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Asus ZenDrive U9M

87

Kagoo Score

87

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old tray loading external dvd (re)writer, with a good price and great user reviews.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
2 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
LG GP57EW40

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score

LG GP57EW40

£31.41
Our Verdict:
A critically acclaimed and cheap tray loading external dvd (re)writer, with a good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this dvd (re)writer 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
76
Features
Good Features
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Age
5 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent
Asus ZenDrive U9M

87

Kagoo Score

87

Kagoo Score
Our Verdict:
A fully featured but 3 year old tray loading external dvd (re)writer, with a good price and great user reviews.
24x
CD-R WRITE
24x
CD READ SPEED
85
Brand Rating
Excellent Brand
88
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Popularity
Quite Popular
84
Value for Money
Very Good
86
Age
2 Years Old
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
LG GP57EW40

82

Kagoo Score

82

Kagoo Score

LG GP57EW40

£31.41
Our Verdict:
A critically acclaimed and cheap tray loading external dvd (re)writer, with a good spec. Multiple reviews mentioned that this dvd (re)writer 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
76
Features
Good Features
81
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
73
Age
5 Years Old
82
Kagoo Score
Excellent

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Asus ZenDrive U9M LG GP57EW40
9 Reasons For
20% Faster DVD-R Write Speed
The Asus ZenDrive U9M 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 ZenDrive U9M 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 ZenDrive U9M 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 ZenDrive U9M 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 ZenDrive U9M 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 ZenDrive U9M has received a Kagoo Score of 87, however the LG GP57EW40 scored 82.
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.
Newer by Two Years
The Asus ZenDrive U9M was released two years after the LG GP57EW40
Better Brand
Asus optical disc drives have an average rating of 95%, whereas LG only has an average rating of 93.6%.
3 Reasons For
Cheaper by £9
The LG GP57EW40 is £8.53 cheaper than the Asus ZenDrive U9M.
More Popular
The LG GP57EW40 is a more popular choice amongst buyers.
Significantly Better User Reviews
Based on 26 user reviews, the LG GP57EW40 has an average review score of 88%, whereas the Asus ZenDrive U9M has an average rating of 40% (based on 1 review).

Average Expert Rating

Asus ZenDrive U9M LG GP57EW40
No reviews found
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
1 review
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The LG GP57EW40 has better user reviews than the Asus ZenDrive U9M. The average user reviews score for the LG GP57EW40 is 88% based on 26 reviews, where as the average score for the Asus ZenDrive U9M is 40% based on 1 review.
Asus ZenDrive U9M LG GP57EW40
5 stars
0 reviews
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
1 review
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
18 reviews
4 stars
5 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
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 93.6% based on over 1,000 reviews.
Asus ZenDrive U9M LG GP57EW40
Asus

95

95

Based on 740+ reviews
LG

94

94

Based on over 1,000 reviews

Asus ZenDrive U9M LG GP57EW40
31 months old Best 60 months old

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Specification

 
 
 
Key Features Asus ZenDrive U9M LG GP57EW40
Disc Loading Type
Tray
 Tray
Tray
 Tray
Type
External
 External
External
 External
Optical Drive Type
Dvd
 Dvd
Dvd
 Dvd
 
 
 
Design Asus ZenDrive U9M LG GP57EW40
Mounting
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Horizontal
 Horizontal
Colour
Silver White
 Silver
 White
Silver White
 Silver
 White
 
 
 
Performance Asus ZenDrive U9M LG GP57EW40
Optical Disc Diameter 80mm 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-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
Desktop / Notebook
 Desktop / Notebook
 
 
 
Writing Speed Asus ZenDrive U9M LG GP57EW40
DVD+RW Write Speed 8x 8x
CD-R Write Speed 24x 24x
DVD-RAM Write Speed Unknown - Click to provide data 5x
DVD-R Write Speed 8x
BEST
6x
CD-RW Write Speed 24x 24x
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
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 LG GP57EW40
DVD+RW Read Speed 8x 8x
DVD-R Read Speed 8x 8x
CD-R Read Speed 24x 24x
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 Unknown - Click to provide data 5x
DVD-RW Read Speed 8x 8x
Audio CD Read Speed 10 24
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 4
DVD-ROM Double Layer Read Speed 8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Read Speed (CD) 24x 24x
 
 
 
Access Time Asus ZenDrive U9M 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 ZenDrive U9M LG GP57EW40
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 LG GP57EW40
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 Premium Windows 7 Professional
Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Xp Home Windows Xp Professional
 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 Premium
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows Vista Business
 Windows Vista Home Basic
 Windows Vista Home Premium
 Windows Vista Ultimate
 Windows Xp Home
 Windows Xp Professional
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 Premium Windows 7 Professional
Windows Vista Business Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Premium Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Xp Home Windows Xp Professional
 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 Premium
 Windows 7 Professional
 Windows Vista Business
 Windows Vista Home Basic
 Windows Vista Home Premium
 Windows Vista Ultimate
 Windows Xp Home
 Windows Xp Professional
 
 
 
Operational Conditions Asus ZenDrive U9M 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 ZenDrive U9M LG GP57EW40
Weight 245g 200g
Height 13.9mm 14mm
Depth 142.5mm 137.5mm
Width 135.5mm 144mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Asus ZenDrive U9M LG GP57EW40
Quantity 1 1
Bundled Software CyberLink Power2Go 8, CyberLink PowerBackup 2.5, Nero BackItUp, E-Green PowerDVD 7,Norton Internet Security,YouCAM 1.0
Manual
Manual
 Manual
Unknown - Click to provide data

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