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Transcend 8K Extra Slim Portable DVD Writer Optical Drive (TS8XDVDS-K)

4.2 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews
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  • USB 2.0 interface for high-speed data transfer
  •  8x DVD±R read/write, 24x CD-R/RW read/write
  •  Compatible with CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, DVD-RAM media
  • Reads and writes Dual Layer discs
  • Includes CyberLink Power2Go media writing software
  • Ultra-slim, sleek design - just 13.9mm thick
  • USB powered - No external power adapter needed
  • Easy Plug and Play installation
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Product Description

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Whether playing movies, installing software, or backing up files on the go, Transcend’s ultra-slim portable CD/DVD writer is the perfect companion for today’s thin-and-light laptops, netbooks and Ultrabooks. For added convenience, the CD/DVD writer comes bundled with a full-featured copy of the extremely useful CyberLink Power2Go media writing software suite.

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Technical Details

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Brand Name Transcend
Item model number TS8XDVDS-K
Item Weight 8.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 5.6 x 0.6 x 5.8 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 5.6 x 0.55 x 5.8 inches
Color Black
Optical Drive Type DVD±R/RW

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Additional Information

ASIN B009X0FQNY
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4.2 out of 5 stars 61 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #102 in Computers & Accessories > Computer Components > External Optical Drives > DVD Drives
#290 in Computers & Accessories > External Components
Shipping Weight 14.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Date First Available October 31, 2012

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Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
August 27, 2014 changes:

I lowered this drive to 4 stars. I have 2 of these. One of them lasted 31 days -- Amazon let me return it, even though it was one day over the 30-day limit. It simply stopped reading discs. I checked everything, cables, install, ports, etc. (and since I have two of these, it was easy to check what worked) and it was simply "dead." For the price, I still think it is a good product. The second drive is still working okay. Next time, I will add a square trade or other warranty. The manufacturer's warranty is 2 years, but I don't know how reliable it is.

Original Review: (Four Stars)

See below for why I bought this drive in the first place. **
Let me start by saying that this drive requires 2 USB connections. It has a split cable -- presumably it uses one for power and the other for communication. (They don't really tell you this or show you in any of the photos.) It isn't a problem for me, because it also works well with a USB extension device -- a powered one. I haven't tried it with a passive USB extender. Many devices won't work with them.

This drive does everything it says it can do. It is very thin. I am using it on a desktop, but it would be great to carry around for a laptop. If it is connected directly to your USB port it is very fast. As it happens, I am using it on an older system. I am able to use it with a powered USB extender, and it works great -- except it burns discs a little bit slower. It works like a charm, however.

I ended up buying 2 of these drives -- the first one worked so well and the price was so good I figured, why not?
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Color: White Verified Purchase
I was pleasantly surprised with this item! I had been searching for a portable dvd drive for my macbook air and didn't know which one to go with. I borrowed my father's a few times before (he has one by Transcend in black). The one I received is thinner than the one my father has which I love because it's not as bulky! It is extremely lightweight and looks lovely with my macbook air :) Many people mentioned the drive only works if you plug in both USB cables. Based on those reviews, I would not have made a purchase, but since I had borrowed my father's in the past, I knew this was not true. I don't know if it has to do with the macbook model, but i have the 11'' macbook air and it works perfectly when I plug in the longer usb!

The only disappointment with this item was that the usb wiring is black, not white - but that's obviously not a deal breaker, just me being particular!

Besides that, everything works as advertised!! I definitely recommend this product!!
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
This is a DVD/CD writer/reader. For reading DVDs, it performs adequately. I haven't tested the writing capabilities.
However, what I do not like is the statement made by the manufacturer, "USB powered -- no external power adapter needed".
It disguises the fact that this piece of equipment uses *two* USB ports.

Please, either come out and say "This requires 2 USB ports" and say it front and center, or redesign your hardware to use only one USB port. Otherwise, you're going to get returned equipment just because I didn't prepare or didn't have two USB ports for your device.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
The drive was not working properly when received. It cannot recognize the DVD+R discs I have. I tried multiple discs that are working fine with my existing internal drive (Samsung) and all fail to be recognized.
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By REE on March 13, 2016
Color: White Verified Purchase
The USB cord is split in two - so you need two USB slots. Odd enough, right? However, those two slots better be very close together. From the end that goes into the DVD machine to the other end of one of the cords is about 10 1/4" and the other measures 19" (see photo). I had to use a USB extension since my USB slots are on opposite sides of the laptop. Also, the 19" cord is about 5mm in diameter, whereas the other is only about 3mm. The instructions say to use both if possible.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Product comes with two USB connectors, but my computer only has one. The purpose of the second connector is to provide additional power to the unit. With one USB connected it will read and write files, but it will not play a DVD movie.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
Light, no power supply needed, works with every PC and Mac we have. Does use two USB ports but that has not caused an issue.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
This drive works as intended, and is easy to use - just plug & play. My one major gripe with it, however, is the fact that both USBs need to be plugged into your computer in order for it to work - and the cable is very short. Since I don't have two USB ports right next to each other on my laptop (one on the right, one on the left, and one in the back), I ended up having to buy a USB extension to make this drive work for me. I imagine this won't be an issue for most people as most computers have two adjacent USB ports. However, for my Acer Aspire V5, no two ports are within reaching distance of this cable. I like having the USB extension I bought as a result of this so no major loss, but had I known this would be an issue I probably would not have purchased this drive.
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