Summary: Bought this when I took the optical drive out of my laptop (as I hardly used it since Netflix) and replaced it with a BU HDD (mechanical, to go with the main SSD). I still occasionally need a CD DVD drive and this does the trick.
Summary: Went with the EBAU108 which works great with the SP3
Pros: Good cord length
Cons: As other reviewers have said this device draws more power from the USB port than the standard allows. When used with the surface this led to a "power surge on the usb hub". The drive would start to spin up and then abruptly stop with the error displayed. As others have said this overdraw of power...