Summary: I have burned over 50 dvds on this burner and only 1 coaster. This is with cheap -R blanks as well. I am very happy with this burner and the service at NewEgg is over and above any online site I have ever ordered from. Excellent price, lightning shipping, and top quality product.
Summary: Have heard good things about this product. My brother owns one and sent me the link to this. I am now waiting on it to arrive. Sounds like a good bargain and cannot complain about the great cheap price. Some are saying about a firmware upgrade to make it dual layer. Is this possible?
Summary: This Lite On 812S is well worth the asking price. It performs flawlessly. What is special about this drive is that it capable of dual layer burning, with the proper firmware upgrading. I would recommend staying away from cheap media.
Summary: Inexpensive ($xx bucks at NewEgg! - how can you go wrong?) Easy install, immediate recognition by my PC and no drivers to mess with (XP does it all). So far, not a single coaster. Burns RiData/Ritek DVDs like a dream. Oh and did I mention that it burns at 8X !!!
Summary: Go Retail for a few more bucks... This is a nice drive and comes with Power DVD5 and MyDVD for making DVDs... Lite-on has been the best prised and best quility drive the last few years. You will be happy.
Summary: Ordered on a Monday Morning arrived on Wednesday afternoon and the Fedex guy was sorry it wasn't there that morning because the normal guy was sick. Haven't used it alot but what I did do worked great using onsale Imation DVD+R.
Summary: This is a pretty good dual format burner. However, it needs some firmware modification to burn my RiData 8x DVD-Rs, and it seems to write better to +R than -R. Other than that, this is a very good burner for the price.