Summary: I've used this Writer for several BD-RE 50G discs now and I can say that I am generally happy. The Verbatim discs burn around 3.1x avg and as high as 4.2x (Imgburn) which is better than the advertised 2x. I am glad they sent me an external power supply as the chargeable port I use on my laptop is just short in the supplied power. The blue light lights just a bit brighter with the supply.
Summary: This is a great burner. I've had no issues with it what so ever. Burns as it should. I tried the SONY external burner also and I like this one better. It seems to be a little more solidly built than the SONY.
Summary: I put this Blu-ray writer on my Wish List and I received it as a gift for 2010 Christmas. I was needing a way to make backup copies of my purchased Blu-ray movies for the kids because they were constantly losing them or getting them scratched up. I connected it to my Dell Studio 1749 laptop, via my USB hub because I have several other external drives connected simultaneously. I also connected the separate AC power adapter that was included with the Blu-ray writer.
Summary: Bought this somewhere else a little cheaper but I really didn't save any money.It does not burn Blu-ray disks on my system.I am running Windows 7 64 bit on a 2.66 mhz with 8gb memory Compaq and it fails to initialize disk.The software it comes with(Cyberlink) is outdated and it also fails using Nero10.Sending it back because it looks frail and flimsy.I am buying the Asus;they have better customer support.