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An optical disc drive includes a housing configured for being installed within or coupled to the computer, either internally or externally. The optical disc drive further includes a plurality of compartments configured for holding a respective plurality of optical discs within the housing. The optical discs may be placed within the compartments in any one of a variety of manners. The optical disc drive includes electronic componentry contained within the housing and configured for reading data from the optical discs and/or writing data to the optical discs. The electronic componentry may include a plurality of channels for simultaneously reading data from the optical discs and/or writing data to the optical discs. The door of the disc drive may contain a mini-digital display for viewing disc contents, titles, annotations, and may have programmable function buttons. The list of files on the optical disc may be browsed via this digital display.