Summary: If you are in need of a highly transportable optical drive, this unit is pretty cool. But if you believe the descriptions and desire Lightscribe capabilities, move on. This unit is NOT Lightscribe enabled. Otherwise a very cool drive. A tad finicky on usable media, but then who isn't.
Summary: The only issue that I can find with this product is that the door doesn't close automatically and is a little tricky to close at times. However, once you get over your own level of laziness its not a problem. This disk drive allowed me to revive my otherwise dead netbook and upgrade it from Windows XP to 7. Saved me a lot of time and money!
Summary: Mine does not close smoothly - tray gets caught in housing. Also, the attached 6 inch usb cable is a nuisance if you need your drive to be further away, since you can't use a standard usb cable to extend it
Nice Product, always keep the power USB cable near
11 March 2010
Summary: I purchased this to go with a netbook that doesn't have an internal CD-ROM drive. It works great. Just make sure to hang onto the power USB cable since you will need to use them both a lot of the time.
Summary: This thing is really small. My wife bought one of those small notebook computers without a DVD drive. This one takes up no space in her desk drawer or briefcase - and it works as well as any internal drive we have.
Summary: My grandson had gotten the 10.5 inch mini computer for his homework assignments but was disappointed when he could not transfer his music from his CD's to his Ipod. This fit the bill and he is pleased.