What USB DVD drive is compatible with the Surface Pro 3?

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  1. jnjroach

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    True....It seems again with the push for battery life the OEMs do tricks like this, Lenovo did it on their tablets as well....
     
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    This one works on my SP3.

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    To clarify, it is recognized by the SP3 and it reads a DVD. Haven't had the chance to try burning anything.
     
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    Does it require external power or just uses the USB port?
     
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    It tried it just using the SP3 USB port.
     
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    Update. It seems to work with only certain types of discs. It worked with a commercial data DVD and video DVD. It did not work with a commercial audio CD or data CD I had burned on another drive. You mileage may vary!


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