Summary: It's great for a budget drive, but it IS a budget drive.
Pros: I've owned this drive since Fall of 2009. It has been rock solid the entire time. I've burned hundreds of discs, without a single coaster(I did use quality Verbatim discs). The discs have PIFs around 0.01! Which isn't too far off from Pioneer burners. The PIE only total around 350k. It uses an NE...
Cons: Not solid enough for archive grade burns Would not use with high grade discs like Taiyo Yuden or especially gold rated archive graded discs.
Excerpt: In March of 2014, we took a weeklong vacation in Hawaii. We have many friends and relatives there and recorded lots of our time with them. When we returned, I tried to download our videos onto a cd with no success because there was not enough space on the cd.
Excerpt: Sony is pretty dependable on their products.I have bought the Sony DVD+RW for years andam very satisfied with its reliability inrecording programs, etc. I especially like theskinny jewel cases to protect my DVDs. The bestfeature is it's ability to record easily.