Summary: after 3 months of trying to get this fixed from Light-on, and had 4 drives sent to my house all did not work. i updated the firmware like they said and lightscribe didn't work at all. i even installed the drive on my sons computer witch is different system and windows still got the same thing.
Pros: No Pros to this drive at all
Cons: the drive does not work the way it should, Takes to long to read disks, burning disks takes even longer, Lightscribe leaves lines in the image, and now the drive just hangs up my system.
Pros: Easy to install, physically works, not too loud
Cons: Software doesn't work with Windows 8, PowerDVD12 is only version which does. If you purchase PowerDVD12 you'll need to spend $98 to get Blu-Ray playback, so this player actually costs $177.99 if you own Windows 8.