Summary: Bought this to install software on my Verizon Notebook as it doesn't have a disc drive. Plug the USB cable in and run the installation disc supplied, thats it. Have not used it to burn a disc yet but does a great job for installing software on my notebook.
Summary: This drive has performed well for about 1 year now, no problems at all. I use it in laptops, netbooks, "net-tops" (media center tiny PC), desktops and hesdless pc servers. OS's used without a need to install drivers (to read and write): xp, vista, win7, ubuntu, freeNAS, BartPE, Norton Ghost, Accronis. I paid $53, and am very satisfied.
Buffalo Portable MultiDrive DVD: A light and portable DVD drive
24 August 2010
Summary: Lately computers are being sold without an internal optical drive especially notebooks. If you need to install software or reinstall the operating system a lack of optical drive can pose a problem. Recently I decided it was time to finally buy an external portable optical drive than I could simply plug into any of my computers. My main reason for buying this optical drive from Buffalo are as follows, the size, price and usb powered.
Excerpt: Ho recentemente avuto l'esigenza di comprare un apparato esterno per la lettura di cd e dv, dal momento che il mio computer di casa ha quello interno bloccato (a sostituire il tutto mi costa troppo, ahimè c'è crisi non posso permettermelo) e il portatile ha solo un ingresso, mentre io spesso per lavoro ho necessità di adoperarne più d'uno contemporaneamente.