Summary: Bought for a slim SFF computer build with an ITX motherboard. It works great, reads and writes fast, and has a very short package which is what I needed. One star off because it makes a VERY weird loud noise when first starting up.
Summary: Most likely refurbished or at minimum very old corporate bulk sales drives, given the boxes they come in for shipment are 'HP logo brown box", again "Not new retail consumer boxes as most advertise". They are out of date drives from 2007 with out of date software.
Summary: I installed this dvd burner into a brand-new custom-built machine. I went to burn a DVD, and it wouldn't recognize the disk. After trying several blank disks, I went to Microsoft's Fix-It site [...], and it reported that the drive was not capable of burning CDs.
Summary: I purchased this HP-1270i in November 2011 from Amazon. I received it in only 2 days, very quick service. It performed flawlessly untill today after only 3 months it quit reading/writing. I burned approximately 300 DVD's. This was a heavy price for only 3 months service.