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Simple small foot print optical drive works great,
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This review is from: Asus 8X External Slim DVD+/-RW Drive SDRW-08D2S-U - Retail (Black) (Personal Computers)
I don't install my optical drive in my laptop because i prefer to have an extra batter in the modular bay. From time to time I want an optical drive to install software or burn a disk. Instead of getting my optical drive out of my briefcase and swapping, I now use this. It connects to my port replicator versus USB so it is always available. Stands up to use very little foot print. Works perfectly with no installation or software (on win7). When you pop in a disk, it hold it so it won't fall off.
PROs: small footprint, cheap, dead simple setup, reliable
COns: By design door does not open all the way ( i think this is so it won't tip over) so you have to slightly slide in disk. Easy to do once you get the hang of it.