I know a similar drive, the LiteOn eTAU108, has been posted a couple of times recently from different retailers, e.g Ebuyer and CBC, for £27.92 at CBC and slightly higher at Ebuyer. You can have this delivered free or pick one up instore (depending on local stocks) Although this drive only reads discs and does not write to them I thought this may come in handy if your only wanting a cheap drive for games, DVD movies etc. Personally I would prefer to pay the extra £5 or so to get the writing capabilities of the other posted Liteon drive.
The Liteon ETDU108-02 External DVD Drive is for anyone who needs a small CD/DVD drive. Unlike many similar items, no tray rolls out: discs are loaded through the top. That means less risk of a tray breaking, and less desktop space required for use.
Please note that the Liteon ETDU10802 External DVD Drive does not burn discs.
Whether you need an optical drive for listening to music CDs, watching DVD movies, or installing software on a netbook or ultraportable laptop with no built-in drive, the Liteon ETDU108-02 External DVD Drive is a first-class choice!
Type External DVD drive
Supported media CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL
Write / Speed rate Read:
24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Memory buffer 200 KB
Size 14.2 cm x 14.3 cm x 2 cm
Weight 300 g
Compatibility Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows Vista