Pros: None that I can say, because- (continues in cons)
Cons: I purchased it OEM, but didn't realize what I was getting myself into at the time. Purchased back in 2012, wanted to put it into my first ever rig. It "works" (recognized in devices, powers on, opens and closes on prompt) but for some reason it doesn't recognize any disks I put into it, either bl...
Summary: I prefer other brands to LG but what can you do? It's only one of the very few drives available out there and the cheapest one as well that writes BD-Rs and has the LightScribe capability as well. What do I not like about LG drives?
Pros: For those of you who want BD-R __WRITER__ and LightScribe capability (newegg at present doesn't carry such drives) but there is an LG drive like that is available--it's model number is BH12LS38 by LG... just a heads up to all of you. I know I looked long on newegg hoping to find such a drive and ...
Cons: Those of you who complain that this drive doesn't WRITE BD-R disks read the description carefully--it's only a READER for BD-R disks.... just a heads up.
Cons: CD that does with it is junk. at least on Win7Ult. trying to load software ended up PSD of me and then I had to start over with my install. MAJOR PIA. Drive seems solid, but don't use the CD or software on the CD.. download the drivers off of the internet.
Summary: Mine did not come with Powerdvd, oh well. I downloaded Corel Windvd from their website for $59.00, (same price I got the LG drive for). I was hoping by now the Bluray patented software would be free and native on Windows 7 but that is still not a reality.
Pros: Great price for an oem drive, plays Blurays as advertised. Black color and horizontal line Matches my case (HAF 912) and lcd panel (Samsung 226BW), bonus.