Summary: It took 15:37 to fill a DVD+R DL disc, which is faster than the Lite-On and Asus drives we reviewed in August but not up to the speed of Samsung’s burner. The drive also fell within the middle of the pack with DVD+RW burn times of 15:12. The bundled EasyMediaCreator 9 is a nice addition, but it’s not enough to bridge the gap between this drive’s average burn speeds and its premium price.
Pros: Decent double-layer and rewriteable burn speeds; EasyMediaCreator 9.
Cons: No SATA cable; average burn speeds; higher cost.