Summary: I use this LaCie external DVD drive with my MacBook Pro to burn DVD projects from iDVD. I like the fact that its a small, light, portable unit. I hope it holds up as I take it along with my MacBook Pro from place to place.So far I've had no problem burning DVDs or listening to music CDs on the Mac. However It uses a USB connection and I wish LaCie had included firewire. The unit came with DVD Utility software and Lightscribe software for Windows but not for Mac.
Summary: Works exactly as advertised. I have never needed to use the included power adapter, or even the double USB connection. My 3 PCs run it just fine off the USB ports. It works faster than my PC drive, and I burn DVDs for my business, often, so it gets used and abused (in my travel bag). Never a problem. Best money I spent. My Sony drive in my laptop does not read mini-DVDs by Sony, but this one does. Nice looking too. EZ to pack since I need no power cord.
Pros: Consistent Burns, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Quiet, Runs Cool