Award Winning Optical Drives

Award Winning Optical DrivesJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

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GP70NS50

LG GP70NS50

8 Reviews + 2 Awards
uk.hardware.info - Excellenthardware.info - Excellent
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£44.64

Athema Services
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Slot
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DVD-RW
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Aug 2015
An award winning but 2 year old slot loading DVD Optical drive type dvd (re)writer, representing only middle of the road value for money and with only average features

66

GP70NS50

LG GP70NS50

8 Reviews + 2 Awards
uk.hardware.info - Excellenthardware.info - Excellent
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£39.29

Idealo UK
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Slot
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(Unknown)
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DVD-RW
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Aug 2015
An award winning but a little out of date slot loading DVD Optical drive type cd writer, with only middle of the road features and representing only average value for money
SDRW-08U5S-U

Asus SDRW‑08U5S‑U

2 Reviews + 1 Award
techno-labs.com - Good Design
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£28.67

Primo IT
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Tray
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May 2013

67

DVD Writer

Acer DVD Writer

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£31.66

Amazon UK
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Tray
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Internal
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DVD
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Apr 2012
A good spec but middle of the road value for money tray loading DVD Optical drive type cd burner
BW-16D1HT

Asus BW‑16D1HT

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£30.24

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Idealo UK
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Tray
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Internal
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Jun 2013

74

TS8XDVDS-W

Transcend TS8XDVDS‑W

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£22.38

Amazon UK
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Tray
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Dec 2014
A good value for money but 3 year old tray loading DVD Optical drive type dvd burner, with good features

64

429-AATC

DELL 429‑AATC

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£27.53

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Amazon UK
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Tray
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Internal
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DVD-R
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Dec 2014
A moderate value for money and 3 year old tray loading DVD Optical drive type dvd burner, with only average features

68

4XA0H03972

Lenovo 4XA0H03972

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£32.66

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Idealo UK
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Tray
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DVD-RW
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Jan 2015
A cheap but 3 year old tray loading DVD Optical drive type cd rewriter, with only middle of the road features

76

DVSM-PT58U2VB

Buffalo DVSM‑PT58U2VB

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£20.09

Box
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Tray
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DVD
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Jun 2015
An affordable but 3 year old tray loading DVD Optical drive type dvd rewriter, with good features

73

SBC-06D2X-U

Asus SBC‑06D2X‑U

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£61.06

KSN Online
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Tray
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Blu-Ray
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Jun 2015
A fully featured but 3 year old tray loading Blu-Ray Optical drive type dvd writer, representing only moderate value for money

70

SuperMulti DVD/RW

Acer SuperMulti DVD/RW

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£31.66

Amazon UK
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Tray
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Internal
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DVD
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Jan 2015
A 3 year old and average value for money tray loading DVD Optical drive type dvd rewriter, with good features

71

SuperMulti DVD/RW

Acer SuperMulti DVD/RW

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£31.66

Amazon UK
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Tray
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Internal
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DVD
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Jul 2015
A cheap but 3 year old tray loading DVD Optical drive type dvd burner, with good features

66

DVD / Blu-Ray Writer

Acer DVD / Blu‑Ray Writer

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£79.95

Amazon UK
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Tray
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Internal
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Blu-Ray
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Apr 2015
A good spec but 3 year old tray loading Blu-Ray Optical drive type cd burner, representing only average value for money

67

BRXL-PT6U2VB

Buffalo BRXL‑PT6U2VB

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£68.70

Techdna
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Tray
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(Unknown)
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Mar 2015
A good spec but 3 year old tray loading Blu-Ray Optical drive type cd rewriter, representing only moderate value for money

78

SE-208GB

Samsung SE‑208GB

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£16.78

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BT Shop
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Tray
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(Unknown)
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DVD-RW
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Aug 2015
A low cost but moderately out of date tray loading DVD Optical drive type dvd burner, with good features

66

SE-506CB

Samsung SE‑506CB

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£84.99

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Amazon UK
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Tray
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(Unknown)
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Blu-Ray
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Aug 2015
A good spec but 2 year old tray loading Blu-Ray Optical drive type cd burner, representing only moderate value for money

68

784-BBBI

DELL 784‑BBBI

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£38.58

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Amazon UK
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Tray
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(Unknown)
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DVD-RW
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Apr 2015
A middle of the road value for money and 3 year old tray loading DVD Optical drive type dvd rewriter, with only average features

86

DRW-24F1MT

Asus DRW‑24F1MT

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£13.13

ABS IT Services
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Tray
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Internal
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DVD-RW
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Aug 2015
A staggeringly fast CD read speed and impressive value for money tray loading DVD Optical drive type cd writer, with brilliant features

72

BW-16D1H-U PRO

Asus BW‑16D1H‑U PRO

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£129.90

Idealo UK
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Tray
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Blu-Ray
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Jun 2015
A fully featured but 3 year old tray loading Blu-Ray Optical drive type cd rewriter, with one of the fastest CD read speeds around but representing only moderate value for money

80

GH24NSC0

LG GH24NSC0

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£10.99

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Idealo UK
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Tray
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Internal
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DVD
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Aug 2015
An amazingly cheap but 2 year old tray loading DVD Optical drive type dvd writer, with good features and a fast 48x CD read speed

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat are the difference between the different disc loading types?
AThere are 3 main types of disc drive. Tray is the most common - a tray pops out, the disc is placed in and the tray recedes into the machine again. Slot disc drives just have a slot in the side to take the disc, whereas on top-loading disc drives the whole top of the device is hinged, allowing you to place the disc directly into the device.
QWhy does read-write speed matter?
AThe larger the read-write speed of the disc drive, the faster it will write data to the discs, and the quicker data can be read, meaning data access will be faster and smoother (less waiting for buffering video, for instance)
QWhat does 'internal' mean?
AInternal means the disc drive is meant to be mounted inside a computer, whereas external means it can be plugged in via USB and used there.