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Asus ZenDrive U7M

Asus ZenDrive U7M
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742 Reviews
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Good Features
96
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
82
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Age
2 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Our Verdict:
Customers report that this cd burner has brilliant features and it's really easy to use, and well designed. It's a positively reviewed but 3 year old tray loading external cd burner, with a fair price and a good spec.
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With outstanding reviews, we have ranked the Asus ZenDrive U7M number 8 in external optical drives and number 14 across all optical disc drives.

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Reviews
72
Features
96
Popularity
83
Value for Money
84
Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 85?

multiple reviews mentioned that it has good expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this cd burner to others.
This optical disc drive is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer cd rewriters with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering.
This Asus optical disc drive has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:

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Average Review Score

4.2 stars (742 reviews)

70%

of Customers Would Recommend
5 Stars
519 Reviews
4 Stars
147 Reviews
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What Are People Saying About the Asus ZenDrive U7M?

Ease of Use
550
13
Design
518
18
Features
484
22
Cd/dvd Types
61
37
Price
129
22
Read/write Speeds
25
2
Robustness
25
11
Size and Weight
28
3
Noise Level
13
14
Product Quality
2
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Support
3
4
Capacity
3
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Battery
1
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9 Out of 10 People Thought it Was Fairly Priced

Three people thought that the Asus ZenDrive U7M really wasn't expensive.

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Very Good Value for Money
133 people agree
15 people disagree
  • Great item, Fantastic price, does exactly what it says...
    BP - Argos.co.uk 11 Jul 2017
  • Very good and a brilliant price...
    Sim - Argos.co.uk 26 Dec 2018
  • Excellent value, sleek design, easy to use and fast delivery. What's not to like!
    JBS - Argos.co.uk 16 Jan 2019
  • ... drives. It is very compact and easy to use and powered by USB. Excellent value for money...
    JoshS - Argos.co.uk 22 May 2018
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    Not {More} Expensive
    3 people agree
    9 people disagree
    Some People Thought This Optical Disc Drive Was Good Quality

    Two people thought that the Asus ZenDrive U7M wasn't cheaply made.

  • This is flimsy and feels cheaply made. The tray is not that strong and the whole thing fells like it is going to break everytime you take a disk out...
    Bri365 - Argos.co.uk 24 Oct 2017
  • Very cheaply made. returned the first one I bought because the button fell off. The software that comesbundled with it (Does not work with windows 10) ...
    Oldgrumpy - Argos.co.uk 9 Nov 2017
  • The Majority of Customers Thought the Asus ZenDrive U7M Was Reliable

    Over 20 people thought that the Asus ZenDrive U7M was really well made and several people thought that it was also strong and durable and reliable.

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    Very Well Made
    20 people agree
    1 person disagrees
  • ... these are features we obsess over that much these days. It is also surprisingly well made, with a bit of reassuring weight and rigidity to the case. It's ...
    Picard - Amazon.co.uk 29 Jul 2018
  • ... i still prefer this method of storage... lightweight fast and portable, Well made, and reliable. Would highly recomend...
    Wintux - Amazon.co.uk 9 Feb 2019
  • It looks to be a good product. Light but well made. Plug and play so worked on Windows 7 laptop with no problems...
    Jack - Argos.co.uk 3 Jul 2018
  • Well made and very compact. Does exactly what it says on the box. Plug and play and Windows 10 compatible...
    David - Amazon.co.uk 21 Aug 2018
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    Strong and Durable
    7 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Reliable
    3 people agree
    No people disagree
    One Person Thought it Had a Long Battery Life
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    The Vast Majority of People Thought the Asus ZenDrive U7M Was Good in Terms of Size

    Several people thought that the Asus ZenDrive U7M was very compact, was lightweight and was very thin.

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    Very Compact
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... an internal one. Works great and have had no issues with it... Plug and Go Compact and quiet Reads disks with ease.
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 9 May 2017
  • Needed this for a number of PCs that don't have disk drives. It is very compact and easy to use and powered by USB. Excellent value for money...
    JoshS - Argos.co.uk 22 May 2018
  • Couldn't ask for anything more compact and compatible with my computer...
    Bazza - Argos.co.uk 27 Mar 2019
  • ... needed a replacement, and this item fitted perfectly into that role. it is compact, light, almost identical to the one in the laptop and so easy to use. ...
    Argonaut - Argos.co.uk 30 Jan 2019
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    Lightweight
    10 people agree
    No people disagree
    Really Thin
    7 people agree
    No people disagree
    Really Easy to Carry Around
    7 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    A Good Size
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Vast Majority of Owners Thought the Asus ZenDrive U7M Was Carefully Designed

    Over 500 people thought that the Asus ZenDrive U7M was very well designed and over 20 people thought that it was also good-looking. Looking through the reviews we also noticed that more than 10 people thought that it had a brilliant case and two people thought that it was also neat.

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    Very Well Designed
    518 people agree
    16 people disagree
  • This is an excellent product, and does exactly what it says on the box. Lovely design. Comes with bundled software. I strongly recommend this product...
    Eamonnroma - Argos.co.uk 10 Nov 2017
  • Love the design of this, sleek and works perfectly...
    Europa's - Amazon.co.uk 2 Dec 2018
  • Dont touch or move while operating... Works great. Beautiful sleek design. Comes with 2 usb connectors, for extra power or something. weird design. but ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 23 Dec 2016
  • Good price and did the job - good design...
    Sam - Argos.co.uk 14 Mar 2018
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    Good-Looking
    25 people agree
    5 people disagree
    Has an Outstanding Case
    14 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Neat
    2 people agree
    1 person disagrees
    The Vast Majority of People Thought the Asus ZenDrive U7M Was Easy to Use

    More than 600 people thought that the Asus ZenDrive U7M was very easy to use and over 30 people thought that it was also very easy to setup.

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    Very Easy to Use
    606 people agree
    13 people disagree
  • ... the price was without rebate which you will not receive... Looks good, easy to use. Expensive when you do not receive your rebate as expected.
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 5 Jul 2017
  • ... could play our PC games again it's happy-face emoji time again (Hooray).Easy to use, simple instructions, plus it can do other stuff like read/write CDs ...
    XeroHour - Argos.co.uk 6 Mar 2019
  • ... connect to the USB port and Windows 10 self installs. Comes with easy to use software for burning DVD/CDs...
    Mountainbiker - Bestbuy.com 22 Feb 2019
  • Really good product works exactly how it should and it incredibly easy to use. Can work with cds and dvds however cannot play blurays but that is not an ...
    Sophie - Argos.co.uk 19 Jan 2019
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    Very Easy to Setup
    32 people agree
    No people disagree
    9 Out of 10 Customers Thought the Asus ZenDrive U7M Had Good Technical Features

    More than 400 people thought that the Asus ZenDrive U7M had outstanding features and seven people thought that it also had a powerful motor.

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    Has Brilliant Features
    469 people agree
    22 people disagree
  • Just as described.. small and perfectly functional. No problems... Good features and price. Slim and attractive. Much noisier than a comparable Samsung ...
    Argos.co.uk - Argos.co.uk 26 Sep 2017
  • ... you're looking for something ultra-quiet, I wouldn't recommend it... Good features and price. Slim and attractive. Much noisier than a comparable Samsung ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 16 May 2016
  • Every now and then you still need an external drive. Great features for the price...
    Solivita228 - Bestbuy.com 18 Mar 2019
  • ... it says on the tin" so to speak! Another great feature is the fact it is held in stock at almost all Argos outlets I tried, so no searching around to find, ...
    Rich - Argos.co.uk 22 Aug 2017
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    Has a Powerful Motor
    7 people agree
    4 people disagree
    Most Owners Thought the Asus ZenDrive U7M Had Poor Technical Guidance

    Four people thought that the Asus ZenDrive U7M had bad technical guidance.

  • ... quite flimsy but as it's only sitting on a desk it's not a problem. No instruction leaflet but put in cd/dvd & follow on-screen prompts. Happy days!
    AnotherGrumpyMum - Argos.co.uk 16 Jan 2018
  • ... needed to download some software first and there are no instructions or indication of what I should be downloading. Once I'd found an appropriate programme ...
    Emse - Argos.co.uk 13 Feb 2019
  • ... ports to power it (and a dual USB plug is included), but the instructions recommend NOT using a USB hub. Fortunately, I had the ports to spare and it all ...
    DanR - Bestbuy.com 8 Jan 2019
  • ... trying to play a cd and dvd without success .do not buy this useless product there are no instructions for use...
    Enoch - Argos.co.uk 3 Jan 2019
  • Most Customers Thought This Optical Disc Drive Did Not Have an Acceptable Noise Level

    Over 20 people thought that the Asus ZenDrive U7M was noisy.

  • ... Newegg price (cheap) and the fact that it i. Pretty noisy little sucker (especially at the higher running speeds) but it does the job. Like, how often ...
    Argos.co.uk - Argos.co.uk 1 Mar 2017
  • ... Good features and price. Slim and attractive. Much noisier than a comparable Samsung drive I purchased recently. The unit I got hums and whines a lot. ...
    Argos.co.uk - Argos.co.uk 26 Sep 2017
  • ... Newegg price (cheap) and the fact that it i. Pretty noisy little sucker (especially at the higher running speeds) but it does the job. Like, how often ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 28 May 2016
  • ... install Wi 7 on a few computers without internal DVD drives. Fairly loud at higher read speeds.
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 6 Jan 2018
  • Most People Thought This Optical Disc Drive Had a Large Capacity

    Five people thought that the Asus ZenDrive U7M had a big storage capacity.

  • ... very convenient... The external DVD Drive works, Nice package (box) I'm using to storage drive when not in use. Came with two M-disks. Unable to uninstall ...
    Argos.co.uk - Argos.co.uk 5 Jun 2017
  • Plug and play makes it easy to quickly use.Compact for easy storage, only thing is the USB cables are not long enough if you need to use both USB ports ...
    Biglad - Argos.co.uk 9 Jan 2019
  • ... the USB port,it connects straight away on WIN10 and when it had finished I boxed it up for safe storage...
    Simon - Argos.co.uk 20 Mar 2018
  • ... by software... The external DVD Drive works, Nice package (box) I'm using to storage drive when not in use. Came with two M-disks. Unable to uninstall ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 4 Feb 2017
  • The Vast Majority of Owners Thought This Optical Disc Drive Had Fast Read/write Speeds

    More than 20 people thought that the Asus ZenDrive U7M had very fast read/write speeds and several people thought that it also had very fast write speeds and had fast read/write speeds.

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    Has Really Fast Read/write Speeds
    21 people agree
    No people disagree
  • ... Works in Windows 10 without adding any drivers. Responsive eject. Disk seek time is fast; found disk data in just seconds. Burns reliable DVDs (using TDK ...
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 5 Apr 2018
  • ... that's easy enough.It's got a nice design to it.It reads and writes very fast very impressed with this...
    Dj - Argos.co.uk 24 Jan 2018
  • ... netbooks don't have dvd drives this was perfect and very well priced.It's quite plus fast and small compact.It runs of usb so u need 2 free ports and it's ...
    Rog42 - Argos.co.uk 28 Feb 2018
  • Genuine quality. Works with all windows and mac laptops. And Super fast delivery...
    Ozzy - Argos.co.uk 11 Jul 2018
  • View All Reviews About Fast
    Has Really Fast Write Speeds
    8 people agree
    No people disagree
    Has Fast Read/write Speeds
    2 people agree
    3 people disagree
    Over 70 People Thought it Was Good for a Wide Variety of Optical Media

    Over 40 people thought that the Asus ZenDrive U7M supported DVDs and over 30 people thought that it was also good for CDs.

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    Supported DVDs
    45 people agree
    28 people disagree
  • Brilliant DVD writer. Really easy to setup just plug and play. It slim and very light. Really looks the part. Very happy with this item...
    Dan - Argos.co.uk 26 Jun 2018
  • ... fan shrouds. And yet a sixteen thread cpu really excels at DVD playing or storing to a hard disc drive library in minutes instead of hours. This DVD writer ...
    Shopper49 - Argos.co.uk 14 Aug 2017
  • ... seek time is fast; found disk data in just seconds. Burns reliable DVDs (using TDK 16X DVD-R disks) a. Short cord.
    Newegg.com - Newegg.com 5 Apr 2018
  • ... use. Being able to pick up item at Argos is very convenient... The external DVD Drive works, Nice package (box) I'm using to storage drive when not in ...
    Argos.co.uk - Argos.co.uk 5 Jun 2017
  • View All Reviews About Dvd
    Good for CDs
    32 people agree
    15 people disagree
    72
    Features

    Key Reasons For and Against

    ok read speed (CD)
    ok Read Speed (CD)
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    The Asus ZenDrive U7M's read speed (CD) of 24x is ok compared to most other optical disc drives. It is faster than 73% of all dvd (re)writers when ranked by this feature.

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    Popularity

    Popularity

    The Asus ZenDrive U7M has been listed on Kagoo since October 2017 and is currently ranked number 14 out of 50 optical disc drives.
    83
    Value for Money

    Value for Money

    We determine value for money by calculating a quality score for each product based on its reviews, features and age, and then comparing this quality score to the product price. An optical disc drive with a high quality score and low price will get a good value for money score.

    We have analysed the Asus ZenDrive U7M, and ranked it:

    Good Value For Money
    This optical disc drive is both high quality and a low price, making it excellent value for money.

    Product Quality Score
    High End Good Value for Money
    Retro Technology - 062 - CD Drive
    Asus ZenDrive U7M
    Poor Value for Money Budget Choice
    Price

    The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old. However at £24.99 it is cheaper than 56% of dvd (re)writers.

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    Value for Money of Similar Optical Disc Drives

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    What the Reviews Say

    9 out of 10 people thought it was fairly priced
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    Asus ZenDrive U7M Release Date

    December 2016

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    Frequently Asked Questions About the Asus ZenDrive U7M

    QWhat is the disc loading type of the Asus ZenDrive U7M?
    AThe Asus ZenDrive U7M has a tray disc loading type.
    QWhat is the type of the Asus ZenDrive U7M?
    AThe Asus ZenDrive U7M is an external optical disc drive.
    QWhat is the optical drive type of the Asus ZenDrive U7M?
    AThe Asus ZenDrive U7M has a dvd optical drive type.
    QWhat available colours does the Asus ZenDrive U7M have?
    AThe Asus ZenDrive U7M has a black colour.
    QWhat interfaces does the Asus ZenDrive U7M have?
    AThe Asus ZenDrive U7M has a usb 2 interface.
    QWhat is the read speed (CD) of the Asus ZenDrive U7M?
    AThe Asus ZenDrive U7M has a read speed (CD) of 24 CD-speeds.
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    Asus ZenDrive U7M Specification

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    Colour
    Performance
    Optical Disc Diameter
    Interface
    Disc Types Supported
    Purpose
    Writing Speed
    DVD+RW Write Speed
    DVD-R Write Speed
    CD-RW Write Speed
    Write Speed (DVD+R)
    DVD-RW Write Speed
    DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed
    DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
    CD Write Speed
    Reading Speed
    DVD+RW Read Speed
    DVD-R Read Speed
    CD-R Read Speed
    DVD-ROM Read Speed
    CD-ROM Read Speed
    CD-RW Read Speed
    DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed
    DVD+R Read Speed
    DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
    DVD-RAM Read Speed
    DVD-RW Read Speed
    Audio CD Read Speed
    DVD+R M-DISC Read Speed
    DVD-Video Read Speed
    DVD-ROM Double Layer Read Speed
    Read Speed (CD)
    Access Time
    Access Time
    System Requirements
    Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
    Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
    Operational Conditions
    Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
    Storage Temperature (T-T)
    Operating Temperature (T-T)
    Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
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    Packaging Content
    Quantity
    Bundled Software
    Technical Details
    Playback Disc Formats

    Product Identifiers

    Barcodes

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