Last updated on May 9, 2021
This external CD/DVD drive is excellent. I’ve recommended it to several clients and use it myself. It’s a simple plug & play on Linux, Mac, or Windows.
Portable compact design, lightweight, the USB cable is attached to the case making it an easy travel device. It is compatible with Windows XP / 2003 / Vista / 7 / 8.1 / 10 / 10.1, Linux, and MacOS system (MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac Mini, etc). Supported media types : CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD RAM.
What is an Optical Disc Drive?
Optical drives retrieve and/or store data on optical discs like CDs, DVDs, and BDs (Blu-ray discs), any of which hold much more information than previously available portable media options like the floppy disk.
The optical drive normally goes by other names like a disc drive, ODD (abbreviation), CD drive, DVD drive, or BD drive.
Some popular optical disc drive makers include LG, ASUS, Memorex, and NEC. In fact, one of these companies probably manufactured your computer or other device’s optical drive even though you never see their name anywhere on the drive itself.