Summary: Noisy, slow, but it was going into an early 2008 Mac Pro, so it was the most compatible drive to replace the original Pioneer drive that Apple provided. Better than a point stick in the eye, but not by much.
Summary: I wanted to do disk-to-disk duplication, among other things, with the Mac Pro I bought. I thought dollar-for-dollar this Pioneer would deliver the performance I was looking for. Now, years later I know it does. While the burner chosen by Apple has gone South (no longer burning DL-DVDs, barely burning anything else and really only used for playback), this Pioneer just keeps going and going and going. You need a burner? Buy this one, you'll be glad you did.
Summary: the unit I've received was working mostly fine, but had issues with DL. I had to re-flash the firmware, which required a bit of research. All in all does the job, but required a bit of elbow grease to get it right.
Summary: After eight years of using my pioneer DVD recorder and finally gave out. If this new one last long as the old one I will have gotten my money's worth they sell great products and am very pleased
Summary: Unit received quicker than was expected. Good News. I installed product according to directions and it has been great. Finally have a working DVD writer installed in my computer. Thanks again for quick service and providing a quality product. Oh, fabulous price too.
A breath of fresh air after hp and lite-off..I mean on
jbaerd just g**gle me!, Amazon
15 February 2012
Summary: This drive has been a rock solid investment as I've had it for over a year with no problems. Of course it may die yet but I don't use it heavily so it meets my needs just fine. I have tried hp and Lite-on and will say they are terrible.