Summary: I bought this only to install my OS. And it did that just fine. It is kinda loud so if you plan on using it a lot you may want to consider a different one. I thought it was going to blow up with how loud it got at times.
Summary: I have put the drive into an NST-530S3 external enclosure and connected it to my PC via USB-2. It turns out to be an excellent drive for EAC extraction of audio CDs, giving me about 10x overall speed in Secure mode. Highly recommended.
Summary: I've had this burner since January and have made more coasters than ever. Approx 1 out of every 5 disk creations fails & results in a coaster. I really think ASUS products have gone down hill. I'll be looking for a replacement.
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.