Summary: This SATA DVD Drive works without an issue. I am still working with it and plan on doing more testing such as writing CD's and DVD's. But what I have done with it in reading CD's so far has been good.
Summary: Prime delivered as promised. Installation was simple, if you order the right product SCSI vs SATA etc. and jumpers and slave versus master etc. I did and it took all of 5 minutes. Driver installation from enclosed CD was also uneventfull. It worked perfectly. I am a fan of ASUS products, having built a computer from scratch using an ASUS motherboard. I never seem to be disappointed.
Summary: I was able to get the ASUS drive working in both Windows XP (sorry XP is a bit outdated for many readers) and Ubuntu 11.04, so I am happily reading and burning DVDs and CDs (I've played CDs and DVDs, but only burned a CD-RW) I was pleasantly surprised to find additional software included with the drive. Not only did it come with the necessary drivers and a firmware update, the included CD had Nero 10 Essentials software as well as ASUS E-Green and E-Hammer software.