Summary: stop recognizing blu ray after 8 months, but strangely, still recognize DVD. I've tried everything, reinstall software, install it on another calbe, and even install it in another PC, but it just stopped working.
Pros: I don't have a pro, but the page FORCE me to write something in here...
Summary: As mentioned in the "cons" I noticed an excess amount of glue (at least I hope it was glue) on the sides of the disk tray. It can only be seen when you open the tray to put a disk in. I removed it with my fingers but I felt that it shouldn't be there for a higher end optical drive. However, that was a very minor inconvenience. The drive is actually very quick and responsive. I haven't written any Blu-Ray disks but having that option available is nice.
Pros: - Solid optical drive, - Does exactly what you would expect, - Standard installation (no problems)
Cons: - Mine had excess glue on the sides of the disk tray
Excerpt: Super disappointed I ordered this until because I'm looking for BD-RW (BlueRay Writer) and looks like this until is BD-R only. However several sites show this until as burner as well and that's not the case. It'll BURN regular DVD's but not BluRay DVD's. So if you're looking to burn Blue Ray blank DVD's this is not the drive for you. PLEASE change description to make it more clear!!!
Nice for playing DVDs but can't play blue rays - yet!
A. Ligammari, Amazon
28 March 2014
Summary: 3 star rating. "It's okay" so far. Wouldn't it be great if a blue ray burner company included blue ray playback software? Mechanically this drives functions well. Unfortunately I haven't been able to play any blue rays. Have you seen the myriad of player software and their ratings? Still researching. Don't try to download the free ones - too many adware/malware problems.
Summary: I bought this unit for my new computer which lacked a Blu-ray drive. Easy to install and use but (of course) lacked any comprehensive software for the price. It is recognized by the Windows 8.1 OS. I have had a lot of issues with stand-a-lone Blu-ray software so was looking for a drive with manufacturer's software. That is my only dislike of this product.
Works as expected but hardware problem playing BluRays
Mr. John T. Kerich, Amazon
21 February 2014
Summary: While the drive works as expected, I did not realize that my old monitor would be unable to play any BluRays because it's too old and did not support the HDCP. It would be nice to talk about that in the specs or offer a HDCP box that could be used to trick the player into thinking the monitor was ok.
Summary: The drive is listed as being manufactured by Asus. It is in fact a rebranded unit from Liteon. Asus doesn't support the drive and neither does Liteon. There is no firmware updates available. The drive does work Ok for me but won't recognize 6x or write at 6x using Verbatim Blu-ray disks. It has to drop down to 4x so be aware of what you are purchasing.