Tsing USB 3 External CD/DVDRW
This external USB DVD drive works for all intents and purposes as well as an internal drive. If you want to build a PC with a new case that cuts out the clutter from an optical drive, but still want to access the occasional disc then it’s ideal. Compared with the DVD drive you might have sitting in an internal drive bay, it’s much slimmer and lighter but functionally the same, except that the disk tray doesn’t roll all the way out when you press eject.
Because it draws all the power it needs from a USB port, there’s no need for an extra power supply and the cable tucks away neatly in a recess underneath the feet, so it’s easy to pack and takes up very little space. Fortunately, the device just works as soon as you plug it in, which is just as well, as the manual, such as it is, feels like it was dragged backwards through Google Translate.