Summary: I got this as a second DVD/CD RW for my machine. The primary DVD/CD RW is the same model and make. It was cheap in price, well made and all of the hardware needed for installation was in the box. It also came with a trial version of Nero... Bottom line. It was received within the time frame promised and the installation only took a matter of minutes. Great product for the price! I'd recommend it. I'd buy this again.
Summary: I purchased this drive last year, and use it to play DVD's on about a weekly basis. It still functions, kind of, but midway through playing a DVD it will simply stop (when using VLC) and will be jittery and skip (when using WMP). I have swapped the DVD's into other players and computers which render fine, so I am convinced this is indeed a hardware issue and not a software issue. Pretty disappointed.
Summary: Ordered this for a new computer. It worked (mostly) as advertised, packed fine, and installed without problems. However, I would note that it is quite loud when it spins up to run. If I am reading any CD or DVD, it will do three "spin-ups"--each increasing in length and higher in pitch--to where it SOUNDS like it's running fast. I've not noticed any performance issues at all, but the noise is a turn-off especially since it is by far the loudest part of my computer.
Great drive, for the price I would buy another ...
18 December 2014
Summary: This LG GH24NSB0B arrives as a single drive, it does not include software or wires. The drives does not need software, it appears to be a plug and play device. After installation the drive appears in the directory, without any intervention from the user. Great drive, for the price I would buy another one when this one quits. /* NOTE: this is not a blue-ray drive. you will not be able to rip blu-ray movies with this drive.