Transcend 8x Portable External DVD Writer - White

  • Model #: TS8XDVDS-W
  • Web Code: 10416792
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This extra slim portable DVD writer from Transcend is ideal for playing movies, backing up files, and installing software on the go. Sporting a sleek, ultrathin design, this DVD writer makes the perfect companion to your laptop or Ultrabook. It also includes a free CyberLink Media Suite 10 media writing software download for added convenience.

More Information

  • Slim and lightweight design makes the unit highly portable
  • Features a 24x CD read and write speed, 8x DVD read and write speed
  • Offers read and write functionality for dual layer discs
  • Compatible with CD-R/RW, DVD±R, DVD±RW, DVD±R DL, DVD-RAM media
  • Works with both Windows and Mac operating systems
  • USB-powered so no external power adapter is required
  • Equipped with anti-slip rubber feet
  • Comes with a free download of CyberLink Media Suite 10 (Power2Go and MediaShow) media writing software

What's in the Box?

  • Transcend Extra Slim Portable DVD Writer - White

Manufacturer's Warranty:

  • Parts - 1 Year(s)

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  • PC/Mac
  • Internal or External
  • Interface
    USB 2.0
  • M-DISC Compatible
  • CD Read Speed
  • CD Rewrite Speed
  • CD Write Speed
  • DVD Read Speed
  • DVD Rewrite Speed
  • DVD Write Speed
  • Data Access Time
    190 ms
  • Data Buffer
    1 MB
  • Software Included
    CyberLink Media Suite 10
  • System Requirements
    Desktop or notebook computer with two working USB ports; One of following operating systems: Windows XP; Windows Vista; Windows 7; Windows 8; Windows 10; Mac OS X 10.4 or later
  • Colour
  • Width
    15 cm
  • Height
    20 cm
  • Depth
    5 cm
  • Weight
    0.41 kg
  • Width (Inches)
    5.9 in
  • Height (Inches)
    7.87 in
  • Depth (Inches)
    1.97 in
  • Warranty Parts
    1 Year(s)



Customer Reviews

3.6 / 5
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  • from Brantford, ON

External vs Internal

Great purchase. Using it with Acer Aspire E15 Laptop with Windows 10. It may have been just me missing a directive on the screen but the first time I plugged the Drive into the the live Laptop I didn't see the message to load the DVD software. I then unplugged it and trurned off the computer. Turned it back on with the other male USB plugged in and it then asked me to load the DVD software. Took only a couple of minutes. I then loaded a DVD into the drive and proceeded to copy hundreds of photos onto a Flash Drive. Took between 5 and 10 minutes. Very, very pleased. Slimline design most attractive and practical. Dont't know much about Transcend but so far I am impressed. Will be able to use it with any other Laptop or computer that doesn't have an internal DVD.

  • from Richmond, BC

light weight and works quietly

Bought it on Boxing day. It is light in weight and works quietly. The functions are expected. Can't go wrong with it.

  • from Markham, ON

It works as advertised but slower than expected

Had to buy a USB DVD drive because newer notebooks do not come with one built in. The performance was slower than I expected. It took a long time to install software and also write discs. Good enough to use because it is a portable unit.

  • from mississauga

do not buy needs two usb ports

have a new imac with Sierra this product will only function and periodically with the supplied cables two usb ports and is very slow switching to liteon or asus.

  • from Regina, SK

Works on both Mac and PC

It's a USB optical Drive ... It works exactly as you would expect... On both Mac and PC... Handy to have for those twice a year times you need a CD rive.

  • from Toronto, ON

"Free" Software does NOT include DVD burning.

Careful - I chose this burner because it said it came with a software to burn dvds. Ya well the "free" software you get has very limited capabilities. Basically trying to make you purchase the upgraded software. I'm not impressed.

  • from Vancouver, BC

Brand new and has faulty usb connection

Have to hold the mini usb connector at a particular angle in order to maintain power even then it doesn't play. Bought new yesterday returning it today. Such a pity that another piece of plastic was produced, shipped halfway across the world, stacked on a shelf and doesn't even work! Junk a bit more.

  • from Windsor, ON

Great Device

I so loved this product. Its easy to install and easy to use. Never stop burning DVDs since I got this

  • from Toronto, ON


I was pleasantly surprised with this item! I had been searching for a portable dvd drive for my macbook air and didn't know which one to go with. I borrowed my father's a few times before (he has one by Transcend in black). The one I received is thinner than the one my father has which I love because it's not as bulky! It is extremely lightweight and looks lovely with my macbook air :) Many people mentioned the drive only works if you plug in both USB cables. Based on those reviews, I would not have made a purchase, but since I had borrowed my father's in the past, I knew this was not true. I don't know if it has to do with the macbook model, but i have the 11'' macbook air and it works perfectly when I plug in the longer usb!

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