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Asus ZenDrive U9M

85

Kagoo Score

85

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and highly rated tray loading external dvd writer, with a good price.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Age
2 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
DELL DW316

83

Kagoo Score

83

Kagoo Score

DELL DW316

£42.51
Our Verdict:
A classic and good value for money tray loading external optical disc drive, with a good spec. Our review analysis indicates that this optical disc drive supportsDVDs, it's very easy to use and well made.
24x
CD READ SPEED
97
Reviews
995 Reviews
69
Features
Good Features
92
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Age
3 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Asus ZenDrive U9M

85

Kagoo Score

85

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured and highly rated tray loading external dvd writer, with a good price.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
86
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Age
2 Years Old
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
DELL DW316

83

Kagoo Score

83

Kagoo Score

DELL DW316

£42.51
Our Verdict:
A classic and good value for money tray loading external optical disc drive, with a good spec. Our review analysis indicates that this optical disc drive supportsDVDs, it's very easy to use and well made.
24x
CD READ SPEED
97
Reviews
995 Reviews
69
Features
Good Features
92
Popularity
Lots of Positive Reviews
79
Value for Money
Very Good
78
Age
3 Years Old
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
6 Reasons For
Track-At-Once (TAO)
The Asus ZenDrive U9M has a track-at-once (TAO), whereas the DELL DW316 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 ZenDrive U9M has a disc-at-once (DAO), but the DELL DW316 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 ZenDrive U9M has a session-at-once (SAO), however the DELL DW316 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 ZenDrive U9M has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the DELL DW316 scored 83.
11 Months Newer
The Asus ZenDrive U9M was released 11 months later than the DELL DW316
Better Brand
Asus optical disc drives have an average rating of 95%, whereas DELL only has an average rating of 72.3%.
2 Reasons For
More Shops Are Selling it
A greater number of stores increases the price competition amongst retailers for this optical disc drive and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.
User Reviews Are Significantly Better
Based on 995 reviews, the average user review score of the DELL DW316 is 92%, whereas the average rating of the Asus ZenDrive U9M is 40% (based on 1 review).

Average User Rating

The DELL DW316 has better user reviews than the Asus ZenDrive U9M. The average user reviews score for the DELL DW316 is 92% based on 995 reviews, where as the average score for the Asus ZenDrive U9M is 40% based on 1 review.
Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
701 reviews
4 stars
232 reviews
3 stars
42 reviews
2 stars
12 reviews
1 star
8 reviews

Average Brand Rating

Asus has a better average brand rating than DELL. The average brand rating for Asus is 95% based on 740+ reviews, where as the average brand rating for DELL is 72.3% based on 990+ reviews.
Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
Asus

95

95

Based on 740+ reviews
DELL

72

72

Based on 990+ reviews

Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
33 months old Best 44 months old

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
Disc Loading Type
Tray
 Tray
Tray
 Tray
Type
External
 External
External
 External
Optical Drive Type
Dvd
 Dvd
Dvd
 Dvd
 
 
 
Design Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
Mounting
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Colour
Silver Black
 Silver
 Black
Silver Black
 Silver
 Black
 
 
 
Performance Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
Compatibility Unknown - Click to provide data Alienware 13,Alienware 14,Alienware 15,Alienware 17 R2,Alienware 18,Alienware M11x,Alienware M11x R2,Alienware M11x R3,Alienware M14x,Alienware M14X R2,Alienware M15x,Alienware M17x,Alienware M17x R2,Alienware M17x R3,Alienware M17x R4,Alienware M18x,Alienware M18X R2,Alienware X51,Inspiron 1090 (DU
Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) Unknown - Click to provide data 150,000h
Plug & Play Unknown - Click to provide data
Plug & Play
 Plug & Play
Optical Disc Diameter 80mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Compatible Products Unknown - Click to provide data Alienware 13,Alienware 14,Alienware 15,Alienware 17 R2,Alienware 18,Alienware M11x,Alienware M11x R2,Alienware M11x R3,Alienware M14x,Alienware M14X R2,Alienware M15x,Alienware M17x,Alienware M17x R2,Alienware M17x R3,Alienware M17x R4,Alienware M18x,Alienware M18X R2,Alienware X51,Inspiron 1090 (DU
Drive Device, Buffer Size
0.75
 0.75
0.75
 0.75
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-Rom Dvd-Ram
 Cd-R
 Cd-Rom
 Cd-Rw
 DVD+R
 DVD+R Dl
 DVD+RW
 Dvd-Rom
 Dvd-Ram
Cd-R Cd-Rom
Cd-Rw DVD+R
DVD+R Dl DVD+RW
Dvd-Rom Dvd-Ram
 Cd-R
 Cd-Rom
 Cd-Rw
 DVD+R
 DVD+R Dl
 DVD+RW
 Dvd-Rom
 Dvd-Ram
Purpose
Notebook
 Notebook
Notebook
 Notebook
 
 
 
Writing Speed Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
DVD+RW Write Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
CD-R Write Speed 24x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-R Write Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
CD-RW Write Speed 24x Unknown - Click to provide data
Write Speed (DVD+R) 8x 8x
DVD-RW Write Speed 6x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD+R Double Layer Write Speed 6x 6x
DVD-R Double Layer Write Speed 6x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD+R M-DISC Write Speed 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
CD Rewrite Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 24x
CD Write Speed 24x 24x
 
 
 
Reading Speed Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
DVD Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
DVD+RW Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-R Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
CD-R Read Speed 24x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-ROM Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
CD-ROM Read Speed 24x Unknown - Click to provide data
CD-RW Read Speed 24x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD+R Double Layer Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD+R Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-R Double Layer Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-RAM Read Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 8x
DVD-RW Read Speed 8x Unknown - Click to provide data
Audio CD Read Speed 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Video CD Read Speed 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD+R M-DISC Read Speed 8 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-Video Read Speed 4 Unknown - Click to provide data
DVD-ROM Double Layer Read Speed 8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Read Speed (CD) 24x 24x
 
 
 
Access Time Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
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 ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
Restricted Overwrite
Restricted overwrite
 Restricted overwrite
Unknown - Click to provide data
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
Incremental Recording
Incremental recording
 Incremental recording
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 ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
Operating Systems Supported (Mac)
Mac Os X 10.10 Yosemite Mac Os X 10.11 El Capitan
Mac Os X 10.12 Sierra Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac Os X 10.7 Lion Mac Os X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
 Mac Os X 10.10 Yosemite
 Mac Os X 10.11 El Capitan
 Mac Os X 10.12 Sierra
 Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 Mac Os X 10.7 Lion
 Mac Os X 10.8 Mountain Lion
 Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
Mac Os X 10.10 Yosemite Mac Os X 10.11 El Capitan
Mac Os X 10.12 Sierra Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mac Os X 10.7 Lion Mac Os X 10.8 Mountain Lion
Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
 Mac Os X 10.10 Yosemite
 Mac Os X 10.11 El Capitan
 Mac Os X 10.12 Sierra
 Mac Os X 10.6 Snow Leopard
 Mac Os X 10.7 Lion
 Mac Os X 10.8 Mountain Lion
 Mac Os X 10.9 Mavericks
Operating Systems Supported (Windows)
Win Windows 10
Windows 10 Education Windows 10 Education X64
Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Enterprise X64
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home X64
Windows 10 Iot Core Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro X64 Windows 7
Windows 7 Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise X64
Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64
Windows 7 Home Premiu Windows 7 Home Premium
 Win
 Windows 10
 Windows 10 Education
 Windows 10 Education X64
 Windows 10 Enterprise
 Windows 10 Enterprise X64
 Windows 10 Home
 Windows 10 Home X64
 Windows 10 Iot Core
 Windows 10 Pro
 Windows 10 Pro X64
 Windows 7
 Windows 7 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Home Basic X64
 Windows 7 Home Premiu
 Windows 7 Home Premium
Win Windows 10
Windows 10 Education Windows 10 Education X64
Windows 10 Enterprise Windows 10 Enterprise X64
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Home X64
Windows 10 Iot Core Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro X64 Windows 7
Windows 7 Enterprise Windows 7 Enterprise X64
Windows 7 Home Basic Windows 7 Home Basic X64
Windows 7 Home Premiu Windows 7 Home Premium
 Win
 Windows 10
 Windows 10 Education
 Windows 10 Education X64
 Windows 10 Enterprise
 Windows 10 Enterprise X64
 Windows 10 Home
 Windows 10 Home X64
 Windows 10 Iot Core
 Windows 10 Pro
 Windows 10 Pro X64
 Windows 7
 Windows 7 Enterprise
 Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 Windows 7 Home Basic
 Windows 7 Home Basic X64
 Windows 7 Home Premiu
 Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
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 5°C
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H) 15% Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
Weight 245g 200g
Height 13.9mm 14mm
Depth 142.5mm 137.5mm
Width 135.5mm 144mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
Quantity 1 1
Bundled Software CyberLink Power2Go 8, CyberLink PowerBackup 2.5, Nero BackItUp, E-Green CyberLink Media Suite CD
Cables Included
Usb
 Usb
Usb
 Usb
Manual
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Other Features Asus ZenDrive U9M DELL DW316
Host Interface Unknown - Click to provide data USB 2.0

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