More and more laptops have no internal optical drive, but there are still many users who need to play movie DVDs, rip music, burning discs, installing the system, etc. Currently, the most convenient solution should be the USB external optical drive.
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For windows system computer users, lots of laptop/desktop PC have been upgraded to Windows 10, some old external optical drives are not compatible well with Windows 10 systems, even though most sellers claim their products support Windows 10.
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Here are some reliable external CD/DVD RW drives for Windows 10 on Amazon that we have carefully analyzed and listed (Updated: Feb 01, 2020):
1. Dell DW316 External USB Slim DVD R/W Optical Drive 429-AAUX
2. ROOFULL Portable USB 3.0 External CD DVD Optical Drive Burner Writer with Protective Carrying Sleeve for Windows 10 Laptops
3. LG Electronics 8X USB 2.0 Super Multi Ultra Slim Portable DVD Writer Drive +/-RW External Drive with M-DISC Support (Black) GP65NB60
4. ASUS ZenDrive Ultra Slim USB 2.0 External 8X DVD Optical Drive
Q: How to tell if your computer provides enough power
A: Normally 14″ and below ultrathin laptops may not supply sufficient power for external optical drive, the phenomenon is that the indicator of the CD DVD drive will flash for a few seconds and then disappear.
Q: How can I use an external optical drive if my computer cannot provide enough computers?
A: You can also use a powered (20 watt or above) USB hub to supply extra power for the external devices, or see this post: Best External CD DVD Drives for Surface Pro 2/3/4/5/6/7/x laptop
Q: Why can’t my Windows computer recognize the external optical drive?
A: This is one common problem, it can be fixed, you can refer to this article to fix it: https://www.easeus.com/backup-utility/cd-dvd-missing-or-not-showing-up-in-windows-10.html
Q: Can you recommend some popular media player software to play CDs and DVDs?
A: You can try free media player software such as 5KPlayer, VLC player, GOM Player for Windows and Mac OS, you can easily search and download them.