Summary: This is by far the loudest Drive I've ever seen or heard! Though drive was easy to install and appears to work, the fact the it sounds like a thrashing machine even when not in use, makes it unacceptable - no matter how it works! Attempted to test it just by viewing a movie and it only got louder! Sent it back for refund. Thank You. Amazon. What is happening to products these days when one can't even rely on what used to be reputable companies.
Summary: I brought this product for 2 reasons. One was to install my mother board drivers and the other was price. As everyone stated it does not come with wires but luckily my power supply did. Simple to install but wow is this thing loud. I used it twice so far and I doubt I will use again after yesterday. I just couldn't believe the noise level of spinning the cd to install some drivers. If you just need a quick fix or just to install windows yes get this.
Summary: I have a tower that just seems to burn through this. it is used for a duplicator, but I have replaced 3 of this in the last 3 years. not bad if you factor in that they are used for burning hundreds of discs each every month. overall, very satisfied.