Latest Optical Drives

Latest Optical DrivesJanuary 2018(Last Updated 12 January 2018)

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894 Optical Disc Drive Prices
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iHAS124

Lite‑On iHAS124

596 Reviews
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£10.49

Amazon UK
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Slot
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Internal
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DVD
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Sep 2017
The highest scoring external optical drive available, with good features and brilliant user reviews

73

SN-208FB

Samsung SN‑208FB

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£15.00

Box
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Tray
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Internal
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DVD-RW
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Sep 2017
A new and cheap tray loading DVD Optical drive type cd (re)writer, with good features

76

ZenDrive U9M

Asus ZenDrive U9M

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£36.99

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Idealo UK
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Tray
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(Unknown)
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DVD-RW
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Aug 2017
A cheap and new tray loading DVD Optical drive type dvd (re)writer, with good features

75

ES1

Lite‑On ES1

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£19.48

Amazon UK
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Tray
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DVD-RW
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Jun 2017
A bargain price and recently released tray loading DVD Optical drive type cd writer, but with only average features

78

GP95EW70

LG GP95EW70

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£47.34

Amazon UK
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Slot
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(Unknown)
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DVD-RW
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Jun 2017
A newly released and excellent value for money slot loading DVD Optical drive type optical disc drive, with good features

68

EC18S

Atlantis Land EC18S

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£53.88

Amazon UK
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Slot
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(Unknown)
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DVD
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Apr 2017
A new and good spec slot loading DVD Optical drive type dvd writer, but representing only middle of the road value for money

63

PA5221E-2DV2

Toshiba PA5221E‑2DV2

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£66.10

Amazon UK
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Tray
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(Unknown)
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DVD
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Feb 2017
A relatively new but only average value for money tray loading DVD Optical drive type cd writer, with only middle of the road features

84

ZenDrive U7M

Asus ZenDrive U7M

93 Reviews
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£22.99

Idealo UK
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Tray
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(Unknown)
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DVD
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Dec 2016
A positively reviewed and bargain price tray loading DVD Optical drive type cd rewriter, with good features

75

DU-8AESH

Lite‑On DU‑8AESH

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£12.55

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Amazon UK
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Slot
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Internal
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DVD-RW
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Dec 2016
A relatively new and impressive value for money slot loading DVD Optical drive type dvd (re)writer, but with only average features

65

4XA0M84911

Lenovo 4XA0M84911

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£48.77

Amazon UK
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Tray
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Internal
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DVD
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Dec 2016
A relatively new but only average value for money tray loading DVD Optical drive type cd (re)writer, with only middle of the road features

83

SDRW-08U1MT

Asus SDRW‑08U1MT

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£13.81

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Primo IT
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Tray
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Internal
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DVD-RW
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Nov 2016
A top-value and fairly new tray loading DVD Optical drive type dvd burner, with good features

67

OD1

Streacom OD1

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£58.54

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Watercooling UK
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Slot
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Internal
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DVD
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Oct 2016
A fairly new and good spec slot loading DVD Optical drive type dvd burner, but representing only average value for money

63

4XA0G88613

Lenovo 4XA0G88613

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£79.84

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Amazon UK
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Tray
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Internal
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DVD-RW
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Sep 2016
A fairly new but only average value for money tray loading DVD Optical drive type cd (re)writer, with only average features

72

DW316

DELL DW316

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£36.30

BT Shop
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Tray
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(Unknown)
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Sep 2016
A fairly new and good value for money tray loading DVD Optical drive type cd (re)writer, with good features

69

ODD Module

HP ODD Module

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£59.02

BT Business Direct
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Slot
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(Unknown)
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DVD
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Sep 2016
A good spec and relatively new slot loading DVD Optical drive type dvd burner, but representing only middle of the road value for money

68

USB SuperDrive

Apple USB SuperDrive

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£64.79

Idealo UK
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Slot
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(Unknown)
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DVD-RW
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Jun 2016
A good spec but 2 year old slot loading DVD Optical drive type dvd (re)writer, representing only moderate value for money

67

External Slimline CD/DVD Writer

Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer

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£65.34

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Euroffice
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Tray
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(Unknown)
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DVD-RW
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May 2016
A good spec but 2 year old tray loading DVD Optical drive type dvd burner, representing only average value for money

77

eBAU108

Lite‑On eBAU108

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£16.99

Amazon UK
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Tray
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(Unknown)
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DVD
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May 2016
An affordable and very popular tray loading DVD Optical drive type optical disc drive, with good features

62

External Slimline Blu-Ray Writer

Verbatim External Slimline Blu‑Ray Writer

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£99.97

Amazon UK
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Slot
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(Unknown)
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Blu-Ray
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May 2016
A marginally out of date and moderate value for money slot loading Blu-Ray Optical drive type dvd rewriter, with only average features

62

USB EXTERNAL DVD WRITER

HP USB EXTERNAL DVD WRITER

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£66.21

Amazon UK
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Tray
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(Unknown)
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DVD-RW
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May 2016
A 2 year old and moderate value for money tray loading DVD Optical drive type optical disc drive, with only average features

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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.