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9.0 out of 10

Buffalo DVSM-PC58U2V

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Reviews and Problems with Buffalo DVSM-PC58U2V

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Overall 8
8.0

Very good, with minor drawbacks

KatyRose Baker, Staples
26 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I didn't even know any computers came without a CD drive, so was shocked when I bought a new computer that doesn't have one! Now this is a Toshiba, but although Toshiba sells an external CD drive (and only one), the reviews for it are poor. I perused CD drives online, but only got confused. I contacted Staples tech, and this one was recommended, with the further assurance of good reviews. It works fine for everything one might expect or want in a CD drive.
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Overall 10
10

Nice compact portable Recorder RW

Big Dooley, B&H Photo
15 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Thi device is great for notebooks or chrombook laptops with no internal drive. Setup was a breeze. Best of all it operates off a usb port. It's completely portable and compct in size.
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Overall 10
10

Great little Portable DVD/CD burner

Bo S., Amazon
11 August 2014
  • Summary: This Buffalo portable CD drive has worked great for what it was designed to do. Back a year or so ago I would have given this a 4 or even 3 star rating because I am an IT pro and I discovered some of my clients were having issues with this drive mounting on their computer but when I realized that the reason this was the case is because of a usb port going bad on the laptop I decided that the issue that was being complained about had nothing to do with this product.
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Overall 10
10

Works on late 2013 iMacs

Felipe, Amazon
6 August 2014
  • Summary: I've had this for a few days and it seems to work perfectly on a late 2013 iMac (the ones without the drive). I previously ordered the highly rated Samsung drive and had to return it since it wouldn't always be recognized. This works straight out the box, no drivers. I've burned about 15 DVD+R and have had no problems so far, with neither burning nor reading. It has two USB cords (one for auxiliary power) but I've been using it with just one and it works perfectly.
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Overall 8
8.0

Died after 2 years

Ging L., Newegg
1 May 2014
  • Summary: Its a good product, i use it on computer jobs and i carry this everywhere. A must have product if you need to troubleshoot older computers without a usb drive.
  • Pros: It connects to windows xp and windows 7. Easy cable storage.
  • Cons: It died.
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Overall 10
10

friendly

alex, Staples
6 March 2014
Overall 8
8.0

works as intended - good price.

Me333 5, Staples
21 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Bought this to install software onto a Surface Pro 2. Had absolutely no problems connecting or seeing the drive (yes, there was a learning curve but it was to use the tablet, not the drive). It didn't try to install any spam or junky software I didn't need. Will be using this more often as our workstation drives are starting to go (xp - almost antique!) I would recommend this product freely to anyone.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use
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Overall 2
2.0

NOT Mac compatible

S.G.C., Amazon
16 February 2014
  • Summary: From the item page - "Compatibility Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows Vista (32/64-bit), Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6 Mac systems natively support the CD/DVD portion of this product." I should have read the one-star reviews. My error. This doesn't work with an iMac, even with both usb plugs plugged directly into the computer instead of the 7-port hub I use. The Buffalo website doesn't answer email, or even have the Mac software available for download.
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Overall 10
10

Works fine.

Arka, Amazon
5 February 2014
  • Summary: I often repair computers for clients as a side job, so this was necessary for burning recovery discs, etc. The speeds are about what I'd expect, if not better. The storage solution for the cables are really what caught my attention. At first, I thought I was going to break it when I started removing the cables from the housing, so I gambled on it and yanked them anyway. Turns out they're just a bit stiff when you first get it, and need a little breaking in.
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Overall 2
2.0

cannot read disc

JP, Amazon
4 February 2014
  • Summary: Just started using it but every single disc I put it is ejected as they are not writable but the same rejected discs all worked in my other burner...very disappointed..
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