1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    I am looking to get a DVD/cd drive to copy music from CDs to my Surface 2. I am trying to look online but I am a little overwhelmed. What is the best DVD/CD drive for the Surface 2?
    12-27-2014 04:13 PM
  2. sinime's Avatar
    There are a couple of things to consider....

    EDIT, just re-read your post... is your surface an RT or Pro?

    Option 1) You should be able to access a shared drive on your network, but will have to have permissions set, etc...

    Option 2)
    For an RT version...
    I believe the Surface RT can access a USB DVD drive in the same manner of the Pro (see below), HOWEVER, from what I have read, it can only read data (can't burn a CD/DVD), and it can't playback a DVD directly from disk as it doesn't have the required codecs.

    For a Pro version...
    If you want to plug it in directly to the Surface, make sure it is a drive that has its own power supply (needs to be plugged in to a wall for power and USB is only used for data....

    If you have a docking station for your surface, you can use a drive that uses 2 USB ports (I believe one is used just for power and the other is data and power)...

    FWIW, I bought an LG CP40... blu-ray (playback only) + DVD reader/writer... It uses 2 USB cables, so I can only use it when my Surface 2 Pro is in the docking station.
    Last edited by sinime; 12-27-2014 at 05:20 PM.
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    12-27-2014 05:04 PM

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