Summary: I got this for $15, so for the price it's not too bad but I was expecting it to be a little bit quieter. it sounds like a 1990's CD-ROM drive.
Pros: burns CD's and DVD's.
Cons: a very noisy drive when in use with CD's or DVDs. burning or reading. doesn't matter. it will be noisy. Also the nero software that comes with it is a trial. didn't even install it. not planning to purchase nero at full price for this.
Cons: I bought this to upgrade my Mom's computer, bought it because it came retail package with some burning software. The burner came with Nero 12 Essentials Trial Version. If this is really a 15 day trial version I'll not be buying Lite-On again. I'll update the review after I get it installed.