The MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writer DVSM-PT58U2VB is an affordable, portable DVD writer with M-DISC support for longer life recordings. This external DVD writer is the ideal companion for a laptop or netbook and is a high quality alternative to laptop manufacturers pricey options. The MediaStation 8X Portable DVD Writer includes an integrated USB F-cable that snaps to the chassis for mobility. Powered by your laptop USB ports, no AC adapter is necessary and the sophisticated LED power indicator will let you know how many USB ports are necessary to power the DVD writer. The MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writer also includes the CyberLink Media software suite for Windows letting you create CDs and DVDs with music, pictures or videos with ease.