Summary: All I had to do was slide it in, flip the latch, and hook in two wires, and I'm set. Definitely a good buy for an EXTREMELY low price. The only thing I didn't like was the driver/software disk, but I didn't need that.
Summary: Needed a drive to install newer software. Installed this on my Asus motherboard, no problem. Works well, runs well. Had for 6 months, no problems. Got this to install Win7, I installed it on Win XP originally.
Summary: But, it was listed as "OEM" which means not box. This benchmarks better than the less expensive LG GH24NSB0B (in a retail box) model. Processor usage is higher, burst rate & access times are worse also and it does run quieter.