Summary: This unit was able to burn cds and dvds right out of the box. It was able to load software onto my new laptop. However, to get the drive tray to come out, I had to tap it on the top after pressing the eject button. [...] Thanks JR!
Summary: Product was flimsy in construction, with no manual, no WIN98SE driver software (box label says WIN98SE compatible). Product drawer sticks and would not open. Product had no label with model number and serial number. Included Nero9 software will not run under Win98SE. Native WIN98 drivers would not recognize product. No driver software on Aluratek website. Inquiry to their technical support went unanswered after 1 week, even though they claim to answer in 24 hours.
Pros: NO Pros
Cons: Difficult To Install, Flimsy construction, Limited Compatibility, No manuel, No product label, No serial number, No Win98SE driver softwar
Summary: Not bad at all. Comes with nero 8 software, which I did not install. I bought this to allow my computer to access non-prerecorded cd's, as its own internal player (Optiarc BD ROM BC-5500A ATA Device) no longer reads anything other than prerecorded dvd's and cd's (it stopped reading blu ray discs when it was about 7 months old and went downhill after that) I did not mark this as a 5 star because I have not tried to use the burn function, and cannot speak to its full...
Pros: Easy To Install, Fast, Highly Compatible, Reliable