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.
Summary: I was very disappointed with this product. When I plugged it in to my PC it overloaded the USB power and when I tried to buy a power supply from Targus, I was told that they no longer supplied them and I had to buy one from a third party source at twice the price plus an exorbitant shipping fee.
Summary: This drive has very few pros and cons. For a positive aspect, it is small and light. For a negative aspect... it doesn't work. At least not for me. It was able to read four or five CDs, but nothing since.
Summary: Does not come with its own power supply. Can not rely on power from CPU. If you order ext power supply be sure to specify PADVD010U only. Can not rate product properly without correct power cable.
Summary: I bought this external drive thinking I could copy my new compouters backup disks to disks. Just learn from Targus that this drive will only PLAY CDs and DVDs. You cannot record to it. So, if you wanted to copy anything to disks,this is not the drive for you.
Summary: After downloading Windows SP3, my dvd-rom drive no longer worked. I spent hours online with an "expert" from Microsoft trying to fix the problem. My time is worth more so I splurged and purchased the Targus DVD/CD-ROM drive. I plugged it into the usb port and it was ready for use!