This family of new Pocket DVD-RRW drive is one of the first in the market that comes with both the high speed eSATA and the ubiquitous USB 2.0 interface. When connected to eSATA port, you are assured of the fastest DVD writing and smooth movie play back. While the USB interface also assures this DVD-RRW drive be able to attach to practically any computer.

Comes with choice of light weight plastic enclosure or the sturdy anodized aluminum for use in heavy duty environment, this Pocket eSATA/USB DVD-RRW can be powered directly from most USB ports* for true mobility in using it with the Notebook. This Pocket DVD-RRW supports practically all type of DVD or CD contents in various file formats The bundled software also supports mastering and copying of DVD and CD material under Windows OS.


Securing the data

You can now secure your data on the DVD or CD disc with AES 256-bit encryption by simply installing the optional Addonics CipherUSB between the Pocket Blu-ray/DVDRW and the USB port of the PC. There is no addtional software to install or password to remembrr to use the CiperUSB. Once encrypted, the information on the disc will be invisible in any Blu-Ray or DVD/CD player. It is a simple and cost effective solution to secure any sensitive information stored in the optical media. For more information, please review the CipherUSB product page.


2009-09-01 Pocket Blu-Ray and DVD

Addonics today came out with two useful devices a portable Blu-ray drive and a portable DVD drive. Both of them are targeted towards netbook users and boast of tiny profiles, so that you can easily put them in your backpack and enjoy the latest movies on-the-go. What's more, the Pocket Blu-ray/DVDRW and the Pocket DVD-RRW drive are the industry's first portable optical drives with built-in eSATA and USB interface.

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2009-08-26 Pocket Blu-Ray and DVD

Since desktop computers are slowly, but surely going obsolete, with portable systems (such as notebooks, netbooks or ultra-portables) becoming the choice for everyday computing tasks, the need for external optical drives also becomes direr, especially since a whole category of the aforementioned computers (netbooks, to be precise) don't even pack such a unit.

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2009-08-26 Pocket Blu-Ray and DVD

I learned the hard way when I used my netbook at CES back in January that in the business world, many people still give out information on CDs or DVDs.

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  • Use as a DVD Player, DVD Recorder, CDRW or as a regular CD-ROM Drive.
  • Dual interface: eSATA and USB 2.0
  • Attractive black anodized aluminum enclosure
  • Size of a double stack CD jewel case
  • Light weight
  • Compatible with the following formats: DVD-R,DVD+R, double-sided DVD-R or DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, CD-R, CDRW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, Mixed Mode CD, CD-I, CD-DA, CD-MIDI, multi-session Photo CD, Portfolio, CD-text, CD-Bridge, CD-Extra, Photo CD and Video CD.
  • 5 Popular Recording Modes: Track at Once, Multi-session, Disc at Once, Session at Once and Packet Writing
  • AES 256-bit hardware encryption using Addonics optional CipherUSB adapter.
  • Power directly from USB port*
  • Plug and play under Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 server, Vista, Windows 7, Linux (kernel 2.4 or higher), Solaris 8 and higher, Mac OS X 9.0 and above (bundled software is for Windows OS only. Other OS requires software which may be included in the OS or third party software)
  • RoHS Compliant

* Addonics has successfully tested the Pocket CD II, DVD II and DVD/CDRW II using Direct power from USB ports on various brands of Notebook and Desktop computers. However, Addonics does not guarantee the device will work with power directly from the computers as the power from the USB ports varies from different system manufacturers.

Note: starting April 1, 2012, Nero software is no longer included with the product. There aree many powerful free CD and DVD burning software available to download. The following free software titles have been verified with the Addonics DVD/CDRW drive - CDBurnerXP, ImgBurn, Burrrn. All three software titles have received excellent rating. You can find the download links by searching any of these software title in the Internet.

Drive type


Interface Type:

eSATA, USB 2.0 or USB 1.1

Supported media:

Read: DVD-ROM, DVD-R (Ver.1.0, Ver. 2.0 for Authoring) and DVD-RAM (Ver.1.0)., DVD-R (Ver. 2.1 for General), DVD-R DL (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD-RAM (Ver.2.2), DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double Layer) and +RW, CD-ROM, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, Video CD, CD-Extra, CD-Text, Photo CD, CD-DA, Super Audio CD, CD-R discs conforming to Orange Book Part 2, CD-RW discs conforming to Orange Book Part 3

Write: DVD-R (Ver. 2.1 for General), DVD-R DL (Dual Layer), DVD-RW, DVD-RAM (Ver.2.2), DVD+R, DVD+R DL (Double Layer), and +RW, CD-R discs conforming to Orange Book Part 2, CD-RW discs conforming to Orange Book Part 3

Data Transfer rate (Max.):

DVD-ROM 11.08 Mbytes/s (8x) max.
CD-ROM 3,600 kB/s (24x) max.

Speed (Max.):

Read speed:
DVD-R/RW/ROM 8x/8x/8x max.
DVD-R DL 8x max. DVD-RAM (Ver.1.0) 2x (Ver.2.2) 2x, 3x, 5x
DVD-Video(CSS Compliant Disc) 4x max. (Single/Dual layer) DVD+R/+RW 8x/8x max. DVD+R DL 8x max. CD-R/RW/ROM 24x/24x/24x max. CD-DA (DAE) 24x max.

Write speed:
DVD-R 2x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x CAV
DVD-RW 1x, 2x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD-RAM 2x, 3x ZCLV, 5x PCAV(Ver.2.2)
(16x Media: Not support)
DVD+R 2.4x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x CAV
DVD+R DL 2.4x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 6x ZCLV
DVD+RW 2.4x, 3.3x CLV, 4x ZCLV, 8x ZCLV
(8x Speed disc: 3.3x CLV, 8x ZCLV) CD-R 10x CLV, 16x, 24x CAV CD-RW 4x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV, 24x ZCLV
(High Speed: 10x CLV, Ultra Speed: 24x ZCLV,
Ultra Speed plus: 24x ZCLV)

Buffer Size:

2 MB

Access Speed (Ave.):

DVD-ROM 160 ms
DVD-RAM (Ver.2.2) 260 ms
CD-ROM 140 ms

Power Consumption

~ 7.5 Watts

Power Source:

AC/DC power adapter

Bundled software

VLC Media Player


5.62 x 5.31 x 0.87 inches
(143 x 135 x 22 mm)


PDRWUE: 20.14 oz. (571g) ,   AEPDRRWUE (discontinued): 11.46 oz. (325g)

Storage Temperature:

Range: -20C to +60C

Operating Temperature:

Range: +5C to +45C

Storage Humidity:

5% to 95%

Operating Humidity:

8% to 80%


One Year

System requirements:

  • PC/AT or Compatible System
  • USB 2.0/1.1 or eSATA port
  • Pentium II 350 MHz or Greater
  • Minimum hard disk space 50 MB
  • Minimum 64 MB RAM
  • One of the Following Operating System: Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista, Windows 7, Linux kernel 2.4 and higher, Solaris 8 and higher, Mac OS X 9.0 and above


PDRWUE - (Pkt SATA/USB DVD-RRW, annodized aluminum)
Content: Tray loaded Pocket dual format DVD burner with build-in eSATA and USB 2.0 interface in black anodized aluminum housing, 3 feet USB cable, 110/220V power adapter, VideoLAN VLC Media Player to play DVD movies or MPEG II material, Driver CD, User guide.,
Price: 95.95


CA256USB (CipherUSB FDE, ECB mode)
Content: CipherUSB FDE ECB with hardware authentication - Full Disk Encryption in AES-256-bit ECB mode, Software CD and user guide
Price: 29.95
AAU2REPEAT16 (USB 2.0 16 feet repeater cable)
AAU2REPEAT16 This USB 2.0 repeater cable is an active extension cable that extends the distance between the USB device and the computer up to 16 feet. Unlike ordinary USB extension cable, this USB repeater cable assures signal quality and maintains electrical and timing specifications are in full compliance with USB 2.0/1.1 standard at the end of the 16 feet distance. Power directly from USB port, up to 5 of this USB Repeater cables can be chained together for a maximum distance up to 80 feet. 
Price: 19.99
AAESATA100C (eSATA - eSATA cable, 100 cm.)
Content: 100 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connectors on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 9.00
AAESATA200C (eSATA cable, 200 cm (6 ft.))
Content: 200 cm. eSATA connecting cable with eSATA connector on both ends. Full compliance with eSATA specification. Great for connecting external storage device with eSATA connector to eSATA host controller.
Price: 13.99