Help Me Choose: Optical Drive
Dell offers a variety of optical drives with the features and functions needed for multitasking and enhanced productivity. The optical drive on your Dell™ business system allows you to back up your data and images by burning them to CD, DVD or Blu-ray Disc™ (BD). Choose among CD, DVD and BD drives based on your capacity requirements. If you're looking for more storage capacity than CDs or single-layer DVDs, double-layer (DL) DVD disks offer up to 8.5GB of storage and BD discs offer up to 50GB of storage per disc.
What Kind of Capacity Do You Need?
Choose a removable media storage device based on your needs. A CD drive will give you adequate resources to read the average compact disc. However, many businesses have transitioned to DVDs because these discs can store more data: a DVD has several times the storage capacity of a CD. If you're looking for even more storage capacity on a single disc to save numerous presentations, documents and rich media files, then Double Layer (DL) media — up to 8.5GB or Blu-ray media up to 50GB — is what you need to maximize your capacity.
The system you are configuring may or may not include all of the options listed here.
|If you want to ...||Choose ...|
|Burn DVDs||DVD+/-RW, BD-RE|
|Burn CDs||DVD+/-RW, BD-RE|
|Play DVDs||DVD+/-RW, DVD-ROM, BD-RE|
|Load software from DVD||DVD+/-RW, DVD-ROM, BD-RE|
|Load software from CD||DVD+/-RW, DVD-ROM, BD-RE|
|Enjoy superb storage capacity and high-definition viewing pleasure||BD-RE|
|Blu-ray Rewritable Drive||DVD +/-RW Drive (Super Multi)||DVD-ROM Drive|
|Burn Blu-ray Discs|
|Watch Blu-ray Disc Movies|
|Load Software from DVD|
|Load Software from CD|
|Listen to CDs|