Summary: CD player installed just fine on my relic computer. I spent too much time trying to get a Sata DVD RW to work on my old system with no luck so I went back to IDE. Unfortunately with all the IDE computers out there and good folks running them there is no longer any supported devices for them.
Summary: I purchased this drive for the ability to set up my system and it got the job done just fine. I have only used it two other times since then (one for a DVD and the other was for a CD-ROM installation) and the drive works well. There is about a .5 - 1 second delay when opening the drive and it also isn't the quietest drive either. I would give this drive 5 stars if it was quieter, other than that however, this is a good drive.
Summary: I have a Dell 4300 and could not find a replacement DVD burner at any local retailer with an EIDE connection. I'm glad this product was available and it was so easy to install and with no software included my Windows XP detected it and it's working better than the original DVD burner I had for many years. The price was phenomenal for the performance and the extinction of this EIDE burner. I was thoroughly impressed. Thank U!
Summary: Drive arrived ok, but there was no software! It was advertized with software. I could have bought a bare drive for much less. Not happy with being taken advantage of this way. I will order from someone else next time.
Summary: drive is fine, generic enough - what software? i'm not super concerned about it or anything, but it would have been nice to include it, whether it's roxio or easy-cd-creator or sonic or nero or or or... :) buy it because it's cheap and reasonably reputable, not for the software.
Summary: Hooked it up - turned on the computer (XP - SP3) - it was recognized and it read all the discs I put in. Came with nice software - I used the burn-disc software to create a music CD and it worked great. It also has a "Producer" program for capturing, editing and burning video with DVD Menus and there is a disc labeling program with templates and a DVD player with what looks like pretty extensive controls and features for playback.
Summary: I bought this product last year, but I have had problems with it since the beginning. The DVD drive constantly freezes when playing DVD's. Also, the DVD drive will not always open when trying to push the open tray button. However, this is not the worst part of the DVD drive. The worst part is the company LG itself. This drive is still under warranty so I went to the LG website to fill out a warranty request.