Summary: I bought this to put into my HP MicroServer which I am using for an iTunes server as I wanted to import some existing Blu-Rays into my collection and play/stream others. It installed very easily and I didn't suffer from any of the firmware issues others are having.
Hardware is good but be aware of a couple of things
16 September 2013
Summary: Great for playing back Blu Rays, but disappointed it did not write DVD's and the software included, although ok, does not support 3D (I have a 3D gaming monitor) and you have to pay extra for that, quite a bit extra. You could use a 3D external player, using HDMI.
Summary: I purchased this to view Blu-Ray/Blu-Ray 3D's in my PC and I'm totally satisfied!!!. The only reason I didn't put five stars is that it lacks DVD/CD recording capability (but for the price is totally fair) and the overall construction quality is quite low!!!.
player is fine, but beware of the bundled software with Windows 8
Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 August 2013
Summary: The hardware works absolutely fine; booted off it with no problems for installation of Windows. However, the bundled OEM version "Cyberlink PowerDVD 10" software refuses to play Blu-Ray discs on WIndows 8.
Summary: Blu-ray playback only but the bundled Cyberlink DVD 10 sells for £23 so do the maths and this is excellent value. Knocked a star of because there appears to be no fix to play Blu-ray through HDMI via my receiver, had to install direct to the TV despite setting the receiver to throughput.
Summary: It's a good Blueray drive, and certainly plays disks well (the ones I've tried anyway). My only issue is that it doesn't write disks, but that is more my issue with reading the product description, than an issue with the product! ;-)
Internal Blu-Ray Drive - Running with Windows 8 Pro.
23 June 2013
Summary: Installed this into my PC with no problems. As this is a Bare Drive, I also ordered a SATA data cable and a SATA power lead. I already have 4 screws the correct size. That was an easy install which took no time at all.