Summary: Reading the reviews it looks like about 25% of these devices stop working within a year. So, maybe I should count myself lucky.
Pros: Lasted 4 years
Cons: Stopped working after reading perhaps 400 DVDs, 50 Blu-rays and writing perhaps 25 DVDs and 5 Blu-rays. I took it apart and noted a transistor that had exploded and left a scorched mark on the inside of the drive's case.
Summary: I'll put this drive on the shelf since the DVD/CD functions seem to work fine, but am very disappointed that I paid extra for a feature that doesn't work.
Pros: Good drive while it works.
Cons: Won't read Blu-rays after eight months, DVD functions work fine. Since the price premium is for the Blu-ray ability I feel like I've been ripped off. As most of my collection is DVDs I haven't used the Blu-ray functionality. In total I've read less than 10 Blu-ray disk on this drive.
Summary: Maybe I got a bad drive. It happens. But do not buy this because it has software with it. It is not worth it, in my opinion.
Pros: Did what it was supposed to do for a week.
Cons: Went to rip an audio CD, and I heard loud grinding. The CD itself was fine, so I surmise the gears in the drive itself were mashing together. Would make grinding noise, even when it spun up at system boot with no disc or when your closed the drive empty and it spun. Sent back for RMA (still in pr...
Summary: My original review on 01-26-12 gave the drive a 1. I figured out the problem wasn't the drive but my case ventilation. First drive I got would randomly fail when burning a disk. Great help from LiteOn troubleshooting the problem, but couldn't come up with why the failures.
Pros: Drive works as advertised Great customer service
LITE-ON 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner with 3D Playback iHBS212-08 LightScribe Support
Eduardo G., Newegg
31 December 2012
Summary: Have not tried Lightscribe or 3D function yet (will never probably use 3D anyways). Build: CASE: Thermaltake Level 10 GT (VN10001W2N) Black SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Four Fans-1x 200mm Colorshift MOBO: ASUS Maximus V FORMULA/THUNDERFX LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0...
Pros: Easy to install, good software suite, plug n' play in Win7, error free so far when burning.
Cons: Could have faster write times but for the priced paid, very good performance. Cyberlink Suite could be better, specially to burn media and create DVD menus and such.