Summary: I can't speak to reliability since the unit was just installed but this drive is a perfect fit CD/DVD R/W replacement for the DVD ROM that was standard on the new Lenovo ThinkServer that I purchased. I need the ability to burn CD's and this drive provided that. I was dismayed when I opened the ThinkServer and discovered that it used a "weird" (as in notebook sized) DVD ROM and that a standard full height DVD ROM or DVD R/W didn't fit properly in the case, both because of...
Finally, Sturdy and Slim Drive DVD togeather, atlast!
Michael Binko, Amazon
13 December 2014
Summary: This is the sturdiest slim drive DVD drive that I've ever installed. There is isn't any flimbsy to it, Its solid. Works great in a mini-itx build and I flat like the way it looks and feels. When I do my next build, this is on my list. Great price too! If you need an optical drive for your Mini build, get one, it is worth it to have a drive that is sturdy.
Summary: Feels cheaply made. Clicks on opening and it sounds like it's falling apart. Definately not something I'd expect from Samsung. That being said, it IS just $30 and it DOES work without a problem.