Many MacBooks don't have an internal CD drive, notably the Air, and as a result, people who have CDs are forced to get an external drive. I love music, and I've got tons of it on CDs, so I want a drive.

But the drive that Apple sells is ridiculously expensive, coming up at $99. There's mixed reviews about it as well.

I'm looking for a USB 2.0 external CD drive with decent read/write capabilities. It needs to be compatible with OS X and ideally with Windows as well. It should be fairly fast, and look decent as well.

I'm willing to spend up to $20 on this. I'm flexible on this, but I don't want to spend a lot of money on something that previous came "standard" on laptops.

  • Are you a fan of auto-opening and closing or manual? – Adam Oct 7 '15 at 20:01
  • @Adam Doesn't really matter. As long as it works :) – Zizouz212 Oct 7 '15 at 20:02
  • Any drive that follows the USB mass storage standard (ie. most of them) should work. – Mark Oct 8 '15 at 5:03

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