Summary: I installed this in my DELL XPS8700 that had a spare drive bay. Installation of the drive was easy, although I did have a problem with the door on the computer. It wouldn't open to allow access to the drive tray. After a slight adjustment of the drive in the bay, everything works as it should.
Pros: Performance, easy to use, Features/Settings, Quality
Summary: Tried updating firmware but that did not help.
Pros: Nice looking. Worked very well when I first installed it. Have burned numerous DVDs with it. When I tried to burn a Blu-ray disk it would not recognize the disk. Never could get it to burn a Blu-Ray disk.
Cons: Started having trouble with it recognizing any disk. Eventually it would not recognize any disk I put in it. The only thing it has done consistently is to open tray and close tray.
Excerpt: The drive works great, compatible with newest Blueray discs (with on line upgrades, you can choose to upgrade 10, not buy 14 if you want). (As of 12/2014) The disc spins up very fast during installs, but otherwise quiet.