?
Solved

Need Windows 8 drivers for external Asus DVD-RW

Posted on 2013-01-19
3
Medium Priority
?
888 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-19
Hi,

I just bought a Sony Vaio Ultra-book Model SVT131 with Windows 8.  It does not have an internal DVD so I bought an external Asus DVD-RW model SDRW-08D2S-U.

I looked at the Asus site and could not find any drivers for Windows 7 or 8.

Any suggestions?

Jarblues
0
Comment
Question by:jarblues
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
3 Comments
 
LVL 40

Assisted Solution

by:als315
als315 earned 664 total points
ID: 38796714
You don't need any special drivers for external DVD
0
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
helpfinder earned 668 total points
ID: 38796718
as I see it is USB DVD-RW, so you should not need any drivers, just connect USB cable to USB port in your VAIO and system automatically detects it, exactly the same as USB flash disk
0
 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:Michael-Best
Michael-Best earned 668 total points
ID: 38796772
USB drives are plug and play
The drive comes with an installation CD to install the bundled software:
Cyberlink Power2Go 7 (DVD burning software)
E-Green (power saving software)
(check the packaging to locate the CD)

Windows 8 is not supported (but may work OK)
Supported OS
Windows® 7
Windows® Vista
Windows® XP
Windows® Server 2003
Windows® Server 2008
Mac OS X 10.5

http://www.asus.com/Optical_Drives/SDRW08D2SU/#specifications
0

Featured Post

Get real performance insights from real users

Key features:
- Total Pages Views and Load times
- Top Pages Viewed and Load Times
- Real Time Site Page Build Performance
- Users’ Browser and Platform Performance
- Geographic User Breakdown
- And more

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The Samsung SSD 840 EVO and 840 EVO mSATA have a well-known problem with a drop in read performance. I first learned about this in an interesting thread here at Experts Exchange: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Storage/Hard_Drives/Q_2852…
As cyber crime continues to grow in both numbers and sophistication, a troubling trend of optimization has emerged over the last year.
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question