Summary: I was unaware that this didn't come with the blue ray software. In my opinion a BD player without the software isn't really a BD player. It's a BD capable player ( if you get the software). It also seems to be kind of loud compared to other optical drives. But it does the job and it's inexpensive.
Summary: Good BD device. When he work's, he work's well. The only problem is the device dont like the sleep mode of Windows. After the sleep mode, the device work but you can not watch a movie (skip). You need to shutdown the computer and start it again. But after that you can enjoy a movie.
Summary: It does not work. It came in a two-layer bubble-wrap USPS bag so I don't know if it got busted on delivery. The light turns on, it gets recognized on my Asus H87I-Plus Motherbaord, yet it won't spin so i can't install the OS. I Just built an entire mini-ITX system with a Cooler Master Elite 130, an i5 4670k, and the Asus GTX770 just so I can't use my system because i can't use my Windows 8 installation disk.
Summary: First a note on Blu-Ray drives: they don't necessarily play or read your media content right out of the box and often require either proprietary or some other form of software to do so. I was aware of this before I purchased the product, but its something to be aware of. This drive doesn't really come with anything other than a CD with a 'Firmware upgrade software' on it. I purchased the player for my pc to rip my blue rays into video files for my personal media server.
Summary: The drive worked perfectly for playback of two bluray disks. On the second day of ownership, after inserting the third disk, the drive lost power and will no longer power up. The drive is now a useless brick.