Excerpt: You can get no-name CD/DVD drives for less money on @ but who knows what sort of cheap piece of junk will arrive in the mail? I decided to spend just a few dollars more and go with a name brand I can trust from a seller who stands behind its products and service.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Reliable
Excerpt: I bought this to use with my mac mini. No drivers needed to be installed or updated or whatever, and I was able to use it right out of the box. I use it for rebook CD burning, and also for 4.7GB DVD data backups and have had no errors up to this point.
Pros: Easy To Install, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible, Reliable, Small
Summary: For the price and all it has to offer i think i made a good choice
Pros: I needed a this because i'm a iMac owner and i don't need a full time cd/dvd rom drive but this is nice to have and easy to use. Plus you can hook it up to any tv with a USB port
Cons: Non that i can think of i've only used it a couple of time and put it away when i need it next. It's not a full time thing with me right now needed to burn stuff to cd/dvd but it's nice if you need it
Summary: Since I can't correct my earlier review, this is an update to my earlier bad review (did not work on my Surface Pro with constant errors and spinup/spindown). I discovered that the problem was inadequate power coming through the USB port, a common problem with laptop and these USB-powered drives.
Pros: Compact, works well as long as it gets adequate power from the USB connection (no provision for external power)
Cons: May not work on some laptops due to inadequate USB power. you can fix this with a USB Y-cable