- Mac Compatible
Buffalo MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writer (DVSM-PC58U2VB)
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- USB Bus Powered
- Ultra-Slim and Compact
- Integrated USB Y-cable
- Sophisticated LED power indicator
- Includes Cyberlink DVD writing software
- Quick Setup Guide
- Includes Kensington lock slot
- High gloss finish
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From the Manufacturer
The MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writer DVSM-PC58U2VB is an affordable, portable DVD writer with a sophisticated LED power indicator. This external DVD writer is the ideal companion for a laptop or Netbook and is a high quality alternative to laptop manufacturers' pricey options. The MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Drive includes two integrated USB cables that snap to the chassis for easy mobility. Powered by your laptop USB ports, no AC adapter is necessary. If the power from a single USB port is insufficient, the red LED will glow, indicating additional power is required. In this instance, the convenient USB Y-cable allows you to connect to a second USB port to power the unit. The MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writer also includes CyberLink DVD software suite for Windows, letting you create CDs and DVDs with music, pictures or videos with ease. This portable DVD writer is covered by Buffalo's 2-year warranty.
Ultra-Slim and Compact
Designed for your mobile lifestyle, the MediaStation Portable DVD Writer is USB powered.
- Just plug it into a free USB port and and you are ready to go!
USB Bus Powered with LED Power Indicator
The MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Drive includes two integrated USB cables that snap to the chassis for easy mobility. An LED power indicator lets you know if one or two USB cables are required to power the DVD drive.
- Powered by your laptop USB ports, no AC adapter is necessary
- Most laptops require one USB port to operate properly
- A red LED will glow if you need to connect the second USB cable to power the unit
USB Cables Snap to Case for Easy Mobility
The MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Drive includes two integrated USB cables that snap to the chassis for easy mobility.
It's Movie Time!
CyberLink PowerDVD 9, simply the best video playback software for enjoying movies. With PowerDVD you can watch and remix movies as well as store and organize your videos. Plus, you receive the widest selection of useful video formats and with TrueTheater, you have a set of digital tools at your finger tips for amplifying DVD playback quality for HD viewing with splendid visual results. CyberLink has all of the features that will please even the most demanding movie buff.
Supports Common DVD and CD Formats
Supports writing on DVD-RAM, DVD-R/RW/R-DL, DVD+R/RW/R-DL as well as CD-R/RW discs.
- DVD-R - 8x Read/ Write (SL)
- DVD-RW - 8x Read/6x Write
- DVD+R - 8x Read/Write (SL)
- DVD+RW - 8x Write
- DVD-RAM - 5x Read/Write
- CD-R - 24x Read/Write
- CD-RW - 24x Read/Write
- USB bus powered
- Ultra-slim and compact
- Integrated LED power indicator
- Includes CyberLink data writing software suite*
- Includes Kensington lock slot
- High-Gloss Finish
- Hingeless Design
MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writer with LED Power Indicator DVSM-PC58U2VB is backed by a 2-year limited warranty and lifetime 24/7 US based technical support.
Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows Vista (32/64-bit), Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6
What's in the Box
The MediaStation DVSM-PC58U2VB, USB 2.0 Y Cable, Setup CD-ROM with Cyberlink Software, Quick Setup Guide and Warranty Statement
Top Customer Reviews
I have had this drive for around two months and have burned about 50 CDs and about 60 DVDs with it so far. I have also played a few CDs and watched a few DVDs on it too. It works with just one USB power cable on both my 2009 Mac mini (model 3,1) and my 2008 13in MacBook (model 4,1). The other USB cable wraps neatly under the DVD drive and is unnoticeable.
The drive has a low profile and makes a minimal amount of noise. There is an LED that shines through the top back slit in the case. A blue light (which is just bright enough and quite slick looking in my opinion) indicates that it has sufficient power, but red means that you need to use the second USB cable for additional power.
Of note, once there is a DVD in the drive, I can only eject it by ejecting it by clicking "eject" on my computer (the button on the DVD drive itself is non-responsive with a DVD in it). This has in no way been a problem for me. It only caused a bit of confusion when I first used it.
It works just as I expected it to and is more aesthetically pleasing than I thought it would be. Overall, I am very satisfied with the price (I paid $37.88 ), quality, functionality, and convenience of this product, and I highly recommend it.
So here's the scoop, this DVD drive will work with Windows XP, 7, and 8.0/8.1, but it won't necessary "play" DVD's (movies) on 8.0/8.1. For writing and reading data CD's and data DVD's, it should work on all Windows versions (I've tested on XP and will be testing and posting my results on 8.1 in the next month). You will need to install the CyberLink software that is included in the package on a DVD, but that only takes care of data read/writing tasks NOT DVD MOVIE PLAYBACK (aka DVD decoder).
For Windows XP and 7 users you will be fine since Microsoft still included Windows Media Play (with DVD decoder) with those operating systems. So, if you want to play movies on an XP or 7 computer, just plug the buffalo drive in and insert your DVD movie and Windows Media Player should take care of the rest automatically (it did on my XP laptop and worked seamlessly).
Okay, for Windows 8.0/8.1 users, Microsoft no longer includes Windows Media Play with DVD decoder with the operating system, which means they make it impossible to just plug and play a movie with *ANY* DVD brand of portable drive! Ugh!!! They want you to *BUY* movies and music using streaming video *SO THEY CAN MAKE MORE MONEY***...read on Windows 8.0/8.1 users...
Microsoft now sells "Windows Media Center Pack" which includes the DVD decoder so you can play your movies and listen to your music CDs.Read more ›
the drive has been recognized by the MAC running OS X 10.7.1 (Lion) without any problem.
Its been detected & configured automatically with VM-Ware Fusion Version 4 as well to be used by Windows 7 pro.
-short USB cables to be connected to both sides of the MACBOOK AiR 11" & you don't need to purchase any USB extension cable for it but for my connivance I attached a RETRAK retractable USB 2.0 Cable (a $13 multi adapter cable) so I can put the Drive next to my MAC instead of under it!
-Usb cable is detachable (T shape not Y)
-Easy to carry (both USB cable heads snap to the chassis of the drive for easy mobility)
-I don't like the shape and color of the LED indicator for power supply stability on top !
-you need to plug both USB cables always
-there is a plug for a 5 volt external adaptor that can be helpful instead of using Dual USB.
For my next drive I wanted something smaller, as there was nothing portable about the old LG. Enter the Buffalo MediaStation. I haven't had it very long, but I can report one 3 important facts.
1. You can run it off one USB port. The drive has two USB cables wrapped around the side and on the undercarriage. Whether or not you can run this off a single port depends entirely on your computer. The drive does make this easy for you by lighting up red or blue depending on your power needs. If it's blue you're golden; red and you're going to need that second USB port.
2. The drive is pretty fast for a bus-powered external. On a 1.3ghz Intel Dual Core 2 laptop with 4gb of RAM, iTunes encoded 160 kbps MP3's at 20x.
3. The DVD drive can be noisy. There's not a lot of room for insulation in this device, so it's going to rattle around some.
I can't speak for longevity, but so far it's been an excellent buy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Ehhh doesn't work w my Windows laptop. Is there software I need to download. Definitely not plug and play. Never used :-(Published 1 month ago by AmazingSupergirl
nice product. rapid and accurate order. as described. performs well.Published 3 months ago by buyer1
Use it on my MacBook Pro all the time, no problem! But it does require 2 USB ports at once. So I would recommend buying a multi-port adapter for that.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer