Product Comparison: ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U vs LG Electronics WP50NB40


General Specifications
Brand
ASUS
LD Electronics
Model
SDRW-08D2S-U
WP50NB40
About the Product
ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U LITE is an external slim DVD writer capable of 8X speeds. It's stylish and portable design. The lattice-like appearance of the drive is inspired by diamonds, making the product unique from every angle. Additional features include USB 2.0 and the E-Green Engine for the best optical storage available.
The Slim Portable Blu-ray/DVD Writer from LG is a lightweight, Windows compatible optical drive that features a maximum BD-R read and write speed of 6x, a maximum DVD±R read and write speed of 8x, and a maximum CD-R read and write speed of 24x. It also has playback support for 3D Blu-ray media as well as read and write support for M-DISC. Additionally, this drive supports a variety of other formats, including BD-RE, BD-XL, DVD±RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, CD-RW, and more. This broad range of formats allows you to select the media best suited for your needs.
Key Specs
Buffer Memory
1 MB
4 MB
Max. DVD Reading Speed
8 x
8 x
Max. DVD Writing Speed
8 x
8 x

ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U

LG Electronics WP50NB40

ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U

LG Electronics WP50NB40

ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U

LG Electronics WP50NB40

What customers say about "Key Specs"
ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Quicker than my internal drive (which works about 25% of the time these days), it's currently ripping CD's at 20x speed.
  • Burned an ISO image of, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit as a recovery disc for the laptop. It was silent and the same speed as my Desktop Internal optical drive.
  • Speed is about average, and no issues at all either reading or writing DVDs
  • I have used it to burn a few CDs and DVDs, it burns at lower speed than an internal drive but I usually burn it on low speed anyway so it doesn't matter. Looks great.
  • On use, the unit drawer is slow to open and burn speed is typical of an 8x. Package did not come with any helpful instructions just mostly specs. This is one of those products I can definitely say "you get what you pay for" and don't expect more!
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
0.79 in.
0.6 in.
Width
5.6 in.
5.7 in.
Depth
5.6 in.
6.1 in.
Weight
0.62 oz.
0.6 oz.

ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U

LG Electronics WP50NB40

ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U

LG Electronics WP50NB40

ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U

LG Electronics WP50NB40

ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U

LG Electronics WP50NB40

Details
Load Type
Tray
Tray
Features
Diamond-cut design realize aesthetics of technology
BDXL™ Support: Ultimate Capacity
OS Compatibility
Mac OS X 10.6
Windows 8.1
Interfaces
USB 2.0
USB 2.0
What customers say about "Details"
ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Simplicity of installation - all i had to do was plug in one USB cable - no software, no nothing. Didn't even get a "found new hardware" dialogue. BEAUTIFUL!
  • Instant recognition by, BIOS and booted off my burned Windows 7 Recovery Disc for a clean-install of OS.
  • The rubber grips and glossy exterior is really well made
  • Worked right away. Plugged into a Dell Mini 10 running Windows XP, and it "just worked," no fiddling or driver installation necessary
  • Stand detaches, so you can use it in either vertical or horizontal orientation.
  • AS noted earlier the USB cable is too short.
Reading/writing
Max. CD Reading Speed
24 x
24 x
Max. CD Writing Speed
24 x
3.8 x
Supported Disc Formats
DVD-Video
DVD-Video

ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U

LG Electronics WP50NB40

ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U

LG Electronics WP50NB40

What customers say about "Reading/writing"
ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U External Slim DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Burning and reading worked fine so far, and it is not too loud neither.
  • It reads and writes DVD-RAM discs, reads CDs lets you watch DVDs, and takes up very little space.
  • Super easy to use and comes with a dual type USB cable. Follow the easy instructions and you can create/read CD's, and DVDs. This is good for music and movies on my laptop.
  • Burned an ISO image of, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit as a recovery disc for the laptop. It was silent and the same speed as my Desktop Internal optical drive.
  • I used it to load my CD's (about 250 of them) into my MAC. One of the CDs had some scratches. This drive was not able to read it but the drive in my MacBook Pro was able to read it just fine.
  • I was happy with this unit at first. But after a little use, it bellied up. It would stall and not finish reading my good CDs. The case is light-weight, and the unit simply is prone to break.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
-
Certifications
-
RoHS Compliant, UL, C-UL, TUV, SEMKO, CE, C-Tick, BSMI, VCCI, KC, CU, FCC, ICES-003

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