Summary: Bought this because it seemed reasonably priced and well reviewed. After only a few months of ownership, the drive began to take over a minute to show up in windows. On top of this, it was very loud. Then it would not connect or show up in Windows at all.
Pros: Worked well at first for burning and watching bluray price
Cons: No software or drivers Inconsistent performance no support began dying after only a few months
Summary: Earlier review the drive stopped showing up on my system, I thought the drive was bad and after purchasing a new drive learned the problem is with my motherboard.. I installed this in a MSI 760GM-P23 motherboard and this drive now works perfectly.
Summary: If you want to watch Blu-Ray movies and don't have any software that can handle Blu-Ray yet, you may want to consider buying a drive that comes with software. As of right now, there are not many decent free programs that are able to play Blu-Ray movies.
Pros: It is fairly quiet, does what it is meant to. Haven't had a chance to try and burn any Blu-Ray disks yet.
Cons: The LED on the front to indicate activity is a little distracting if it isn't covered.
Summary: I have had this drive now going on a month. It was very easy to install into the second drive bay in my Mac Pro. All I had to do was remove the front CD Tray Plate before installing (if you don't do this, the tray will not be able to fit through the drive bay door).
Stopped working after 2 months . No response from pioneer support.
DuraDave "Dave", Amazon
4 December 2013
Summary: I purchased this burner primarily for backing up data. The Blu-ray Burner stopped working after 2 months and will no longer recognize Blu-ray disk also Burner will not burn a disk over 22 Gigabytes, After that it fails. Contacted Pioneer support after 2 weeks, No response. Lemons happen .