Summary: Failed within hours of first use !! Unfortunatly I had not got around to actually setting it up in my PC for over 12 months, its been sat in the box it arrived in until last night so NO warranty .. Will read DVD etc but does not recognise any Blu-ray discs. Updated the firmware using Liteon` own utility (apparently the newer firmware improves Blu-ray reading) BUT still dead.. Lesson learnt...
Summary: I bought this to add blu-ray capabilities to my media server box, which also acts as a server for several different parts of my network at home. It's great when it works, but every 24-48 hours it will disappear from the system, with my motherboard reporting that it's been unplugged. I've changed SATA cables, SATA ports on the motherboard, and I've even changed the power feed.
The Cyberlink software is not compatible with WINDOWS 8.
Richard Denton, Amazon
12 August 2013
Summary: If you have WINDOWS 8 go for another drive with software that is compatible, the rub here is the drive was cheap but to get the software upgraded is the same cost as the drive, now looking at paying £70.
When it works - it's good... But only when it works....
The 'Scribe', Amazon
24 June 2013
Summary: So I got this drive as I have upgraded to a 2nd display and wanted to watch movies whilst gaming or surfing the net... It worked for about a week then would mysteriously disappear from the PC... wasn't showing in 'Device Manager' or 'My Computer'. Only a reboot would bring it back and then randomly it would vanish again... I tried changing SATA cables, the port its connected to...
Summary: Had this drive since feb and its been a nightmare since day one. First Vista 64 couldn`t see the drive so i had to un-plug my dvd drive so windows could see it problem sorted..... or so i thought. Playing band of brothers it looked and sounded great but started to stutter/skip every 20 mins or so for 1-2 seconds, so i updated the firmware this will fix it i thought... nope didnt do a damm thing.
Summary: I'm afraid I couldn't get this drive to work at all (I'll expand in a tick) despite throwing what felt like the kitchen sink at it (again, more in a tick), so I went and bought a different Blu-ray drive and the new one worked first time without a hitch - so it could still be a clash between my machine and the drive, or a faulty version of the drive but for me its a 1-star because it didn't work, especially in the face of another drive which did work, and without fault.
Summary: Please don't purchase this product unless you have a working software package that you KNOW will play Bluray movies. This comes with POWERDVD 8 BD, which WILL NOT PLAY THE NEWEST MOVIES. I got this with my Christmas money along with a Bluray movie and I STILL haven't seen the movie beyond 10 minutes. Cyberlink, who make the POWERDVD software, don't reply to any questions, so the problem won't get fixed.
Summary: ich habe ein RETAIL Laufwerk in Originalverpackung (großer Katon mit styropor (oder gleichwertiger) Schutzverpackung bestellt, aber nur ein "BULK" (nacktes Laufwerk) OHNE Umverpackung, OHNE Schutzverpackung, OHNE ohne Zubehör, OHNE ohne Kabel, OHNE Software erhalten. und das von AMAZON direkt! es hatte noch nicht einmal die richtige Typenbezeichnung und ist zu lang!