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Pioneer DVR-XD08
6.2 out of 10

Pioneer DVR-XD08

Small Size, Big Storage. Easily connects to PC through USB 2.0 Read more

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Overall 10
10

Great Product

Sandra C., Newegg
22 February 2010
  • Summary: You can spend weeks researching for a product like I did and you will more than likely end up right back here. I like it alot and recommend this product.
  • Pros: It has 1 USB and a separate power supply. It writes and reads extremely fast and is quiet. After researching for one of these I found this to be the best deal for the money.
  • Cons: I tried to use it on an older laptop to install an operating system and it was not compatible so it did not work, but I didn't think it would since the laptop is a 1990 model. It worked great on all the other pc's.
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Overall 10
10

Does exactly what it's supposed to do

Stefan C., Newegg
9 February 2010
  • Pros: The reason I purchased this drive was to replace another external optical drive that I've been using for quite a few years. I travel a lot, so having cabled is really a burden. The Pioneer drive is powered by the same USB cable you use to connect to the laptop so it's much easier to carry that ve...
  • Cons: I wish it came with a case. I have a small external hard drive, USB powered too, and it came with a small clothe case that made it useful to carry around. Oh well, this isn't really a big deal.
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Overall 10
10

It Just Works on a Mac.

S K., Newegg
29 January 2010
  • Summary: Aesthetically pleasing, especially if you have a BlackBook. I have a white MacBook so it looks like a lump of anti-Mac matter next to it. Still, actions speak louder than words.
  • Pros: Small, light, gives you three power choices: over USB bus, powering with forked cable, or powering with a wall wart. Burns like a champ. Haven't used RAM media but it handles plus R media beautifully. QUIET. Don't know what the guy who said it was loud was smoking. WAY quieter in both playback an...
  • Cons: Short USB cable.
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Overall 10
10

Awesome

Ryan H., Newegg
28 December 2009
  • Summary: I've owned other DVD burners by Pioneer. By far, I believe this company makes better DVD device products than Lite-On, Sony, Samsung, LG, or even Pextor.
  • Pros: Fast, very slim, USB powered, comes with basic Nero software, not much more I could ask for!
  • Cons: A little loud but anything spinning that fast is going to cause a good amount of raucous.
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Overall 10
10

Works perfectly with one USB port

Richard G., Newegg
17 December 2009
  • Summary: Installed software while running on laptop battery. It didn't seem to pull too much power. I'm happy with it so far.
  • Pros: It works as expected. Only needed one USB port to power it (USB 2.0 on a new laptop).
  • Cons: It's a bit heavier than I expected, but I suppose this indicates it's built better than some other models on the market.
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Overall 10
10

Very Nice Unit. Buy it!!

Steven D., Newegg
29 November 2009
  • Summary: Works nicely with my Gateway EC1803U 11.6 inch mini-notebook (same as Acer Aspire 1410 11.6 inch) when powered off the USB without the external power supply. Loaded SW with it and burned CDs and played DVDs with it.
  • Pros: Nicely packaged in well-fitting good quality foam. Has a real paper manual, not a single sheet manual Can power from single USB port or from provided plug-in external power supply Good solid construction, both externally and with regard to the tray - not flimsy
  • Cons: Relatively short USB cable, 19.5 inches from connector tip to connector tip (But maybe others are similar to prevent too much voltage drop when powering from USB cable) Vibration/noise when operating at full speed
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Overall 10
10

Pioneer 8X DVD/CD player & burner

Roger S., Newegg
20 November 2009
  • Pros: Nice Design and great packaging! It comes with a seperate AC power cord, so it won't drain your netbooks' battery. Also a USB cable is furnished. I have used it to install a few programs on my Samsung N120 notebook, and it handled them fine. I haven't had it long enough to burn CDs or DVDs yet, b...
  • Cons: A bit pricey
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
22 August 2009
  • Summary: Great Product!
  • Pros: Slim / USB Powered / Quiet / Dosent Heat Up
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Yandex
2 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Отличный привод для своего класса, в соотношении цена/качество.
  • Pros: Элегантный внешний вид, качество производителя, доступная цена, не требуется дополнительных устройств и драйверов, отличная читабельность и запись дисков.
  • Cons: Невозможность работы без блока питания, в комплекте диск только с триальными версиями программ для чтения и создания дисков.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Yandex
2 December 2009
  • Excerpt: Скорость чтения DVD больших avi (по 2gb) средняя 9 mbps, а маленьких файлов (по 80kb) около 5 mbps. При всовывании диска читает содержимое 10-15 сек. Скорость чтения CD файлов (по 1mb) средняя 2 mbps, а файлов (по 10mb) около 2.6 mbps. Пишет еще дольше :) (от 10 до 20 мин диск)
  • Pros: Внешний вид, адекватная цена, на мой взгляд качество производителя, не требуется установка.
  • Cons: Невозможность использования без внешнего блока питания, короткий USB шнур в комплекте, отсутствие вертикального крепления или подставки.
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