Summary: What a disappointment.. The drive has been a champ up until a week ago when I started having problems. Why can't they make stuff that lasts more than a year or 2?? This this had seen really light duty compared to my DVD burners.. The next one will most likely be something other than an LG..
Pros: Worked great for 2yrs
Cons: It doesn't want to read any optical media (CD-R, DVD, BluRay) It opens and closes and the lights blink but when you try to view what is on the disc it causes explorer to freeze up like it was reading a bad disc.. The problem just started and the drive just so happens to be out of warranty.. I bet...
Summary: Need LightScribe software of course because this is OEM. BluRay cannot utilize LightScribe because the layers that would be etched are used on a BluRay disc.
Pros: Worked straight out of the box.
Cons: This device is compatible with Windows Vista and XP. (I have 7) I'm not sure if this is related but anytime I take a disk out of the device a pop up screen comes up informing me I need to insert the disc into the drive. (I am completely exited from the program on the disk) Mostly just annoying- n...
Pros: Price, burns blu-ray, burns DVD, Burns CD, and has 3D playback. It doesn't take long to read a Blu-ray or DVD, and burning is so fast. The blu-ray suite program mine came with works great no issues other than 2 channel audio but when your listening with headsets you don't miss surround sound. The...
Summary: The drive worked fine for a couple of weeks and then it just stopped reading discs of any kind. The drive shows up in device manager but whenever I put in a disc it just doesn't even bother to spin it, just makes a couple of clicks.
Pros: At least I got to install my os and import all of my music before it took a dump.
Pros: I included this unit in the design for the rig that I built last year, and I've loved in since the day I turned it on. Being able to read and burn 3D content at an affordable price is a huge advantage to anyone who does work with graphics or HD movie editing.
Summary: Do not buy this, if you want a Blu Ray drive shell out the extra money for a working one.
Pros: Absolutely nothing.
Cons: The first one I got was a complete dud, it wouldn't even open, I tried it on multiple power supplies. Whatever, sometimes these things happen so I RMA'd and received my new one (thanks newegg!). This one will read a regular CD/DVD but Blu Ray movies show as empty discs. Also I tried to boot from ...
Pros: Looks slick, does all the formats I could want.
Cons: Died after the first usage! I put a 2nd disc in, it loaded it, then promptly disappeared from Windows. Rebooted and checked BIOS, also gone. Swapped it out for my old rom drive, and the old one worked fine. Now I've had it 90 days, I'm stuck with a $70 dud that worked once. Super.