Summary: I just needed a disc drive with sata power, this fit the bill and the budget. only issue i had was finding drivers for the darn thing... i know that alone took me a few hours... now, it works just as it should, no issues...
Summary: Good basic DVD burner. Mine isn't loud. Burns discs slower than a previous Samsung drive I had. The one I received has absolutely no lettering on the front, which is okay with me as it looks good in my black case. It has a big round eject button, which at first I thought was short of chintzy, but now I like it because it's easy to press in a dark room.
Summary: There is nothing particularly awesome about this drive, but it just works. No clunky software to install, no extra bells and whistles. The black works great with most cases. I am satisfied with this product.
Summary: Not much to say. Installed it, drivers loaded automatically, and it runs. Not the quietest, and not the loudest drive I've owned. Just normal. Only odd thing I've noticed is that the drawer clunks home every time I power up. I guess it has a homing routine, but it's kind of clunky sounding, but doesn't affect performance, so no big deal.
Summary: And it works well. I am expecting long life for this product because it is Samsung and not an off brand. i will say this being a PC Repair Tech. If you let a drive sit and not use it they will still go bad.
Summary: Affordable and functioning drive. Not much to complain about. Installation was a breeze, although if you get this used or refurbished (don't know about new) you'll need to purchase your own SATA cable. I did not even need the driver CD, the BIOS and OS recognized it automatically. -3/4 star for being slightly loud when spinning a disc at full speed.