Summary: I cant belive Newegg can have this great drive for so cheap. I got it a couple of months ago and I have burned over 50 DVD's 100 Music CD's and about 50 Data CD's, and i must say that It only failed ONCE, and it was because i hadnt upgraded my FIRMWARE, but once I did, everything went roses.
Summary: bought it and hooked up and rocks and nothing more to say....another Newegg miracle! burns super fast...havent done any double layer burns but plan on it in the future when media prices go down. but with regular cdr's or dvd's super awesome and no coasters even on the CHEAPEST media...
Summary: One note on this DVD-RW. I bought one and nearly returned it because I couldn't get anything to burn DVDs from video files. Found out after reading the fine print that you can not "author" DVDs onto DVD-Rs, only DVD+Rs. Tried it with the +Rs and sure enough it worked.
Summary: a lil off on the fitting in, have a lil gap no biggy, even though its only a 2m cache it moves along pretty quickly, quick responce, only took 15 mins to write a full 4.5 about average, cd write speed phenomenal, better than I expected, Samsung never fails to provide excellent products.
Summary: Used to replace a very finicky Sony (re-badged Lite-on)... Pleased as punch! :) Writes Ridata 8x DVD+r's at 16x, old Sony wouldn't go over 3.2x on. Burned about 30 DVD's without a single coaster so far.