Best External Cd Dvd Drive in 2022 [*Top Picks*]

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  • External DVD Drive, USB 3.0 Portable CD/DVD +/-RW Drive/DVD Player for Laptop CD ROM Burner Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows Linux OS Apple Mac Black
    Bestseller #1
    External DVD Drive, USB 3.0 Portable CD/DVD +/-RW Drive/DVD Player for Laptop CD ROM Burner Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows Linux OS Apple Mac Black (198)
      📀【High Writing and Reading Speed】 Max 8x DVDR Write Speed and Max 24x CD Write Speed provide high writing and reading speed 📀【Wide Compatible】This external dvd cd drive is compatible with Windows 98 / SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 10/8/7,Mac ios(ios 8.6 to 10.14). And perfect for PC, Laptop, Comprehensive Computer, Internal PC hard disk reader 📀【Plug and Play Technology】Powered by USB port so just plug it into your USB port and the DVD driver will be detected. Don’t need to install software to set up driver 📀【Advanced USB3.0 Technology】 USB 3.0 provides fast data transfer speed and stable performance to record CD/ music/ videos/ install software or create CD/DVD backup disc ( also compatible with USB2.0) 📀【Ingenious Design】 This ultra-slim CD/DVD player for laptops equipped with an eject button so that you needn't worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external CD/DVD drive. Besides, the copper mesh technology of this external component, you can be rest assured of stable data transmission
  • Dell USB DVD Drive-DW316 , Black
    Bestseller #1
    Dell USB DVD Drive-DW316 , Black (386)
      Dvdrw (R DL)/ DVD-RAM 24x (CD)/ 8x (DVD) read speed 24x (CD)/ 8x (DVDR)/ 6x (DVDR DL) write speed
  • External CD Drive USB 3.0 Portable CD DVD +/-RW Drive DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner Writer Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows Mac Pro MacBook
    Bestseller #1
    External CD Drive USB 3.0 Portable CD DVD +/-RW Drive DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner Writer Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows Mac Pro MacBook (54)
      Plug & play. Easy to use,powered by USB port. No external driver and Power needed. Just plug it into your USB port and the DVD driver will be detected High speed. Compatible with USB3. 0 and backwards compatible with USB2. 0 , bringing faster data transmission speed (up to a maximum of 5Gbps) and stable performance with strong fault tolerance Intelligent tech. Designed with eject button so that you never have to worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external CD/DVD drive. The copper mesh technology of this external component, you can be rest assured of stable data transmission Trendy design. Brushed texture shell brings trendy sight and touch enjoyment. Embedded cable design, worry- off cable missing any when and where Wide compatibility. Ideal for various devices. It supports Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8. 1/10, Linux, all version Mac OS system. For the desktops, Please connect the device to the back USB port of the motherboard for normal use
  • ASUS ZenDrive Silver 13mm External 8X DVD/ Burner Drive +/-RW with M-Disc Support, Compatible with both Mac & Windows and Nero BackItUp for Android devices (USB 2.0 & Type-C cables included)
    Bestseller #1
    ASUS ZenDrive Silver 13mm External 8X DVD/ Burner Drive +/-RW with M-Disc Support, Compatible with both Mac & Windows and Nero BackItUp for Android devices (USB 2.0 & Type-C cables included) (386)
      13mm for ultra slim and light Mac/PC Support Includes USB 2. 0 and Type-C cables Nero BackItUp function for Android Devices DISC Encryption II for password-controls and hidden-file functionality
  • ROOFULL External CD DVD +/-RW Drive USB 3.0 Type-C Portable DVD/CD ROM Optical Drive Player Reader Writer Burner with Protective Storage Carrying Case for Windows 11/10 Laptop PC, Mac MacBook Pro/ Air
    Bestseller #1
    ROOFULL External CD DVD +/-RW Drive USB 3.0 Type-C Portable DVD/CD ROM Optical Drive Player Reader Writer Burner with Protective Storage Carrying Case for Windows 11/10 Laptop PC, Mac MacBook Pro/ Air (2075)
      【No Extra Driver Required】Just plug it into the USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or USB-C port, insert your CDs or DVDs, this external CD/DVD drive will be recognized by your computer automatically, no need to install the driver program manually. 【Multiple Functions】 After the CD/DVD player is installed, you can usea media player (e.g VLC player), burning software, or ripping software to complete various tasks such as watching movies DVDs, burning/ripping discs, installing software/game/software, data backup. Compatible with CD-ROM, CD-R, CD +/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-R DL, VCD-ROM discs. 【Compatible with Multiple-OS】Compatible with Windows 11/ 10/ 8.1/ 7/ XP, Linux, and all versions of Mac OS, so you can use this external optical drive on almost all computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini, Windows laptop, and desktop PCs (NOTE: DO NOT support Chromebook, TV, iPad, Truck and Car). 【Additional USB-C Adapter】Equipped with faster USB 3.0 connector and attached USB 3.0 Type-C adapter allows us to use this external opticla drive on old and new Mac & Windows laptops. (Tips: Recommend using thunderbolt ports or self-powered USB hub/docking station in case of the power shortage.) 【Reliable Performance】With the Strong error-correcting, low impedance, and anti-interference ability, you can use this USB CD/DVD drive to read and write CDs and DVDs quietly without stuttering and noise, and won't damage your discs. 【Compact and Portable】Come with a thicker protective storage carrying case sleeve, you can easily carry and use this slim external optical player anytime anywhere, no matter in the office, school, at home, or during a trip. Waterproof, dustproof, and drop-proof. () 【Worry-free Shopping】7 years of professional optical drive manufacturing experience ensures reliable quality and professional customer service. Please feel free to contact us for help or free replacement if any issues happen after purchasing, do not need to worry about the time-limited return window.
  • External CD/DVD Drive for Laptop USB-C & USB 3.0 CD/DVD ROM Drive Reader Writer Burner Compatible with Laptop PC MacBookMac Windows 10/8/7 Linux OS Apple
    Bestseller #1
    External CD/DVD Drive for Laptop USB-C & USB 3.0 CD/DVD ROM Drive Reader Writer Burner Compatible with Laptop PC MacBookMac Windows 10/8/7 Linux OS Apple (198)
      【Plug and Play 】External cd/dvd drive is powered by usb port. No external driver and power needed. Just plug it into your usb port, then our external dvd/cd burner will be detected. Gotega external cd dirve is a perfect companion for computers without the internal drive. 【High Speed DVD Drive USB 3.0 & USB C】 The external cd/dvd drive adopted advanced burning technology. The external dvd player is compatible with usb 3.0 and backwards compatible with USB2.0 USB1.0,and perfectly adapt to USB C interface. Bringing you faster data transmission speed (max 5Gbps). 【Wide Compatibility】External cd/dvd drive for laptop PC desktop Linux OS Apple Mac MacBook. Cd burner dvd player compatible with Windows 98/se/me/2000/xp/Vista/Windows 10/8/7, Mac ios. Not only for USB port, but also for type-c/USB C port. 【Multifunctional Optical Drive】Adopted intelligent burning technology, you can read/write/burn your disc or Interrupt recording at your ease. Pop-up button and disc tray design makes it convenient to read or write discs.Stable performance with strong fault tolerance, plays music and movies without lag or distortion. 【Portable CD drive - Slim & compact】 Embedded cable design with slim lightweight body, enough fashionable and scratch-proof exterior.This external cd/dvd drive can be slipped in your travel bag, which makes it a companion for laptops without the internal drive, take it with you to anywhere and hooked up at any time.
  • External DVD Drive USB 3.0 Type-C CD Burner Portable CD DVD +/-RW Drive DVD Player for Laptop CD ROM Rewriter Burner Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows MacBook Mac Linux Mac OS
    Bestseller #1
    External DVD Drive USB 3.0 Type-C CD Burner Portable CD DVD +/-RW Drive DVD Player for Laptop CD ROM Rewriter Burner Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows MacBook Mac Linux Mac OS (273)
      PLUG AND PLAY: The CD/DVD drive external USB 3.0 and USB-C ports and doesn't require an external driver or power supply.Just plug it into your laptop's USB and Type-C ports and the CD/DVD drive will be automatically detected.Ziweo USB 3.0 & Type-C external optical cd/dvd drive burner is perfect companion for laptop or desktop without internal DVD drive. HIGH WRITING AND READING SPEED: The Type-C & USB 3.0 CD/DVD external drive offers Max 8x DVD Rewrite Read Speed and Max 24x CD Write/Read Burner speed.This Type-C & USB 3.0 CD/DVD drive will bring you maximum 5Gbps data transmission speed, plays music movies installing software or system, burning discs without lag or distortion. WIDE COMPATIBILITY&MULTIPLE FUNCTIONS: This external dvd cd drive is compatible with Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10,Linux OS,all version Mac OS system.You can use this external CD/DVD player to play movie DVDs, burn/rip CDs, install software/system, DVD games, back up data to CD/DVD,and more.(Not support TV, car player, Chromebook, Surface Pro, Ubuntu.) RELIABLE PERFORMANCE: This disk drive is made of high-quality materials, shockproof, low noise and strong fault tolerance Intelligent.High-speed USB 3.0 CD DVD RW Burner with low impedance and anti-interference capability for a smooth and fast experience.You can use this USB CD/DVD player to quietly read and write burned CD/DVD without stuttering and noise nor jammed discs SLIM AND EXQUISITE DESIGN: This CD/DVD drive is well designed with a subtlety and ultra-thin machine size. You can easily put this USB CD burner into your travel bag, take it with you to anywhere and hooked up at any time. Just burning a DVD/CD is enough, which is ideal for business and travel. HASSLE-FREE SHOPPING: Professional optical drive manufacturing experience ensures reliable quality and professional customer service. Please If any problem occurs after purchase, please feel free to contact us for assistance or free replacement.
  • ROOFULL External CD DVD +/-RW Drive USB 3.0 Type-C Portable CD/DVD Optical Drive Player Reader Writer Burner with Protective Carrying Case for Mac MacBook Pro/Air, iMac, Windows 11/10 Laptop Desktop
    Bestseller #1
    ROOFULL External CD DVD +/-RW Drive USB 3.0 Type-C Portable CD/DVD Optical Drive Player Reader Writer Burner with Protective Carrying Case for Mac MacBook Pro/Air, iMac, Windows 11/10 Laptop Desktop (2075)
      【Easy to Use】Just plug it into the USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or USB-C port, insert your CDs or DVDs, this external CD/DVD player will be recognized by your laptop or desktop computer automatically, no extra driver program required! 【Multiple Functions】After the device is installed, you can use a media player, burning software, and ripping software to complete various tasks such as watching movie DVDs, burning/ripping CDs& DVDs, installing software/ system/ games, backing up data to discs, and more. Compatible with multiple discs including CD-ROM, CD-R, CD +/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-R DL, VCD-ROM discs. 【Compatible with Multiple-OS】Compatible with Windows 11/ 10/ 8.1/ 7/ XP, Linux, and all versions of Mac OS, so you can use this external optical drive on almost all computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini, Windows laptop, and desktop PCs (NOTE: DO NOT support Chromebook, TV, iPad, Truck and Car). 【No Adapter Required】This portable CD/DVD drive is equipped with embedded USB 3.0 and USB-C two kinds of connectors, you can use it without an adapter or hub required, no matter your computer is only equipped with USB-A or USB-C ports. 【Reliable Performance】With the Strong error-correcting, low impedance, and anti-interference ability, you can use this USB CD/DVD drive to read and write CDs and DVDs quietly without stuttering and noise, and won't damage your discs. 【No Power Shortage Issues Anymore】Although most PCs can power this portable CD/DVD player by the single data cable, we still prepare a USB to micro-USB extra power supply cable in case that some ultra-thin notebooks (such as Surface Pro) can not supply sufficient power for this device. 【Compact and Portable】Come with a thicker protective storage carrying case sleeve, you can easily carry and use this slim external optical player anytime anywhere, no matter in the office, school, at home, or during a trip. Waterproof, dustproof, and drop-proof. (If you do not need carrying case, you can search "B07C1VP88H" on Amazon) 【Worry-free Shopping】7 years of professional optical drive manufacturing experience ensures reliable quality and professional customer service. Please feel free to contact us for help or free replacement if any issues happen after purchasing, do not need to worry about the time-limited return window.
  • HP External Portable Slim Design CD/DVD RW Write/Read Drive, USB, Black (F2B56AA)
    Bestseller #1
    HP External Portable Slim Design CD/DVD RW Write/Read Drive, USB, Black (F2B56AA) (0)
      COMPATIBLE OPERATING SYSTEMS: Windows 10; Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP; Windows2008; Windows2003; Mac OS X Supported discs: DVD-ROM, DVD-R DVD-R , DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, and +RW CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-DA Super Audio CD CD-R discs CD-RW discs CPRM (DVD-R/RW/RAM) Write read speeds: DVD-RW 6X maximum by ZCLV, DVD+RW 8X maximum by ZCLV, CD-RW 24 X maximum by ZCLV, Read DVD-R/RW/ROM 8 X maximum, DVD-R DL 8 X maximum DVD-RAM 6 X maximum, DVD-Video 4 X maximum, M-DISC(DVD+R SL) 8 X maximum, DVD+R/+RW 8 X maximum, DVD+R DL 8 X maximum, CD-R/RW/ROM 24 X maximum, CD-DA 24 X maximum Back-up, store, install software and more with the HP External USB DVD Drive
  • External DVD Drive, Amicool USB 3.0 Type-C CD DVD +/-RW Optical Drive USB C Burner Slim CD/DVD ROM Rewriter Writer Reader Portable for PC Laptop Desktop MacBook Mac Windows 7/8.1/10 Linux OS Apple
    Bestseller #1
    External DVD Drive, Amicool USB 3.0 Type-C CD DVD +/-RW Optical Drive USB C Burner Slim CD/DVD ROM Rewriter Writer Reader Portable for PC Laptop Desktop MacBook Mac Windows 7/8.1/10 Linux OS Apple (325)
      【External DVD Drive with Wide Compatibility】 External cd/dvd drive for laptop PC Desktop Linux OS Apple Mac Macbook Pro. CD burner compatible with Windows XP/Vista/7/8.1/10, Linux, all versions of MAC OS. For the desktops, this usb cd drive must be connected to usb port on motherboard. 【DVD Burner -Plug & Play】 CD drive external usb, no need for external driver and power supply. Just plug it into your USB port, then our Amicool DVD driver will be detected and your happy journey begins. 【High Speed USB DVD Drive 3.0】Amicool cd rom drive adopted advanced burning technology, supported DVD+R, DVD-R, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW. Max DVD read speed 8X; Max CD read speed 24X and max CD burn speed 8X. Our dvd drive external is compatible with USB3.0 and backwards compatible with USB2.0 USB1.0, bringing you faster data transmission speed (max 5Gbps), plays music and movies with no lag or distortion. 【Portable External CD Drive - Slim & Compact】 Embedded cable design with slim lightweight body, this cd external drive can be slipped in your travel bag, and hooked up at any time, which makes it a companion for computers without the internal drive, take it with you to anywhere and anytime. 【Multifunctional Optical Drive】 Adopted intelligent burning technology, you can read/write/burn your disc or interrupt recording at your ease. Pop-up button and disc tray design makes it convenient to read or write discs.
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Workmanship and craftsmanship.

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Ease of use

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Price-performance ratio

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