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Brand - Asus, Model - Asus ZenDrive U9M, Type - External DVD Writer, Interface - USB, Write Speed (DVD) - 8X, 6X, 4X, Write Speed (CD) - 24X, Read Speed (DVD) - 8X, Read Speed (CD) - 24X, Form Factor (Inch) - 142.5 x 135.5 x 13.9 mm, OS Supported - Windows 10, 8, 8.1 Mac OS X 10.6 and above, Warranty - 1 Year, Others - CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 2100+ or higher, RAM: 512 MB or more is recommended, HDD: 10 GB or more, Interface: USB 2.0 (Type-C + Type-A), Power Requirement: USB Power +5V +- 5%, Weight 235 +- 20 gm, Specialty - ASUS ZenDrive U9M - ultra-slim portable 8X DVD burner with M-DISC support for lifetime data backup, compatible with USB Type-C and Type-A for both Windows and Mac OS. Includes two cables for USB Type-C and Type-A interfaces. M-DISC provides archival-quality storage to protect your precious photo, video and data for 1,000 years or more. Nero BackItUp provides easy and comprehensive photo, video, data backup for your valuable information (Windows OS). Disc encryption in highest security standards with password control and encoded file name functionality (Windows OS). Drag-and-burn in 3 easy steps (Window OS), Country of Origin - Taiwan, Made in/ Assemble - China
Despite optical drives' waning relevance, many people still want to load software from physical media, play a high definition Blu-ray movie on their computer, listen to a CD, or burn photos and videos to a DVD. If you want an optical drive in your PC build to be able to play DVDs/Blu-rays, old games, or to burn media, we are here to cover what you need to know before buying one.
There are three basic varieties of optical storage – CD, DVD, and Blu-ray. For reading the optical media you’ll need CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, and Blu-Ray drives. There are also many varieties of combo drives, for instance, most DVD-ROM drives can read CDs as well. It is recommended to go for a drive that is capable of handling all these three variants.
Some optical drivers come with Read-Write [RW] function. These variants are typically expensive compared to their read-only counterparts. Nonetheless, these variants offer more flexibility and value for money in the long run.
Other Important Factors
One of the important factors to consider while purchasing an optical drive is its speed. You should opt for a drive that offers optimal reading and writing speeds at all conditions. The higher the speed, the better it is.
If you are using Blu-ray, you need to find a drive capable of handling extra demands effectively.
In case of external drives, you should go for one, which is easy to carry and sturdy enough to handle daily usage.