Summary: This drive does not include any player software. If you are not replacing an existing Blu-Ray drive you may also need to purchase player software, but your graphics adapter and screen must also support Blu-Ray or Blu-Ray 3D video playback. As a general rule, graphics cards featuring DisplayPort, DVI-D and/or HDMI video outputs are commonly Blu-Ray compatible. Many laptop screens may be compatible to support playback.
Summary: Just installed this drive in an ASUS N53s laptop to replace the previous drive that failed. Install was very simple after viewing a YouTube video on how to remove the keyboard. Needed to remove a small bracket from the old drive which holds the mounting screw. Theses are 4 of the tiniest screws that I have ever worked with. The came out real easy and of course I managed to loose 1 of them but the 3 remaining screws held it just fine.
Summary: Just thought I'd add the Bezel did indeed come with my drive. It arrived well packaged in foam box inside a bag that fit in(tight) my standard driveway mailbox. Fulfilled by Amazon. $60 seemed fair, only wish it supported the 125GB discs, but I feel like multilayer DVD-R's they will remain more than double the price(never worth GB/$) to buy in my case. LiteBurner failed with this drive(coaster), imgburn worked; both free for data.
Summary: So far, it's proven to be an excellent replacement to the DVD burner that came with my Acer Aspire 5750 notebook. Although the drive came with a bezel, you'd want to replace it with the Aspire 5750's curved bezel. There's also a small retaining bracket on the rear of the drive which holds it in place; that, too, needs to be removed from the existing drive and attached to the UJ240. The drive was immediately recognized by the Aspire's BIOS, and ready to use.
Works great, came with (in my case unuseful) bezel
18 November 2012
Summary: Works out of the box with CDBurnerXP (which is free) and burns at 6x just fine. I've burned 4 singe-layer and 2 double-layer BD-Rs (Optical Quantum brand) without a coaster. Total Media Theater, my BD playing software of choice, also runs fine. On the downside, the drive is quite loud.
$65 drive, but needs $80 software to run Blue-Ray's
30 August 2012
Summary: Just installed this, worked right away after a restart and windows updated itself with the latest drivers. It's nice you don't need to go find drivers or buy software to do a swap from old drive to new one, but you do need $45-$80 software on top of the drive price to play blue-ray specifically. It will however play DVD's as soon as you do a restart and it is finished installing the latest drivers, etc. The only software out there all has fairly negative reviews.
Summary: Meine auf dem Magix Video deluxe bearbeiteten Videofilme habe ich bisher auf eine normale DVD gebrannt. Da das Videoprogramm die Möglichkeit bietet, die Video-Ausgabe auch auf eine bluray-disc zu brennen, habe ich mir dieses Laufwerk zugelegt. Der Bildqualitätsunterschied zwischen dem auf DVD und alternativ auf BD gebrannten Video ist eklatant. Das Handling des Laufwerkes ist einfach.
Summary: Die Vorzüge des BD-Brenners... ++ Die Verpackung ist absolut frustfrei. ++ Das Gerät ist ultrakompakt (nicht viel größer als ein CD-Case) und schick. Nicht nur das Gehäuse ist weiß, sondern auch die mitgelieferten Kabel. ++ Kein lästiges Netzteil. USB-Strom reicht aus. Es sind zwei USB-Kabel vorhanden für den Fall dass ein USB-Port am Computer nicht genug Strom für den Brennvorgang liefert. ++ Schnell (eine randvolle Audio-CD war binnen weniger Minuten gebrannt).