The Transcend DVD TS8XDVDS-K External Slim USB Optical Drive

The Transcend DVD TS8XDVDS-K External Slim USB Optical Drive

Hi everyone,

Today, we will be seeing the Transcend DVD TS8XDVDS-K External Slim Optical Drive. This is an external USB DVD Drive capable of reading and writing various CD and DVD formats.

The formats this unit is capable of reading includes CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD+/-R, DVD+/- R DL, DVD+/-RW and DVD-RAM. It can also write to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+/-R, DVD+/-R DL, DVD+/-RW and DVD-RAM.

The drive is powered by USB and uses a Mini USB connector.


The drive comes in a small, rectangular box which is shrink-wrapped:

Here is the box after taking out the shrink wrap:

When opened, we see a carton that we can take out:

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Taken out, we can see the DVD drive along with a USB cable:

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Below the DVD drive, we have the product documentation:

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Here is the documentation that comes with it:

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Let’s see the USB cable. It is a USB-A to Mini USB:

Now, let’s see the DVD drive:

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This is the front of the drive:

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And this is the back of the drive. We can see it uses a Mini USB connector:

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This is the drive bottom where we can see the product information:

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Let’s see the drive with its tray opened:

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Here is a closer look at the optical pickup unit:

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The optical overall drive tray design, including the optical lens, is the same as other LG USB Slim Optical Drive models. This unit is an LG drive.

Finally, here is the entire drive content outside of the box:

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Drive Capabilities

Below, we can see the drive capabilities for this drive:

Transcend TS8XDVDS-K Drive Capabilities

On another post, we will see how this drive behaves on some CD-RW and DVD+/-RW discs I have.

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