Summary: What stops this from being a full on love it is the issue of a little misrepresentation. The CD burner itself works great and I have had no issues since the time I bought it. However one of the selling points which was that it came with the latest Nero which it does and does not.
Summary: In this day and age, everything can be downloaded from the internet. Infact, I have only used the dvd drive once since building my machine and that was to install the Network drivers. But this thing is also for when the internet goes out, or i decide to watch one of those dvd on the shelf.
Pros: Does exactly what a DVD burner/CD-ROM drive should do. Easy to install, very quiet
Summary: While optical drives are useless for most people in today's society, having one in your PC is still a no-brainer. They're cheap, use very little power and don't take up much room. Even if you only use it once or twice a year, they're worth the cost.
Pros: Reads/writes at decent speeds while producing a minimal amount of noise. This might just be because of my Fractal Design Define R4 case which has a lot of noise dampening though.
Cons: Worked fine for 3months then would not recognize unprotected movies to copy. Tried another burner to verify,and it read same movies flawlessly,won't use anymore,trashed it. Also activity light so small you you had to look real close to see if it was doing anything
Summary: DOA. Sent back for a refund after being hooked up to multiple PCs to ensure that it was dead. If you want a drive that will open but do absolutely nothing else, then this is the drive for you! Was incapable of reading/recognizing anything.
They need to protect the product better for shipment
John Benson, Amazon
9 June 2015
Summary: They need to protect the product better for shipment. The product was damaged when it arrived. The case was pretty well dented and i figuried i would try it to see if it worked ok insted of returning it. It works so i kept it. But packing it better would help.