Pros: Has worked for 6 years of occasional use in my PC build.
Cons: Loud. The only reason I wrote this review after so much time is I put a CD into the drive for the first time in a year, and noticed how ridiculously loud it was. Then I remembered it was that loud from day one.
Pros: This is great DVD burner and I had it installed in my computer since April of 2008 and still working strong. It is a little noisy but it is worth the price. Not many coasters at all.This is a good quality DVD burner and it was easy to install.
Summary: I bought the retail version thinking it would include everything needed to hook it up, but unfortunately it does not. Of course, the package contents under specifications does not include the cable, though it should be standard issue in any case. Oh well, live and learn.