External Slimline Blu-ray Writer offers laptop users a solution to the lack of optical drives in newer laptops. Weighing a mere 8 oz. in a genuine metal housing, this slim, lightweight external CD/DVD/BD burner fits easily in a laptop bag and allows you to read and write CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs any time, any place. For added convenience, the drive draws power from a USB port on your laptop or computer so no extra AC cables to transport. In addition to supporting all common CD, DVD and Blu-ray formats, for both read and write functionality, this Blu-ray Writer is M DISC ready - providing an archival solution with industry-leading disc lifetime expectancies - ideal for backing up sensitive data, as well as music and video libraries.