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!
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.
Summary: Bought this to use on my Macbook (eww...) because the optical drive has failed. Very cheap option...much better than paying over $100 for a new optical drive. Worked out of the box and I can't complain. I recommend this product.
Pros: Compact, USB powered. Worked out of the box with both Windows and an older 2007 Macbook. Plays DVDs fine. Writes disks in a suitable manner.
Cons: Only does DVD + R, but that's ok for me. Not the fastest thing in the world, but hey it's fairly inexpensive.