Summary: This product works very well. The only problem I had with it was the fact that it did Not come with any software. I purchased it as a stand-alone OEM unit. I was able to Burn and Read Blu-Ray Discs as well as normal/regular DVD's. I have Not had any problems with it. I have software that I can use with it, but I am still looking for the best freeware for it.
Summary: I have had this drive for a while now and the player/recorder is working great. I have played Blu-ray's and DVD's and it works flawlessly. I do not have a HD Monitor so it is hard to compare quality in that regard, but it has worked great for everything I need to do. It was very easy to install as well.
Summary: These were purchased to upgrade my equipment for future technology. I always purchase LG optical drives because I can depend on them to be quality drives that do not disappoint. I own several LG optical drives that are so old that you can't even look them up at the LG website, they still perform flawlessly even after out-living their warranty periods. These arrived in a very short time and were packaged to arrive in great condition.
Summary: I've put this BD writer in several computers and it's always been a good performer. It also burns the low price Optical Quantum Blu ray discs , single and dual layer and i've not had one failed burn ever. One note about my review, i dont burn Blu ray movies, i use the blu ray discs only for archiving large amounts of mixed files, 20-40Gb, music recording sessions and Video projects , no Blu ray movie burning but regular DVD's have burnt fine.
Summary: It works as expected. It comes with no cables or software, so it's best as a replacement for a DVD writer. It usually takes 20 to 30 minutes to write a Bluray disk to capacity. The firmware was out of date, so I updated firmware.
Summary: I received the drive in a plastic bag with a couple cables that I didn't need, but it was nice to have an extra sata and power splitter cable. I was worried it wasn't going to work well because Amazon only put air-pack bags on top of it, nothing around it. But I used BurnAware free on a pair of BD-R DL and stuck to 4x burn speed which went amazingly fast and error free. Heck of a drive for the money.
Summary: I was concerned with some of the reviews about the lack of software included. Mine came in with a Super Multi Blue Install Disc. Once installed, I'm able to play Blu-Ray movies with no issue. The Blu-Rays load fairly quickly and the drive is pretty quiet. I've even made my own Blu-Rays with Hauppage software and they play well also.