Summary: I gave it 3 stars because ASUS SDRW08D1SUB works fine with my Windows 7 Toshiba netbook but doesn't work/burn on any of my desktops running XP w/SP3 despite the fact that the box lists XP as a minimum OS. I keep getting 0xeb020b9c every time I try to burn a DVD with the provided software or Nero. I tried to see if there was new Firmware update but this was a pain as IE8 kept blocking the ASUS web site for security reasons.
Cons: Difficult To Set Up, Incompatible With My System
Summary: We have not had this device for very long so only time will tell about this products "cons" if there are any. I purchased it for my college bound students.So far, however, it functions just great!