Technical details: Type: Enclosure Case for Slim 12.7mm SATA optical drive Loading: Tray-Loading Interface: USB 3.0 Special Feature: Sophisticated LED power indicator placed on the top surface Dimensions: 147mm x 139mm x 18mm Suitable for: Acer, Apple, Asus, Dell, Fujitsu-Siemens, Gericom HP/Compaq, IBM/Lenovo, Liteon, Medion, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba und all PCs and Macs with a USB Interface. Product specification Turn your internal Blu-ray/DVD/CD drive into a portable external USB 3.0 optical drive Featuring a 1 Step Install - Just slide the optical Blu-Ray/DVD/CD 12.7mm drive with a SATA Interface into the case and it's ready for use (optical drive not included) Plug and play - no external power and driver required Compatible with Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, MacOSX10.5 or higher Powered by USB 3.0, also compatible with USB 2.0 Box contents: 1 x Firstcom external USB 3.0 Enclosure Case for optical drive (This is a Case only, an optical drive is not included) 1 x USB 3.0 Cable 1 x USB additional Power Cable (usually not necessary, applicable just in Case, Power over 1 USB Port not sufficient) 1 x standard front bezel fits most drives 1 x Quick Installation Guide
Turn your internal Blu-ray/DVD/CD drive into a portable external USB 3.0 optical drive
Featuring a 1 Step Install - Just slide the optical Blu-Ray/DVD/CD 12.7mm drive with a SATA Interface into the case and it's ready for use (optical drive not included)
Compatible with Windows 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10, MacOSX10.5 or higher
Powered by USB 3.0, also compatible with USB 2.0
Sophisticated LED power indicator placed on the top surface
Jane's Review: Should I buy this product?
It depends on what you are looking for. 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. This external optical drive has okay reviews on the internet
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 moderate 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!
2. The price might go up, so buy now if you need this!
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. This product became unavailable to purchase, so it's hard to tell. However, the last price change observed between March 2, 2018 and March 20, 2018 was a 0.00% price increase. Since this product is currently unavailable, you might want to check out the list of similar products I gathered down below! Next, we need to look at its highest price and lowest price. Historically, the highest price point for this external optical drive was $22.90, and the lowest price point was $14.90. The current price is lower than it has ever been. This is definitely the best time to purchase! What about its availability and price volatility? This is another aspect we have to dig into before buying something. This product is currently unavailable so I can't really endorce its availability, sadly. If you plan to repeatly purchase this item, I would suggest looking for a similar product or a seller who has this product with better availability! In addition, I've seen a healthy amount of price movement around this product. From what I've seen, the price is likely to move up or down by an average of 8.08% at a time. Considering all this, will the price go up or down in a week? I know it's currently unavailable, but if this becomes available a week later, based on past price points, I expect the price to be much higher a week from now. It might be best to purchase as soon as possible before the price becomes too high.
3. Firstcom is one of the best selling external optical drive brand
Firstcom is one of the best selling brands among other external optical drive brands. But I couldn't find any YouTube videos, Reddit posts, or news articles that directly mention this product, but this can be just me not looking hard enough. Will update this when I have more info!
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.
4. Manufacturer has bad 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, Firstcom, has below average reviews, which raised my eyebrows during my initial research. It's still possible that it has nothing to do with the product or the manufacturer, just a few unlucky people who had em voices on their negative experience. I'd double check if the legatimacy of a manufacturer is your thing in making a purchase decision. I put together what haters are saying down below, please check!
5. There are other options you might want to check out
I found 7 brands that have similar products like this one: ASUS, LG, Pawtec, Apple, 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 Apple I linked below is a better option. I linked all the similar products down below so please check them out!
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!
Customer Satisfaction Grade
Firstcom has an average customer satisfaction score of -0.008 across all its registered products.
The price is currently unavailable.
Customer Satisfaction History
The current customer satisfaction score is 0.125. 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.
What Fans Are Saying
Realized I hadn't pushed the drive in as far as it would go, and this was why there weren't any lights or connections.
First I thought it would be very hard to plug the internal drive into the case.
Didn't run into any of the problems that others did, though I did have to use a bit more pressure to push it in than some people may be comfortable with.
What Neutrals Are Saying
There are no neutral remarks about this product yet.