Cons: 1.) Just after the 30 day return eligibility it quit reading movie DVDs I tried to use with it. 2.) It is too light weight to use unless it is held down by some weight - pushing the door to open it requires the unit be held down.
Summary: like some of the other reviews, mine also gradually quit recognizing discs after about 3 months and then quit all together at 4 months. I expected more from samsung products. I gave it 1 star as even the cheapest product should last longer than 4 months.
Pros: small, lightweight, tucks out of the way, generally recognized right away when plugged in.
Cons: usb cable is short, only about 2-3ft long, quit working after about 4 months.
Summary: Not sure if the issue is the mac, usb, or the drive itself. I was about to buy another because I need to burn about 50 CD's, and the mac will burn to as many drives as I have... I might wait and see what happens with this one...
Pros: - Recognizes on my mac without any delay - Burns at about the same speed as the internal drive - slim enough to stay out of the way, big enough to feel like it wont snap in half - USB powered which makes me feel better about travel
Cons: for some reason, the mac stops reconizing after about 5 CD burns (one after another). Couldnt get it to work at all, so i pulled the power on it, let it sit for about 30 seconds, plugged it back up and it ran fine for the rest of the batch of DVD's, (4 more, one after another). Not sure why it di...
Summary: The dual-usb connection (one for data, the other for only additional power) works great if you have two adjacent usb ports, and avoids the need for additional bulk from an ac adapter.
Pros: Reads and writes well enough, nothing special, just works. Nice and portable (especially without the need for an ac adapter).
Cons: For what it is, it's about $7-$10 over-priced. To be worth the $37 it's currently at - and for an external drive whose best usages are, for example, to be carried around in a backpack and used with a laptop that doesn't have a built in optical drive or used in a setting across multiple PC's with ...