Summary: This drive is affordable and easy to install. seemed to work well, but I did have an issue with a blu ray from redbox that had a small scratch but deep and the drive wouldn't read past that point in the movie. I traded in the disc for a new one and it was ok. It seems quieter than my old Sony DVD burner. I have not burned anything yet but I'm sure it works fine. just remember that this drive only reads Blu-ray discs but reads and burns dvd and cd.
I ordered this seeing it as an upgrade to previous ...
2 weeks ago
Summary: I ordered this seeing it as an upgrade to previous optical drives seeing the reviews. 3 months later i am having issues i would have expected if i was using this everyday on a heavy workload, but this thing is as dead can be. It still somewhat reads, but will refuse to playback any kind of video. The audio oddly works. Next time i will order from a different supplier that also packages blu-ray support as well.
Summary: Works just fine, fast and reliable. Keep in mind that there are no cables or screws included--only the drive itself. Also note that Blu-Ray drives (like this one) are typically deeper than most DVD drives.
Summary: I bought this BD ROM to see Bluray movies on my desktop. Works like a charm BUT be aware that: - You need the proper software to play Bluray files - You need a Video card that supports also Bluray resolution and codecs - Your monitor should support HDCP. Consider that this is to read files, you cannot burn Bluray discs! If you're looking for read only like me, this is a good one.
Summary: Using this in an Ubuntu Linux system and it works great now that I have all of the appropriate libraries installed. My kids tend to destroy all of their discs so I need electronic copies. I am in the process of ripping both DVD and Blu-ray movies to use with my Plex server using MakeMKV and/or Handbrake.
Summary: Great drive so far. I was able to backup my entire collection of DVD's and Blu-ray's to an external HDD so I don't have to insert a disk (and risk scratching it) every time I want to watch a movie.
Summary: Ordered straight from amazon. Didn't come in a box, was just wrapped in a plastic bag along with the instructions and product manual. Might be because I ordered it alongside another item? Also didn't come with any cords or connectors so make sure you have those. Otherwise, works great. A for software to use with this thing, VLC media player is FREE and amazing to play movies with, I especially love it because of the volume equalizer.