Quick tech specs
- Disk drive
- SuperSpeed USB 3.0
- DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM
- for IdeaPad 1 14; ThinkCentre M90q Gen 3; ThinkPad L13 Yoga Gen 3; T14s Gen 3; V50t Gen 2-13
Know your gear
ThinkPad UltraSlim USB DVD Burner- is a small form factor external portable DVD and CD recordable drive that can be attached to Notebooks with USB2.0 port or USB3.0 port. With 9.5mm UltraSlim engine, 20% slimmer than previous DVD Burner, with premium outlook, ThinkPad UltraSlim USB DVD Burner brings you the best user experience.
Lenovo ThinkPad UltraSlim USB DVD Burner - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM drive - is rated4.76 out of5 by50.
Rated 5 out of 5 bySharon_ from UltraSlim USB DVD BurnerBurns CD's and DVD's with out a hitch. Foldable cord is great.
Date published: 2020-11-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMReingold from DVD burneras usual with Lenovo, the item was manufactured well and performs admirably.
Date published: 2020-11-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBotbot50 from Ease of useEasy to use. I put it in the USB port and used it to load some software that I’d had on my old Thinkpad).
Date published: 2020-11-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJim in Fargo from This is a good read/write drive!Plain and simple, it works! If you’re looking at this, you must want the Lenovo brand, the slim size, or both. If those are your priorities, it’s a good buy. The included software (disc) allows great flexibility. The cord could be a little longer, but it’s sized to self contain in the back of the drive. There is a usable extension in the box. (It’s part of the double plug that you may have to use if you only have USB 2.0) The tray doesn’t feel super sturdy, but if you’re buying slim, you just understand that sacrifices need to be made. Handle responsibly and you’ll be fine. I like it and I’d buy it again.
Date published: 2020-07-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJustin Thyme from I highly recommend this USB DVD burner.Seamless plug-and-play made for instant functionality. The sleek design compliments my ThinkPad P53. Fast data transfer, quiet operation and ultra-slim portability round out the positive attributes of this most excellent accessory.
Date published: 2020-07-21T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byThom J from A useful addition to a great laptopDVD Drive is a great addition for adding enhanced versatility to a great laptop
Date published: 2020-04-05T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byFlorida man electronics from External DVD multi-Drive.No instructions and not easy to find on website. Lenovo service is non-existent. But good hardware. Everything comes on an enclosed disc, but you need to install and run the drive first. Lenovo should include an “ABC” installation diagram for dummies like me.
Date published: 2020-06-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJmt200 from Love this compact burnerRecently purchased for my new Lenovo nano. Works fine so far, only wish itt played blueray discs.
Date published: 2020-08-15T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byK Sieloff from HelpfulImportant accessory for anyone doing work with discs
Date published: 2020-06-28T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMichael Parks from Good equipment - Just needed a better user guide.Good buy. Easy to carry with you. Miss it not being internal, though. I also wish that there had bee an easier way to figure out the cord that came with it. That required going on line to Lenovo and hunting for a REAL user manual. Would it have hurt to mention something in the paper work that came with the drive?
Date published: 2020-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bydiagnosiscuckoo from A breeze to set up and useEasy to install and works perfectly. I wish it could have been contained in the laptop, but that's what makes the x1 carbon so slim and extremely light. It's just a little annoying if you need to move the laptop around and have this drive dangling off. But it's truly a minor inconvenience.
Date published: 2020-04-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGary Grathen from DVD Burner Compact and CapableI can't believe how a DVD Burner is so compact. Besides looking cool, that little guy has a lot of functionality. USB connectivity is great with 2 USB types available. Kudos to Lenovo.
Date published: 2020-07-17T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMayalove1 from AwesomeWorks well. I use it with NERO to burn music CD's. My Desktop DVD / CD player died, this was my replacement, rather than buying a new desk top. Couldn't be happier!
Date published: 2020-07-24T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bystriderle from Great DVD drive !Great slim dvd drive, very convenient to carry along and works great. A Must have for all laptops, and price is great
Date published: 2020-07-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bywilsric from ThinkPad USB DVD BurnerShipping was fast, product as advertised, easy setup, works great.
Date published: 2020-04-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byAmy R from Tiny a practical solutionPerfect solution for my yoga and think centre. Its so small, perfect for travel. Rarely need a dvd burner anymore, but needed it to load some old software on my new think centre.
Date published: 2020-03-22T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byNEW GRAD from DETACHABLE BURNERevery thing you could ask for in a detachable DVD burner.
Date published: 2020-07-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBlackram79 from Elementary School DVD ROMNeed a DVD drive for our laptops. Our kids have programs that still install this way. Product has been dependable and easy to use. USB cord folds in nicely in back, but is rather short.
Date published: 2020-08-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byTHOMAS THOMPSON from BACKUPMANThe external USB DVD operated good I use it for making a REPAIR DISK for my X1 CARBON THINKPAD
Date published: 2020-05-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byFishcross from Sleek, simple, and powerfulThe design and portability of this DVD writer is fantastic. Speed and accuracy is exceptional. So easy to tuck in a carrier pocket alongside laptop.
Date published: 2020-06-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMister W from Slim Computing EssentialThis UltraSlim DVD Burner certainly makes data entry and unit storage a breeze.
Date published: 2020-04-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMenlo from Superb, slim, fast.Superb, slim, fast. Delivered quickly. Great product and great service!
Date published: 2020-06-08T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byJ33p from GreatAwesome deal very affordable. Works perfectly and very compact
Date published: 2020-11-08T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byADPRG from Expect mulfunctions and terrible support!Finding support information or downloads is almost impossible!Serious troubles when trying to burn data on a CD-R and instability.It seems to work fine with the DVD-R (read+write)Quite impractical when it needs 2 USB ports.
Date published: 2016-08-11T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bybillyjean from Very slow - Uses Up USB portsVery slow to install, very slow to operate. Requires use of 2 USB ports, with many laptops only having 2; had to disconnect my mouse
Date published: 2016-05-01T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDavid Congdon from DVD Player/BurnerThe DVD Player worked fine when I connected it to the laptop. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byAaron E from Thin and lightweightNeeded this to go with new Lenovo laptop that did not have dvd. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-03-14T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byKelly Schrock from Does what it says on the boxIt burns DVDs. It's slim. Ultra-slim, actually. So there's really no reason to complain.
Date published: 2018-12-27T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBamabonsai from Lightweight and QuietI am generally pleased with this DVD device used with my W550s laptop. Wish the toggle connection to laptop was a bit longer, otherwise functions well. Quick and Quiet.
Date published: 2016-04-07T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byDeanR18 from Great Addition to my ThinkPad X1 Carbon 6th GenI bought the USB DVD Burner when I purchased the Thnkpad X1 Carbon a month ago. I still have software I need to load from CD's and I like having this feature available. This unit is very compact, light weight and easy to use. I plugged the DVD Burner into my ThinkPad and it was ready to run. There was no need to load additional software.
Date published: 2018-10-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byHotrod from It works great,I bought this usb DVD burner a month ago it works great. I buy each one of my grand kids a laptop when they are juniors in high school to last them through college, I'm very happy with the Lenovo products. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-09-20T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGiest from Always ThinkPad.i had my old "Butterfly" keyboard IBM Thinkpad 701 for the longest time. i gave the unit to my brother who is an IT tech. moded 701 and does cloud server trouble shooting with the old IBM butterfly. love the unit goes into his hacker mod lol. by i love my new thinkpad. i wouldn't get anything else. surpasses alienware which is now way over price. unless you get the dumb down version of alienware.
Date published: 2017-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bymj brown from ThinkPad UltraSlim USB DVD Burner works greatUse this with my P72 and P50 laptops and ThinkPad Thunderbolt 3 Workstation Dock and works as it should with no issues. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-01-04T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byCreising from I would buy one again!My old laptop was a Thinkpad, my husband has a Thinkad, and the new one I just purchased is a Thinkpad. They have all been trouble free. I like the clarity of the screens. The newest laptop did not have a CD/DVD. That makes it lighter in weight, but I did purchase the external drive to use. I recommended Lenovo to a friend who just made a purchase. I have been pleased with the quality and performance. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byNick from Protable and easy to carryLight weighted good product.
Date published: 2014-03-29T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byEmmaJane from Still using CDsIf you still have older software on CDs, this is the easiest way to access them. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-01-22T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bypamf from Works well and fastUsed it to upload existing programs that i had and use a lot unto my new computer. Was fast and efficient [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-09-09T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byv_poetic from AwesomeAwesome and easy to store cd drive that does everything I need [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-04-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMaureenP from Great device.The shipping was quick and the dexice slim and easy to use. Thank you lenovo! [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-02-09T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byYAHHH Poo Gee from TOP SPEEDI bought this for my ThinkPad P71 and using it also with my IdeaPad Y550P it's amazing the speed is SUPERB...
Date published: 2018-02-13T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byAcetech from An excellent portable USB DVD BurnerI was looking for a reliable USB DVD Burner for use both at work and at home. I spent considerable time online, researching different makes, models, features and specifications. I was very impressed with the USB DVD Burner offered by Lenovo and, after receiving and using it, I was very pleased hat I chose this particular product. I'm pleased with the design of the product and the features that set it apart form many competitor's models. I was especially pleased with how quiet the DVD Burner is when it is operating. I have listened to other makes and they can be quite noisy by comparison.
Date published: 2018-02-10T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byTmj24 from Works greatAlthough I would prefer my DVD drive be builtin, this feature was not available with my new P51s. This drive is slim and light and functions perfectly. It w as also affordable. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2018-01-11T00:00:00-05:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byMichelleMM from BurnerBurner works well, dont really need for work with everything done over Internet. Was nice when already built into computer so did not have to haul around, but again, not needed as much. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2019-06-26T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byj aln from easy to use, plug & usevery simple set up, easy to connect and expands the ability of my lapy [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2017-09-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byBruno P from Still essential hardwareBought a new Thinkpad T560 which, due to its slimline silhouette, did not have a CD/DVD drive. Since many of my work programs are still delivered via CD, I needed that capacity. The ThinkPad UltraSlim DVD burner turned out to be an excellent choice: it is well designed with the USB connector cable fitting into a slot in the back of the unit so there are no dangling cables. It is a compact size and is fast. The only problem I had was when I pulled the protective coating off of the original unit, it pulled some of the finish off of the exterior. Lenovo was very quick to replace the unit - 3 business days. This is a quality producr.
Date published: 2016-08-23T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bykauffje from DVD DriveDVD drive serves it purpose since it is no longer built into laptop I purchased. It is a bit flimsy as it is pretty thin but so far no issues. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-09-12T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byRick_NM from Works GreatGreat Price! I had no issues with this usb dvd burner [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
Date published: 2016-10-27T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 bySquireTampa from Features fit our needsWe have 2 of these already so we bought a third. They work well.
Date published: 2018-07-10T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byReinald from DVD/CD slim external drivePerfect addition to my Thinkpad. Compact and looks good.
Date published: 2019-08-03T00:00:00-04:00
Rated 5 out of 5 byGearCentric from Slim, light, portableThe recommended DVD/CD WRITE/read for Thinkpad. It is very slim, portable and works as expected.
Date published: 2019-08-28T00:00:00-04:00