Summary: I purchsed this DVD drive for my Lenovo X220. The only thing I expected was it to work without problems, which it does. I plugged the "Y" USB and the windows drivers loaded immediately. I have used it to both burn and read, and to boot from when I put a fresh install of Windows 7 on my new computer.
Pros: EXCELENT DVD rom and writer, and I still can't believe how cheap it is! Comes with an OEM copy of Nero 10 (not all the features are enabled). It's slim, looks good, and works great! Recommended for anyone!
Summary: IMHO, optical drives have become pointless in computer builds unless you're using it as an HTPC. I needed something that will allow me to do installs from physical media and this does the job.
Pros: Plug and Play - purchased for my new Samsung Series 9 ultraportable laptop. Works great. Haven't tried the burner yet, however, it worked great for playing a DVD movie. I like how easily it opens, very light and portable.