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The MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writer DVSM-PT58U2VB is an affordable, portable DVD writer with M-DISC support for longer life recordings. This external DVD writer is the ideal companion for a laptop or netbook and is a high quality alternative to laptop manufacturers pricey options. The MediaStation 8X Portable DVD Writer includes an integrated USB F-cable that snaps to the chassis for mobility. Powered by your laptop USB ports, no AC adapter is necessary and the sophisticated LED power indicator will let you know how many USB ports are necessary to power the DVD writer. The MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writer also includes the CyberLink Media software suite for Windows letting you create CDs and DVDs with music, pictures or videos with ease.
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BUFFALO MediaStation Portable DVD Writer - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - is rated3.95 out of5 by81.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful DriveI bought this to add the ability to play movies and load software on my Laptop. So far it has been great.
Date published: 2018-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectlyBought this with the rewards points from purchasing my XPS 9570. Works great! I like how the USB cable is built into the drive and slots into the side, but it is a bit short. Also no glossy plastic that can get covered in fingerprints and scratches is a plus in my book.There is an extra USB cable on the bottom for power - This had me concerned at first as the XPS 9570 only has 2 USB ports on opposite sides of the machine, but the drive functions fine without plugging the power cord in, for me at least. Maybe this is to draw power from another source besides your laptop's battery? Not sure.
Date published: 2019-06-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lacks expected softwareDisappointed that the software does not include movie viewing capabilities. I did download software from the web that shows movies. Since it is readily availble, I don't understand why they don't just include it!
Date published: 2019-11-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's there when you need itJust what is needed for making boot discs or transferring large files. Install software from CDs? No problem. While some peripherals have gone bye-the-bye, this is something, missing on most new computers that is still occasionally needed today. Good product and a decent price
Date published: 2020-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB connections do not work as intended w/ Dell LaptopHas 2 USB connections. One USB does NOT connect to the computers left USB port. Only left USB port will accept the Buffalo connectors.
Date published: 2019-11-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Title, DELL, Chrome Book Extermal player.The external drive (dos not work) an I bot this over the phone from (DELL) thay told me it would, for a Chrome book,similar to a laptop.
Date published: 2020-01-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works for meWhile a little noisy, works well. No compatibility problems with hardware or software. Inexpensive and reliable.
Date published: 2019-11-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from couldnt make it work with my smart tv and not inside my carcouldnt make it work with my smart tv and or plug it in my car to listen to music but it might work good with regular computer
Date published: 2018-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It is a basically plug and play DVD station that works greatHappy with it. - working with my desktop - only plugged it and I saw it - working with my Microsoft Surface - no need to install it- working with my laptop I am very impressed.
Date published: 2016-10-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Accessory to Back-Up Documents and MediaI currently own an HP laptop, an HP Envy All-in-One printer, and an HP external monitor. It's important for me have everything available, and that requires backing-up critical documents, as well as movies, television series, and music I've purchase. The DVD that installed the software was very helpful and simple to use.
Date published: 2020-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lousy device - does not even do simple thingsThis device was a complete wasted of time. I purchased it to play DVDs on my new HP PC (most PCs no longer come with media players). I guess is this latest 'unbundling' aspect of companies that get to 'reduce the sticker price' of what you buy - but then you pay more later... Like having to pay for seat assignments or baggage on a plane. Anyway - this device does not even play movie DVDs. The software that runs the device (Cyberlink) makes you upgrade (!) to a more expensive version to do that. No thanks! What a waste of money...
Date published: 2020-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inexpensive and powers with 1 usb port.I needed to add a writer for my computer. I wanted to make sure the one I purchased was compatable with my HP so I looked on the HP website and found this one. I was lucky in the fact that I only needed to use one usb port not two with some computers. So, I did not need to have a power outlet available. Great! It sits on top of my PC, out of the way until I need it. I am happy with this writer and have used it several times so far.
Date published: 2020-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portable DVD Writer ReviewI ordered the 8x Portable DVD Writer about a week ago from the HP Store. I received the product in three days. Today, I received my custom built HP 15" computer. I cannot wait to tryout both the computer and the DVD Writer at the same time tomorrow.
Date published: 2020-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works greatmy cd in my computer broke and i used this to add cd’s to my itunes
Date published: 2020-03-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MouseIt was quickly taken of. I have just plugged it in and it is ready to go. The wired mouse is easier for me to use and gets me to the right place faster.
Date published: 2019-07-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Speed countsBought this and it came earlier than my new pc. It all made up for the wait
Date published: 2019-09-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portable DVDSimple design, easy to use. Exactly what I needed.
Date published: 2019-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from works well for media I useReally needed this with no internal dvd. easy to use.
Date published: 2019-08-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good productDVD external driver - 5 stars.Price - 1 star.Compare prices before buying.
Date published: 2019-12-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use and install!I bought this a couple of weeks ago and am very happy with it!
Date published: 2019-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Didn't work from day oneI bought it a couple of months ago. Never worked with the brand new computer I bought it for even after downloading the software for it. Returned it.
Date published: 2019-09-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific laptop!I read all the reviews on the Envy 360 and decided to purchase with the AMOL screen. It was incredible! The screen makes the whole experience come alive!Great product and service!
Date published: 2019-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DVD WriterI had It for 3 days & I like very much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2019-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple to install.Works great with my HP Omen which I opted to order without an internal burner.
Date published: 2019-12-28T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, quick deliveryWireless mouse is essential. Easy on off button to prolong battery life. Quick delivery as well.
Date published: 2019-10-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I made the best choice ever!I've only had my computer for one day and I am totally in love..thanks hp
Date published: 2019-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from NiceIn bought this with my laptop, nice writer, works well and easy to use
Date published: 2019-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Where are the instructions to plug this in????????I can't even plug this in! Where are the instructions? On a CD I can't use because I can't even attach it to my laptop to use the CD? I bought this so I can use CDs and this is garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't even wrap my head around this to call and get assistance.
Date published: 2019-09-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really fast!The process for buying this unit couldn't have been easier; the online rep was very helpful in answering questions. The unit arrived quickly, and I love it. The screen is big and bold; clear as a bell. It boots amazingly quickly. I truly enjoy the space-reducing of this all-in-one. If there is any concern, it's that it would be nice to have more USB ports. (It has four with a charging port as well). But I knew this going in, and it's a very minor issue in the long run. Very happy customer (my second HP computer - - and I still use the older one.)
Date published: 2020-05-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ordered Wrong ComputerMy new Z1 is a great computer but due to the lack of the products offered options by the salesman I ordered the wrong computer. Because of that I was forced to purchased a different computer then my needs required.
Date published: 2020-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works...but...I bought this DVD player for my PC when HP didn't include one in my order for a PC. I had my PC built and at the time I had repeated twice to the rep that I DID indeed need a DVD player for this PC, not just for movies I own, but older games I still play as well. But, I did not get the DVD drive included. I was told that I could return the PC (which I'd already set up) and get one added for free, but wait weeks and weeks again and then spend another day setting it up, or I could get this DVD player for half the price. So I went with what I thought was the easier option. I regret this now. The player is nearly as noisy as a vacuum cleaner when running and it does not come with the ability to play movie DVD's. I would have to purchase the ability to play movies or get some free version where I'm bombarded with ads. I'm happy that it works and will play my PC games and allow me to do those things that require disks, but I am not happy with the level of noise or the fact that I can't watch movies on the thing. I don't recommend this player unless you're desperate. Had I paid full price I'd have definitely sent it back and gotten a refund.
Date published: 2019-03-01T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from INADEQUATE INSTRUCTIONS ENCLOSEDAs a computer novice, I was confused with the inclusion of a CD disc addition that was not explained as a supplemental program. Only after calling for technical assistance did I realize this. I mistakenly assumed that this disc was a required software to initiate use of this device. This call could have been avoided with a brief package insert explaining that the device is a "plug and play" not requiring installation of this supplemental disc before use.
Date published: 2017-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Love it.Easy plug and play. The short USB works just right for me.
Date published: 2018-03-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from workingI was able to get this media station hooked up and going. I have not used a disc yet, but I have a green light on the station and a shortcut on the computer. The one that I returned did not do that.
Date published: 2018-10-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as well as a buolt in drive.This DVD writer works great so far as I have used it. Ihave not used it to write a DVD yet You can load the disk that comes with it or just start using ti to play CD's and movies without having to download any software for it. It is light weight and compact.
Date published: 2019-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Convenient PurchaseThis DVD was purchased locally because of immediate need. It is slow writing compared to newer models.
Date published: 2018-08-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HP recommendedNewer laptops don't come with a DVD drive. HP recommended it.
Date published: 2017-12-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Requires 2 usb slotsI bought this for my new HP Spectre 360 and it requires 2 usb slots. My Spectre only has 1 usb slot. It has 2 usb-c slots so I had to buy 2 adaptors to plug the dvd into the usb-c slots. This dvd player was recommended for my computer when I bought my computer. Why would you recommend a dvd player that would not plug into my available usb slots? The description did not say it had 2 usb connectors. Very disappointed. I have not used it yet as I am waiting for the 2 usb.c adaptors.
Date published: 2018-04-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up and use.Even a old man can set it up and use.
Date published: 2017-11-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from CyberLInk software is old versionCyberLInk software is old version that is unusable on W10. It opens an unsizeable window that is so tiny you can barely make out the X to close it. The hardware does its job.
Date published: 2017-12-20T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Portable DVDSimple design, easy to use. Exactly what I needed. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-05-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beware - Requires 2 USB slots!...might be a great product, but requires 2 USB slots, which my Spectre does NOT have. ...very disappointing that HP recommended a product for my computer that does not work with it : (
Date published: 2019-03-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing priceGreat product and well price under the normal price
Date published: 2018-08-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Your basic burner.It does exactly what it's suppose to do
Date published: 2017-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good secondary for the E drive.Very good secondary if your E drive was compromised by little fingers that forced it to close and broke its chassis .
Date published: 2017-12-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good value for the priceUsed it to install a few programs on my new computer ... so far it works well. Compatible with Windows 10.
Date published: 2016-09-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from External DVD reader/writerWorks well so far, but so far only used it to play a music cd and load a program to my new computer.
Date published: 2021-11-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great DVD/CD player but needs 2, 2.0 USB portsThe DVD/CD player works in win 10 and is easy to add CDs to iTunes. The unit does require 2 USB ports 2.0 ports to work which means you may need a usb 3.0 hub with extra 2.0 slots.
Date published: 2021-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome ProductAwesome machine for the price it works well and also very reliable. The only thing i dont like that it didnt come with AC adapter.
Date published: 2020-10-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Installed easy and working fine.Install was easy but it's really noisy when it spins.
Date published: 2020-03-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DVD DriveEasy to use. Easy to store.
Date published: 2021-02-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All GoodSmooth - Just Works .... Very Happy
Date published: 2021-04-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BUFFALOEDVery short cords, flimsy construction, messy software that immediately tried to push me to purchase software upgrade - Would NOT buy again, disappointed with Dell Reps for suggesting this thing.
Date published: 2020-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Directions a Little ConfusingI had to call support because the directions were confusing. Directions showed plugging in two ports but I was told that I didn't have to plug both of them. Other than that, it was great because I needed to download a software from an old laptop and install it on my new one.
Date published: 2021-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buffalo Media Station an intelligent buyNot quite twice the price of the junk DVD Players, but certainly more than worth the money. Those $25 players don't work well and don't last long. This one is metal, not plastic, and the components are sturdy quality. The Buffalo (sold by Dell is certainly cheaper for the long run, and it performs better!
Date published: 2022-01-17T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from USB DVD/CD R/W is goodI like it, it works good. However I do wish the USB cable was a little bit longer.
Date published: 2022-01-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not as good as a traditional drive.Laptop-like drive is not as easy to use as the traditional CD/DVD drive, and it runs slower than traditional drives
Date published: 2021-03-30T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mainly for gamersI wanted an attachment to watch videos, create cd's, dvd's & backups. This doesn't work with cd's or older DVD's. It may be great for gamers & tech creators, but way too complicated & expensive (annual software fee for general use.
Date published: 2020-10-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good solid DVD burner!This works beautifully! I recently upgraded my laptop, but the new one didn’t have an optical drive. I bought the Buffalo drive on Dell’s website, and I wasn’t disappointed. After just a couple weeks, I’ve already burned some DVDs. The process was smooth and fast, despite the 8x speed limitation. I love how it has two short USB cables (power and data) that tuck away when not in use.
Date published: 2021-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buffalo MediaStation Portable DVD WriterEasy set up, simple to use with Windows devices. Quick speeds.
Date published: 2022-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Burner!Burning tons of DVDs to PC. Hasn’t let me down yet.
Date published: 2021-03-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's okIt doesn't read all the DVDs that I insert--even though the same ones will work on my laptop (new desktop doesn't have DVD player)--so this is a disappointment.
Date published: 2020-08-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works but USB cable is too shortIt works. USB cable should be longer, 12 inches total length. Current cable is too short.
Date published: 2021-03-07T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GoodShould be good for my needs.
Date published: 2022-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clinton Notary ServicesI really liked it very much and it was easy to used.
Date published: 2021-02-25T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DissapointedItem does not play dvds unless additional software purchased
Date published: 2020-11-16T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DVD player and writer.It is easy to install and works great.
Date published: 2021-12-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deviceVery easy to use and have more capabilities than other devices. Light and easy to carry anywhere. In the future will be good if could get also and extended conection cord.
Date published: 2020-04-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from PORTALBE DVD PLAYERIt would not play a dvd,, indicating I needed to purchase an upgrade. But called tech support and they created a short cut for me that worked. It was a hassle & inconvenience to get started.
Date published: 2021-12-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great For My Classes!!This device is exactly what I need for my laptop to show my students movies for my Anatomy and Physiology class.
Date published: 2021-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BUFFALO MediaStation Portable DVD WriterI give this equipment a moderately high rating
Date published: 2020-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I neededDoes just what I needed. Quick and easy set up and did exactly what I needed.
Date published: 2022-01-19T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family DVDs easily changed to MP4 then stored.Needs 2 ports to run.
Date published: 2022-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As expectedIt works as expected. Very good.
Date published: 2021-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ok butCords are very short and to do any burning the second cord is needed to provide enough power. It is o.k. for occasion burning but the speeds are low.
Date published: 2022-01-02T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buffalo dvd rw disk driveNeeds instructions and longer cords.
Date published: 2022-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from External DVD playerIt seems to work ok but the USB cable is ridiculously short. It's about 6" long. My tower sits on the floor and the cable is so short that I am very limited trying to find a good place to put it. When I bought my new Dell computer 2 months ago, I was told there would be a 60-90 day delay if I added an internal drive, so I opted to go without and add an external one later.
Date published: 2020-07-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from still working on itI'll let you know how I like it when I get it to work
Date published: 2020-04-04T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Precisely what you expectIts a perfectly good portable drive. As we just started using it, i cannot rate its longevity, but it reads discs perfectly well.
Date published: 2022-01-31T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DVD WriterThis DVD writer works great for my laptop that doesn't have an internal DVD player
Date published: 2021-03-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 by from DVD playerso far so go haven't use item yet
Date published: 2020-10-04T00:00:00-04:00