Problem with drive what to purchase next?

I am fairly sure that I have destroyed two laptop drives from burning DVDs on them. Someone told me on here that buying a portable drive is the best solution. So my question is this, what brand should I buy thats not going to crap out on me in 2 years, or 8 months or 10 days like the others?
Thanks any info would be of great help.:bow:

This samsung should do the job:, $50 free shipping.