DELL DW316, but 100% of 1 customers recommend the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V.

Worse Brand

DELL optical disc drives have an average rating of only 80.9%, but Asus has an average rating of 92.2% and LG has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the DW316 in the US is $42.06 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Asus BW16D1HT

$93.99
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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 87. However with a price tag of $93.99 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)
Fast CD-R write speed (48x)
Track-at-once (TAO)
Disc-at-once (DAO)
Session-at-once (SAO)

The highest rated cd rewriter under $100, with a good price.

92
Reviews
1 Review
87
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Popularity
Very Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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

15 Reasons For for Choosing the Asus BW16D1HT

24x Faster CD-R Write Speed

The Asus BW16D1HT has a CD-R write speed of 48x, however the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 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 BW16D1HT is a 16x DVD-R write speed optical disc drive. That's 8x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 (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 BW16D1HT is a 16x DVD+R write speed optical disc drive, whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 are all only 8x DVD+R write speed optical disc drives (8x 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-RW Write Speed

The Asus BW16D1HT is an 8x DVD-RW write speed optical disc drive, and so does the DELL DW316. That's 2x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50 (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.

2x Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed

The Asus BW16D1HT is an 8x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (as does the DELL DW316), whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50 are all only 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drives (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.

Faster CD Rewrite Speed

The Asus BW16D1HT is a 24x CD rewrite speed optical disc drive, and so do the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50. 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 BW16D1HT is a 48x CD write speed optical disc drive. That's 24x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 (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 BW16D1HT is a 16x DVD-R read speed optical disc drive. That's 8x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 (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 BW16D1HT has a DVD-ROM read speed of 16x, however the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 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 BW16D1HT has a DVD+R read speed of 16x, however the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50 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 BW16D1HT is a 12x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive, whereas the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is only a 6x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive (6x slower) and the LG GP70NS50 is only an 8x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive (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)

Asus BW16D1HT is 48x CD read speed. That's 24x faster than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 (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 BW16D1HT has a track-at-once (TAO), whereas the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 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 BW16D1HT has a disc-at-once (DAO), but the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 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 BW16D1HT has a session-at-once (SAO), however the Apple USB SuperDrive, the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 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.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Asus BW16D1HT

Worse Kagoo Score

The Asus BW16D1HT has received a Kagoo Score of 87, however the DELL DW316 scored 88.

$52 More Expensive

The Asus BW16D1HT is more expensive than the Apple USB SuperDrive by $10, more expensive than the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V by $44, more expensive than the DELL DW316 by $52 and more expensive than the LG GP70NS50 by $31.

Over One Year Older

The Asus BW16D1HT is older than the DELL DW316 by 15 months.

Worse Brand

Asus optical disc drives have an average rating of only 92.2%, whereas LG has an average rating of 95%.

The cheapest price that we could find for the BW16D1HT in the US is $93.99 but in total we found only 2 prices 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 85. 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 cheap and fully featured slot loading external dvd rewriter.

86
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Popularity
Very Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
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14 Reasons Against for Choosing the Apple USB SuperDrive

24x Slower CD-R Write Speed

The Apple USB SuperDrive has a CD-R write speed of 24x (as do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50), whereas the Asus BW16D1HT 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.

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 DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50. That's 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.

A Lot Slower Write Speed (DVD+R)

Apple USB SuperDrive is only 8x DVD+R write speed (as do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50), but 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.

25% Slower DVD-RW Write Speed

The Apple USB SuperDrive is a 6x DVD-RW write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50. That's 2x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT and the DELL DW316 (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

Apple USB SuperDrive is only 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed (as do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50), but the Asus BW16D1HT and the DELL DW316 are both 8x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drives (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 Asus BW16D1HT, 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 CD Write Speed

The Apple USB SuperDrive is a 24x CD write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50. That's 24x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (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 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 DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50. That's 8x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (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.

8x Slower DVD+R Read Speed

The Apple USB SuperDrive has a DVD+R read speed of 8x (as do the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V and the LG GP70NS50), whereas the Asus BW16D1HT 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.

Slower Read Speed (CD)

The Apple USB SuperDrive has a read speed (CD) of 24x, and so do the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50. That's 24x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (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 received a Kagoo Score of 85, whereas the Asus BW16D1HT scored 87 and the DELL DW316 scored 88.

$42 More Expensive

The Apple USB SuperDrive is 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 Four Years Older

The Apple USB SuperDrive is older than the Asus BW16D1HT by three 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 18 months.

Worse Brand

Apple optical disc drives have an average rating of only 77.8%, but Asus has an average rating of 92.2%, Buffalo has an average rating of 78.3%, DELL has an average rating of 80.9% 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

$49.99
Overstock

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 81. 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 good value for money tray loading external dvd (re)writer.

84
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Purchasers report that Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this cd (re)writer to others.

1 Reason For for Choosing the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V

User Reviews Are Better

Based on 1 user review, the average review score of the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is 100%, however the average rating of the DELL DW316 is 92% (based on 999 reviews) and the average rating of the LG GP70NS50 is 60% (based on 3 reviews).

16 Reasons Against for Choosing the Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V

24x Slower CD-R Write Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has a CD-R write speed of 24x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50), however the Asus BW16D1HT 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.

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 DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50. That's 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.

A Lot 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 DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50), whereas 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.

Slower DVD-RW Write Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is a 6x DVD-RW write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive and the LG GP70NS50. That's 2x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT and the DELL DW316 (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.

2x 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 and the LG GP70NS50), whereas the Asus BW16D1HT and the DELL DW316 are both 8x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drives (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 Asus BW16D1HT, 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 CD Write Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is a 24x CD write speed optical disc drive, and so do the Apple USB SuperDrive, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50. That's 24x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (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 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 DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50. That's 8x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (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.

8x Slower DVD-ROM Read Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has a DVD-ROM read speed of 8x (as do the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50), however the Asus BW16D1HT 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.

8x Slower DVD+R Read Speed

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V has a DVD+R read speed of 8x (as do the Apple USB SuperDrive and the LG GP70NS50), however the Asus BW16D1HT 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.

6x 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 BW16D1HT is a 12x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive (6x faster) and the LG GP70NS50 is an 8x DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive (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)

Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is only 10x CD read speed. That's 14x slower than the Apple USB SuperDrive, the DELL DW316 and the LG GP70NS50 (24x) and 38x slower than the Asus BW16D1HT (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 81, however the Apple USB SuperDrive scored 85, the Asus BW16D1HT scored 87 and the DELL DW316 scored 88.

$8 More Expensive

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

Over One Year Older

The Buffalo DVSM-PT58U2V is older than the Asus BW16D1HT by five months and older than the DELL DW316 by 20 months.

Worse Brand

Buffalo optical disc drives have an average rating of only 78.3%, whereas Asus has an average rating of 92.2%, DELL has an average rating of 80.9% 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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