HornetTek D-Slim Portable DVD Drive
The HornetTek D-Slim is very well made with a rigid aluminum, which is lightweight and incredibly solid. Aesthetically speaking, the D-Slim has a beautiful black brushed finish, which is sure to blend in with any surrounding. Unlike the piano black finishes you see on other external enclosures, this drive will stay fairly free of fingerprints. And when dropped into your backpack, or carry case, along with your laptop or net book you can be assured it will not get damaged or cracked like some of the cheap plastic enclosures I have come across in the past.
The HornetTek D-Slim comes bundled with a USB cable and the Nero 8 suite. Nero has been around for many years and has proven to be one of the better software suites available. Whether you find the suite bloated or not it has many features such as; NERO Showtime to view your videos, NERO Media Home Essentials which is a media player that is capable of streaming across your network, Nero Vision which is used for video editing. The list goes on here for this suite it has a plethora of other software included to suit just about anyone and there needs in this area. Nero 8 may be getting a little long in the tooth these days but now you have the option to upgrade to Nero 10 at a reasonable cost.
I found the HornetTek D-Slim to be an excellent Reader and writer and it’s very quiet so you will really enjoy movie play back without the background noise. The D-Slim also supports reading and writing to CD-R/RW, and is able to deliver very good to excellent writing quality on DVD±R media as well as CD-R media.
And best of all for the quality and bundled software you can’t beat the price. If you shop it around on the net you can pick this drive up for around $50 USD.
The Pure Point: Portable, versatile, compact, and affordable, the HornetTek D-Slim external USB optical drive is a great value.