Help Me Choose: Optical Drives


Dell™ offers a variety of optical drives with the features and functions needed for multitasking and enhanced productivity.
The optical drive in your Dell business system allows you to back up your data and images by burning them to CD, or DVD . Choose among CD or DVD based on your capacity requirements. If you’re looking for more storage capacity than CDs or single-layer DVDs, Dell offers double-layer (DL) DVD disks with up to 8.5GB of storage.
Depending on the Windows Operation Systems you choose, your OptiPlex desktops may also include CyberLink Media Suite Essentials which offers following features: 

  • PowerDVD: The universal player for all types of digital media contents including commercial movie titles, videos, photos and music from your local PC or from other devices in your home network.
  • PowerDirector: The video editing software that brings you speed, performance and ease of use to make video editing a smooth and enjoyable experience. Packed with 300+editing tools & 100+ built in effects.
  • Power2Go: The Disc burning software is a complete tool to rip CDs, copy media, documents to CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays discs and safeguard your data with password encryption.


Note: Cyberlink Media Suite Essentials is only offered on Dell PC with Windows 7 Home Basic/starter, or Windows 8/8.1 OS systems.


Upgrade your media player with the optional universal media player PowerDVD13 Ultra! PowerDVD 13 Ultra makes it simple to watch all your movies, videos, photos and listen to your music. PowerDVD is a DVD, Blu-ray, 3D & digital media file player that allows you to enjoy all your media on a PC, notebook, smartphone, tablet and TV. Unique CyberLink TrueTheater® HD delivers a sharper picture, enhanced lighting and smoother motion - even for HD content! TrueTheater 3D instantly converts your 2D content to eye-catching 3D, and TrueTheater Surround expands 2-channel audio to up to 8 channels!

Note: Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D features are optional and requires Blu-ray or Blu-ray 3D optical drive in the systems. OptiPlex PC does not offer Blu-ray optical drives.

The system you are configuring may or may not include all of the options listed here.

If you want ... Choose ...
To burn DVDsDVD+/-RW*
To burn CDsDVD+/-RW*
To play DVDsDVD+/-RW*, DVD-ROM*
To load software from DVDDVD+/-RW*, DVD-ROM*
To load software from CDDVD+/-RW*, DVD-ROM*
 DVD +/-RW Drive (Super Multi)DVD-ROM Drive
Burn DVDsyesno
Burn CDsyesno
Load Software from DVDyesyes
Listen to CDsyesyes
Watch DVDsyesyes
Listen to CDsyesyes
Read DVD-ROMyesyes
Write DVD-ROMyesno