LG Portable 8X Slim DVD+/- RW External Drive with Low Power Drain I've been using this drive for over a year with my Surface Pro, and then Surface Pro 2. Great performance. Here's why I chose it: - Watch movies from disc - Install software - Burn or rip audio CDs - Burn video (DVD) or data (DVD RW) from the Surface - Single USB connector. Separate power connection via adapter or USB not required. (Multiple reviewers rave about this. Me too.) - Slim build - Slender price - DVD+R/-R: 8X DVD+R with -RW: 8X/6X DVD+R DL/-R DL: 6X DVD-RAM: 5X CD-R: 24X CD-RW: 24X The drive is slim and sleek and black. - - - Though an updated item is now also available from LG with M-DISC support, I don't like that it requires two USB ports (one for power), and has sharp squared-off edges (hostile to other equipment in a computer bag).