Summary: This optical drive is superb. It even ready many CD/DVDs that other optical drives have trouble with. It also burns quickly and accurately. I don't yet know how it does with M-Disc media, but expect that will be excellent, as well.
Summary: works good so far, installation was a cinch. You've just gotta understand what sata cables are and that its a desktop burner. I put it in my gaming pc. looks nice in there too. matches my ATX case. got it dual booted with ubuntu 12.04 32bit and windows7 ultimate 64bit. put a music cd in it first thing and it played all tracks straight through then burned a dual layer dvd using Linux and K3b stayed at proper consistent writing speed according to the disk write rate.
Summary: I bought this to replace my middle-aged Dell's drive which was getting flakey. The old drive was IDE but fortunaltely the motherboard has SATA ports. I also needed a SATA data cable and a MOLEX to SATA power cable, the pair of which added about $5 to the drive's $20 cost. This is a bulk drive with no pretty packaging or hand holding but the installation is trivial if you have the right cables and, of course, an open SATA port.
Summary: I have a preference for the lg brand so I purchased this dvd burner. The quality was as I expected . This was an oem drive meaning no retail package or software was included. Package arrived on time and was done well.