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All Optical Drives

An optical drive is a generic term used for DVD, CD & Blu-Ray drives. There are other drives available for legacy standards such as HD-DVD and karaoke disks although it is not recommended to invest in these standards unless you already have a large collection of media.


Thankfully optical drives are one of the easier purchases you can make for your PC. There are only two standards for connecting an internal drive and only three major formats available today making it easy to get the drive you want.

Pioneer DVR-S21L 24x DVDÝRW Internal SATA Optical Drive

Pioneer DVR-S21L 24x DVDÝRW Internal SATA Optical Drive

£15.59 inc VAT

Samsung SH-224BB (24X) DVD-Writer SATA Half Height Retail Black (Internal)

Samsung SH-224BB (24X) DVD-Writer SATA Half Height Retail Black (Internal)

Includes 3 Bezels and Software

£13.70 inc VAT

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Samsung SH-224DB (24X) DVD-Writer SATA Black (Internal)

Manufacturer: Samsung   CCL Code: CDR0205
Mnfr Code: SH-224DB/BEBE

£11.52 inc VAT

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CCL Choice 22x DVD+/-RW Drive
SATA Interface

Manufacturer: CCL Choice   CCL Code: CDR0150
Mnfr Code: CCL-DVDRW-BLK-525

£10.99 inc VAT

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LiteOn iHAS124 24X DVD+/-RW
(Dual Layer)/RAM SATA Drive (Internal, Black)

Manufacturer: Lite-On   CCL Code: CDR0174
Mnfr Code: IHAS124-04

£11.69 inc VAT

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Samsung SH-S222A 22x DVDRW (PATA/IDE)

Samsung SH-S222A 22x DVDRW (PATA/IDE)

Upgade your older PC with a new DVDRW drive! Last batch and then they're gone for good - buy now!
CD Write Speed: 48x
DVDR Write Speed: 22x
DVDR DL Write Speed: +22x -12x
Black / IDE / OEM

Manufacturer: Samsung   CCL Code: CDR4439
Mnfr Code: SH-S222A/CHXH

£19.85 inc VAT

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OEM: LiteOn iHAS124 24X DVD±RW (Dual ±R)/RAM SATA Drive (Internal, Black)

Manufacturer: Lite-On   CCL Code: CDR0201
Mnfr Code: IHAS124-14

£12.19 inc VAT

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Pioneer BDR-209DBK 16X BD/DVD/CD Blu-Ray Disc Writer Drive SATA 4MB Internal (Black)

Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0221
Mnfr Code: BDR-209DBK

£53.46 inc VAT

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LG CH12NS30.AUAU10B SATA Blu-ray/DVD±RW Optical Drive

Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0207
Mnfr Code: U12NS30.AUAU10B

£45.97 inc VAT

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Pioneer BDR-209EBK 16X BD/DVD/CD Blu-Ray Disc Writer Drive SATA 4MB Internal (Black)

Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0222
Mnfr Code: BDR-209EBK

£60.30 inc VAT

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LG BH16NS40.AUAR10B 16x SATA Internal BDRW Retail Kit

Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0189
Mnfr Code: BH16NS40.AUAR10B

£68.56 inc VAT

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Pioneer BDR-S09XLT 15X Blu-Ray Writer SATA Optical Drive Internal Retail Kit No Software

Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0223
Mnfr Code: BDR-S09XLT

£58.61 inc VAT

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LG 16x Internal BDRW Bare

Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0172
Mnfr Code: BH16NS40.AUAU10B

£62.95 inc VAT

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Pioneer DVR-S21L 24x DVDÝRW Internal SATA Optical Drive

Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0238
Mnfr Code: DVR-S21LBK

£15.59 inc VAT

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Pioneer DVR-S20LBK 24x DVDÝRW
Internal Optical Drive

Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0160
Mnfr Code: DVR-S20LBK

£17.00 inc VAT

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Pioneer Blu-Ray Reader/ Writer - BDR-S07XLT

Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0142
Mnfr Code: BDR-S07XLT

£61.27 inc VAT

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Samsung SH-224BB (24X) DVD-Writer SATA Half Height Retail Black (Internal)
Includes 3 Bezels and Software

Manufacturer: Samsung   CCL Code: CDR0235
Mnfr Code: SH-224BB/RSMS

£13.70 inc VAT

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Pioneer BDC-207 Combo Internal Blu-ray Player DVD & CD Burner
SATA Interface (Black)

Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0162
Mnfr Code: BDC-207DBK

£45.36 inc VAT

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LG CH12NS30.AUAR10B SATA Blu-ray/DVD±RW Black Optical Drive

Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0208
Mnfr Code: CH12NS30.AUAR10B

£58.51 inc VAT

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LG GH24NSB0.AUAA 24x SATA Internal DVDRW - Black

Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0197
Mnfr Code: GH24NSB0.AUAA

£13.85 inc VAT

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Introduction to Optical Drives

What is an Optical Drive? An optical drive is a generic term used for DVD, CD & Blu-Ray drives. There are other drives available for legacy standards such as HD-DVD and karaoke disks although it is not recommended to invest in these standards unless you already have a large collection of media. Thankfully optical drives are one of the easier purchases you can make for your PC. There are only two standards for connecting an internal drive and only three major formats available today making it easy to get the drive you want. What types of disk are there? There are three major formats of disk available: - CD-ROM: An older standard that is used primarily for Audio and smaller data transfers. Has a capacity of up to 700MB - DVD-ROM: The main standard used by PCs today. With a capacity of between 4.7GB and 8.5GB it offers enough storage for the vast majority or games and applications. Dual-layer (8.5GB) DVD is the standard used by the movie industry. - Blu-Ray: Represents a new generation of optical media with capacities of up to 128GB per disk and the potential for capacities to be increased even further in the future. Its main uses are for storing high-definition video, PlayStation 3 games and for archiving large amounts of data. What types of drive are available? For reading optical media there are only three types of drive available. CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and Blu-Ray drives. There are various combo drives available, for example most DVD-ROM drives will also read CD-ROM. What is special about Re-Writer optical drives? Each of the major standards of optical drive also has a writable version available. The drives that allow re-writer functions are usually more expensive than their reader counterparts. It is recommended that you look at a DVD-RW drive as a minimum for a modern multi-purpose machine. What should I look...