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Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite

88

Kagoo Score

88

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A very popular and fully featured tray loading external cd writer, with a cheap price.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
89
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
85
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Age
6 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer

68

Kagoo Score

68

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 3 year old tray loading external dvd burner.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
70
Features
Good Features
77
Popularity
Widely Available
65
Value for Money
Good
76
Age
3 Years Old
68
Kagoo Score
Good
Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite

88

Kagoo Score

88

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A very popular and fully featured tray loading external cd writer, with a cheap price.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
89
Features
Fully-Featured
94
Popularity
Amazon Bestseller
85
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Age
6 Years Old
88
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer

68

Kagoo Score

68

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A good spec but 3 year old tray loading external dvd burner.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
70
Features
Good Features
77
Popularity
Widely Available
65
Value for Money
Good
76
Age
3 Years Old
68
Kagoo Score
Good

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Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
7 Reasons For
Track-At-Once (TAO)
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite has a track-at-once (TAO), but the Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer does not have this feature.

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 Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer does not.

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 Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer does not have this feature.

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 88, whereas the Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer scored only 68.
£5 Cheaper
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite is £5 cheaper than the Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer.
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this optical disc drive and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
Better Brand
Asus optical disc drives have an average rating of 95%, but Verbatim only has an average rating of 62%.
4 Reasons For
2x Faster DVD-RW Write Speed
The Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer is an 8x DVD-RW write speed optical disc drive. That's 2x faster than the Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite (6x).

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-RW discs.

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

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20% Faster DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed
The Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer has a DVD-R double layer write speed of 8x, however the Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite is only a 6x DVD-R Double Layer write speed optical disc drive (2x slower).

How fast the optical drive can write to DVD-R Double Layer discs.

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

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8x Faster CD Rewrite Speed
The Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer is a 24x 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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Three Years Newer
The Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer was released three years ago, but the Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite was released seven years ago

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
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 Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Mounting
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Colour
White Black
 White
 Black
White Black
 White
 Black
 
 
 
Performance Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Integrated Card Reader Unknown - Click to provide data
Integrated card reader
 Integrated card reader
Optical Disc Diameter 80mm 80mm
Drive Device, Buffer Size
1
 1
1
 1
LightScribe
LightScribe
 LightScribe
Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Dvd
 Cd-R
 Cd-Rom
 Cd-Rw
 DVD+R
 DVD+R Dl
 DVD+RW
 Dvd-Ram
 Dvd-Rom
 Cd
 Dvd
Cd-R Cd-Rom
Cd-Rw DVD+R
DVD+R Dl DVD+RW
Dvd-Ram Dvd-Rom
Cd Dvd
 Cd-R
 Cd-Rom
 Cd-Rw
 DVD+R
 DVD+R Dl
 DVD+RW
 Dvd-Ram
 Dvd-Rom
 Cd
 Dvd
Purpose
Desktop / Notebook
 Desktop / Notebook
Notebook
 Notebook
 
 
 
Writing Speed Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
DVD Rewrite Speed 16x
BEST
8x
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-R Write Speed 8x 8x
CD-RW Write Speed 16x 24x
BEST
Write Speed (DVD+R) 8x 8x
DVD-RW Write Speed 6x 8x
BEST
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed 6x 8x
BEST
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed 6x 8x
BEST
CD Rewrite Speed 16x 24x
BEST
CD Write Speed 24x 24x
 
 
 
Reading Speed Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
DVD Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD+RW Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
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 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-RAM Read Speed 5x 8x
BEST
DVD-RW Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Read Speed (CD) 24x 24x
 
 
 
Access Time Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
CD-ROM Drive Average Random Access Time 140ms Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD Drive Average Random Access Time 160ms Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Record Modes Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
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 Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
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 10 Pro
Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1
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 10 Pro
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8.1
 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 10 Pro
Windows 8 Pro Windows 8.1
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 10 Pro
 Windows 8 Pro
 Windows 8.1
 Windows Xp Professional
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H) 10% Unknown - Click to provide data
Storage Temperature (T-T) -30°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Temperature (T-T) 5°C Unknown - Click to provide data
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 15% Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Weight 280g Unknown - Click to provide data
Height 20mm 0.6mm
Depth 142mm 5.3mm
Width 142mm 5.6mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Quantity 1 1
Bundled Software Cyberlink Power2Go 7,E-Green Nero Burn & Archive Software
Cables Included
Usb
 Usb
Usb
 Usb
Manual Unknown - Click to provide data
Manual
 Manual
AC Adapter Included Unknown - Click to provide data
AC adapter included
 AC adapter included
Printed User Guide Unknown - Click to provide data
Printed user guide
 Printed user guide
 
 
 
Other Features Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
Size 5.59" Unknown - Click to provide data
Number of Products Included 1 Unknown - Click to provide data
Host Interface Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0
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
Media Types Supported Unknown - Click to provide data DVD-RAM|±R|±RW
Power Requirements 5V Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Special Features Asus SDRW-08D2S-U Lite Verbatim External Slimline CD/DVD Writer
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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