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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.

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CCL Choice   DVD Writer Optical Drive
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Manufacturer: CCL Choice   CCL Code: CDR0150
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Lite-On iHAS124 DVD Writer Optical Drive
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Manufacturer: Lite-On   CCL Code: CDR0201
Mnfr Code: IHAS124-14

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Samsung SH-S222A DVD Writer Optical Drive

Samsung SH-S222A DVD Writer Optical Drive

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

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Samsung SH-224DB DVD Writer Optical Drive
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Manufacturer: Samsung   CCL Code: CDR0205
Mnfr Code: SH-224GB/BEBE

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Pioneer BDR-209DBK Blu-ray Writer Optical Drive
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Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0221
Mnfr Code: BDR-209DBK

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Pioneer BDR-209EBK Blu-ray Writer Optical Drive
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Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0222
Mnfr Code: BDR-209EBK

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Samsung SH-224DB DVD Writer Optical Drive
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Manufacturer: Samsung   CCL Code: CDR0240
Mnfr Code: SH-224FB/RSMS

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LG WH14NS40 Blu-ray Writer Optical Drive

LG WH14NS40 Blu-ray Writer Optical Drive

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  • Connection Type: SATA
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Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0276
Mnfr Code: WH14NS40

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LG CH12NS30 OEM Blu-ray Reader Optical Drive
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Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0207
Mnfr Code: U12NS30.AUAU10B

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LG GH24NSD0 DVD Writer Optical Drive
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Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0302
Mnfr Code: GH24NSD0

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ASUS DRW-24F1MT Optical Drive
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Manufacturer: ASUS   CCL Code: CDR0294
Mnfr Code: 90DD01V0-B20010

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Pioneer   Optical Drive
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Manufacturer: Pioneer   CCL Code: CDR0303
Mnfr Code: DVR-221BK

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Pioneer DVR-S21L DVD Writer Optical Drive
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  • Drive Type: DVD Writer

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

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Lite-On iHAS324 DVD Writer Optical Drive
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Manufacturer: Lite-On   CCL Code: CDR0258
Mnfr Code: IHAS324-17

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LG GP50NB40 External DVD Writer Optical Drive
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Manufacturer: LG   CCL Code: CDR0182
Mnfr Code: GP50NB40

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Lite-On iHDS118 DVD Reader Optical Drive
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  • Drive Type: DVD Reader

Manufacturer: Lite-On   CCL Code: CDR0270
Mnfr Code: IHDS118-04

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ASUS BC-12D2HT Blu-ray Reader Optical Drive
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  • Drive Type: Blu-ray Reader

Manufacturer: ASUS   CCL Code: CDR0298
Mnfr Code: 90DD01K0-B20010

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Optical Drive Buying Guide

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 for in an optical drive? When looking at a description of an optical drive you need to know what you are looking at so you can make an informed buying decision. You...