Summary: Mine failed completely after 18 months. It had only very light use and I had never used the DVD write capability. There was nothing wrong with the installation. When I took it out and put a different one in its place, everything immediately worked.
Summary: Did not appear to work that well, I have always bought Pioneer DVD writers and never had a problem with Pioneer. with the switch to Sata these IDE drives are more difficult. Lucky for me a friend scrapped their old computer and it had a Pioneer DVD writer which they had barely used so using this one...
Samsung SH-S222A/BEBE Internal DVD Writer with 2 MB Buffer Memory
19 July 2014
Summary: With the Samsung SH-S222A/BEBE Internal DVD Writer with 2 MB Buffer Memory I am somewhat perturbed. I fitted the drive as before with no problems, Windows XP installed the drivers for the device, and i tried to burn a CDR (as I previously had done before with reasonable CDRs TDK), but the Samsung...
Summary: Its an optical drive tat is very cheap. Not to noisy but I don't run films through it , I can compare it to other internal drives and would recommend it . Had no issues with windows 7 Not talking about windows 8 or 8.1 or the expected 8.2
Summary: When I purchase technology items from Amazon, they always work for me (I usually read reviews first and that some people have problems with certain items). I think this is the first time I have purchased a technology product from Amazon (although it was via a seller) that doesn't work.
Dreadful product and truly awful customer support from this supplier - avoid at all costs!
Mike Brown, Amazon
8 March 2014
Summary: This unit failed under light use in less than 12 months. Supplier agreed to replace it but refused to replace it until it was 'returned to base' first. Have waited over 7 days and no replacement has arrived. Finally got fed up of having my PC in pieces and bought a Sony unit locally.