Summary: Samsung makes the very best components, they have the fastest in class Hard Drive, the F1 - beats even the velocity raptor in most tests, and the 20/22X DVD Burners - I have purchased over 100 of them through newegg, and my only problem ever was accidently ordering the PATA version instead of the...
Pros: Great all around DVD/CD R-+W Multi Media Combo Drive. Fast, reliable, quiet, affordable.
Cons: Could come with software from another company - I hate nero...
Summary: this is OEM so make sure you have a SATA cable layin' around
Pros: It's SATA, and for the price this definitely is a great buy for anyone who only needs a cd/dvd burner drive. From coming from an old IDE drive this is a good step up, i can really notice the speed is much faster. I've had this for a few months, and still no problems.
Summary: Ive had this drive for just about a year and it was replaced by a PATA burner that I had for 4 years. This is quite the work horse. I constantly use this drive for burning discs/backup, playing games, watching DVD's.
Pros: Fast, reliable, burned hundreds of CDs / DVDs and counting!
Summary: FYI: I installed this into my Antec P180B case on the bottom bay and the drive is not as deep/long as my older IDE drive. The only problem this caused me was that I not able to use a right-angle SATA connector.
Pros: This thing just works as expected, comes with basic version of Nero.