CD's, DVD's and Blu-ray discs remain among the most commonly used media types, however, more and more, laptop manufacturers are choosing to leave optical drives out of their newer models. The Verbatim External Slimline Blu-ray Writer offers laptop users a solution. Weighing a mere 8 ounces in a genuine metal housing, this slim, lightweight external CD/DVD/BD burner fits easily in a laptop bag, and allows users to read/write CD's, DVD's and Blu-ray discs any time, any place. For added convenience, the drive draws power from a USB port on your laptop or computer - with no extra AC cables to transport. In addition to supporting all common CD, DVD, and Blu-ray formats, for both read and write functionality, the Verbatim External Slimline Blu-ray Writer is M DISC ready - providing an archival solution with industry-leading disc lifetime expectancies - ideal for backing up sensitive data, as well as music and video libraries. The Verbatim Slimline Blu-ray Writer features Nero Burn & Archive software for seamless archiving, and reliable secure disc burns.