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Connect the HP External USB DVD/RW to any available USB port on your PC to get immediate read/write access to your optical media.
HP DVD-RW drive - USB - external is rated3.89 out of5 by57.
Rated 5 out of 5 byKorn from It didn’t work in my computer.Plugged it in, but DVD wouldn’t play. I work full time so it’s makes it difficult to call HP for technical help. I will try to call them this week to see if they can’t help me get the DVD player to work. Very frustrating!
Date published: 2020-10-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byKteaser from Just what I neededHappy with product. All that I expected it to be and do.
Date published: 2020-09-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDrMac from MistakesWhen I ordered my laptop I wanted it with an internal DVD just like the previous HP product I use. While talking with the rep I asked whether the unit was equipped with a DVD and he said, "no, but you can order an external one." So, I included one with my order. I received the external DVD in the mail 4 days before the new laptop (that was another fiasco in it's self had to submit two orders to get it right). When the laptop arrives two days after the email I received stating I need to sign for it, wasting my time sitting around waiting for something that never came, it already had an internal DVD. I have never had this much trouble ordering from HP but will be very thought about doing it again.
Date published: 2020-10-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byWandaKay from doesn't workI couldn't get it to work. When I called HP, I was disconnected. I called back, waited on hold and then they could find my product.
Date published: 2020-10-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bywsnow from external DVDRWI bought this as my new HP envy Laptop didn't have a optical drive, I got it a couple days ago and I had to down load a video player on my Laptop,
Date published: 2020-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byEpicFern27 from Great experience. Easy to useI am finally able to view my movies again. Love this dvd drive
Date published: 2020-07-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJunk6 from No power cord or help in getting one.No help from HP, just two hours of being disconnected, transferred and left on dead, open phone lines.
Date published: 2020-08-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byEmmas mom from Works Great!I just bought a new HP zbook and for some reason it did not include a CD drive, and was advised by HP instead of having one added to my computer, it is just better and cost effective to buy an external driver. I just bought a new Honda CRV and needed to Rip my Cds to the computer and then transfer to a USB port to listen to them to my truck. This driver did everything I hoped it would. For $75 great purchase. I am NOT tech savvy, and even I could do this with a little help from utube tutorials. So happy with purchase, quality of transfer of the CDs was awesome. Thanks to the HP tech that advised me to purchase this driver.
Date published: 2020-06-02T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byAxel9 from Exactly what I needed.This works exactly how it's supposed to. My laptop doesn't have a disc drive, so I couldn't put my music CDs on it. Found this and decided to try it. I am very happy with it.
Date published: 2020-06-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGay 11 from Great product !!I just purchased this product one week ago. I love it. Thisdrive is very thin and elegant. When you insert a CD or DVD the drive boot up very quickly. Anyone wants to buy a external USB DVD RWdrive I highly recommend you to purchase this drive. You will not be disappointed.HP inform me that I would receive my product by June 29, but I receive the itema week earlier. Thank you HP will quick shipping.
Date published: 2020-06-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byjpk1941 from A new experience...a good experience.This my first experience with an external DVD/RW Drive. It is easy to use. I tried a music CD and it worked perfectly. Between the DVD/RW Drive and my new ZBook the sound quality is stunning.
Date published: 2020-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byCarfino from Pretty SlickNice upgrade to my previous 6 year old PC....plus a lot fewer cables and space needed.
Date published: 2020-06-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMaltman from Awesome ProductThe DVD drive is compact, easy to use and inexpensive.
Date published: 2020-02-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBusiness2 from Plug and PlayI have been looking for a dependable external USB DVDRW Drive for sometime now. Found this product online with good reviews and decided to purchase. So glad I did. Works perfectly.
Date published: 2020-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDECKERBILL from works so easy. im almost 80 so am sure glad.i can only say i love it. I CANT SEE TOO WELL SO NEEDED SOMETHING EASY TO USE. NANCY
Date published: 2020-01-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byPJRNM from Quick and QuietPurchased to add DVD drive to new PC that did not come equipped with one. Works great, please upgrade future products to Blu Ray. A non Blu Ray player/Recorder is kind of obsolete in todays market.
Date published: 2020-01-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byEeeeeeeddddddd from nullEase of use.........................................
Date published: 2020-03-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byPbrian from GreatFit with my pocket, easy to use, the design is really good
Date published: 2020-02-29T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBig Piece of Junk from nullI have never been so disappointed ever. I have always bought HP but I’m done.
Date published: 2020-03-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJohnnyD23 from EasyHave some software on disk wanted to load on my PC and this was easy and quick to do with this external drive. Have some music/video disks that also work great.
Date published: 2020-01-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byKruiser from Disc driveSince many of my programs require a disc and my new HP laptop does not come with a built-in disc drive I purchased this as an add on. It is plug and play! Fast and quite! Highly recommend!
Date published: 2020-05-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byrwwells from greatgreat product work perfect easy to setup xxxxxxxxx
Date published: 2020-05-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMasterYoda1041 from It Seems to WorkI have not used the drive very much yet. However, it seems to work a lot better than my laptop's internal DVD RW Drive (mostly because my HP laptop's internal hp DVDRAM GU90N DVD RW Drive seems to have quit working). Setting the external drive up was a little tricky because the drive didn't appear in my "This PC" at first. If I recall correctly, wiggling the (included) USB cable (on both ends) resolved the issue. I have used the external drive to listen to an audio CD, as well as play (and later install) a game that doesn't require using the CD-ROM disc (once it's installed on a computer) on my laptop. Although the external drive has done what I have wanted it to do so far, part of me wishes I had bought a replacement internal hp DVDRAM GU90N DVD RW Drive instead. The external drive requires a USB port and (at least for me) desk space. It's also a different color than my laptop, and does not have a security cable slot.
Date published: 2020-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySharky7972 from Easy setup!This the first plug in play external drive I ever bought and I am really surprised how easy it was to get working. I was burning DVDs 15 minutes after receiving it and am very satisfied with the product, it works with EVERYTHING!!
Date published: 2020-05-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMax802 from Rarely plays music CDsPart of the reason I bought this accessory was to rip my large library of music CDs. This unit fails to read more than half of them, though they are playable on other "consumer" devices like an old boom box and my car's audio system.
Date published: 2020-04-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byWyomingDave from outstanding performanceI bought this with old school attitude on external cd room's (not liking them) but ! this on has no external power cords ! No disk to install drivers ! and best of all, just plug & play .will work on both the tower and laptop, great buy !
Date published: 2020-05-31T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySteve37 from It worksI purchased this after I had already ordered my HP Laptop before I realized it did not include a dvdrw drive. I thought that almost all computers came with a drive...much to my surprise, I was wrong. Too late now’ hence the external unit.
Date published: 2020-05-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byTheRev52 from EASYI'm into user friendly! I'm 66 and this piece of technology was easy to use. and it works great! I'm glad I acquired it with my ProBook computer.
Date published: 2019-05-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bywolfie M209 from Great product.THi s USB drive works great and is not bulky. Reasonable price.
Date published: 2019-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJessmg from Light weightI bought this as for my laptop due to me receiving certain documents on disks. It is very lightweight and easy to carry. This way I can take it along with me as needed,
Date published: 2019-07-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byktucker7 from Works great!I purchased this external usb DVD because my new laptop didn't have the option of one. I've used it a couple of times and it works great.
Date published: 2019-09-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byPocono Yokel from Very well made,Truly Plug & Play.Worked within seconds of plugging in to my POWERED USB hub connected to my Windows 10 Pro 64-bit HP Laptop and having no problems reading and writing to my CD/DVD's. Playing movies, Installing software, Reading and Writing numerous photos, creating system backup disk. This CD/DVD drive is doing it all for me. A sturdily made product. Much better than the less expensive, No-name brands (at least to me) I ended up returning. Well worth the extra cost of other brands, knowing that I have a quality product and should I need support, HP will be there to help.
Date published: 2019-09-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJRM26 from Great Features and Simple to UseWith our older HP Computer, we decided to purchase an external DVDRW Drive. Now, with this very inexpensive but quality external drive, we can watch our movies, listen to the holiday music and not need to spend a great deal of money for a new PC.We love our drive!
Date published: 2019-11-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byHarry904 from Good productThis product so far has been good and practical. The sad news is that I bought it because the internal DVDRW drive that came with my recently purchased HP all-in-one PC is not reliable. It is flimsy in its design and you run the risk of the CD falling inside and not coming out. But again, this external drive we are rating is good.
Date published: 2019-12-05T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBbutch717 from Great driveI very happy that I got this. I actually bought it for my computer but the DVD stopped working in my grand sons computer so I connected to his. And it works great .
Date published: 2019-12-30T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMicroTek from Works great!I have mine attached to the USB-C Dock station and it's a great addition to the HP "family" I own.
Date published: 2019-12-23T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byjack 1 from poor custumer serviceI bought this 2 weeks age and am about to return the entire package. You did not ship the dock that was pictured In your sales lit.
Date published: 2019-10-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDansha from Another HP purchase for me.Bought this disk drive for my Hp Pavilion Gaming computer. Works flawlessly as expected with HP products. Another satisfied customer.
Date published: 2019-10-13T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byCatharien from ZBook Add-onI was able to just plug into our ZBook and the unit worked. A little cheap looking but a good price and works as expected.
Date published: 2017-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMiles from Works like a CharmHaven't had any issues with the number of these that we have purchased. All recognized, no issues reading or writing, and haven't had one fail on us, yet!
Date published: 2016-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byKyle from Works as advertisedThis HP USB DVD/RW works well and seems well built.
Date published: 2017-05-18T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJBHainsworth from When a USB 2 is needed for installsThis was a great solution when a USB2 is needed for a initial Windows install.
Date published: 2017-04-19T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byKirt from Your basic DVD drive. Works great. Does the job.Simple to use. Literature said it came with some software I didn't expect, but it also wasn't in the box. No problem for me. It does the job at a good price.
Date published: 2017-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byThe Moose from Easy to use and compactthis DVDRW drive is easy to use and carry along with the laptop in the same case. However it is somewhat slow and I wish it was incorporated in the lap top itself.
Date published: 2019-03-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMelBSucker from Afraid to touch itTwo Probooks, and the mouse I ordered fell apart, or is not working, why would I even try to use this.
Date published: 2017-10-25T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byvdvd from Works fineEasy to order, Received promptly, have used it only a couple of times. Now it is being stored until I need it again.
Date published: 2017-06-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byThomasJ from Poor Wireless ConnectivityThe unit's wireless connectivity is very poor, particularly the mouse that loses its connections to the USB receiver invariably and requires a reset (tuning the unit off and on or removing and reinserting the batteries. Keyboard also uses its connection at times but the mouse is a real problem. For a combination of keyboard and mouse at this high price point, it is a very disappointing products . I had the product replaced once under warranty but the problem persist.
Date published: 2017-05-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byKaekae from It’s okayIt plays the dvd and cd, but it’s not to the full extent of what I’m looking for. Had I known or was offered other options I would not have bought it but the other one.
Date published: 2018-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byWeekend Collins from There are differences. Buy HPFrom everything I had read, all external drives are essentially the same and all are plug and play. So I bought a $25 cheap unit. It was not plug and play. Apparently its best year was the same year Windows 7 was brand new. I returned it to Amazon and bought my HP. Brand new stock manufactured 2 months ago. It works great, while the other unit did not work at all with Windows 10. What more can I say?
Date published: 2019-03-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byjayx from External DVDrw drive model gp60nb60I have a HP customer for years I use them for work. I have over 8 desktop and 4 PC laptops and even HP printers. I decided to try the note book pro for my business trips so I special ordered one . They don't come with a built in DVD drive so I had to order the one pictured above. It work great for 6 months then I started having problems with the door no closing it just pop back out and the door would not stay closed. Now it doesn't work period and I can't burn important documents. I have request a replacement to no avail. Will HP keep their word? awaiting response!
Date published: 2017-12-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byacamper from nullCould not get my computer to recognize it. Could not get it to work. Returned it.
Date published: 2019-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byB52Fan from I am very happy with my purchase of this product.I was very happy with my purchase. It was so easy to install, and use upon removal from its box. Highly recommended.
Date published: 2017-06-06T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bygreg46 from This product gives me what I needI have a need to move between various computers and this product allows me to move between computers and read/write to DVDs and keep them portable.
Date published: 2017-10-16T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byNan Kay77 from nullI bought this a month ago and so far have been unable to download any files from it. Is it a problem with the External drive or the new computer. Who knows, but HP will be help
Date published: 2018-12-24T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySteveInAlexandria from A necessary evilA necessary evil because HP removed DVD drives from laptops.
Date published: 2018-12-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySimon71 from Features are so easy to use. Great price also!This is my first external drive I owned. So easy to use and loghtweight. One month in after heavy use and no problems!
Date published: 2018-01-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byImAsking from Storage?So...my new PC is having an issue booting and I asked Support and they said to get an USB HDD to back up my files on to the new device. How much maximum can I back up to my files before it's storage is full. I'm not expecting this to meet my requirements as I'm trying to save approx. 300 GB of data.
Date published: 2017-09-26T00:00:00-04:00