Summary: This is loudest drive I have ever owned. I am not sure if I got a defective unit. The drive does read well and a test of a DVD brunt well. Lucky I don't use the DVD drive often so it will only be a minor nuisance.
Poor performance. 8X is closer to the actual performance figure.
A. Felson, Amazon
1 December 2014
Summary: I have a older Samsung SH-B123L that is rated at 16x performance. Right now it is ripping away at 19MB/s. On the other hand, my newer Asus 24X can only do 8-9.5MB/s Somehow that doesn't seem to be twice as fast to me. The Asus also has a tougher time on some disks and has read errors.
Summary: Defective right out of the box. Tray would not open after initial installation. After using a pin to force the tray to come out, I loaded it with a disk and it operated as it should. After several openings and closings it now operates with an obvious hesitation.
Summary: Will have to RMA - which sort of sucks. Will update once new unit has arrived. Door would not open up, when force opening and putting a DVD in, only green LED would lit up, but disk not spinning. Annoying.
Summary: I installed this in a home built Win 7 x64 machine. It works well enough, but has a flaw that I have so far not been able to solve and have already spent much too much time trying to do so. It will burn DVDs, but when you are trying to make multiple copies, the 2nd disc is not recognized.
Summary: I not happy I brought this. yes they both work at the moment but not sure for how long! Asus DVD-RW Bulk Drive (DRW-24F1ST, S-ATA, DVDR: 24x, CD-R: 48x, E-Green, Disc Encryption II) thinking they was black and was not, 1 of them looked like it been used, they did not have there own box, all the did...
Just wanted the interior of my case to look good with all black internals
Stewart Orr, Amazon
17 June 2015
Summary: This optical drive is not black, which weird as it may sound is the prime reason i chose this one. Just wanted the interior of my case to look good with all black internals. Other than the deceptive image the drive is good.
Summary: But ridiculous really, detects the dvd is there but won't play it properly. However, will do everything else you expect it to do. Don't buy if you have windows 8, and if you think it's me, then Google it.