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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
LG GP57EW40

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

LG GP57EW40

£24.99
£30.15
Our Verdict:
A critically acclaimed and cheap tray loading external dvd burner, with a good spec. Purchasers report that this dvd burner supportsDVDs, it has fast read/write speeds and it's very easy to use.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
94
Reviews
30 Reviews
73
Features
Good Features
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
71
Age
4 Years Old
81
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
LG GP57EW40

81

Kagoo Score

81

Kagoo Score

LG GP57EW40

£24.99
£30.15
Our Verdict:
A critically acclaimed and cheap tray loading external dvd burner, with a good spec. Purchasers report that this dvd burner supportsDVDs, it has fast read/write speeds and it's very easy to use.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
94
Reviews
30 Reviews
73
Features
Good Features
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
81
Value for Money
Very Good
71
Age
4 Years Old
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
9 Reasons For
20% Faster DVD-R Write Speed
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite has a DVD-R write speed of 8, however the LG GP57EW40 is only a 6x DVD-R write speed optical disc drive (2x 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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2x Faster DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite is an 8 DVD-R Double Layer read speed optical disc drive. That's 2x faster than the LG GP57EW40 (6x).

How quickly the optical drive can read information from a DVD-R Double Layer disc.

Faster read speeds mean that the data on the disc can be accessed quicker, making every operation faster and meaning less time is wasted waiting for the disc to load.

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Track-At-Once (TAO)
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite has a track-at-once (TAO), whereas the LG GP57EW40 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), but the LG GP57EW40 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), however the LG GP57EW40 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, however the LG GP57EW40 scored 81.
Cheaper by £5
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite costs £5 less than the LG GP57EW40.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of sellers 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%, whereas LG only has an average rating of 93.2%.
3 Reasons For
25% Faster CD Rewrite Speed
The LG GP57EW40 is a 24 CD rewrite speed optical disc drive. That's 8x faster than the Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite (16x).

How fast the optical drive can re-write data to CDs that already contain information.

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

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Two Years Newer
The LG GP57EW40 is two years newer than the Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite
More Popular
The LG GP57EW40 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.

Average Expert Rating

Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
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5 stars
1 review
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1 review
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0 reviews
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Average User Rating

Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
No reviews found
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5 stars
18 reviews
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5 reviews
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1 review
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0 reviews
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2 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Asus has a better average brand rating than LG. The average brand rating for Asus is 95% based on 740+ reviews, where as the average brand rating for LG is 93.2% based on 960+ reviews.
Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
Asus

95

95

Based on 740+ reviews
LG

93

93

Based on 960+ reviews

Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
83 months old 57 months old Best

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
Disc Loading Type
Tray
 Tray
Tray
 Tray
Type
External
 External
External
 External
Optical Drive Type
Dvd
 Dvd
Dvd
 Dvd
 
 
 
Design Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
Mounting
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Colour
White
 White
White
 White
 
 
 
Performance Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
Optical Disc Diameter 80mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Drive Device, Buffer Size
1
 1
1
 1
LightScribe
LightScribe
 LightScribe
LightScribe
 LightScribe
Interface
Usb 2
 Usb 2
Usb 2
 Usb 2
Disc Types Supported
Cd-R Cd-Rom
Cd-Rw DVD+R
DVD+R Dl DVD+RW
Dvd-Ram Dvd-Rom
 Cd-R
 Cd-Rom
 Cd-Rw
 DVD+R
 DVD+R Dl
 DVD+RW
 Dvd-Ram
 Dvd-Rom
Cd-R Cd-Rom
Cd-Rw DVD+R
DVD+R Dl DVD+RW
Dvd-Ram Dvd-Rom
 Cd-R
 Cd-Rom
 Cd-Rw
 DVD+R
 DVD+R Dl
 DVD+RW
 Dvd-Ram
 Dvd-Rom
Purpose
Desktop / Notebook
 Desktop / Notebook
Desktop / Notebook
 Desktop / Notebook
 
 
 
Writing Speed Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
DVD Rewrite Speed 16x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD Write Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD+RW Write Speed 8x 8x
CD-R Write Speed 24x 24x
DVD-RAM Write Speed 5x 5x
DVD-R Write Speed 8x
BEST
6x
CD-RW Write Speed 16x 24x
BEST
Write Speed (DVD+R) 8x 8x
DVD-RW Write Speed 6x 6x
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed 6x 6x
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed 6x 6x
CD Rewrite Speed 16x 24x
BEST
CD Write Speed 24x 24x
 
 
 
Reading Speed Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
DVD Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD+RW Read Speed 8x 8x
DVD-R Read Speed 8x 8x
CD-R Read Speed 24x 24x
DVD-R Dual Layer Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-ROM Read Speed 8x 8x
CD-ROM Read Speed 24x 24x
CD-RW Read Speed 24x 24x
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed 8x 8x
DVD+R Read Speed 8x 8x
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed 8x
BEST
6x
DVD-RAM Read Speed 5x 5x
DVD-RW Read Speed 8x 8x
Audio CD Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24
DVD-Video Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 4
Read Speed (CD) 24x 24x
 
 
 
Access Time Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
DVD-RAM Access Time Unknown - Click to provide data 360ms
CD-ROM Drive Average Random Access Time 140ms 140ms
DVD Drive Average Random Access Time 160ms 160ms
 
 
 
Record Modes Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
Random Write
Random write
 Random write
Unknown - Click to provide data
Track-At-Once (TAO)
Track-at-once (TAO)
 Track-at-once (TAO)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Sequential Writing
Sequential writing
 Sequential writing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Multi Session
Multi session
 Multi session
Unknown - Click to provide data
Disc-At-Once (DAO)
Disc-at-once (DAO)
 Disc-at-once (DAO)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Session-At-Once (SAO)
Session-at-once (SAO)
 Session-at-once (SAO)
Unknown - Click to provide data
Over-Burn Writing
Over-burn writing
 Over-burn writing
Unknown - Click to provide data
Packet Writing
Packet writing
 Packet writing
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
System Requirements Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
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 Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Xp Home Windows Xp Professional
 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 Vista Home Basic
 Windows Vista Home Premium
 Windows Vista Ultimate
 Windows Xp Home
 Windows Xp Professional
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 Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Xp Home Windows Xp Professional
 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 Vista Home Basic
 Windows Vista Home Premium
 Windows Vista Ultimate
 Windows Xp Home
 Windows Xp Professional
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) 10% Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) -30°C -30°C
Operating Temperature (T-T) 5°C 5°C
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 15% Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
Weight 280g 200g
Height 20mm 14mm
Depth 142mm 137.5mm
Width 142mm 144mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
Quantity 1 1
Bundled Software Cyberlink Power2Go 7,E-Green PowerDVD 7,Norton Internet Security,YouCAM 1.0
 
 
 
Other Features Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
Size 5.59" Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Products Included 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Buffer Size 1MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Discs 1 Disc Unknown - Click to provide data
Optical Disc 1 Disc Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Operating Systems Windows 7,Windows Vista,Windows XP,Windows Server 2003,Windows Server 2008,Mac OS X 10.5 Unknown - Click to provide data
Device Type
Dvdrw
 Dvdrw
Dvdrw
 Dvdrw
USB 2.0 Port 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
USB Required
USB required
 USB required
Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Hard Disk Space 10GB Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum Processor Intel Pentium 4, 2.0GHz Unknown - Click to provide data
Minimum RAM 512MB Unknown - Click to provide data
Dimensions (WxDxH) 142mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Power Requirements 5V Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Special Features Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite LG GP57EW40
Diamond Cut Design
Diamond Cut Design
 Diamond Cut Design
Unknown - Click to provide data
Drag And Burn
Drag And Burn
 Drag And Burn
Unknown - Click to provide data
Disc Encryption
Disc Encryption
 Disc Encryption
Unknown - Click to provide data

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