Posted by Guadalupe on 25th Dec 2012
(Electronics) The ASUS SDRW-08D2S-U is the replacement model for the 08D1S. It's plug and play with the CyberPower 7 port poreewd USB hub the drive installs without software and is recognized by Windows 7. It does, however, require 2 USB ports. The supplied cable is a Y-USB with 2 USB A connectors on one end. A common complaint of notebook owners are malfunctioning internal optical drives. This drive will be my primary optical drive, and my internal notebook drive only a back-up if necessary. Rubber feet help keep the ASUS from sliding around. The provided stand didn't look very stable, and inserting a disc is actually safer with the drive horizontal. It rips CDs and plays DVDs flawlessly a better, faster drive than the one in my HP notebook. A quality piece of gear from ASUS.