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.

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