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Pioneer DVR-XD09
6.0* out of 10

Pioneer DVR-XD09

DVR-XD09 The DVR-XD09 Slim Portable USB 2.0 DVD/CD Writer is one Read more

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Overall 10
10

Nice

Bryan M., Newegg
4 May 2010
  • Summary: The internal DVD burner went bad on my iMac. Instead of an expensive repair, I just got this external unit, and it works perfectly.
  • Pros: Tiny, unobtrusive, but it feels solid. Quiet. Worked perfectly with my iMac. Works fine on USB power. I like the clamshell design much better than the tray or slot load designs.
  • Cons: The "open" button won't work unless the unit is powered on, so it can be a pain if you forget and leave a disk in there. But all optical drives are that way.
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Overall 2
2.0

Burned one disk and died

Anonymous, Newegg
24 April 2010
  • Pros: Small, light, thin, dual-layer with flip-up lid
  • Cons: Design prevents lifting the disk from the player without using both hands. Burned about a half dozen DVDs and it died. Now it keeps telling me my disks are defective or low quality or full. I've tried three brands. I've tried dual-layer and single-layer DVDs and CDs as well, including disks from ...
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Overall 10
10

Sweet Little DVD-RW Drive!

Jeffry K., Newegg
24 April 2010
  • Summary: Perfect accessory for a notebook computer.
  • Pros: Built in DVD RW drive on wife's HP notebook has been having problems, purchased this little Pioneer for a lot less than sending the notebook off for repair. The drive is quiet, was instantly recognized by Windows XP, and played every last bit off of a video DVD I've got that has a slightly off ce...
  • Cons: Can't think of any
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Overall 10
10

Works great; compact.

Ran Z., Newegg
21 April 2010
  • Summary: Again I have a MacBook Pro; I removed my optical drive to put a HDD in its place, but some software only come on CDs and DVDs like MS Office. Thus this external drive comes in handy. I can also boot from it if needed, which is another plus.
  • Pros: Compact, USB powered, good burner speed, boots on MacBook Pro
  • Cons: None of that I can tell.
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