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Laptop CD DVD Drives for Notebook Computers

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Toshiba - P000540010
Laptop Optical Drive: DVD SUPER MULTI DRIVE Note: UJ8A2EBTJ3-T 9.5mm 8X DVD Super Multi +-R DL (SATA) G8CC00050Z3L
$80.00
HP - 467613-ZH1
Laptop Optical Drive: 8X SuperMulti Slimslot SATA interface DVD-ROM optical drive - Form factor 12.7mm height; read all CD-ROM medai and DVD-RAM discs
$56.46
HP-Compaq - 467613-ZH1
Laptop Optical Drive: 8X SuperMulti Slimslot SATA interface DVD-ROM optical drive - Form factor 12.7mm height; read all CD-ROM medai and DVD-RAM discs
$56.46
HP-Compaq - 403710-001
Laptop Optical Drive: HP DVD-ROM/CD-RW COMBINATION D
$21.25
HP - 495061-001
Laptop Optical Drive: DVD?RW and CD-RW Super Multi Double-Layer combo optical drive - With LightScribe - Includes bezel
$118.16
HP-Compaq - 495061-001
Laptop Optical Drive: DVD?RW and CD-RW Super Multi Double-Layer combo optical drive - With LightScribe - Includes bezel
$118.16
HP - 503487-001
Laptop Optical Drive: SuperMulti HP BD-ROM (Blu-ray Disc) optical drive - Reads Blu-ray HD media; writes to DVD-R/RW and CDR/RW media; 12.7mm thick
$152.47
HP - 509419-001
Laptop Optical Drive: DVD¦RW SATA SuperMulti dual layer optical drive (Black) - With LightScribe
$97.44
HP - 532868-ZH1
Laptop Optical Drive: 8X DVD+/- R/RW dual layer LightScribe optical disk drive
$63.95

Laptop Optical Drives

There was a time when laptops did not come standard with optical drives. Yes they actually came with a floppy drive and that was all. These days they don't even come with a floppy drive. Unlike the early days of computing, manufacturers and retailers of laptop parts offer many different types of optical drives for your laptop, and they all have many different functions, so let's have a look at them.

CD Drive: This optical drive was used in the early days, and can still be found on some old laptops. It can read a CD ROM, and that's it. It began at speeds of 1x, and eventually worked its way past 52x. There were many different iterations of this device, the earliest being a cartridge that you would slide into your CD ROM bay containing the CD that you wanted run or listen to.

DVD Drive: This rapidly became a replacement for the standard CD ROM drive. Though there were many who believed that it could only read DVD's, it could in fact read both CD's and DVD's, effectively making the CD Drive obsolete. Newer DVD drives support burning of DVD-R and DVD+R discs, allowing for greater storage. The discs also come in Single-Layer and Dual-Layer versions, allowing for twice the storage, but at a premium price.

Blu-Ray drive: Blu-Ray is the next generation of optical media, set to replace the DVD as the standard for movie storage. These drives are becoming more common in higher end multimedia laptop machines.

Blu-Ray still has yet to establish itself as a storage platform, and as hard drive storage and flash drives become more affordable, many question whether optical drives will be necessary in the near future.

If you have questions about the compatibility and availability of a specific optical drive for your laptop, contact the manufacturer or an authorized laptop repair center.

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