Summary: Great drive, would recommend it to someone!
Pros: Great drive, does what I need it to and is fast.
Cons: As of late, it has had problems with burning DVDR DL discs. I haven't opened it up and cleaned the laser though since I got it and I used to be a smoker around the computer so this may have cause it to get dirty.
Cons: When printing plain text with any Lightscribe software it works ok. But as soon as I add a background graphic it says there is a communication error no matter which lightscribe compatible software I am using. I've tried reducing the size of the graphic to as low as 75 DPI and still the same error...
Summary: It's an okay CD/DVD burner/player. People generally use their burner/player sporadically but if you burn CD's or play DVD every day, I would avoid this one.Noise is too much especially if you are trying to build silent PC's.
Pros: Works as advertised. Was in bubble wrap.
Cons: Very loud noise. Sounds like a jet taking off.