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  1. #1

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    Is their a cd/dvd player writer that will work on a Microsoft Surface Pro with a USB connection?, If their is, will it also let you write to it?

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Ray,

    Yes, you could use any USB external DVD drive that will read and write. Here's a sample of them at Newegg below. You may need to install drivers for it to work properly.

    External CD / DVD Drives, Blu-ray Drives -

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    I bought a Samsung SE-218/RSBS external USB DVD burner that works perfectly with my Surface Pro 1. Dual Layer, and came with Nero, which works fine for common uses. It's also capable of running in AV Mode, which allows reading data dvd's with android devices, and playing MPG video off data dvd's when plugged into a media capable USB on a newer TV.
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    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)

    There are "Ultra-portable" drives that will work but not all will. One possible gotcha is that the USB port on the Surface may not be able to supply enough power for the external drive. If you use a Y-cable with the DVD drive you can plug the power part of the Y into the USB port on the Surface's AC charger. You could also use an external drive that has it's own power supply.
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  5. #5

    The Samsung SE-218/RSBS is an 'ultraportable' that runs fine on a single USB2 cable. The Surface Pro 1 has more than enough power in it's USB3 port to reliably run it. I would suggest an inexpensive powered USB3 hub, though, makes it nice to attach multiple devices.
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