Pros: I've been burning DVDs with this drive for over six months with no problems at all. It burns very well and is fairly quiet. I haven't had any compatibility issues with any leading DVD brands (Verb, TY, Ritek). This is a good drive.
Summary: Well as in my other reviews. I have come to dislike to write them in such a short ownership time as it really doesn't allow you to give the one true factor in a computer component. Here today, Gone Tomorrow.
Pros: Nero 8 Essentials included software, Very good read and write speeds, Very good burning performance so far, Excellent price, Excellent value for the money.