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LG GP08NU10
5.9 out of 10

LG GP08NU10

The GP08NU10 is compatible with PCs and Macs, and includes Read more

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Overall 10
10

works well

Aimee S., Newegg
17 February 2012
  • Pros: has worked fine with no problems since I bought on 1/23/09. have only used with my Acer Netbook (Windows XP) that I bought the same day since a netbook doesn't have a DVD drive. I haven't tried it on my two HP computers (1 desktop 1.5 yrs old and 1 laptop 3 months old) since they have DVD drive/b...
  • Cons: misplaced the power cord :-), so is only powered up when plugged into USB jack/computer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Dead after a couple of burns

Filip S., Newegg
4 January 2010
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Died within a month of owning it. Will not be recognized by both Windows and Mac
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Overall 2
2.0

Worked once then quit

Anonymous, Newegg
22 December 2009
  • Summary: All I wanted to do was to burn CDs to my girlfriend's netbook. I hooked it up and the net-book, which was running XP, recognized the drive fine and so did iTunes. But a few days later, it refused to recognize the drive, and niether would two other computers. Returned to BB.
  • Pros: None
  • Cons: Worked once then quit. Slow rips when it did work. (Powered by dual USB cables.)
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Geoffrey R., Newegg
15 December 2009
  • Pros: I've burned maybe over 100 DVD's with no problem. Since that's the reason I bought it, I've been pleased. Pretty quiet and very little vibration. I use it with a Macbook and it's plug and play right out of the box. Never installed the software. Didn't want all that extra junk.
  • Cons: Really none so far. Well, actually I wanted to buy one for our son for Christmas but it's out of stock. Bummer
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Overall 10
10

Nice DVD burner for the price

Anonymous, Newegg
27 November 2009
  • Summary: Doesn't come with any Mac software (Windows only), but it doesn't need any for the drive to be recognized. I'm using it with Roxio Toast, and so far no concerns...
  • Pros: Slim, lightweight and works as it should so far. Quiet and as vibration free as a burner of this type could be. Fits Perfect on top of my Mac Mini, and great to carry along with a MacBook. Cables are good quality.
  • Cons: Because it's lightweight it tends to move when closing the disc tray... But no big deal. It would have been nice if it came with an A/C adaptor (just to have all bases covered), but it seems to run fine off of just one USB port, and I haven't had to use the 2nd (supplied) USB power cable.
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Overall 10
10

Great Drive...first impression at least

William D., Newegg
19 November 2009
  • Summary: haven't tried to burn yet
  • Pros: Just recieved the drie and first I have to say that newegg shipped it out very quickly. the drive itself work flawlessly. Bought this to replace a HP ultra slim drive in an enclosure and that drive consgtantly had issues (disk hitting the sides, wouldn't mount properly, etc.) unpacked the box, pl...
  • Cons: Nothing Yet
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Overall 8
8.0

It's what you'd expect

Darren F., Newegg
13 November 2009
  • Summary: Works, and is a good price (when I bought it as a Shell Shocker).
  • Pros: It works, it's slim, powered by USB (2 ports) only.
  • Cons: It's nothing amazing, but it is what it is.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not bad

Craig S., Newegg
11 November 2009
  • Summary: This drive is rated 1.6A, but USB port specification only guarantees 500mA. This could cause I/O errors while reading or burning CD/DVD. This problem can occur in all USB powered external ODDs.
  • Pros: Slim, glossy finish. It works.
  • Cons: There is no cable management. But then, no other external drives at this price range seem to have cable management. :( Come on. It is not that hard to come up with some sort of cable management like Dell did with their D/Bay.
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Overall 10
10

very nice

Tommy G., Newegg
7 November 2009
  • Summary: Wished that UPS got here quicker, although there was a weekend in between so it took an extra day.
  • Pros: Exactly what I was expecting to get. As well as matches my Acer Aspire One. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a nice external cd drive. Also you can't beat 100 free DVD-R's.
  • Cons: NERO............But other than that it has worked like a charm every day since i got it.
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Overall 10
10

Great drive

David K., Newegg
5 November 2009
  • Summary: Works great. I only had to connect one of the USB cables to power it. Its nice to know that there is a second power source if the computer can not power the drive. I have not tried writing DVD's yet so I can not comment on that
  • Pros: Works right of of the box
  • Cons: None that I can think of
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