With the HP External USB Optical Drive, any available USB port on your notebook or Ultrabook™ becomes a ticket to optical storage.1 Simply connect the drive with the included USB cable, and get immediate read/write access to your optical media.2• Back up your data, move files, enjoy your multimedia, and read and write CDs and DVDs1 to your heart’s content with a compact external ODD that’s so thin and light you can carry it with your PC. • Keep the sleek design of your ultra-mobile PC platform and add an ODD only when you need it. Connect the USB-powered drive to any USB 2.0 or 3.0 port on your PC,1 and you’re ready to go. No additional AC adapter is required. • Enjoy the reassurance of a one-year parts replacement limited warranty. Additional support is available (North America only) seven days a week, 24 hours a day by phone as well as through online support forums. 1 Compatible with Windows-based PCs only. See product QuickSpecs for complete system requirements. 2 Don’t copy copyright-protected materials. Double Layer is a new technology. Double Layer media compatibility will widely vary with some home DVD players and DVD-ROM drives. Note that DVD-RAM cannot read or write to 2.6GB Single Sided/5.2 Double Sided-Version 1.0 Media.