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Apple SuperDrive

83

Kagoo Score

83

Kagoo Score

Apple SuperDrive

£10.35
£10.35
Our Verdict:
The cheapest external optical drive on the market, with a good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that supported DVDs, it's really easy to use and good for CDs.
24x
CD READ SPEED
97
Reviews
586 Reviews
68
Features
Good Features
96
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
78
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Age
4 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite

86

Kagoo Score

86

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
The highest scoring external optical drive available, with a good price.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
83
Value for Money
Very Good
72
Age
6 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Apple SuperDrive

83

Kagoo Score

83

Kagoo Score

Apple SuperDrive

£10.35
£10.35
Our Verdict:
The cheapest external optical drive on the market, with a good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that supported DVDs, it's really easy to use and good for CDs.
24x
CD READ SPEED
97
Reviews
586 Reviews
68
Features
Good Features
96
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
78
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Age
4 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite

86

Kagoo Score

86

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
The highest scoring external optical drive available, with a good price.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
83
Value for Money
Very Good
72
Age
6 Years Old
86
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
4 Reasons For
A Lot Faster Write Speed (DVD+R)
The Apple SuperDrive has a Write speed (DVD+R) of 24, however the Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite is only an 8x DVD+R write speed optical disc drive (16x slower).

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD+R discs.

Higher write speeds mean the disc will be completed and ready to use far quicker.

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£10 Cheaper
The Apple SuperDrive costs £10.35, whereas the Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite is £19.99.
Three Years Newer
The Apple SuperDrive was released four years ago, but the Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite was released seven years ago
More Popular
The Apple SuperDrive is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
6 Reasons For
Track-At-Once (TAO)
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite has a track-at-once (TAO), but the Apple SuperDrive does not.

Track-at-once (TAO) is a recording mode that records single tracks one after another. It's the most standard recording mode, that supports both audio and data on the same disc.

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Disc-At-Once (DAO)
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite has a disc-at-once (DAO), however the Apple SuperDrive does not have this feature.

Disc-at-once (DAO) is a recording mode that records an entire CD or DVD in a single uninterrupted session. It is faster than Track-at-once, and allows extra information to be inserted between that standard tracks.

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Session-At-Once (SAO)
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite has a session-at-once (SAO), whereas the Apple SuperDrive does not.

Session-at-once (SAO) is a recording mode that can record a large amount of single 'sessions' onto a single disc. This allows you to effectively condense multiple discs onto a single disc as several different sessions. The downside is that these cannot be played in standard audio CD players.

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Better Kagoo Score
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite has received a Kagoo Score of 86, whereas the Apple SuperDrive scored 83.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of shops increases the chances of the product remaining in stock and also increases the price competition amongst retailers for this optical disc drive.
Better Brand
Asus optical disc drives have an average rating of 95%, but Apple only has an average rating of 75.1%.

Average User Rating

Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Best
5 stars
476 reviews
4 stars
80 reviews
3 stars
17 reviews
2 stars
6 reviews
1 star
7 reviews
No reviews found

Average Brand Rating

Asus has a better average brand rating than Apple. The average brand rating for Asus is 95% based on 740+ reviews, where as the average brand rating for Apple is 75.1% based on 580+ reviews.
Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Apple

75

75

Based on 580+ reviews
Asus

95

95

Based on 740+ reviews

Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
52 months old Best 83 months old

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Disc Loading Type
Slot
 Slot
Tray
 Tray
Type
External
 External
External
 External
Optical Drive Type
Dvd
 Dvd
Dvd
 Dvd
 
 
 
Design Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Mounting
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Colour
Silver White
 Silver
 White
Silver White
 Silver
 White
 
 
 
Performance Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Optical Disc Diameter Unknown - Click to provide data 80mm
Compatible Products MacOS Unknown - Click to provide data
Drive Device, Buffer Size
1
 1
1
 1
LightScribe Unknown - Click to provide data
LightScribe
 LightScribe
Interface
Usb 2
 Usb 2
Usb 2
 Usb 2
Disc Types Supported
Cd Cd-R
Cd-Rw Dvd
Dvd-R Dvd-R Dl
Dvd-Rw Cd-Rom
DVD+R DVD+R Dl
DVD+RW Dvd-Ram
Dvd-Rom
 Cd
 Cd-R
 Cd-Rw
 Dvd
 Dvd-R
 Dvd-R Dl
 Dvd-Rw
 Cd-Rom
 DVD+R
 DVD+R Dl
 DVD+RW
 Dvd-Ram
 Dvd-Rom
Cd Cd-R
Cd-Rw Dvd
Dvd-R Dvd-R Dl
Dvd-Rw Cd-Rom
DVD+R DVD+R Dl
DVD+RW Dvd-Ram
Dvd-Rom
 Cd
 Cd-R
 Cd-Rw
 Dvd
 Dvd-R
 Dvd-R Dl
 Dvd-Rw
 Cd-Rom
 DVD+R
 DVD+R Dl
 DVD+RW
 Dvd-Ram
 Dvd-Rom
Purpose
Desktop / Notebook
 Desktop / Notebook
Desktop / Notebook
 Desktop / Notebook
 
 
 
Writing Speed Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
DVD Rewrite Speed 16x 16x
DVD Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
DVD+RW Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
CD-R Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
DVD-RAM Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 5x
DVD-R Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
CD-RW Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
Write Speed (DVD+R) 24x
BEST
8x
DVD-RW Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 6x
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 6x
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 6x
CD Rewrite Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 16x
CD Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
 
 
 
Reading Speed Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
DVD Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
DVD+RW Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
DVD-R Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
CD-R Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
DVD-R Dual Layer Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
DVD-ROM Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
CD-ROM Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
CD-RW Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
DVD+R Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
DVD-RAM Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 5x
DVD-RW Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
Read Speed (CD) 24x 24x
 
 
 
Access Time Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
CD-ROM Drive Average Random Access Time Unknown - Click to provide data 140ms
DVD Drive Average Random Access Time Unknown - Click to provide data 160ms
 
 
 
Record Modes Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Random Write Unknown - Click to provide data
Random write
 Random write
Track-At-Once (TAO) Unknown - Click to provide data
Track-at-once (TAO)
 Track-at-once (TAO)
Sequential Writing Unknown - Click to provide data
Sequential writing
 Sequential writing
Multi Session Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi session
 Multi session
Disc-At-Once (DAO) Unknown - Click to provide data
Disc-at-once (DAO)
 Disc-at-once (DAO)
Session-At-Once (SAO) Unknown - Click to provide data
Session-at-once (SAO)
 Session-at-once (SAO)
Over-Burn Writing Unknown - Click to provide data
Over-burn writing
 Over-burn writing
Packet Writing Unknown - Click to provide data
Packet writing
 Packet writing
 
 
 
System Requirements Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard
 Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard
Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard
 Mac Os X 10.5 Leopard
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64
Windows 7 Home Premium Windows 7 Home Premium X64
Windows 7 Professional Windows 7 Professional X64
Windows 7 Starter Windows 7 Starter X64
Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 7 Ultimate X64
Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Business X64
Windows Vista Enterpri
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Home Basic X64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional X64
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Starter X64
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 Windows Vista Business
 Windows Vista Business X64
 Windows Vista Enterpri
Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64
Windows 7 Home Premium Windows 7 Home Premium X64
Windows 7 Professional Windows 7 Professional X64
Windows 7 Starter Windows 7 Starter X64
Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 7 Ultimate X64
Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Business X64
Windows Vista Enterpri
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Home Basic X64
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows 7 Professional X64
 Windows 7 Starter
 Windows 7 Starter X64
 Windows 7 Ultimate
 Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 Windows Vista Business
 Windows Vista Business X64
 Windows Vista Enterpri
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data 10%
Storage Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data -30°C
Operating Temperature (T-T) Unknown - Click to provide data 5°C
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) Unknown - Click to provide data 15%
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Weight 335g 280g
Height 17mm 20mm
Depth 139mm 142mm
Width 139mm 142mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Quantity Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data Cyberlink Power2Go 7,E-Green
Cables Included
Usb
 Usb
Usb
 Usb
 
 
 
Other Features Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Additional Accessories Apple USB SuperDrive With Attached USB Cable, User Manual Unknown - Click to provide data
Size 17" 5.59"
Number of Products Included Unknown - Click to provide data 1
Buffer Size Unknown - Click to provide data 1MB
Number of Discs Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Disc
Power Supply Type USB Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Disc Unknown - Click to provide data 1 Disc
Compatible Operating Systems Unknown - Click to provide data Windows 7,Windows Vista,Windows XP,Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008,Mac OS X 10.5
Device Type
DVD±RW (±R DL) Drive - External Dvdrw
 DVD±RW (±R DL) Drive - External
 Dvdrw
DVD±RW (±R DL) Drive - External Dvdrw
 DVD±RW (±R DL) Drive - External
 Dvdrw
USB 2.0 Port Unknown - Click to provide data 1
USB Required Unknown - Click to provide data
USB required
 USB required
Minimum Hard Disk Space Unknown - Click to provide data 10GB
Minimum Processor Unknown - Click to provide data Intel Pentium 4, 2.0GHz
Minimum RAM Unknown - Click to provide data 512MB
Dimensions (WxDxH) 1.7mm 142mm
Media Types Supported CD-ROM Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Requirements Unknown - Click to provide data 5V
 
 
 
Features Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Portable
Portable
 Portable
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Special Features Apple SuperDrive Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
Diamond Cut Design Unknown - Click to provide data
Diamond Cut Design
 Diamond Cut Design
Drag And Burn Unknown - Click to provide data
Drag And Burn
 Drag And Burn
Disc Encryption Unknown - Click to provide data
Disc Encryption
 Disc Encryption

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