The latest external CD/DVD/BD optical drives do not require manual driver installation and are widely compatible with Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, Linux, and Mac OS. Same as other USB peripherals, we can easily hook up an external CD/DVD/Blu-ray drive into a computer through USB 3.0, USB 2.0, or USB Type-C connector.
Here are the simple steps:
- Plug the external optical drive into the USB 3.0, 2.0, or USB-C port on your computer. If your computer has no enough USB-A or USB-C ports, recommend using a powered USB 3.0 or USB-C USB hub.
- The external optical drive will automatically install the driver, and your computer will recognize this CD/DVD/BD drive within seconds. For Mac computers, an external optical drive may not be detected unless there is a disc in the player.
- Use media player software, burning software, or ripping software to complete the corresponding reading, burning, and ripping tasks. If your computer has no available corresponding software, you can easily find free or paid software on Google.
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