Author: Alan

Hi, I am Alan, a product manager with 8 years of computer peripherals experience. My philosophy is simple: I just want to display the top-rated and cool stuff you can find and buy on the web. I am not interested in spamming and boring or lame products.

In another article, we introduced the best external CD/DVD drive for Mac, but those CD/DVD RW drives can only read and write CDs and DVDs, which has no the ability to read and write Blu-ray discs. So I will introduce and recommend several good external Blu-ray drives for Mac for your reference. The external Blu-ray drive is much more expensive than an ordinary CD/DVD drive, so we should be as cautious as possible before purchasing. They look like a good choice if you can take the trouble to contact the seller by email for help, and finally, they may have…

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1. How to install an external optical drive on a computer? Most external CD/DVD/Blu-ray drives are equipped with USB-A or USB-C cable and do not need an additional driver program, just plug it into your computer, it will automatically, and you will see the external device. For mac users, if you cannot see the external optical drive, please insert your disc. 2. What else do I need to do to use the plug-and-play external optical drive? Many external optical drives claim to support plug and play, but this only means that you do not need to install additional drivers. The…

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If you have upgraded your computer to the latest version of Windows 11 or plan to buy a Windows 11 PC, and want to play movie DVDs, burn or rip discs on a Windows 11 computer, a reliable external optical drive compatible with Windows 11 is necessary since the era of internal optical drives has long passed. This article will be published when Windows 11 is just released, so we have not had much time to test and confirm many external CD/DVD drives compatible with Windows 11, so we will keep updating this article to ensure that all recommended products…

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Undoubtedly, in addition to online movie streaming like Netflix and Prime Video, watching Blu-ray movies disc through an external Blu-ray DVD drive is another best way. With it, not only can you watch Blu-ray movie discs on your laptop, but you can also use an external Blu-ray drive to rip movie files and move them to your mobile device, computer, or NAS. Maybe you think it’s not difficult to find the best external Blu-ray drive for ripping through better rankings, higher customer ratings, or lower prices, but please don’t trust those data easily, unless you don’t care if it may…

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Sorry, this post may disappoint you, because there is still no external USB CD/DVD drive that is perfectly compatible with Chrome OS. The reason why I still write this article is that many people have been asking me about using an external DVD drive for Chromebook, or they directly search “best Chromebook compatible external DVD drive” on Amazon or Google, some websites will definitely give them some definite options without complicated explanation, and even claim that those external CD/DVD players are the best options. It is conceivable that these friends finally had to spend a lot of time to implement…

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Although most external CD/DVD optical drives are portable and slim, they are only compatible with Windows, Linux, and Windows systems. If you want to play movie DVDs or back up your photos on your Android phone or tablet to a disc, an external optical drive compatible with all Android devices is undoubtedly the best choice. That’s it, Hitachi LG GP96Y Multi-OS External DVDRW drive, the only external CD/DVD RW drive compatible with Android OS. In addition to being able to run perfectly on Mac and Windows (10/8/7/xp) computers like other external CD/DVD drives, its biggest feature is that you can…

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Although Microsoft Surface Pro laptops run Windows 10 systems, many users encounter that Windows 10 compatible external CD/DVD drives cannot work with Microsoft Surface Pro series laptops, the most potential cause is the power shortage problem, which means that the Surface Pro cannot provide enough power for an external optical drive through a single data cable. This problem may also occur with the USB ports on the front panel of the desktop computer because these USB ports are not on the motherboard of the PC and cannot provide sufficient power for a USB CD/DVD player. Although occasionally your computer can…

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If you want to get more HDMI ports on your TV, the HDMI switch is the best solution. With the rapid development of 4K and 8K, more and more TVs and source devices are equipped with HDMI 2.0 or HDMI 2.1 ports and the resolution has been up to [email protected] (60fps), even [email protected] / [email protected], which means that we need to choose at least an HDMI 2.0 switcher to cope with all current HDMI source devices such as Nintendo, PS4 Pro, Xbox One/S, Apple TV 4K, Blu-ray player, gaming PC, etc. As more and more manufacturers launch their HDMI 2.0…

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No one wants to wait for 20 minutes or more to copy a file. When you find that the copy progress bar like a crawling snail, you will be crazy, especially if you need to repeat this action every day. This is why I give up a USB flash drive with multiple ports and choose the faster Sandisk SDCZ880. We cannot tell you which one is the fastest USB flash drive, because the read and write speed of the USB flash drive will increase with the advancement of technology. What we can do is keep track of the market and…

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