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External USB 2.0 DVD/CD ROM £5.89 @ eBay itlovers2001
External USB 2.0 DVD/CD ROM £5.89 @ eBay itlovers2001

External USB 2.0 DVD/CD ROM £5.89 @ eBay itlovers2001

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Cheap Plug and Play external USB DVD/CD player. perfect for use with these cheap laptops that are all over here with no optical drives.

Seller has already sold over 1000 of this item and has 99.9% feedback.

Even if you don't need it now, it could be handy in the future!

Also comes with a free protective pouch.. If that doesn't swing it, i don't know what will!!

42 Comments

I have had one of these , they are pure rubbish , cheap nasty tat !

Waste your money if you like .

Original Poster

Just Wondering

I have had one of these , they are pure rubbish , cheap nasty tat !Waste … I have had one of these , they are pure rubbish , cheap nasty tat !Waste your money if you like .


How can it be cheap nasty tat? I have one and it's fine, does your work? Mine does!! And the fact that the seller has sold over 1000 with 99.9% positive feedback means most others will agree with me!

Well , my experince is totally the opposite , just posting my opinion , dont shoot the customer !

P.S , take a look at his negs and neutrals , you will find people unhappy with these drives.

Original Poster

Feedback selector Shows 260 reviews, 257 positive and 3 neutral. The 3 neutral are

has trouble reading some discs


Products good communication poor sent item the saw email


Nice but can I return it


Possibly you just got a dud - I looked at the negs for a year and none are about this drive!
Edited by: "UnicornRiver" 30th Jul 2014

UnicornRiver

How can it be cheap nasty tat? I have one and it's fine, does your work? … How can it be cheap nasty tat? I have one and it's fine, does your work? Mine does!! And the fact that the seller has sold over 1000 with 99.9% positive feedback means most others will agree with me!



With an item like this, the eBay rating won't reflect any issues you have over the mid to long term.

As an example, most people who bought this drive may have used it a few times once received, had no issues and subsequently posted positive feedback.

Several weeks/months later, when they use the drive again, they may have an issue with it.

However, they have already posted positive feedback for the drive.

Drives of this type have been posted on HUKD several times and those deals have many comments from posters regarding the un-reliability of these drives.

As tempted as I am by the price, I'd rather put the money towards a branded drive from a retailer who provides, at least a one year warranty.

Just my tuppence worth - not voted either way.

HappyShopper

With an item like this, the eBay rating won't reflect any issues you have … With an item like this, the eBay rating won't reflect any issues you have over the mid to long term.As an example, most people who bought this drive may have used it a few times once received, had no issues and subsequently posted positive feedback.Several weeks/months later, when they use the drive again, they may have an issue with it.However, they have already posted positive feedback for the drive.Drives of this type have been posted on HUKD several times and those deals have many comments from posters regarding the un-reliability of these drives.As tempted as I am by the price, I'd rather put the money towards a branded drive from a retailer who provides, at least a one year warranty.Just my tuppence worth - not voted either way.



I bought one of these drives and ended up been so frustated by the drive and the cost to send the drive back , i just ended up binning the drive and buying a brand new samsung external dvd rom drive for 17.99 delivered .

The issue i think people will find with this drive as mentioned is long term reliability and i agree with the sellers feedback , most people leave feedback once the item has arrived and might decide to take it out of its box and plug it in , weeks later !

If want you a object that might work over a 12 month period , buy one of these , if you want reliability , buy a much better drive , plenty of good Samsung external DVD writers for under £20.00 !

Well thats a dvd drive sorted for my RPi.

Heat added

Original Poster

Just Wondering

I bought one of these drives and ended up been so frustated by the drive … I bought one of these drives and ended up been so frustated by the drive and the cost to send the drive back , i just ended up binning the drive and buying a brand new samsung external dvd rom drive for 17.99 delivered .The issue i think people will find with this drive as mentioned is long term reliability and i agree with the sellers feedback , most people leave feedback once the item has arrived and might decide to take it out of its box and plug it in , weeks later !If want you a object that might work over a 12 month period , buy one of these , if you want reliability , buy a much better drive , plenty of good Samsung external DVD writers for under £20.00 !


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UnicornRiver

The 3 neutral are

I had an LG BLURAY writer, and even it "had trouble reading some discs" applies to virtually all drives, that

Perfect for instilling windows what more do you need.

Just Wondering

I bought one of these drives and ended up been so frustated by the drive … I bought one of these drives and ended up been so frustated by the drive and the cost to send the drive back , i just ended up binning the drive and buying a brand new samsung external dvd rom drive for 17.99 delivered .The issue i think people will find with this drive as mentioned is long term reliability and i agree with the sellers feedback , most people leave feedback once the item has arrived and might decide to take it out of its box and plug it in , weeks later !If want you a object that might work over a 12 month period , buy one of these , if you want reliability , buy a much better drive , plenty of good Samsung external DVD writers for under £20.00 !



this is alot better explanation/reason and alot more helpful to help people decide than your first post of just saying its "cheap nasty tat"

keepitonthelow

Perfect for instilling windows what more do you need.



If you are installing from an updated windows dvd, that you have service packed yourself ie it is not an original disk, then you may have misreads. I've sometimes had misreads even with much more expensive readers. The usual answer is to make the disk using the same dvd/reader writer, however this doesn't seem to be a writer.

I think I would go for a DVD and CD writer for about £3 more
Edited by: "jasee" 30th Jul 2014

has trouble reading some discs

Products good communication poor sent item the saw email

Nice but can I return it



There goes your credibility... or your eyes are just poor...

feedback.ebay.co.uk/ws/…180


its so difficult to get a refund, stuck with something that doesnt work!! Buyer: u***n ( 68Blue star icon for feedback score in between 50 to 99) 27-Jul-14 13:58

Returned faulty dvd drive no contact if worked or not will not buy from seller Buyer: e***e ( 348Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) 16-Jul-14 02:20

ordered. ... heat OP

Original Poster

has trouble reading some discs

Products good communication poor sent item the saw email

Nice but can I return it

27-Jul-14 13:58 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW … 27-Jul-14 13:58 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK (#140969325691) £11.99 View Item External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK

Negative feedback rating Returned faulty dvd drive no contact if worked … Negative feedback rating Returned faulty dvd drive no contact if worked or not will not buy from seller Buyer:e***e ( 348Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) 16-Jul-14 02:20 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK (#140969325691)




Different Item @ £11.99 and is a burner/ writer.

Again a writer/ Burner @ £11.99
Can i have my "Cred" back now please?
Edited by: "UnicornRiver" 30th Jul 2014

has trouble reading some discs

Products good communication poor sent item the saw email

Nice but can I return it

27-Jul-14 13:58 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW … 27-Jul-14 13:58 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK (#140969325691) £11.99 View Item External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK

Negative feedback rating Returned faulty dvd drive no contact if worked … Negative feedback rating Returned faulty dvd drive no contact if worked or not will not buy from seller Buyer:e***e ( 348Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) 16-Jul-14 02:20 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK (#140969325691)



Damn it! No... it'll be the same manufacturer. I've got a hair appointment now... bye

Lol. I have to laugh at people expecting "long term reliability" from a sub £6 CD-ROM drive.

could i plug this into my tablet

has trouble reading some discs

Products good communication poor sent item the saw email

Nice but can I return it

27-Jul-14 13:58 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW … 27-Jul-14 13:58 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK (#140969325691) £11.99 View Item External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK

Negative feedback rating Returned faulty dvd drive no contact if worked … Negative feedback rating Returned faulty dvd drive no contact if worked or not will not buy from seller Buyer:e***e ( 348Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) 16-Jul-14 02:20 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK (#140969325691)



I think this site is now getting pretty ridiculous. On every deal thread you read there's always at least one troll trying to rubbish the quality of the item. I can't decide whether the troll on this thread who you are replying has had the bigger fail or the guy on the Dell laptop thread who suggested an IPad mini.

has trouble reading some discs

Products good communication poor sent item the saw email

Nice but can I return it



These ones are negs

its so difficult to get a refund, stuck with something that doesnt work!!


Returned faulty dvd drive no contact if worked or not will not buy from seller

really sh*t quality. I burned 3 movies and it stopped working. Very poor. (LOL i had to edit this one !!!)

Drive did not work; Power by USB inadequate, Not as described, Inoperable!!

heres one a neutrel

bag of **** led didnt work ate my dvd had to open to get it back t wouldnt play

has trouble reading some discs

Products good communication poor sent item the saw email

Nice but can I return it

27-Jul-14 13:58 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW … 27-Jul-14 13:58 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK (#140969325691) £11.99 View Item External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK

Negative feedback rating Returned faulty dvd drive no contact if worked … Negative feedback rating Returned faulty dvd drive no contact if worked or not will not buy from seller Buyer:e***e ( 348Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) 16-Jul-14 02:20 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK (#140969325691)



Well when you have purchased one in the past , i guess your allowed to at least comment on the quality !

Do not buy this!!!

The drive ate my DVD, had to kill it with a knife and retrieve the disc from its innards.

The drive also didn't work after that, £6 ill never see again.

In my experience with external drives from ebay what the sellers normally do is get a ancient drive and just put in a shiny new external case and put a new front cover on it so it looks new this is why you get duds or the drives last short time before they stop working.

ryouga

In my experience with external drives from ebay what the sellers normally … In my experience with external drives from ebay what the sellers normally do is get a ancient drive and just put in a shiny new external case and put a new front cover on it so it looks new this is why you get duds or the drives last short time before they stop working.



Seems like a lot of effort for 6 quid after fees, postage etc!

Just Wondering

Well when you have purchased one in the past , i guess your allowed to at … Well when you have purchased one in the past , i guess your allowed to at least comment on the quality !

No you're not. It is unacceptable if someone has posted a deal it can only receive positive comments and any negative comments will be met with sour contents by the deal poster who will remain at all times protective of their deal because they think their successful being of life is based upon the level of heat their deal attains.

plebbygiraffe

No you're not. It is unacceptable if someone has posted a deal it can … No you're not. It is unacceptable if someone has posted a deal it can only receive positive comments and any negative comments will be met with sour contents by the deal poster who will remain at all times protective of their deal because they think their successful being of life is based upon the level of heat their deal attains.



Fair enough, I shall stand down and let people blindly buy rubbish, I shall leave the building with my head hung in shame

I got one of these ages ago for about £15. Not sure if its the same product but it looks very similar. Mine was great and is still working I use it for my old computer as the DVD drive broke.

I remember these were around about £70 back in the days. for that price it's a steal. Will order thanks OP.

This looks identical to one that I bought maybe 12-18 months ago. Cost me more than £5.89, but less than £15. Bought it to use with a couple of now pretty defunct netbooks. It worked fine up until recently. Now it has trouble reading discs, with mucho clinko/clunko back and forth action that can't be good for the motor inside. Pretty sure it's gonna die soon. Sometimes it isn't even recognised by my PC. Not sure whether to buy one of these every 12 months for £6, or pay 4x as much for a branded item that might also give up the ghost in 4 years time.................

No issues with this seller or items I've had, heat.

what this drive be compatible with a chromebook? in particular the Acer c720? thanks in advance

thanks op bought and Heat for putting this offer up

Been after a cheap one cheers will take a punt

What is strange is that every other item sold by this particular seller ( "see other items by this seller" link) has excessive postage to add eg £10 to £22 on top of the initial price , while the posted item is the only one with free post.
Eg a blue ray player at £37 has £17 postage.

As ryouga said, I'm pretty sure these are probably random recased internal drives from laptops. If you get a good model (e.g. a Panasonic/Matshita) in good condition, you'll probably be fine. If you don't...

Mine seems fine, but it strikes me as quite a hit and miss way to buy. I probably wouldn't bother again, unless buying one of these was cheaper than buying an empty case.

rapssd

what this drive be compatible with a chromebook? in particular the Acer … what this drive be compatible with a chromebook? in particular the Acer c720? thanks in advance



As long as your chromebook has two spare USB ports, then yes, it should be. This drive needs one port for power, and another for data. As I understand your machine, the two ports are on oppsite sides, which might not be the most convenient for this guy.

Longest ever post with 37 comments over a five quid item!

Added info, that I have mentioned in the other listing for the RW drive version. Both the drives are being sold by the same seller (East London-Essex) using two different seller names !

has trouble reading some discs

Products good communication poor sent item the saw email

Nice but can I return it

27-Jul-14 13:58 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW … 27-Jul-14 13:58 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK (#140969325691) £11.99 View Item External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK

Negative feedback rating Returned faulty dvd drive no contact if worked … Negative feedback rating Returned faulty dvd drive no contact if worked or not will not buy from seller Buyer:e***e ( 348Teal star icon for feedback score in between 100 to 499) 16-Jul-14 02:20 Feedback conversation External USB Slim Slot DVD±RW CD±RW DL Writer Burner Drive For PC Laptop UK (#140969325691)



I wasn't trolling you daft muppet... I just read the description of the item incorrectly. I have purchased one of these drives before and it was total garbage, and so was the item I referred to in the link. So... do one eejit!
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