There are many advantages to having an external DVD drive, and a lot of downside to having an external drive, and we go through each so you can decide which one is the best suits your needs.
the benefits of an external USB DVD drive …
Well, the first obvious advantage is that the mobile and portable. You can very easily move them around wherever you go, or travel.
Another reason why these external drives were useful because of the emergence of super-portable laptop. Because these ultra-portable, ultra-light, super-fast laptop also came to remove much of this key component. For example, this may involve the removal rather than a decent DVD-RW drive … Replacing a CD-RW and DVD playback or the possibility of anything. It is thus buying an external drive, substitute. It gives a lot of flexibility because you will take if you need it, or just leave it behind if it is not needed.
Another advantage is that these external drives is that you can buy a computer next to the computer, which is beneficial to the small business office environment, and a shared household.
And if you are not tech savvy it is very easy to upgrade the external drive by simply plugging it to the USB port, install the software, and the only way to create and operate.
disadvantages of external USB DVD drive …
Well one of the things external drives are more expensive than internal counterpart. Also, external drives are much slower than reading and writing disks than it equally has an internal counter part.
Another disadvantage is that they take up extra space and the need for additional cables such as power, Fire wire cable or USB cable (no wireless solutions for the time being).
and since moving external drives around much risk of it falling to the ground or getting broken thereby increasing your chances of crashing.
So, which of the two is best? Well, it simply comes down to the individual user's needs and the needs of individuals.