Pros: I bought this to use in conjunction with an Acer Linux notebook. For a test, I plugged it into my desktop Gentoo/KDE system, which recognized it instantly. I tried dvdbackup on a CD-R video I had previously recorded on my desktop DVD burner, and it read the whole disk without issues. I then burned a few ISO images with the K3B program to some CD+R disks I had lying around. They passed the verify check, and K3B reported an estimated write speed of 7.84x; fairly close t...
Cons: Like all slim portable DVDs it's mechanically frail with the drive door extended--treat it gently. The provided USB cord is exactly 23" long so this drive will have to reside close to a USB A socket.
Pros: The device works as advertised. I only needed the device to read music CDs and import songs onto my laptop. The dvd drive on my HP died and i didnt care about replacing it instead i went with this LG external dvd device which works exactly how i want it to.
Cons: I dont like the fact that it needs 2 USB ports, not a huge deal more a personal preference and i knew this going in but still bugs me.