USB Flash & Storage Devices for GNU/Linux

USB 3.0 Ultra Slim DVD±RW Writer (TPE-USBDVDRWM)
With the Penguin USB 3.0 Ultra Slim DVD±RW Writer (TPE-USBDVDRWM) you'll be getting the ultimate in modern DVD writing technology with support for M-DISC™ which uses a rock-like recording surface instead of organic dye to etch your data onto a disc. The M-DISC has been tested and proven to outlast standard DVDs currently on the market.

  • Superior data protection with M-DISC™ Support

  • Silent Play: The Silent Play technology helps reduce noise during playback by recognizing different multimedia and automatically adjusting the playback speed according to its criteria for optimal performance.

  • Super Multi Compatibility: Can read and write different types of disc formats such as DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and DVD-RAM

  • Support for all popular and libre (free) distributions


Fast shipping:

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting our "Standard Shipping" option or our USPS shipping option if within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.

Category Specification
Transfer Rates (write) DVD-R (SL): 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
DVD-R (DL): 2x CLV, 4x, 6x PCAV
DVD+R (SL): 4x PCAV, 8x CAV
M-Disc DVD(DVD+R): 4x PCAV
DVD+R (DL): 2.4x CLV, 6x PCAV
DVD+RW: 2.4x CLV, 4x, 6x PCAV
DVD-RW: 2x, 3x CLV, 4x, 6x ZCLV
DVD-RAM: 2x, 3x CLV, 5x PCAV
CD-R: 10x CLV, 16x PCAV, 24x CAV
CD-RW: 4x, 10x CLV, 16x ZCLV, 24x ZCLV
Transfer Rates (read) DVD-R/RW/ROM: 8x CAV (SL/DL)
DVD-RW: 8x CAV
DVD+RW: 8x CAV
DVD-RAM: 2x, 3x CLV, 5x PCAV
DVD-Video (Reading): 8x CAV
CD-R/RW/ROM: 24x/24x/24xCAV
CD-DA Reading: 24x CAV
Other Features CD-DA /Video-CD: 10x CAV (Silent)
DVD-Video: 4x CAV (Silent)
Access Time DVD-ROM: 160 ms typ.
CD-ROM: 140 ms typ
Sustained Transfer DVD-ROM:11.08 MB/s (8x)
CD-ROM: 3.6 MB/s (24x) max.
BUFFER SIZE 0.5MB Under-run prevention function embedded
Host Interface USB 3.0
Compliance RoHS: Yes
Safety UL: Yes
CB & IEC60825-1 Report: Yes
TUV: Yes
SEMKO: Yes
FDA: Yes
SONCAP: Yes
CNAS: Yes
EMC: KC, BSMI, CE, FCC, VCCI, C-TICK, CU
Laser Safety: Class 1 laser product comply with DHHS rules 21 CFR Subchapter J Class 1 laser product to EN60825-q/IEC 60825-1
DIMENSIONS (W x H x D) 6.6 x 6.5 x 1.2 inches
Compatible With Linux, OpenBSD, FreeBSD, Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP


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Supported across all recent distribution and releases.
120GB, 250GB, 500GB & 1TB USB 3.0 SuperSpeed SSD Drives
Looking for a high end super fast USB drive? Look no further than our Penguin USB 3.0 SuperSpeed SSD Drive. Containing a high quality M.2 SSD drive inside you won't be disappointed. Smaller than a traditional USB hard drive and significantly faster than either a USB flash drive or traditional USB-style external hard drive. Users can expect to see speeds that are as much as 5x faster than an ordinary USB hard drive and as much as 50x times faster than many USB flash drives.

Note: This item is only available for shipping within the United States or when purchased with a computer.

  • Sequential read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 500 MB/s.

  • USB Standards Complaint: Works with USB 2.0 and 3.0 ports (2.0 @ reduces speeds)

  • No dependencies on NDISWrapper, binary blobs, or proprietary drivers-firmware

  • Supports all Linux and Linux-Libre (free) distributions with USB mass storage support

Penguin 1TB (1000GB) USB Slim Portable Hard Drive for GNU/Linux
Take your music, pictures, video and other data anywhere - with a slim pocket-sized portable hard drive. Just a little larger than a USB flash drive the Penguin USB Slim Portable Hard Drive series can store significantly more data. Starting at about twice the capacity you will find it is more reliable than flash and better suited for video and other large files.

Please note this item is only available for shipping within the United States.

USB UltraSlim DVD±RW Writer (TPE-USBDVDRW)
The Penguin Penguin USB UltraSlim DVD±RW Writer (TPE-USBDVDRW) features a compact size that is 20% smaller than conventional DVD writers to accommodate today's hectic mobile lifestyle. The Penguin DVD writer is compatible with all major operating systems.

Note: This item is not available for shipping outside of the US.

Penguin Linux USB Portable Hard Drive
Take your music, pictures, video and other data anywhere - with a slim pocket-sized portable hard drive. Just a little larger than a USB flash drive the Penguin USB Slim Portable Hard Drive series can store significantly more data. Starting at about twice the capacity you will find it is more reliable than flash and better suited for video and other large files.

Please note this item is only available for shipping within the United States.

With our high quality standards compliant USB mass storage device you can safely and easily use it on any modern computer or peripheral. No complicated setup, drivers, or other irritable software required.

Please note this item is only available for shipping within the United States.


Category Specification
Capacity 16GB by default, or more with upgrade options
Warranty 1 years
Interface USB
Supported Systems Linux / Linux-libre 2.6+ (all recent distributions supported)
Compatible Systems Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 2000 (sp4), Mac OS X v.10.3.x and above

If you are looking to transfer your photos or files from a digital camera card or other devices this compact high speed memory card reader will do the trick. Just plug it in and start transferring your photos. Without any additional drivers required installation is a breeze.

Most customers will receive this item within 1-5 business days when selecting our "Standard Shipping" option or our USPS shipping option if within the US. Most others in populated regions will generally get it within 6-10 business days.


Category Specification
Supported Cards SD, SDHC, SDXC, Micro SD / T-Flash, CF (UDMA) (no "MiniSD", just Micro SD)
Supported Systems Linux 2.4 and above
Compatible Systems Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / Mac OS X 10.4 and above