Summary: The LG Electronics 8X USB 2.0 Slim Portable DVD Drive is a great product! I was looking for a product that I could play DVD movies* and PC games on, since my laptop did not come with a DVD port. I got this product on time, plugged it in to a USB port on my laptop, and it worked!
Works on Linux and windows machines with little effort, a fantastic super cheap light-duty little portable device.
5 August 2015
Summary: Bought this LG GP50NB40 burner/player as I needed some light duty drive for my laptop which came sans dvd. This thing sure is the lightest and most fragile-seeming drive I've ever seen. Don't think I would just toss it in my laptop bag without some sort of hard case.
Summary: After downloading all of the programs to attempt to have the drive work, DVD's play terribly. Skipping and lagging, the audio continues most of the time, but the video is way off. I've tried several DVD's---and it's the drive.
Summary: Have three different machines, 2 win 7s and an XP. Worked without a hitch on all three. I use the XP to copy and burn DVDs, the 7s t burn - and the drives has worked with no problems. I like the fact that it has only one USB cable whereas the one it replaced had two and could be a hassle.
Summary: I purchased this to assist in installing Windows software on my MacPro. This made it very easy to install right from the DVD. I got it on sale for $21 with free shipping and found it to be the perfect addition to my Tech Stuff.
Summary: this worked perfectly out of the box on my MacBook pro. textbook plug-and-play. I previously purchased a similar item from a Samsung that claimed to be mac compatible, but it wasn't. this LG works great.