Dell 8x External DVD/RW USB Slim Drive (429-AAUX)

Model Number: 429-AAUX
Web Code: 10520820


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Get portable and reliable access to disc-based content at home or on the go with the Dell 8x external DVD/RW USB drive. It features a slim design that makes it perfect for small workspaces and for use on the go. It connects easily to your system via a USB port and is also powered through USB so there's no power cords or batteries required.

  • More Information
    • External disc burning and disc playing solution
    • Plug-and-play Slim DVD +/- RW optical drive connects to any standard USB port
    • Lightweight, compact design makes it perfect for small workspace or use on the go
    • Pre–loaded with CyberLink Media Suite to make it easy to easy to play and burn DVD/CDs, or install disc–based computer programs
    • Powered via your system's USB port, so no batteries or power cords are necessary

  • Details & Specs
  • PC/Mac
    Internal or External
    USB 2.0
    M-DISC Compatible
    CD Read Speed
    CD Rewrite Speed
    CD Write Speed
    DVD Read Speed
    DVD Rewrite Speed
    DVD Write Speed
    Data Buffer
    .75 MB
    System Requirements
    1GB 1.2GHz
    13.7 cm
    1.4 cm
    14.4 cm
    .200 kg
    Width (Inches)
    5.41 in
    Height (Inches)
    0.55 in
    Depth (Inches)
    5.67 in

  • What's Included
    • Dell USB Slim DVD +/- RW Drive
    • USB Cord
    • Manual

  • Reviews

    • exellent browsing found what i wanted they can get you what you need in store or online.

      from Kamloops, BC on 13 avril 2019

      they have a very large selection if you go online it took me 10 minutes to find what I wanted, and I know these people if you go online or phone can find what you need. And they will go out of their way to get it for you. I've had no problem getting my electronics that I ordered and it to my place in 8 business days or less,if ever need to talk to the geek squad, they can explain everything to you. I always buy from them they have the best of everything, or they'll get it for you, and the cost is the most inexpensive.

    • Addendum to my review

      from Kanata, ON on 13 février 2019

      The specifications for the DW316 shown on the Best Buy web page require amplification in two places 1. The unit works on both PC and Macs but supplied software is Windows PC only. 2. The specifications that come with the unit show that it can both read and write M - Disc with appropriate software, not supplied.

    • A bit awkward to use, otherwise a good drive

      from Kanata, ON on 13 février 2019

      This is an 8X writer for DVDs which is fast enough for my purposes. I have it installed on a Mac mini running Mac OS 10.11.6 and it works well; however, the supplied software, which I don't need, is Windows-only. The drive will write a wide variety of discs but so far I have used it only with DVD+R. The supplied USB2 cable is long enough to permit the unit to be located away from the computer if desired. The cable must be plugged into a powered USB port, preferably one on the computer. Mine is plugged into a powered USB port of a Thunderbird dock connected to the Mac and works fine. This DW316 is the first USB-powered slim drive I have used. It's very lightness is somewhat of a handicap. One must hold the unit with one hand and push the tray-open button with the other. The button is on the tray which opens quickly like a jack-in-the-box, so it's better to open the tray using the tray-open command of the Mac or disc-burning software (Toast). A disc must be pushed into place to lock it onto the tray. Not a bad feature but again requires the use of both hands and the tray is quite flexible. Takes some care to avoid touching the recording surface of the disc. Same for removing a disc from the tray. The only way to close the tray is by manually pushing it closed. I don't use the drive so often that this awkwardness is important, so I am quite happy with it overall. Only time will tell how long it will last. An Apple Superdrive would avoid the awkwardness of disc handling but is significantly more expensive.

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