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Discover now our comparison of the best External CD Drives. It is never easy to choose from the wide range of offers. On the market, you will find an incalculable number of models, all at different prices. And as you will discover, the best External CD Drives are not always the ones at the highest prices! Many criteria are used, and they make the richness and relevance of this comparison.
To help you make the best choice among the hundreds of products available, we have decided to offer you a comparison of the External CD Drives in order to find the best quality/price ratio. In this ranking, you will find products listed according to their price, but also their characteristics and the opinions of other customers. Also discover our comparisons by categories. You won’t have to choose your products at random anymore.

SaleNo. 1
Gotega External DVD Drive, USB 3.0 Portable +/-RW , DVD Player for CD ROM Burner Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows Linux OS Apple Mac Black
  • 📀【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. NOT COMPATIBLE with Chrombook, Blue-ray.
  • 📀【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.
SaleNo. 2
LG GP65NB60 8X USB 2.0 Super Multi Ultra Slim Portable DVD Writer Drive +/-RW External Drive with M-DISC Support - Black
  • 14 millimeter height ultra slim portable DVD writer drive
  • USB 2.0 interface (upto 480Mbits/s, USB 3.0 Compatible)
  • Max 8x DVDR write speed
  • Max 24x CD write speed
  • Slim design. Video memory requirement:64 MB or higher (128 MB recommended)
  • Slim Design
  • With Cyberlink Software
  • M Disc
SaleNo. 3
Dell USB DVD Drive-DW316 , Black
  • Dvdrw (R DL)/ DVD-RAM
  • 24x (CD)/ 8x (DVD) read speed
  • 24x (CD)/ 8x (DVDR)/ 6x (DVDR DL) write speed
  • English (Publication Language)
No. 4
ORIGBELIE External CD DVD Drive, Ultra Slim CD Burner USB 3.0 with 4 USB Ports and 2 TF/SD Card Slots, Optical Disk Drive for Laptop Mac, PC Windows 11/10/8/7 Linux OS
3,964 Consomer Reviews
ORIGBELIE External CD DVD Drive, Ultra Slim CD Burner USB 3.0 with 4 USB Ports and 2 TF/SD Card Slots, Optical Disk Drive for Laptop Mac, PC Windows 11/10/8/7 Linux OS
  • 【EXTERNAL CD DRIVE FOR LAPTOP】- Considering that most of the latest laptops have not been added to the built-in CD/DVD drive, so you can’t insert CDs or DVDs directly into your laptop to listen to music, watch movies, data backup or install systems. The external CD drive that ORIGBELIE newly released is a good solution. No need for additional drivers. PLUG and PLAY. The CD Rom external drive for laptop has strong error correction, anti-skid and quiet capabilities.
  • 【USB 3.0 HIGH-SPEED DATA TRANSFER】- CD Burner with high speed USB 3.0 technology, many of the port cluster connectors are labelled by blue colour and backward compatible with USB 2.0 / 1.1. USB 3.0 is an updated version of USB 2.0 which provides higher data transfer rates up to 5 Gigabits/S (625MB/S). it is approximately 10 times faster than USB 2.0. Besides that, The cd drive offers Max 8x DVDR Read Speed and Max 24x CD Write/Read speed, faster than you expected.
  • 【SUPPORT CD & DVD BURNING】- The optical drive supports reading and writing of CD±R/RW, CD-ROM, DVD±R/RW, DVD-RAM, VCD, and SVCD. In addition, This USB-A and USB-C external disk drive supports different devices such as Macbook, iMac, Notebook, Desktop, and Laptop, etc. It's compatible with Windows 11/10 /8 /7 /XP , Vista 7 / 8, Linux, Mac OS10.6 or above. (Cars, TVs, Tablets, Smartphones, Projectors and Blu-ray disk are not supported;Windows 11 requires media player and network)
  • 【8 IN 1 USB HUB】- Our external drive can not only burn and read CD DVD, but also can be used as a external laptop usb hub, including 1 USB 3.0 port, 3 USB 2.0 port, 1 TF slot ,1 SD card slot and 1USB C Port, compatible with usb hard drive, limited/wireless mouse & keyboard, computer radiator and other usb computer accessories, The card slot are perfect for transferring photo and video files by your camera from cards to your computer(Note: SD port and TF port cannot be used at the same time)
  • 【ULTRA SLIM & PORTABLE DESIGN】- This external disk drive is very slim and lightweight and the embedded data cable is easy to use and organize, skip-proof rubber pad prevents sliding on the desktop, so you can easily carry in your laptop bag ideal for home, office, or anywhere you go. It is also a good idea to give it as a gift to hobbyists who collect CDs and DVDs. (We provide a 2-year after-sales warranty.)
  • Abandoning optical drives allows computer manufacturers to create thinner and more compact laptops. Most of the new notebooks on the market now do not built-in CD-ROM drive, and some only have a limited number of USB ports. But we may have a large collection of 90s CDs, and we want to put them in a laptop to feel the nostalgia or insert a DVD collection to watch movies. Or, you may just need a cd/dvd drive for emergencies, such as data transfer, system backup, etc.
  • Fortunately, We have already done all the work for you. This multi-function external usb disc drive that we launched is not only a cd/dvd reader, but also It has the function of cd/dvd burner. At the same time, it is equipped with a variety of USB ports and card slots to meet all your peripheral equipment needs -- all for a decent price. This will allow you to free up more budget to buy the latest laptops that are comfortable, smooth, and have powerful processors and graphics cards.
  • THESE THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING - This dvd rw drive can only start its job after it is connected to a laptop or a desktop, so it is not compatible with cars, projectors, tablets, ipads, mobile phones, etc. In addition, it is compatible with windows11/10/8/7, mac os and Linux. NOT COMPATIBLE with Chrombook, Surface, Blue-ray.
SaleNo. 5
YOTUO External DVD Drive for USB 3.0 Type C, Portable DVD Write CD Burner RW ROM Optical Drive Player Reader Disk Disc with Laptop Desktop PC Windows 11/10/8/7, Mac Pro/Air MacBook, Linux
  • 【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.
No. 6
APPINESSEY External CD/DVD Drive for Laptop, Type-C & USB 3.0 & Portable, DVD Player for Laptop, Mute CD Burner, RW Drive Optical Readers, Compatible with Desktop PC Mac Linux Mac Windows
137 Consomer Reviews
APPINESSEY External CD/DVD Drive for Laptop, Type-C & USB 3.0 & Portable, DVD Player for Laptop, Mute CD Burner, RW Drive Optical Readers, Compatible with Desktop PC Mac Linux Mac Windows
  • 🚀【Plug and Play】 Our external CD/DVD drive is easy to use and portable! This drive draws power directly from your laptop's USB 3.0 port, eliminating the need for additional drives or applications. Whether you need to listen to music, watch movies, install software, or burn media, its thin and portable design makes it the perfect travel companion and its wide compatibility ensures it works with all your favorite devices. Upgrade your laptop hardware to experience our external CD/DVD drives.
  • 🏍【USB 3.0 High Writing and Reading Speed】 The CD Rom external drive for the laptop is equipped with two interfaces, Type-C and USB. The type-c interface can be connected to various computers and USB 3.0 (backward compatible with USB 2.0) which can transfer and read the data stable and quickly. And the USB CD/DVD external drive also installs software on your system or plays music and movies smoothly without lag or distortion.
  • 🛫【Wide Compatibility】 The USB DVD drive external supports CD-ROM, DVD+/-R, DVD-RW, a DVD-ROM, CD-RW, CD-R. Besides, it is also compatible with Windows XP/2000/Vista/11/10/8/7, MacBook, Mac, Linux OS, and other systems. (Tip: iPad, phones, Chromebook, TV, cars, Blu ray are not supported)
  • 🏍【Slim & Portable Design】 Look no further than this slim and lightweight external CD/DVD drive for your laptop. With an easy-to-use eject button, you can say goodbye to the frustration of getting your discs stuck inside. And thanks to its sleek design, it's easy to take this drive on the go - simply slip it into your bag and you're ready to connect anytime, anywhere.
  • ♪【Anti-skid Design】 The bottom of our dvd optical drive burner is made of a non-slip rubber pad, which is resistant to friction, impact, non-slip, and shock. We ensure reliable quality and professional customer service. If you have any questions about our CD drive external ounter problems during use, please feel free to contact us.
No. 7
External DVD Drive USB 3.0 Type-C USB Portable Player for Laptop CD DVD +/-RW Disk Drive CD ROM Burner Writer CD/DVD Burner Reader Compatible with Desktop Windows Linux OS Apple MacBook
  • 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 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 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.
SaleNo. 8
ROOFULL External CD DVD +/-RW Drive USB 3.0 & USB-C CD Burner DVD Player Reader Writer Optical Disc Drive with Carrying Case for Laptop Mac MacBook Pro/Air, Windows 11/10/8/7, Linux PC
  • 【Best External CD/DVD Drive for Laptop Mac】Considering that most of the latest laptop and desktop PCs are not equipped with an internal CD/DVD drive. This ROOFULL USB 3.0 external CD/DVD drive is a perfect solution for most computers to read and write CDs and DVDs. Just plug the data cable (on the back of the drive) into your computer's USB-A or USB-C port, and insert your CDs or DVDs, it will be recognized automatically, you can then use a media player, burning, or ripping software to read, write, or digitize your discs, no complex settings, plug and play!
  • 【Multipurpose】This is not just an external CD and DVD ROM (reader), but also a fast CD & DVD burner (writer/ rewriter/ recorder) and ripper. With this CD/DVD adapter, you can use media player app (e.g. Windows media player, Apple Music/iTunes, VLC Player, etc.) to read your collections of music CDs, movie DVDs, or self-burned discs, use burning software to burn mp3 music, video, photos, or data to blank CDs or DVDs, or use a ripping software to import music, video, photos, or files from CDs/DVDs to your computer. Furthermore, you can also use it to install software, games, and systems from CD or DVD discs.
  • 【Wide Compatibility】This USB external CD/DVD drive for PC is compatible with Windows 11/ 10/ 8.1/ 7/ Vista/ XP/98/SE/ME/2000, Linux, and Mac OS. It seamlessly complements a variety of laptops, notebooks, desktops, and all-in-one computers from renowned brands like HP, LG, SAMSUNG, ASUS, DELL, Lenovo, ThinkPad, Microsoft, Apple MacBook, and more. Enjoy support for reading and writing CD±R/RW, CD-ROM, DVD±R/RW, DVD-RAM, VCD, and SVCD disks.
  • 【High-Speed 2-In-1 USB 3.0 Data Cable】The data cable embedded in the back of the drive has USB 3.0 type-A and type-C two kinds of connectors on the end, making it easier to connect different laptop or desktop computers without an adapter required and no worries about losing the data cable. USB 3.0 is an updated version of USB 2.0 that provides faster data transfer rates of up to 5 Gigabits/s, approximately 10 times faster than USB 2.0. If the CD drive can't get enough power through a single data cable, use the attached power supply cord together to get extra power from a USB port on your PC or a USB power adapter. (Note: The power cord is not a data cable, avoid using it independently.)
  • 【Excellent Performance】As a professional manufacturer with 9 years of experience dedicated to producing reliable-quality external CD/DVD drives. Each ROOFULL USB CD/DVD drive is equipped with a 100% brand-new movement that features strong error-correcting, low impedance, and anti-interference ability, guaranteeing stable, quiet, and smooth operation. In addition, all CD DVD players will go through strict testing processes before shipment to ensure the best condition. 【Tips】If the drive you received cannot work with your PC for any reason, just reach out to us for tech support, replacement, or a full refund directly, no worry about the time-limited return window【2 year-long warranty】
  • 【Slim and Portable DVD Player】This slim external optical player is designed to be compact and portable, making it easy to take with you wherever you go (home, office, or on the go). It comes with a thicker protective storage carrying case sleeve that ensures your device is protected from dust, water, and drops. It's also a good idea as a gift to hobbyists who collect CDs and DVDs. If you don't need the carrying case, you can find the product without it by searching for "B07C1VP88H" on Amazon.
  • 【Best Thing to Know Before Buying】①This USB disc drive is designed for use with Windows, Linux, and Mac PCs. It is not compatible with Chromebooks, mobile phones, iPhones, iPads, cars, projectors, TVs, or Blu-ray discs. ② To eject a disc on Mac computers, simply right-click on the desktop icon and select "eject," or choose "File" > "Eject" from the menu. Please note that the eject button on the drive may not function due to macOS limitations. ③ If your computer cannot recognize this device, please try different USB ports on your computer, or reach out to us for troubleshooting (100% can be solved)
No. 9
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
1,203 Consomer Reviews
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
  • 【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 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 DVD 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.
SaleNo. 10
Rioddas External CD/DVD Drive for Laptop USB 3.0 CD/DVD Player Portable +/-RW Burner CD ROM Reader Rewriter Writer Disk Duplicator Compatible with Laptop Desktop PC Windows Apple Mac Pro Macbook Linux
  • 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 Compartibility. 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

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