Excerpt: This is the best drive I have had! I have burnt over 25 discs from my local computer store with no failures yet, all with excelent quality picture. I bought this for about £35 about two months ago from my local pc shop/store. The drive can write almost any disk media avalible at the present time.
Pros: Compatibility with other disks
Cons: Needs a firmware update to get the full speed
Excerpt: All in all a decent writer but I'd recommend anyone buying this drive to search on google / nec for the latest firmware. The original firmware was very picky about the speed at which it would burn and typically did not go above 8x irrespective of the brand or type of disc used.
Excerpt: After my Asus CD-RW bit the dust (the obligatory 1 month out of warranty), I decided the time was right to shift up a technology level and invest in a DVD writer. Prices have gone through the floor in the past couple of years and you can now pick up a DVD burner for less than twice the price of a...
Pros: Good quality, reliable, flexible, inexpensive
Excerpt: I picked up one of these from www.aria.co.uk last week for £40 to replace the NEC 1300a drive I had had for just over a year. Installation is very easy, just a matter of connecting up a power cord and ribbon cable, only took a few minutes.