Item played DVD and music CD out the box straight ...
Stanley Davidson jr, Amazon
6 December 2014
Summary: Item came quick and BRAND NEW! Item played DVD and music CD out the box straight to my usb3, manufacturer says otherwise. I'm using this as a drive for my HP Envy w/ Beats as it has no disc drive. I bought a usb to sata cord for quickest possible data exchange for $25.
Summary: This model is the 12x LG BE12LU38. arrived in good condition. Tasteful white on black design. Using esata connection. so far burned 2 discs. and one . success with both on first try using imgburn. Ps3 users make sure you uncheck 'prefer format without space areas' for 50gb discs.
The Jury Is Still Out UPDATE: DO NOT BUY THIS BURNER!!!
John R, Amazon
13 September 2014
Summary: After I received this burner, it worked perfectly for approximately 20 hours of use. It then failed to be recognized by my Win 7 or Win 8 computer. When plugged in, it made a re-cycling clicking noise.
An External BD/DVD Read/Writer that does everything to BD &DVD
13 September 2014
Summary: I began by mistakenly ordering two(2) units from J&R through Amazon. I had to call Amazon's customer service quickly to change my order. The service people at Amazon were very polite and handled my order problem with no hassles. So, only one(1)LG-BE12LU38 was going to show up at my door.
Summary: I am using this on a MAC book pro with Leopard Snow (OS 10.6.8) and it works like a dream. No software needed to install to make this work. Just plug in the USB and insert a DVD or BluRay and you see the drive in your Finder. I recommend this to all MAC users out there.
Summary: No compatibility or reliability issues on a Windows 7 system I built myself after 1.5 years of heavy use on viewing blue rays and moderate use on burning blue rays. No problems finding reliable media for it either.