Summary: I have the Samsung model 506 and enjoyed using it for 11 months, but it just stopped reading DVDs or data discs. Won't read a single thing other than regular audio CDs. It was my go-to drive and I preferred it over the built-in disc drive in my Dell laptop. but it just stopped working.
Summary: Two months after the warranty expired the player quit working. I've always taken good care of it, like I do everything. Only fourteen months old and it died. If you're looking for a Blu Ray drive, you might want to look at other brands.
Summary: Good price and a good brand, it worked great for seven months, then the soft ware asked to be updated, and then there was no more watching any Blu-ray disc, no tech support. I gess I can get it going agin by buying the new "Cyber link DVD-12", for the sale price of $77.00
Summary: I have a Samsung Series 9 and this blu-ray drive works great with minimal setup.It plays Blu-rays smoothly without any hiccups.There is no need to plug-in both USB cables. It works with only one USB with my laptop.
Summary: Haven't tried the bluray option yet because I mainly use it to install software on my driveless laptop. Works well, even with just one plug. Would have bought the bluray writeable version, but I probably would never burn a bluray in my life.
Summary: Just wanted to point out that only one USB port is needed if your motherboard sends sufficient power to that port. Works perfectly on my M11x with just one port. True plug-n-play operation. Zero stutter while watching blu-rays using PowerDVD.
Summary: My previous external DVD drive just died and I wanted to upgrade to something more useful. Since my blu-ray library keeps expanding, might as well be able to read blu-ray on the computer as well!
Summary: I bought this external DVD unit for both a MacBook Air and an old desktop PC which lacks an internal BluRay drive. On both computers, it was plug-and-play. No software installation was needed. There are a few problems with this drive, however, that I cannot really recommend it.