The SE-S084D DVD writer is very small making it very portable and it’s quiet and it’s fairly fast, and it only requires one USB cable to operate.
Media and Entertainment Technology Pallab Chatterjee: "The SE-S084F Slim-Line DVD writer "is a very low power external drive that runs only from USB, no additional power cords are needed. Unlike most external drives, this product was extremely quite, and fast…the DVD write was very smooth, no over or under run on data, for both random office data (spreadsheet, document, and graphics) files as well as with archive of video data that was captured from a camcorder."
The new slim form factor is nice for travel and does not impact performance for the drive.
Examiner.com Doug Bardwell: The Samsung DVD Writer (SE-S084D) is "a good way to back up and share files with others. The SE-S084D is the lightest and smallest DVD external writer on the market and only needs power from your USB port. No big clunky power "bricks" to power your sleek new DVD writer."
If you need an external drive, you won’t do better than the Samsung SE-S084D.