Verbatim Disc Drives & Burners

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Create quick backups of important files or your multimedia library by writing them onto discs with a Verbatim® CD/DVD writer. To make laptops lighter and thinner, most manufacturers no longer build optical drives into their machines. This means that you need an external optical drive to install disc-based software or burn CDs and DVDs on your computer. Staples® carries a wide selection of such accessories from Verbatim and other leading brands.

Get the Verbatim CD/DVD Writer to Burn Discs From Your Laptop
Verbatim's external optical drive is a slim lightweight disc burner that pairs well with ultrathin laptops. You can easily carry one around in your laptop bag. The device reads and writes CDs and DVDs. It is also compatible with M-Disc DVDs. You can read and burn CD-R and CD-RW discs with the drive. It also supports both single and double-layer DVD-R and DVD+R discs as well as DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, and miniDVD.

The compact writer is a plug-and-play accessory that requires no special driver installation. It connects to a computer via USB. The burner transfers data and draws power through this connection. Since it does not have an AC cable or power brick, you do not need to connect to it to a wall outlet and can use it anywhere.

Features to Look for When Shopping for a Verbatim CD/DVD Writer
The most important feature to consider when comparing different disc burners is write speed. The speed at which a burner writes data to disc determines how long it takes for the drive to copy files onto CDs and DVDs. Usually, burners write CDs and DVDs at different speeds. They do write regular DVDs faster than dual-layer ones. The Verbatim Slimline burner writes CDs at a rate of 24X and burns DVDs at 8X. Note that for CDs, a 1X speed is equivalent to 150 Kbps while 1X for DVDs is 1350 Kbps.

In addition to burn speed, look for drives with bundled disc-writing software. This makes it easier to write files onto discs and guarantees compatibility between burning software and hardware. Verbatim includes a program with its external optical drive.

Are Verbatim CD/DVD Drives M-Disk Compatible?
Yes. Most models are M-Disk™ ready. M-Disc is a proprietary disc technology meant for storing archival data on a disc. It is available in the form of special DVDs and Blu-ray discs that are only compatible with select read/write drives. M-Disc DVDs last much longer than regular ones and can withstand higher temperatures due to an extremely stable data layer.

Can You Use a Verbatim CD/DVD Writer With a Mac?
Yes. A typical burner is compatible with both Windows and Mac computers. It works seamlessly on machines running Windows XP or later as well as those with Mac OS X 10.6 or higher. The bundled disc-burning software only works with Windows PCs. However, Mac computers have a built-in utility for burning data to CDs and DVDs.

What Software is Included With a Verbatim CD/DVD Writer?
Most models come bundled with Nero Burn and Archive software. A program that allows users to make archival quality back ups to CDs or DVDs.

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