The Samsung SE-208DB/TSBS Slim Portable DVD Writer (Black) has an exclusive A/V connection technology available in it which allows users to easily connect the TV media in the drive to the USB port to play audio-visual content.
External disc drive offers a variety of writing speeds of different types of media: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-RW and 8X DVD ± R, 5X DVD-RAM, 6X DVD + R Dual Layer, 6X DVD-R Dual Layer, 8X DVD + RW and 6X DVD-RW disc for burning.
Reviewed by 2 customers
Plug and play; reasonable speed for size and price. Does not burn my memorex DL discs. It dies on the second layer. I need to find a brand of discs that works with it. Had no problem with single layer though. Also needs its own USB cable. I was swapping around cables for some external hard drives and I plugged the wrong USB cable back into it - the drive wouldn't read any discs. Not sure what is so special about the cable, but keep that in mind. Other than that, it's a lot cheaper than getting Apple's external drive for the newer iMacs.
Works properly with my Macs (OSX 10.6 thru 10.9). Even gets power from an older MacBook without issue. Only downside is the shiny "piano black" surface; to avoid fingerprints I simply left the thin plastic (factory applied) "skin" in place. I've bought a number of these units for clients who have moved to the newest Macs without built-in optical drives.