As laptops have become thinner and more portable, they've lost their disk drives and other classic features. Enter the LG Portable External DVD/RW Drive in Black: this attachable DVD/CD reader and burner gives you back the ability to watch DVDs on your computer or pull the audio from CDs. Ultra-slim, this external disc drive also has the capability to write DVDs and CDs and can be hooked up to a Mac or a PC using a USB connection. Unassuming with its brushed black exterior, the LG Portable External DVD/RW Drive has a minimalist style and offers a similar user experience: simply plug it in and go, no set-up software necessary.
Since my laptop didn't come with a CD drive, this unit is ideal for my needs. I've wanted to download my music CD's onto a MP3 player and this unit has worked perfectly. The only problem I've encounter with it, it sometimes takes me pushing the open/close button a couple of times before it will open.
This has taken all my afternoon to try to work out. It simply doesn't work. I get a blank DVD screen and it makes all the right noises but will not play anything. Tried many DVDs, tried rebooting, changed cable, looked for software (none). Tried everything.
The unit itself may have worked fine, if it was able to be plugged in. Mini USB cable that came with it fell out almost immediately and would not stay plugged in. There is a plastic layer that makes it so that the power cord does not reach the plug.