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.
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...
Cons: The reason I gave this one star is because when I purchased it I didn't know that I needed another program to play my Blu-ray discs. Mine just came bubble wrapped in a newegg box. I've read some of the reviews saying that theirs came with included software, mine didn't. If I were able to play all...
Summary: Too late to return, so it goes in the garbarge can :-(
Cons: Let it sit for a while before installing. This thing does not read burned Blu-ray disks, at least the optical quantum ones I use. Might as well have flushed $50+ down the toilet. If you put a Blu-ray disk with burned data on it, it reports there is "no disk in drive Y:". I don't use it for movies...
Summary: My $20 Samsung SH-S223 DVD burner is reliable and 1/3 the cost.
Pros: It has a shiny tray bezel, looks nice.
Cons: Doesn't work. I was able to watch a movie the first day but since then it will freeze my computer while it tries to read a DVD. Constantly disappears from device manager requiring a scan for hardware changes or a reboot to redetect. Plugged in old DVD drive and works fine. Positive this drive is ...
Summary: The drive came bundled with Cyberlink DVD 9, which worked fine for about 10 discs. Tried upgrading to Cyberlink DVD 12, same issue Blu Ray discs won't play. Tried DAPlayer same issue won't play. Contacted both Samsung and Cyberlink no solution. Will try to return it to Samsung for a replacement.
Pros: Drive worked great, for a short amount of time.
Cons: Could not get it to play any Blu Ray discs after about the tenth one. Can see the files on the drive, but they won't play.