Toshiba External USB 2.0 DVD Super Multi Drive - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - Hi-Speed USB comparison

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Price $42 at 1 store $49 to $81 at 3 stores $22 at 1 store $79 to $79 at 3 stores
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Release date May 11, 2009 July 16, 2012 November 24, 2011 June 21, 2012 January 19, 2008
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Features See What's the Same or What's different
Device Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive
DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM drive
DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive
DVD±RW (±R DL) drive
DVD±RW (±R DL) drive
Storage Controller None
Info unavailable None
None
None
OS Required Microsoft Windows XP
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Microsoft Certification Info unavailable Info unavailable Compatible with Windows 7
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Interface Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Hi-Speed USB
Product Description Toshiba External USB 2.0 DVD Super Multi Drive - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - Hi-Speed USB
Samsung AA-ES3P95M - DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - Hi-Speed USB
Samsung SE-208AB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - Hi-Speed USB
Apple USB SuperDrive - DVD±RW (±R DL) drive - Hi-Speed USB
Apple MacBook Air SuperDrive - DVD±RW (±R DL) drive - Hi-Speed USB
Dimensions (WxDxH) 5.5 in x 6.2 in x 0.7 in
Info unavailable 5.7 in x 5.7 in x 0.8 in
5.5 in x 5.5 in x 0.7 in
5.5 in x 5.5 in x 0.7 in
Enclosure Color Info unavailable Mineral ash black
Black
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Rewrite Speed 24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
16x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
Write Speed 24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-R) / 8x (DVD+R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD+R DL)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 6x (DVD±R DL)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD±R) / 4x (DVD±R DL)
Buffer Underrun Protection Info unavailable Info unavailable Yes
Info unavailable Info unavailable
Read Speed 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Type None
None
None
None
None
Type DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
DVD±RW (+R DL) / DVD-RAM
DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
DVD±RW (±R DL)
DVD±RW (±R DL)
Weight 13 oz
Info unavailable 10.6 oz
11.8 oz
11.3 oz
Manufacturer Warranty 1 year warranty
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable
Packaged Quantity 1
1
1
1
1
Storage Removable (2nd) None
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
Enclosure Type External
External
External
External
External
Type None
None
None
None
None
Video Output None
Info unavailable Info unavailable Info unavailable None
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