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Asus SDRW-08D2S-U 8X External Slim DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)
  • Drive Type: External DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Slim Drive (Mac Compatible)
  • Data Transfer Rate:Write:DVD+R/-R: 8X DVD+RW/-RW: 8X/6X DVD+R/-R DL: 6X DVD-RAM: 5X CD-R: 24X CD-RW: 16X
  • Read:DVD+R/-R: 8X DVD+R/-R DL: 8X DVD+RW/-RW: 8X DVD-ROM (Single/Dual): 8X DVD-RAM: 5X CD-ROM: 24X CD-R: 24X
  • Writing Mode:DVD-R & DVD-R(DL): DAO/Incremental Recording DVD+R & DVD+R(DL): Sequential Write DVD+RW: Random Write
  • Disc Formats: Audio CD, Video CD, CD-I, CD-Extra, Photo CD, CD-Text, CD-ROM/XA, Multi-session CD, DVD Video Disc Diameters: 8cm Interface: USB 2.0

Jane's Review: Should I buy this product?

Jane's Review

Yes! I recommend this external optical drive based on its brand popularity. Let's go over the reasons why buying this external optical drive now is good, and also things to consider before you decide on this item.

1. ASUS is one of the best selling, well known external optical drive brand!

ASUS is one of the best selling brands among other external optical drive brands. I found some YouTube videos that talk about this product, which means this is a widely known product/brand. I have attached the videos/links down below, so don't forget to watch and read those!

One thing to be careful about here is that I'm not verifying if this product's maker is a household name or not. This section is more focused on whether this is proven enough by its consumers, whether people actually love this product.

2. The price might go up, so buy now if you need this!

image/svg+xml no data Highest Price Lowest Price $46.61 $22.00

Price is one of the most important factors in making a purchase decision. I analyzed the price of this product in three parts: its recent price change, when it was most expensive/cheapest, its price volatility, and some price prediction I made, just in case if you want to wait.

First off, let's talk about its recent price change. The price of this product has not changed from May 18, 2020 to May 20, 2020, which means that it has steady and healthy supply! Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this external optical drive was $46.61, and the lowest price point was $22.00. The current price isn't close to either the highest or the lowest price point, so it's a fairly reasonable time to make this purchase. What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. I never saw this product being unavailable since I started reviewing this product. So as far as the availability goes, this product is solid. If you plan to make a repeat purchase of this kind of item, this is your product! In addition, the price tends to stay more or less the same. Not a lot of price movement is expected, but the price could still move in either direction by a smidge. Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? Based on past price points, I expect the price to be $36.13 a week from now. It might be best to purchase as soon as possible before the price becomes too high.

3. Manufacturer has generally positive reviews on their other products

The maker of a product is another factor you want to definitely consider before you buy anything. What if there is a piece missing, or has some defect in the product? Whatever you buy online, this is a likely chance. But don't worry too much, because Amazon has an amazing 30-day refund policy (Amazon❤️). But still, you want to make sure if the manufacturer or the seller has been helpful in resolving this kind of problem and/or has been helpful to its customers about general product inquiries. The manufacturer of this product, ASUS Computer International Direct, has generally positive reviews on the internet. It's generally a good sign if the manufacturer has good reviews overall. If your purchase decision heavily involves how well they make their products and treat their customers, and if you like this product, I'd go with this product!

4. There are other options you might want to check out

image/svg+xml Search ASUS Other similar brands: LG Pawtec Firstcom BestDuplicator

I found 7 brands that have similar products like this one: the same brand as this product, LG, Pawtec, Firstcom, BestDuplicator, igadgitz, and Sibon. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, you might want to look at a similar product from Pawtec. if you're looking for a external optical drive with best reviews, A product from igadgitz gets the best score on the internet. If your primary concern is whether the product is popular and well known, a similar product from LG I linked below is a better option. I linked all the similar products down below so please check them out!

5. This external optical drive has debatable reviews on the internet

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Some people have good experience with a product, while some are unlucky and get a defected item, they have to go through the whole process of returning them. The point is, people have different experiences about a product due to various reasons, so don't read too much into one good or bad review. With that said, reading multiple reviews can help you picture how good/bad the product generally is.

This external optical drive has debatable reviews on the internet, and based on current trends, it's likely that people will like this external optical drive more a week later. I summarized what fans and haters say about this product below, so don't forget to read those to paint the whole picture!

Additionally, these cards below are what I gathered on the internet. You can educate yourself about the product or even verify my research if you have doubts! You can always ask me about anything via the bird button on the bottom right corner. Thanks for reading! I'm going to add more analyses on this review, so stay tuned!

Manufacturer Report
B
Customer Satisfaction Grade
ASUS Computer International Direct has an average customer satisfaction score of 0.190 across all its registered products.
Price History
The price is currently $32.38.
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Customer Satisfaction History
The current customer satisfaction score is -0.05. A score of 1 is the most positive, meaning that customers love this product. A score of -1 is the most negative, meaning that customers had a negative experience with the product.
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What Haters Are Saying
What Haters Are Saying
ASUS has an auto-update program that updates the software every few months.
What Haters Are Saying
When it works, it works great.
What Haters Are Saying
BUT it only worked for FIVE months!

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Sales Rank History
The sales rank score is currently 348. A score of one is the best possible score, meaning that it sells best within its category.
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On AmazonCategory: External Optical Drives
ASIN: B003YT578O
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What Fans Are Saying
What Fans Are Saying
Does the job intended for, very happy.
What Fans Are Saying
Easy to use.
What Neutrals Are Saying
What Neutrals Are Saying
It’s still working.A little flimsy though.
What Neutrals Are Saying
As with all drives of this nature the drawer is a bit fragile.
What Neutrals Are Saying
The read speed and drive open is very good.

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