Summary: So I bought this literally 5 years ago, and there is STILL not a free blu-ray software that will let me use this drive to its fullest potential. Not that I am asking much from its "fullest potential". I really just want to watch Blu-Rays on my computer.
Pros: You can read stuff from it... you know, as long as it's NOT an ACTUAL BLU-RAY DISC. But other stuff, without DRM, it will read.
Cons: You have to buy additional software to get this to actually work as intended. You can buy this drive plus a blu-ray DVD. But it's still not enough to watch Blu Rays on this drive. Thanks, SONY.
Pros: The drive works great! I have had a few firmware problems with playing bluray movies, but that was to be expected when I bought the drive -Works great -Cost was pretty typical at the time of purchase -Easy Setup -Looks good
Cons: Be very careful when installing this drive. The mirror drive bay is actually a real mirror and I cut my hand pretty bad during installation. In the past 2 years of owning this drive I have cut my hands on it a few times since installation while moving my computer. This may just be a defective dri...
Summary: Had I known samsung wasn't going to stand behind this product, just like every other samsung product I've owned, I would have shy'd away. Silly me for thinking this product would be any different
Pros: Looks nice. Worked on day one
Cons: Software it came with didn't work very well. Device is very load. From day one burning has been hit and miss. Insert blank cd, it tries to burn then says to insert supported media. After about 30 tries it starts burning. Sometimes it would get 99% and have an error. Then I'd have to try 30 more t...
Summary: I guess if you buy a drive make sure you have blue ray player software that is up to date bundled with it.
Pros: The drive works well from what I can tell, I watched a couple blue ray movies with it.
Cons: Come bundled with Cyberlin Power DVD 9 which plays Blue ray discs, but support stopped in 2011, so any new DVD's (Prometheus) will not work and there is no way to upgrade without buying a software package that costs as much as the drive itself.