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External Blu-ray and DVD drive reviews

More External Blu-ray and DVD drive reviews at PC Advisor. More External Blu-ray and DVD drive user reviews, ratings, buying advice and price comparison

  • LaCie d2 DVD±RW with LightScribe review

    A disc burner such as LaCie's d2 DVD±RW with LightScribe can burn some single-layer DVD±R discs at 20x - a huge boost over the 8-speed or quad-speed of many native,…

    £129 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Buffalo MediaStation BR-X816U2 review

    Buffalo's BR-X816U2 Blu-ray writer is the older and significantly cheaper sibling of the BR3D-12U3, but identical in appearance.

    £129 inc VAT

  • LG BE12LU38.AUAE10B review

    Using four-speed TDK media we recorded 21GB of data in a very fast 15 mins 48 sec.

    £126 inc VAT

    Score - 10 out of 10

  • PLDS Lite-on DH-401S DVD writer/Blu-ray player

    The PLDS Lite-on DH-401S is the latest in a string of DVD drives that can read Blu-ray media, but have no interest in writing to them.

    £125 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Toshiba XD-E500 review

    Toshiba has been hyping the heck out of its new upconverting Toshiba XD-E500 DVD player, but has also been careful not to declare it an equivalent to Blu-ray, the…

    £120 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • TDK TB150U external Blu-ray drive review

    This is Its more than up to the job and, indeed, faster than its rivals, but you can do better for your money.

    £115 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • Asus SBW-06C1S-U Slim review

    Asus’ SBW-06C1S-U is a slim external Blu-ray writer that’s almost small enough to fit into a coat pocket.

    £111 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Lite-On iHES208 review

    An eight-speed Blu-Ray Combo Drive, the Lite-On iHES208 will make a good value purchase for those who want an HD disc drive.

    £100 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Freecom FS-50 battery-powered DVD drive

    Freecom’s FS-50 is an external DVD writer specifically designed for mobile use. The Freecom FS-50 runs off the mains, USB or a rechargeable battery, so you can read…

    £94 inc VAT

    Score - 7 out of 10

  • LG BP40NS20 review

    From LG comes the LG BP40NS20 external optical drive, capable of reading and writing to Blu-ray as well as DVDE and CD.

    £90 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Samsung Optical Smart Hub review

    The Samsung Optical Smart Hub is an odd duck, but it's suitable for the limited scenario where you want a Wi-Fi router, NAS-like storage, and media streaming for…

    £82 inc VAT

    Score - 5 out of 10

  • Plextor PX-B120U review

    The Plextor PX-B120U is a one-trick pony - this external USB optical drive can play, but not record to, Blu-ray, DVD and CD discs.

    £70 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Freecom DVD RW LS Pro review

    The Freecom DVD RW LS Pro portable CD/DVD writer is just the ticket for reading and writing discs on the move

    £65 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • LG GP08-NU10 review

    Adding a portable CD/DVD writer to a netbook is easy with LG's lightweight GP08 DVD drive

    £52 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Lite-On iHOS104 review

    The Lite-On iHOS104 is an internal, budget-priced, SATA BD-ROM drive.

    £50 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • LG GSA-E10L

    For some users, an external DVD drive is a better option than an internal model. But there's always going to be a speed sacrifice.

    £46 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Lite-On LH-20A1PU DVD writer

    With the fastest writing speed here of 20-speed, Lite-On’s LH-20A1PU delivers the quickest burn-times in our tests and offers easy one-touch disc copying.

    £45 inc VAT

    Score - 9 out of 10

  • Lite-On eNAU608 review

    Having two disc-labeling technology options is a plus, but the Lite-On eNAU608 portable optical drive delivered unimpressive performance.

    £43 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10

  • Samsung SE-S084C review

    The Samsung SE-S084C is a no-frills, USB-powered optical disc burner, that writes to DVDs at eight-speed.

    £38 inc VAT

    Score - 8 out of 10



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