Summary: I've had this burner for approx 5 weeks, have run about 30 disc's through it and have only had one coaster, of course that was my fault, as I accidentally hit cancel, I didn't realize the burn process had begun yet. The drive is quiet, seems well built. Nero, IMHO is the only software to use.
Summary: Installation was a breeze for both the drive itself and the bundled software. So far reading and writing capabilities have been working without a hitch. I look forward to taking advantage of the dvd-r9 compatibility once the media becomes a bit more economically priced.