Summary: Seems a little louder than some when in use. Have issues sometimes on start up with the cd drive kicking in I didn't seem to have before. Works great otherwise. Easy to install and use. Haven't used light scribe and probably won't. But for the money get more than value.
Summary: Put this as the optic drive in a couple of units. Going on 9 months and no problems. Isn't the fastest drive, but but for the occasional burn, and patch load........fits the bill. So far, durable, and that's what I was looking for.
Summary: I'm a serious PC builder and I depend on good equipment to JUST WORK. This week has been very trying, but one of the few things I haven't had to replace was this DVD drive. It just works...plugged and played (using Windows 7 64-bit and Windows Server 2008 R2). Just buy it and save yourself the pain of risking others!
Summary: I ordered this drive because I wanted a LightScribe capable DVD drive. It installed very easily in just a few minutes and works flawlessly. It is a SATA drive so be sure to have the correct connections on your computer.
Summary: Was easy to install in my emachines computer and worked right off the bat. The one thing I would do to improve it is provide a wee bit more detailed instructions. The installation sheet that came with it was apparently designed for a non-earthling or a kindergardner since it was all pictures. The emachines computer's on-line manual is really needed if you don't have experience opening their computers and installing components.
Summary: This drive installed without a hitch and work fine. Didn't try the Lightscribe yet and may not even use it, not my thing. Installed the Nero softeware but haven't tried that either. Looks like the minimum and they want you to upgrade to the new version for $Money$.
Summary: I bought this drive to pair with another Internal DVD-W DL Supermulti SATA Lightscribe enabled drive. By comparison, this drive is fast and quiet--quite a noticeable difference. These reviews attest to the specs for this hardware. They are about the best I have seen at the time I purchased this. The very reasonable price was also a great surprise. I am completely satisfied with this product.