Summary: Perfect for the price. I scratch-built an AMD/Asus PC, and used this drive to install Windows 8.1. It worked perfectly. I doubt I'll use it very much, since most installs going forward will be over the wire, but for getting the PC up and running it was exactly what I needed, and the price was right.
Summary: I don't know what people expect, it is a DVD / CD drive and it does what it is suppose to do, which is just to read your installation disc to install drivers or operating system. I guess to play music also if anyone still didn't make a copy to their computer. I have this Lite-on DVD on one computer and a Samsung DVD drive on another.. both SATA. Can't say I can hear the difference or notice any difference in transfer rate when in use vs the two.
Pros: It reads DVD's, and CD's You can use it to install your operating system and drivers off of your DVD, or CD Price is reasonable considering the age and limit of DVD drives
Cons: OEM any hardware in particular, don't come with cables or screws.