product probably ok, but not cable to assemble it...
21 October 2012
Summary: Product probably ok, but not cable to assemble it to the computer with. Every other drive I've ever purchased came with a new cable to install it with, and a book, disc and in a box. This one arrives, looks exactly like the pic, but only comes with a disc. No box, no booklet, no cable. I had to return it, unusable.
Summary: I purchased this from Amazon in July of 2011, The reviews at that time seemed promising. First thing I noticed was how flimsy the tray is. Also the load time was longer than previous burners I have owned. It lasted 6 months before the tray started acting up, and another two before it was unable to read discs at all. Unlike some other reviewers burning some 300 discs, the 8 months or so that it was working I burned a total of 9 or 10 discs.
Summary: Recently, I've spent a lot of time and money reviving my custom built high-end computer from 2005. My intention is to turn it into a file server and archive all of my music CDs as lossless FLAC. I had to buy new optical drives and this was one of my choices. Today, after completely installing Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate SP1 with all updates and drivers, I decided to begin ripping CDs.
Summary: I really can't speak to how good of a DVD burner it is because the noise is so loud, it makes it unusable. When I say loud, I mean like comic book loud. Seriously, everything...when ejected the tray, the noise was louder than the music I had playing. And I play my music pretty loud on my 5.1 system. If I had to describe it, I would say it's like the kind of noise that undead ghosts make in movie, like a high pitched sustain whine/scream.
Summary: I figured the ASUS DRW-24B1S DVDRW drive sounded solid, after all what can go wrong with a DVDRW drive. I was ripping cd's and one disk had a slite crack by the center of the disk. The drive was trying to read it at lower speeds first but when it didn't appear to be working it went to super speed. I thought a helicopter was flying by. Then the loud bang, the cd breaking apart sending shards thoughout the drive. I've never had this happen with any cd before.
Summary: RAW is RIGHT! NO CABLES. NO HARDWARE. WHAT YOU SEE IN THE PICTURE IS WHAT YOU GET! 1 RAW DRIVE. BUT WAIT!! THERE's MORE!!! 1 CD WITH SOFTWARE I expected more. Being an ASUS Product. Maybe Tiger Direct is selling off parts because 'build business' is slow? Because, this appears to be bulk packaging, most definitely, NOT RETAIL by any stretch. I guess Amazon is the new EBAY???