Newegg.com has the Asus 8x USB 2.0 External Slim DVD Burner in black, model no. SDRW-08D2S-U/D-BK, for $19.99 (69.99 – 40 instant savings – 10 MIR) with Free Shipping for a limited time. The $10 mail-in-rebate expire February 29, 2012.
The Asus SDRW-08D2S-U/D Diamond slim USB DVD drive is created as a stylish complement to the innovative Asus Eee Top. Sporting an elegant vertical stand, high-glossy finish and small footprint, it can fit almost anywhere and helps beautify your workspace. It’s incredibly easy to use right out of the box. Just plug the included USB Y cable (2 Type A to 1 Mini B) into the drive and the other two ends into your computer, and voila! Optimized for portability, this DVD drive uses the high-speed USB 2.0 interface to transmit data as well as power, so you don’t have to bring an additional power supply while travelling. This drive supports a wide range of disc formats, giving you maximum flexibility in backup media. It will burn DVD±R media at 8X and CD-R media at 24X. Dual-layer DVD burning allows you to store 8.5 GB of data on a single DVD. Asus Disc Encryption technology lets you password-protect an entire disc or its partial contents with 128-bit encryption, keeping sensitive data safe and secure from prying eyes.