The MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writer DVSM-PT58U2VB is an affordable, portable DVD writer with M-DISC support for longer life recordings. This external DVD writer is the ideal companion for a laptop or Netbook and is a high quality alternative to laptop manufacturers pricey options. The MediaStation 8X Portable DVD Drive includes an integrated USB F-cable that snaps to the chassis for mobility. Powered by your laptop USB ports, no AC adapter is necessary. If the power from a single USB port is insufficient, the red LED will glow, indicating additional power is required. In this instance, the convenient USB F-cable allows you to connect to second USB port to power the unit. The MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Drive also includes the CyberLink Media software suite for Windows letting you create CDs and DVDs with music, pictures or videos with ease. This portable DVD writer is covered by Buffalo's 2-year warranty.