Summary: Buy something else. I have never had a DVD/ CD drive just role over and play dead before. The fact that it stopped the PC from booting would lead me to believe something shoted-outr on the control board. I tried new SATA cable and 2 different SATA ports, it is definitely a dead drive.
Pros: When it worked it was adequate but not specifically good at being quick or quiet.
Cons: DIE in less than 2 years; was used less than 3 dozen time in a secondary PC. My PCs are protected by UPS to prevent surge of unstable voltage issues and I always follow proper anti-static discharge procedure. So, their is no reasonable reason after so ;little use that this LG 24X DVD drive decides one day to not only stop working but actually stops the PC from completing POST.
Summary: I wanted to combine my DVD burner and CD Burner to eliminate 2 pieces of hardware in my case. Now here's an SATA combo burner and the price was perfect. No the price was incredible, free shipping and no minimum purchase amount tied to that either. Shipped right away and it works perfectly. They threw in a SATA and also a Molext? So what if the Nero is a trial version Windows will act as burning software.
Summary: Works great! I purchase to replace a HP drive that failed. Installed the drive, powered up the computer, burned a dvd and verified it read the data. I did read where one reviewer had problems and was not able to get support from LG. I did register with LG on their site with no problem. Packaging: It does not come in a box from the manufacturer. Just packaging for the supplier and it is well packaged. I am happy with the product.
i couldn't have asked for anything better. This product works just as intended and has ...
2 January 2015
Summary: I purchased this disc drive as a component in a gaming build and for the price, i couldn't have asked for anything better. This product works just as intended and has had no hiccups at all. It is quiet and fits well with my case. The only reason I'm taking a star off this product is because of the packaging it came in. It came in a small plain card board box with no other protection than some bubble wrap around it.
Summary: My new DVD by LG Electronics, internal rewriter (GH24NS95B-KIT 24X SATA DVD) was delivered sooner than expected, was a simple installation, and was a great buy. This replaced the original DVD in my HP Pavilion 6340f computer. I am not a COMPUTER GEEK and was concerned with my ability to make this change. I first checked with a local computer store and found the cost prohibitive, labor $100 and replacement DVD over $75.
Summary: As it says on the product description, it is barebones, literally no manual/ manufacturer packaging etc. Arrived wrapped in air bubbled plastic. Also, I had to purchase an extra SATA ata cable to install it so make sure you have a spare.
Pros: Easily installed this to replace a dead dvd drive on an old Gateway GT5432. I haven't really used it much. But it still works after a year and a half. If all you need is a basic cd/dvd rom drive with burning capabilities this is it.
Summary: This is the second one of these drives I have owned. First one made it 6 months of VERY light use (5-8 burns, 4-5 software installs, 0 movies) Second one made it 4 moths of even less use. Just stops reading DVDs, always flaky with CDs. I have a second PC right next to this one, DVD drive 3 years old, flawless.
Pros: i have had this drive for some time now... a replacement for my beloved Pioneer 106.... i have had good results with it thus far... with Imgburn, this drive buffer was jumping all over the place...but with Nero, it has been rock solid... recommended