Excerpt: Unpacked the Blu Ray writer followed the simplistic instructions downloaded software and drivers from installation disk. Plugged it in using adapter and hooked it up to USB 3 port. Nothing....... On the back is a small raised piece of plastic and with flashlight in hand I could make out the words ON and OFF. Tried to manipulate switch and nothing. Had to go to Youtube to find the solution you have to slide the switch with out putting any pressure on it.
Excerpt: Words good. Can be placed vertical with included stand or horizontal, it has rubber feet. The USB 3.0 cable is short, but fine for plugging in and setting ontop of chassis. Tghe Cyberlink software that comes with it is garbage. My PC also has a DVDRW and whenever I tried to burn with Cyberlink software it keeps trying to burn the the DVDRW, even after selecting the correct bluray drive.Worked just fine with CDBurnerXP or Imgburn.Used 6X discs and burner all discs so far.
Pros: Burns Discs Successfully, Easy To Install, Nice Appearance
Excerpt: An excellent option to a built-in blue-ray writer. Portable between machines. Bundled Cyberlink software quite adequate so far. Only 4 stars because nothing can be perfect, got to leave room for some gripes later.... IF they arise.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Use, Excellent Quality, Reliable Performance
Cons: Onoff Switch A Bit Sticky, Onoff Swith A Bit Sticky
Summary: This drive only indicates compatibility with Windows, but it works with my Mac just fine using the latest Mac OS. I jsut plugged it in and it showed up in finder. I'm using it mainly to back up data so far and seems pretty fast. I like that it's USB 3.0. I work with video so I deal with large data files. The main benefit to me is being able to back up such large amounts of data.
Awesome blu-ray writer but too big to carry with a laptop.
Happy r/c, Amazon
27 December 2013
Summary: PROS: - Works just fine with a 4 year old HP 2.6Ghz with AMD cpu, 6gigs RAM and Windows 7 Professional. - I also bought from Amazon a PCI 4 port USB 3.0 card to attach to the ASUS. I also bought a power cord for the PCI card. - Cool blue light - USB 3.0 is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 CONS: - Much bigger than I expected. The drive is a standard size drive like the one in my tower. So, it's not easy to carry around with a laptop.