Summary: I purchase a Toshiba M200 laptop that doesn't have an internal Optical Drive. I needed an external drive to reinstall the operating system. The Targus PACMB010U USB external DVD/CD-RW worked just fine. I highly recommend it.
Summary: This is just what I was looking for. I have occasion to extract data from over 100 floppies,and since new computers do not have floppy controlers to install a drive, this works very well for me.
Summary: I took this floppy drive out of the box and plugged the USB cable into my computer. When I inserted a floppy my computer said it was not formatted. When I attempted to remove the floppy, the eject button doesn't work. When you press on it, the floppy moves inside the drive but not enough to self-eject or to allow you to grasp it to pull it out. This was a total waste of my time.
Summary: I've had this product for a while it has been nothing but greatness! i needed it for my netbook and it has preformed wonderfully. The only problem was when i first plugged it into my usb port and i pushed the button to open it, it didn't open up right away and i thought it was broken but really my computer was just recognizing the new equipment and wouldn't allow it to open until it was scanned and all that jazz.
Summary: I've had this for a few years and bought because my Toshiba tablet did not have a cd/dvd drive. It was one of the few drives that was self powered from USB. There is no way I could use this on a plane if I had to plug it in! It used very little battery life. Works fast and dependable. Very durable also. It's been to all 50 states with me and through TSA many many times. Never skips a beat! However, it is not a burner - reader only.
Summary: I thought I was getting a great deal. But I could have gotten something for half the cost that has writing capabilities. This is just a DVD-Rom, not a DVD writer, rw. I shouldn't buy things when I'm drunk.
works only about 20-30% of the time, and not on Windows 7
5 July 2010
Summary: Does not work at all for Window 7, just like an earlier review stated (currently using an Alienware M11x laptop) I had an older laptop (Lenovo Thinkpad) running Windows XP, and for this computer, it would read CD's about 20-30% of the time. The rest of the CD's, the Targus would make some initial noise, then stop. Tried unplugging and replugging the Targus with the same results.
Summary: This is a nice external drive and works well with Windows XP or Vista. However, it does NOT work with Windows 7. If you have a computer using Windows 7 or if you plan to upgrade to Windows 7 then this is not the drive for you.