Summary: I bought this because the second combo drive replaced in my laptop caved as usual. The built in combo drives in almost every laptop are HL-DT-ST DVDRAM and they are junk. This is good old Plextor. They have always made very good reliable equipment. I have so far burnt DVD +R, -R, +R DL, and cd's.
Pros: Easy to use/setup. Burns just about anything. Solid. Slim. Quiet
Cons: Cable connector in back of unit is not solid and if not plugged in securely will cause the unit to connect/disconnect in windows. Blue power light at back stopped working almost immediately. With door completely extended it is a little front heavy. Although advertised as able to burn dual layer D...
Pros: *Perfect solution for quick, no-hassle server and netbook OS installs. Recognized at POST on all Dell PowerEdge servers and Inspiron netbooks I've used it on. *Solid construction. Well placed blue-LED power indicator on the top right hand corner. *Portable, powered thru the provided 24" USB cable...
Cons: *Gloss black finish gets dirty with fingerprints quickly but is boxed with a cleaning cloth. Not a big deal but I prefer a matte finish. *Cheesey purple crushed velvet sleeve collects debris out of the box.
Summary: Will update when I get a functional replacement. Resurrection of daughter's Acer One will have to wait.
Pros: Looks good.
Cons: Had check errors with several cd's from the start. Checked cd's on several other drives with no problems. The problem follows this drive. Also makes unusual noises. Looks like replacement policy will add time and shipping costs to the already high price.