Summary: Was very glad to find this item. I cannot find a store in my area that carries the sony 8cm dvd disc. I suppose this camcorder has gone by the wayside with new technology. Doesn't anyone takes movies anymore? (Other than a cellphone).
Summary: i dont think its a sony product? sony is not written on anything from packaging to actual device...saying that i give 4 out of 5 stars but its a very good investment it reads and writes between 12x-22x which is good up 24x is to be expected it came with power cable sata which im glad and great packaging....im buying another one for this price!!!
Summary: Lite-weight drive from a Sony subsidiary. After two months of use, it runs fast and quiet. Performs well for DVDs and write/rewrite functions. Price for function it's about all you can expect.
Summary: Good Quality but I found that labeling each proved difficult. If they were individualy cased would have helped. Also while your sorting through the pile looking for which you want you are exposing the cd's to being scratched...
Summary: There are better drives out there. There are cheaper drives out there. There are better and cheaper drives out there. I bought this for one reason - it has a solid black face. Amazingly, this seems to be a rarity in optical drives. I have a PC I built for my living room that I want to look as much unlike a PC as possible. It's dead quiet when running, and has an appearance that could be a PC, could be a speaker, could be something else.
Summary: Came reasonably fast. Good price. Works well right out of the box. Obviously this is a division of Sony that makes inexpensive drives. I had a question and contacted Sony who referred me to a website for the Optiarc line. The only way to communicate was through email. Their response was timely so I wasn't dissatisfied with the service.