Summary: Recieved my purchase -- I have it installed and it works very well. I am satisfied with the quality of the material and the seller was very agreeable. Amazon provides a convenient way to shop !
Summary: I have an older computer so when my DVD burner died I had very few options with which to replace it, and nothing locally available since it's got an IDE interface. So this item saved me from having to buy an entirely new computer just because the drive failed. Now I can get another several years out of this already old computer.
Summary: Great replacement DVD/RW for IDE interface. I have an external case for an IDE drive and the writer went bad, and this drive has been a flawless replacement, plug and play. I was glad I could still get it with IDE since my motherboard SATA ports are all used. It will likely outlast my desktop computer at this point. Only bad point, drive description states it comes with "Software" but it arrived with nothing but the drive itself and the order slip.
Summary: I purchased this "used-like new" LG Electronics GH22NP20 from Power Optical through Amazon for under $25, including shipping. It arrived by Priority Mail in two days. I bought this to replace a worn out drive in an older PowerMac G4. Installation was quick and easy. The Mac immediately recognized the drive. It works great!
Summary: I bought the burner on april 20, 2010, it is now april 24, 2011 (less then a year of ownership considering ship time) and the burner is dying out. the last DVD I tried to burn (about 2 weeks ago) became a coaster. It seems that now, the first CD /DVD I burn is fine, but if I try to burn more then 1 CD/DVD, it does not burn right and makes the 2nd a coaster. I tried ripping a few CD's to MP3's and started having trouble on the 5th CD. They were fairly short CD's too.
Summary: This burner was purchased to replace a defective one. I knew that LG was a good brand and I liked the specs. The fact that it comes as a bare drive was not a problem as I perform most of the maintenance on my PC anyway. Even for a novice, the installation is not difficult. I have been very pleased with the performance of this drive and would purchase another one if needed.