Excerpt: So far, so good! I've been through so many of these that, obviously, time will tell but so far, I am very, very pleased. I am thrilled with the price. It got here so quickly and I am most happy with this item! I download many books from the classes I am taking as well as tutorials for use in learning web design. I burn A LOT of dvds. I hope this one will give me a good long run! (Others have not.) I don't have any issues with it as of yet. So far, it is fabulous!
Pros: Interface Super Simple, Seems Good Construction, Stupid Simple To Use, Very easy to use, Very Lightweight, Weighs Virtually Nothing
Summary: My reason buying this drive was because I wanted a portable USB powered drive that I could pack around with my to client's homes. I also wanted a drive I could use when working on client machines in my shop that no longer had a working DVD drive installed in them. This fit the bill and it was under $30 using a promo code. I did not know about M-Disc but am very curious to try them out and it is nice knowing this slim drive supports them.
Summary: At nearly double the price of an internal drive I have to wonder if it is really worth it. However if you factor in the ability to use this device with computers where an internal drive is not possible, then you may justify the additional cost.
Pros: No switches, dials, knobs, or membrane buttons to push (other than to insert media)
Cons: Non skid feet on device bottom would beneficial but still a two handed operation to use.