Summary: i have had this for over half a year now, and its still running. however after a couple month of using this it started getting stuck every now and then, i have had to pry the trey open more than a few times. but it still works, and it gets easier to pry open after the first time. its also really loud when its running, but thats not and issue for me.
Cons: After about an hour of playing around on my new computer, I heard a loud spinning up and down noise coming from the optical drive repeatedly, and my comp froze up on me. After restarting it the noise went away and everything else is working great, but the drive no longer reads the fact that there are discs in it.
Pros: Great drive fast for downloading games, and great for movies. Overall, it has not had any problems only having it for two weeks now.
Cons: The one thing that is dislike is that at first the drive is extremely loud. But, if you are looking to just download things for a DVD disk and not so much watch movies it should be that big of a deal.