Summary: The drive is nice and lite weight, the use of USB power is convenient however it would be nice to have a choice in a pwr adapter or USB use. This would save on USB connections, granted you would need a pwr outlet using the adapter.
Summary: Normal stupid instruction...don't connect until software installed. Can't install software without hardware connected. Should include blu-ray player software...but it doesn't. Seems to work OK for reading. Haven't tried writing.
Summary: Software sucks and you need 2 usb ports to power unit. LG makes good items but they should supply software so you can use this to its maximum potential. Works on a mac but not very well. Works better on windows machines but the software sucks.
Summary: This drive performed 100% as expected. I used M-Discs Blue-Rays for performing large, permanent backups with Macbook laptops. The writes were flawless, just plug and play and use the OS for burning the discs. Highly recommended.