Summary: It's a great cd drive and it will do the job. There's nothing more to state as it was just used to install windows 7 on my new computer. However, my problem is with shipping. I really hope that the shipper would put more protective casing or even include more bubble wrap for this item. It is highly fragile and if thrown around by shipping workers, it will ruin it internally.
Summary: It works just fine. However, I was under the assumption that it would come with the SATA data and power cables required for it to work, but in fact it is just the drive itself and no cables. Be prepared to get the extra cables if you are new to custom PC building like myself!
Summary: Although I have only had this about 2 months, and only used it a dozen times I am satisfied with the purchase. It is very quiet when running which is a big benefit in my eyes! For everyday use I would definitely recommend this Disk Drive!
Summary: Great turn around time with Prime. I was expecting a "boxed" version with a SATA Cable, but, maybe that's why the price was so good. It might even be stated in the description, however, I just looked for a brand I recognized at a great price.
Summary: I personally don't think Optical Media is dead. I still include them in my PCs. Most are cheap and allow for backwards compatibility. You never know when you may have a problem that requires a ODD. Pros- - Very Fast - During my Windows Installation, I was amazed how fast this ODD loaded Windows Files off the disc. +4 Cons- - Powder Cut Please? - I still don't understand why companies never powder coat the back of Disc Drivers. Would be nice.