10 Best Usb Cd Rom Drives – Review And Buying Guide

10 Best Usb Cd Rom Drives – Review And Buying Guide

Have you ever wondered what is the best usb cd rom drives? Well, I did, so I went on a hunt to find out. It turns out that it was relatively hard to do because there are many aspects to consider. Besides, everyone has different needs and preferences. However, after careful research, I was able to create my personal list of the top usb cd rom drives right now, which I’m going to share with you today.

Finding the best usb cd rom drives for your budget if you’re looking for some help keeping yourself in shape or need guidance on where to start. This review gives you an overview of your options. There is a lot of usb cd rom drives on the market; which one should you buy? I’ve reviewed and rated 10 of the most popular products in this article.

A selection process

We analyzed a wide range of usb cd rom drives to provide a great overview of the current market. Each was objective across a few criteria to determine relative levels of performance. We compare each across the different factors to determine which products are best for specific applications. Based on our expert recommendations, we have selected our top picks:

  • Size
  • Brand value
  • Features
  • Specifications
  • Durability
  • Quality
  • materials
  • Style
  • Design
  • Longevity
  • Consumer ratings & reviews
  • Product price
  • Warranties
  • Types

10 usb cd rom drives: Editor Recommended

10 usb cd rom drives Review:

1. External DVD Drive, USB 3.0 Portable CD/DVD +/-RW Drive/DVD Player for Laptop CD ROM Burner Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows Linux OS Apple Mac Black

Features :

  • 📀【High Writing and Reading Speed】 Max 8x DVDR Write Speed and Max 24x CD Write Speed provide high writing and reading speed
  • 📀【Wide Compatible】This external dvd cd drive is compatible with Windows 98 / SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 11/10/8/7, Mac OS (8.6 to 10.14). And perfect for PC, Laptop, Comprehensive Computer, Internal PC hard disk reader
  • 📀【Plug and Play Technology】Powered by USB port so just plug it into your USB port and the DVD driver will be detected. Don’t need to install software to set up driver
  • 📀【Advanced USB3.0 Technology】 USB 3.0 provides fast data transfer speed and stable performance to record CD/ music/ videos/ install software or create CD/DVD backup disc (also compatible with USB 2.0)
  • 📀【Ingenious Design】 This ultra-slim CD/DVD player for laptops equipped with an eject button so that you needn’t worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external CD/DVD drive. Besides, the copper mesh technology of this external component, you can be rest assured of stable data transmission

Additional Info :

Color black
Item Dimensions
Height 1
Width 6.5
Length 6.5
Weight 0.77
Release Date 2022-06-07T00:00:01Z

2. External CD Drive USB 3.0 Portable CD DVD +/-RW Drive DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner Writer Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows Mac Pro MacBook

Features :

  • Plug & play. Easy to use,powered by USB port. No external driver and Power needed. Just plug it into your USB port and the DVD driver will be detected
  • High speed. Compatible with USB3. 0 and backwards compatible with USB2. 0 , bringing faster data transmission speed (up to a maximum of 5Gbps) and stable performance with strong fault tolerance
  • Intelligent tech. Designed with eject button so that you never have to worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external CD/DVD drive. The copper mesh technology of this external component, you can be rest assured of stable data transmission
  • Trendy design. Brushed texture shell brings trendy sight and touch enjoyment. Embedded cable design, worry- off cable missing any when and where
  • Wide compatibility. Ideal for various devices. It supports Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8. 1/10, Linux, all version Mac OS system. For the desktops, Please connect the device to the back USB port of the motherboard for normal use

Additional Info :

Color Black1
Item Dimensions
Height 1
Width 6.4
Length 6.5
Weight 0.4375
Release Date 2018-12-01T00:00:01Z

3. External DVD Drive USB 3.0 Type-C USB C Portable DVD Player for Laptop CD DVD +/-RW Disk Drive CD ROM Burner Writer CD/DVD Burner Reader Compatible with Laptop Desktop Windows Linux OS Apple MacBook

Features :

  • Portable CD/DVD Burner & Player – This external cd/dvd drive can be a CD/DVD burner, writer, player, reader, or ripper. Use this disk drive to play or burn music or movies, back up, store or transfer all files or material you wanted, like copying photos, reading X-ray on disk, or ripping some DVDs to your Apple MacBook Air. Also use this cd reader for laptop to download and install games or any other programs.
  • Wide Compatibility – This plug-and-play external cd drive for mac is compatible with many OS systems and laptop models. Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/2003/XP/10/8/7/Vista/Linux OS/Mojave OS/all version Mac OS system (ios 8.6 to 10.14). Perfect for PC and laptops like Mac laptop 2015/MacBook Pro/ASUS gaming laptop/Apple MacBook Air 2020/iMac/Mac Mini and more. For desktops, connect the usb dvd player/cd dvd burner to the back USB port of the motherboard (Not support TV, car, iPad, Chromebook, Surface Pro, Ubuntu).
  • High Speed – This dvd player portable is compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 and USB 1.0, this cd reader for pc provides high speed of data transmission. With Max 8x DVDR Write Speed and Max 24x CD Write Speed, this external cd drive for pc provides maximum 5Gbps data transmission speed without lag or distortion. Plug this usb dvd player/cd dvd burner into your USB port, your laptop wwil recognize it without stuttering and noise nor jammed discs.
  • Well-Designed – This compact and light external cd/dvd drive for laptop is solid enough to be durable and to hold its own weight down while it is spinning discs. With anti-skid rubber on the bottom, brushed texture shell, embedded usb cable slot, dual USB-A and USB-C connector, this cd reader for laptop/cd dvd burner can be easily carried and used anytime anywhere, no matter in the office, school, at home, or during a trip.
  • All Kinds of Disc – This dvd drive for laptop/cd dvd burner is compatible with multiple discs (standard 120mm) including CD-ROM, CD-R, CD +/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-R DL, VCD-ROM discs. Unlike other CD/DVD players, this usb cdrom drive external gives the disc more clearance inside the disc bay so no more ruined discs due to extra-thick disc label issues! For some cd/dvd players for laptop, sometimes the disc would skip off the top of the drive and the burning or reading process would be ruined.

4. Yaeonku External CD DVD Drive, USB 3.0 Portable CD DVD +/-RW Optical Drive, DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner, Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows Linux OS Mac

Features :

  • 【Plug and Play, Easy to Use】 The external CD/DVD drive is easy to use. The user only needs to plug the USB cable of the drive into any USB port of the electronic device that supports the system, and it will automatically play. No additional power or drive is required.
  • 【High Speed, USB 3.0 DVD Drive】 Compatible with USB3. 0 and backwards compatible with USB1.0 and USB2.0. Higher transmission speed (up to Maximum of 5Gbps) means higher stability, faster reaction, stable performance and strong fault tolerance. Give users a better experience.
  • 【External Optical Drive with Wide Compatibility】 This external CD drive is ideal for various devices, compatible with Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10/11, Linux, all version Mac OS system. For the desktops, please connect the device to the back USB port of the motherboard for normal use.
  • 【Unique and Practical Design】 Brushed texture shell brings trendy sight and touch enjoyment. This CD/DVD player for laptops is equipped with an eject button so that you needn’t worry about your disc getting stuck. Also, Embedded cable design, you don’t have to worry about the loss of wires.
  • 【Portable, Multi-Functional】The portable CD/DVD Drive is multi-functional that users can use to play music, watch movies, backup data, install programs, and transfer files. Please feel free to contact us if you have any other questions.

Additional Info :

Color Black

5. ROOFULL External CD/DVD +/-RW Drive USB 3.0 Type-C with USB Ports and SD Reader, Portable DVD CD ROM Burner Optical Disc Drive Player Reader Writer for MacBook Pro, Air, iMac, Windows 11/10/8/7 Laptop

Features :

  • 【Easy to Use】Just plug it into the USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or USB-C port, open the tray, and fasten your CDs or DVDs, this external CD/DVD player will be recognized by your laptop or desktop computer automatically, no extra driver program required!
  • 【CD/DVD Reader & Writer】 After the device is installed, you can use a media player, burning software, and ripping software to complete various tasks such as watching movie DVDs, burning/ripping CDs& DVDs, installing software/ system/ games, backing up data to discs, and more.
  • 【Additional Extension】It’s not only an external optical drive but also a USB hub with 2 additional USB ports and 1 SD slot for moving files/photos/videos between your computer and external storage device (e.g. USB flash drive, SD/TF card, or hard drive), which will effectively solve the problem of insufficient USB ports. (Note: the USB flash drive, power bank, power adapter, and SD cards on the picture are not included)
  • 【Wide Compatibility】Compatible with Multi-OS including Windows 11/10/ 8.1/ 7/ XP, Linux, and all versions of Mac OS, so you can use this external optical drive on almost all computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini, Windows laptop, and desktop PCs (NOTE: DO NOT support Chromebook, TV, iPad, Truck, and Car).
  • 【No Adapter Required】Upgraded removable long data cable with USB 3.0 and USB-C two kinds of connectors, you can use it without an adapter or hub required whether your computer is only equipped with USB-A or USB-C ports.
  • 【Reliable Performance】With the Strong error-correcting, low impedance, and anti-interference ability, you can use this USB CD/DVD drive to read and write CDs and DVDs quietly without stuttering and noise, and won’t damage your discs. Compatible with multiple discs including CD-ROM, CD-R, CD +/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-R DL, VCD-ROM discs
  • 【No Power Shortage Issues Anymore】Although most PCs can power this portable CD/DVD player through the single data cable, we still prepare a USB extra power supply cable in case some ultra-thin notebooks (such as Surface Pro) can not supply sufficient power for this device.
  • 【Compact and Portable】With slim design and lightweight, you can easily carry and use this compact external optical player anytime anywhere, no matter in the office, school, at home, or during a trip. Waterproof, dustproof, and drop-proof! (If you need a protective carrying case, you can search “B09JZ35LXF” on Amazon)
  • 【Worry-free Shopping】7 years of professional optical drive manufacturing experience ensures reliable quality and professional customer service. Please feel free to contact us for help or free replacement if any issues happen after purchasing, do not need to worry about the time-limited return window.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.7086614166
Width 5.8267716476
Length 5.3937007819

6. Gotega External DVD Drive USB 3.0 Type C with Storage Case External CD DVD Drive for Laptop Portable DVD/CD ROM +/-RW Drive Burner Rewriter for Windows, Mac, Linux Laptop Desktop, MacBook

Features :

  • 【High Speed Writing and Reading】: The External dvd Drive has Max 8x dvdr Write Speed and Max 24x cd Write Speed provide high writing and reading speed.
  • 【Plug and Play Technology】: External cd/dvd Drive is powered by usb port, You can plug and play where usb is available, External cd/dvd Drive doesn’t need any complicated installation procedures, it’s easy to use.
  • 【Wide Compatible】:Two kinds of interface -Type C and usb 3.0 . External cd/dvd Drive compatible with laptop pc desktop Windows 98 / se / me / 2000 / xp / Windows 10/8/7, Mac ios.
  • 【Good Design】: Slim lightweight, have Case Bag to protect the External cd/dvd Drive Whether it’s work or travel, you can take it with you and put it in your bag, and hooked up at any time.
  • 【Stable and Reliable Performance】: External cd/dvd Drive have powerful error correction capability, low impedance, and anti-interference ability, support cd-rom, cd-r, cd +/-rw, dvd-rom, dvd-r, dvd+/-rw, dvd-r dl and so on.

Additional Info :

Color black with bag

7. External CD/DVD Drive for Laptop, USB 3.0 Portable DVD CD+/-RW Drive Slim DVD/CD ROM Rewriter Burner Writer, High Speed Data Transfer Pro Desktop

Features :

  • 【External DVD Drive】It is equipped with USB 3.0 high speed interface, bringing you faster data transmission speed (up to a maximum of 5Gbps) and stable performance with strong fault tolerance. Also Compatible With USB 2.0
  • 【Dvd Player for Laptop】Don’t need to install software to set for driver. Viceting external DVD drive is powered by USB port. No external driver and power needed. Just plug it into your USB port and the DVD driver will be detected. It allows you to listen to music/watch DVD movies with no lag,burn files,install software and create a backup CD and so on
  • 【Support Compatible Systems】Viceting CD drive is ideal for various devices. It support Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8.1/10, Linux, all version Mac OS system. For the desktops, please connect the device to the USB port of the motherboard for normal use
  • 【Fashionable Design】Brushed texture shell brings touch and sight enjoyment. It is portable for traveling with your laptop thanks to its small size. With a lightweight body with brushed surface and an embedded USB cable mean the CD drive can be slipped in your travel bag, and hooked up at any time
  • 【Intelligent technology】 This Ultra slim CD/DVD player for laptops comes standard with an eject button so that you never have to worry about your disc getting stuck inside this external CD/DVD drive. Thanks to the copper mesh technology of this external component, you can be rest assured of stable data transmission

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.6
Width 3.6
Length 3.5

8. ROOFULL External CD DVD +/-RW Drive USB 3.0 Protable USB DVD/CD ROM Burner Optical Drive Player Reader Writer for Windows 11/10/8/7 Laptop Desktop Computer, Mac MacBook Pro/Air, iMac, Black (Updated)

Features :

  • 【Easy to Use】Just plug it into the USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 port, this external CD/DVD player will be recognized by your computer automatically, then you can use a media player (e.g. VLC player) or burning software to read or write your CD and DVD disc.
  • 【Compatible with Multiple-OS】 Compatible with Windows 11/ 10/ 8.1/ 7/ XP, Linux, and Mac OS, so you can use it on Windows 10/8/7/XP & Linux laptops & desktop PCs, and Apple MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini. (NOTE: DO NOT support Chromebook, TV, iPad, Truck, and Car).
  • 【Multiple Functions】You can use this external CD/DVD +/-RW drive to play movies DVDs, burn/rip mp3 CDs, copy photos, install software, install system, install games, backup data to CDs/DVDs, and more. (Please use appropriate media player, burning, or ripping software to complete it)
  • 【Reliable Performance】This premium USB CD/DVD drive is equipped with a 100% new loader, which has powerful error correction, low impedance, and anti-interference capabilities to ensure stable operation without stuttering and flickering, and won’t damage your discs.
  • 【CD/DVD Reader & Writer】This is a CD/DVD player, reader, writer, rewriter, recorder/burner, which supports multiple CD/DVD discs such as CD-ROM/ CD-R/ CD-RW/ DVD-ROM/ DVD-R/ DVD+R/ DVD-RW/ DVD+RW/ DVD+R DL/ DVD-R DL/ DVD RAM (CD max speed: 24X, DVD max speed: 8X)
  • 【Portable Optical Drive for Laptop】You can carry this slim & lightweight external optical drive together with your laptop if you need to use it during your business trip or travel (If you do need a carrying case and USB-C adapter, you can search “B071LGWVSL” on Amazon)
  • 【We stand by our product 100%!】Come from a professional supplier with 7 years of optical drive manufacturing experience, Free Lifetime Technical Support and 18-month warranty from ROOFULL. If your device does not work or becomes damaged for any reason, contact us immediately for a free replacement, no worries about missing the return windows! (Contact information available on the ROOFULL Seller Page.)

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.7086614166
Width 5.6299212541
Length 5.7874015689

9. ROOFULL External CD DVD +/-RW Drive USB 3.0 Type-C Portable DVD/CD ROM Optical Drive Player Reader Writer Burner with Protective Storage Carrying Case for Windows 11/10 Laptop PC, Mac MacBook Pro/ Air

Features :

  • 【No Extra Driver Required】Just plug it into the USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or USB-C port, insert your CDs or DVDs, this external CD/DVD drive will be recognized by your computer automatically, no need to install the driver program manually.
  • 【Multiple Functions】 After the CD/DVD player is installed, you can use a media player (e.g VLC player) / burning software / ripping software to complete various tasks such as watching movies DVDs, burning/ripping discs, installing software/game/software, data backup. Compatible with CD-ROM, CD-R, CD +/-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+/-RW, DVD-R DL, and VCD-ROM discs.
  • 【Compatible with Multiple-OS】Compatible with Windows 11/ 10/ 8.1/ 7/ XP, Linux, and all versions of Mac OS, so you can use this external optical drive on almost all computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac, Mac Mini, Windows laptop, and desktop PCs (NOTE: DO NOT support Chromebook, TV, iPad, Truck and Car).
  • 【Additional USB-C Adapter】Equipped with a faster USB 3.0 connector and attached USB 3.0 Type-C adapter allows us to use this external optical drive on old and new Mac & Windows laptops. (Tips: Recommend using thunderbolt ports or self-powered USB hub/docking station in case of a power shortage.)
  • 【Reliable Performance】With the Strong error-correcting, low impedance, and anti-interference ability, you can use this USB CD/DVD drive to read and write CDs and DVDs quietly without stuttering and noise, and won’t damage your discs.
  • 【Compact and Portable】Come with a thicker protective storage carrying case sleeve, you can easily carry and use this slim external optical player anytime anywhere, no matter in the office, school, at home, or during a trip. Waterproof, dustproof, and drop-proof.
  • 【Worry-free Shopping】7 years of professional optical drive manufacturing experience ensures reliable quality and professional customer service. Please feel free to contact us for help or free replacement if any issues happen after purchasing, do not need to worry about the time-limited return window.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0.7086614166
Width 5.6299212541
Length 5.7874015689
Weight 0.82

10. External DVD Drive USB 3.0 Type C Drive Portable CD ROM Optical Drive Player Reader Disk Disc with Laptop Desktop PC Windows 11/10/8/7, Mac Pro/Air MacBook, Linux

Features :

  • 【Plug and Play】 Simply plug the drive into your USB port or Type-C port, wait for the drive to finish installing automatically, open the compartment door, insert the disc and it will be detected and used immediately (for desktops, please connect it to the USB port on the back to avoid power shortage).
  • 【Easy to carry and stylish appearance】Recessed cable design for easy cable organisation. The body is slim, sleek and minimalist, scratch-resistant and comes with a fleece pouch. This CD/DVD drive is only 1.8 cm thick and weighs approximately 0.4 kg. It can easily fit into your travel bag, take it with you and connect it wherever you go.
  • 【High speed】Features a dual USB 3.0 and Type C port. Maximum DVD reading speed of 8x; maximum CD reading speed of 24x. Giving you faster data transfer speeds (up to 5Gbps), play music and movies without lag or distortion.
  • 【Wide compatibility】 It supports Windows XP/2003/Vista/7/8/10/11, Linux, all versions of Mac OS systems. (TV, car player, Chromebook, Surface Pro, Ubuntu, tablet and mobile phone are not supported).
  • 【High quality raw materials】Adopt high quality flame retardant PC material, shock resistant and durable. Adopt high performance original magnetic core, which can provide high speed process reading experience, with anti-interference and low impedance capability, no lag and no noise.
  • 【External DVD drive】This product is a DVD-ROM and cannot burn CD/DVD.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 0.71
Width 5.79
Length 5.79

Buying Guide of  usb cd rom drives:

The best way to make the most of your time is to list the things you want to buy, weighing all the factors before deciding. There are many ways this post can suggest that will help you do this and avoid purchasing the wrong product. If you’re in a hurry for some reason, take our word for it don’t buy anything until you’ve finished reading this post! These factors will help you make the right decision when buying a product. Here are some of the things that you should consider before buying a product:

  • Price: How much are you willing to spend on your new product? If money is not an issue, you can choose the most expensive option. However, if you have a tight budget, then it is important to choose one that fits your needs and budget.
  • Durability: You need to consider how long your usb cd rom drives will last before you buy it. Investing in something that will last longer than buying something that will break down after just a few uses is always better.
  • Quality: The quality of usb cd rom drives should be considered before buying it. A good product will have high-quality materials used during manufacturing and construction.
  • Brand: The brand reputation of a particular product is also important because it tells you how reliable they are and how they stand behind their products.

Here is a brief description of important factors for buying a product:

Check Reviews

This is a great way to know what other people have experienced with usb cd rom drives. You can check out user reviews on Amazon or other websites where users can post their thoughts on a product. The best place to look for reviews is on Amazon, which has a star rating system that gives you an idea of how good or bad a product is. If there are enough reviews with bad ratings (less than 3 stars), it’s probably not worth buying that product.

Look at the price

This may seem obvious, but it’s important not to just look at how much something costs and decide that it’s too expensive. Instead, you should compare prices between different sellers and see which offers more value for money! For example, if you find a similar product for $10 cheaper elsewhere, it might be worth buying from that seller instead of the first one you came across!

Type of product

There are many types of usb cd rom drives you can buy. Some are basic, while others are advanced. You need to determine what type of product you need and then buy one that fits your needs. For example, if you want a simple product, the best choice is a basic one. However, suppose you want something more advanced. In that case, it’s better to get an expensive one because it will have extra features.

Size

The product size also matters when choosing the right usb cd rom drives for yourself or someone else, as different people have different requirements when using their products. For example, if there is someone who uses large sized products or devices, then he/she would need something bigger than others who use smaller devices or tools. Therefore, it is important that you look at the size of each product before purchasing them so that they can meet all your needs and requirements in terms of size.

Brand

You need to buy a branded product because it has been tested and proven effective by many people before you buy it. Brands also have guarantees on their usb cd rom drives so that if anything happens to your new item within the warranty period, they will repair it or replace it without hassle.

Durability

You should consider how long the usb cd rom drives will last. This is because it is important for you to buy something that will serve your needs for years. If many people have used a particular product without any problem, then it means that it is durable and can serve your purpose well.

Easy to Use

When buying a usb cd rom drives, make sure that it is easy to use so that you do not experience any difficulties while using it after purchase. Some usb cd rom drives may look great but are too complicated for your level of expertise or knowledge about them. Make sure that the product is user-friendly so that even someone who does not have much experience can use it comfortably without any problems or inconveniences whatsoever.


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