When I purchased my last laptop I decided to go with one that didn’t have an internal CD/DVD drive. It was so much lighter and I need to travel with it for work. I figured I could always purchase an external DVD drive later. In the past I had watch movies on my laptop, but I figured I didn’t need it any longer. Well, I was wrong and had forgotten about burning CD/DVDs with my photos. So, I began transferring everything I needed burned to my Dropbox and burning them on my son’s computer. Such a pain! Then I had the opportunity to review a external DVD drive from Novapolt, so I jumped on it!
About the Novapolt USB 3.0 External DVD and CD Drive:
- This external DVD drive, external cd drive supports plug and play and no need to install any driver – fully compatible with USB 3.0USP 2.0
- This CD DVD drive is compatible with windows XP/windows 2003/windows 8 vista/7, Linux, Mac10 OS, 2015 27″ Retina iMac, MacBook pro with OS 10.10.5
- This ultra slim external DVD CD rom drive adopted with USB 3.0 technology allows for faster data transfer speed than the USB 2.0
I’m not going to lie. I had some difficulties getting started with the plug and play features. I know MAC’s can be difficult with non-Apple products. I was able to burn a disc right away, but I couldn’t get my DVD to play. I updated my system and downloaded a DVD player and boom the DVD worked! (Even without the player I downloaded) Personally, I was so frustrated and I don’t think I needed to be. If I would have just stepped back and let it be as easy as it implies I think I would have been fine. So, here is my checklist!
- The price! It’s under $30. You can’t beat that!
- Works with my MacBook Pro
- I don’t have to transfer files anymore to burn discs
- I can watch movies anywhere! (Even if there is no internet)
- There is no software to download.
- The USB cord has a built-in storage place on the drive.
- Instructions only say plug and play. I think I freaked out a bit when it didn’t work right away.
- It’s a bit flimsy. I feel as if I were to drop it that would be the end of it.
- I needed to eject my discs using the screen prompts not the button on the device. ( This might be an Apple thing though?)
Overall, you can’t beat the price and the convenience. It’s saves me time and that’s worth it!
Do you burn CDs or watch movies on your laptop?
Disclosure: I received this product at a discount in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts belong to me.