Summary: I have 2 units both work as advertised. The drive is quiet, reads most disks and has been a good performer. Drive comes bundled with all the necessary software to get it up and running. A fair value for the money.
Summary: It's quiet, it reads quick, plays my Blue Ray DVDs wonderfully. The finish is a bit shiny compared to my Cooler Master chassis, but I can get over that. I used the Cyberlink PowerDVD 8 that came with the drive. Works great on my XP machine.
Summary: While it is much faster than my 4x Lite-On BD-ROM reader, there are some spots on some discs where it consistently runs into trouble and errors out where my 4x reader has no problem. It is not all that frequent and I have both drives, so I can always go back to the 4x when that happens, but if you only have this BD-ROM reader you would be stuck. This is probably something that could be fixed with new firmware.
Quality BD drive for the lowest price possible when I purchased, reads everything I throw at it so far, software package functions to play CD, DVD, BD
ryan w, Overclock
11 June 2010
Excerpt: This drive was purchased form Newegg.com for 109.99. Installed smoothly in 3.5 in. bay, black gloss panel w/ chrome trim complimented CM 690 case very well. The drive reads/writes CD, DVD, DVD-DL, and reads BD without any issues. Light Scribe works without a hitch. Software package bundle is PowerDVD works well, updates common and available for BD play function to work on newer movies. Only CON is the noise level is louder than most drives I have had in the past.