Summary: I bought the identical item last year, vendor was F & H Group, Inc. and the item was fine. For this one, seller is etoptrade, but this Panasonic UJ240 is used, abused, defective and region 2 (EU). The chassis has a lot of wear & scratches on it, probably cannibalized from an old laptop.
Drive is fine, but NO BEZEL despite the image/description
Ben Vigil, Amazon
30 June 2013
Summary: I ordered and received the drive just fine -- the usual Amazon ordering experience was great. When I received the drive it didn't have a bezel. At first I thought maybe I messed up and ordered the wrong drive but the very first bullet point states, in part, "[...] General Features: Black bezel.
The drive I received when ordering this part is counterfeit. Panasonic confirmed from Japan.
18 June 2013
Summary: When I was having issues setting up this drive I contacted Panasonic support, and provided them a picture of the drive. In BIOS and OS, the drive showed up as a UJ260, whereas the label was listing it as a UJ-240.
Spent 3 hours trying to make it recognize BD-RE DL. No use. Seems to be a firmware issue.
15 May 2013
Summary: As a technician with more that 10 years of experience behind can absolutely assure you - this rom is useless! Not so sure if that was just my luck or may be the issue with firmware 1.0 in general but i couldn't get it to recognize Dual Layer Blu-rays.
Summary: This product worked great for a month. I was able to burn blurays and play bluray commercial movies. After a month or so this bluray drive stopped being able to play Blu Ray commercial movies, even the ones that played a month ago.
Summary: Worked once, and then stopped writing any sort of discs altogether. Some "power calibration error" pops up. No fix anywhere on the internet to be found. can't believe i paid 90 bucks for this. still reads discs though, but if that was all i ever wanted, i would've bought a cheaper drive.
Summary: I purchased this drive to use in a new computer build because it was the lowest priced slim Blu-ray burner out there, but it was a big disappointment. It couldn't even read my TDK DVD-RW discs that my old DVD burner and DVD-ROM drives could.
Summary: Der Brenner wurde, wie gewohnt, schnell geliefert. Angeschlossen und sofort erkannt. Das war ja schon mal nicht schlecht.....aber dann. Wenn das Gerät einlesen soll, macht es statt der beworbenen Lese - Geschwindigkeit (BD 6x und DVD 8x) nur lächerliche 1,6 x.