Summary: We have Blu-ray players on both TV's, but ever since I got that Acer 32" monitor for the PC I'd been keeping an eye out for a decent internal Blu-ray player/DVD/CD. I read reviews (here and elsewhere), bugged some buddies, and finally decided on this model. When Amazon ran it on sale for $75 it became a no-brainer (sorry Zombies)and we've lived happily ever after since then!
Summary: I Built my pc for gaming, and it just works great. This unit is an excellent Blu ray reader and it also write DVD and CD great. It's easy to install and the CD which is included in the package gives you all the tools you need. This is my Pc: Motherboard Intel DX79SI Intel 3930k Processor Intel Thermal Solution Liquid EVGA GeForce GTX 580 CLASSIFIED ULTRA, 3072MB Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D THX PCIE Fatal1ty Champion Sound Card Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600MHz PC3...
Summary: Installation is pretty straight forward if you're comfortable opening up your computer. Connect the SATA cable to your board and than to your drive, then connect the power cable from your power supply...then you're done (of course not forgetting to screw the drive into the drive bay. Samsung also has a helpful driver update utility that you can use to look for updated firmware.
Summary: I needed a bluray player for my MacBook Pro. I purchased an external 5.25" SATA enclosure ( Vantec NexStar DX NST-530S2 5.25-Inch SATA to USB 2.0 Optical Drive External Enclosure (Black) ) and the two work great together. Speeds are fast and alls good. Recommended.
Summary: this was put of a new and my first build. the drive works great and the soft makes watching blue-rays a breeze. the drive also works greats work games that need access to their disk at all times run fast and so far error free.
Summary: Got the product in the mail prety dang fast, installation was a sinch, plugged it in and started using it right away. It comes with the software you need to play blurays and a couple more stuff. It looks freakin awesome, it has a nice front case and performs just as expected.
Summary: Ok Im pleasantly surprised. It came in a retail box with the software, cord , screws, and the cd rom with drivers etc. The packaging material left a little to be desired. The retail box had more then 2 inches of play in the cardboard box, and the dvdrom had play in its styrofoam inserts. The thing really was bouncing around quite a bit. It really isn't much of an issue though it only shipped from like an hour away.
Summary: This is my first blu ray drive for my pc that i have every purchased. I love it it works so well. A lot of software to install. Pros: Excellent player reads blu rays, reads dvd, cds, writes cd, dvds Cons: if you order from amazon the package comes with the software and the drive, no SATA cables Luckily i had two sitting around to hook it up. Good value for the money recommend it every time.
Summary: I purchased this simply to watch the Game of Thrones blu-ray - my first ever blu-ray purchase. I am definitely not into movies or television very much, so I only needed a basic, good value player. It was easy to install into my PC, and works like I need it to. It hitches up for a few seconds when the disc is paused for longer than a few minutes, but this could be a computer or disc issue instead - im not familiar enough with this stuff to really say.