I’m just an old lady who wanted my movies to play. Just to save others the hassle. The laptop recognized the drive as soon as I connected it. I might have been confused. This was an affordable option that is small enough to carry around in my laptop case.

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It is Plug and Play, comes with easily installed software to facilitate its use, and enables writing to and reading from a broad range of disk types.

In any case, it offers me hardware that wasn’t included in my MBP. Sorry, there was a problem. Unable to add item to List. Want to make sure you never miss one of my tips? It did’t matter whether I used the USB 2. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. I needed an external DVD drive in order to be able to install software, to burn backup copies of photos and projects I’ve worked on, and to watch an occasional movie. Sponsored products related to this item What’s this?

My laptop Windows 8 doesn’t even recognize its existence, even when I tried to run the disk that came with it — it blipped in and out, and finally nothing at all.


See and discover other items: External disc drive offers a variety of writing sw-208db of different types of media: Now then, back to the review I was ‘supposed’ to be writing: Please try again later.

Rated 4 out of 5 by Dave from Small footprint – Affordable option I have a recent MacBook Pro and wanted an optical drive to compliment the hardware in the laptop. I might have been confused.

Review: Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS USB External DVD+/-RW 8X Optical Drive

Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. My one issue with it is that when I inserted a black DVD, I was unable to eject it using the button on the front of the drive.

I gave it five stars because of the price and size. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Had I not had previous experience with CD se-208dg on a Mac you se-20db to put a disc in before it shows up on the desktop and drag the resulting icon to trash in order to cause the CD to be ejected etc. The drive kept installing and uninstalling and would never mount up. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. I assume that the hole on the front is to enable manual ejection of the disc should it be stuck – however nothing in the instructions references this.


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Share your thoughts with other customers. The printed instructions are terrible and the instructions on the included CD are not much better. I had to access the OSX disk utility in order to eject it. I have already played and recorded DVD’s using xe-208db drive, within days after I received it. When the tray is in its ejected position, it seems to be so loose and wobbly that it not surprising that the drive will not read a disk.

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Just to save others the hassle. Useless, a complete waste of money and time.

Image Unavailable Image not available for Color: Efficient- just plugs into the USB slot- and no software needed. The Samsung drive came with everything I needed.