Excerpt: Though it is fast in most situations, and has good burn performance, this drive chokes hard on many commercially-manufactured dual-layer DVDs, primarily TV shows. Since I collect classic TV shows, this is a pretty major issue for me.
Summary: I can't see that this is much of an improvement over the Pioneer drive I replaced, and in fact the ASUS is quite noisy. Not sure if I got a lemon or if that's just the way they're made. It's working, and that's about the most exciting thing I can say about it.
Summary: Pros: Works, has a nice looking front tray with a neat angled design, worked for installing windows 8 and random drivers Cons: Holes were not perfectly aligned, had to push hard to get it to fit into my case (Fractal Design f4), also VERY LOUD.