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!
Summary: Received the drive install in a new computer build. When burning a DVD data disk the drive would spin and then hang, boot required to restore operation. Replaced with another brand that works with the DVD media and computer.
Summary: I tested this DVD recorder with two DVD and two CD disks. DVD disks were from Sony and CD disks from Fujifilm. All of them had severe problems. For example: PI errors maximum: 15 PI failures maximum: 9 While DVD recorder was able to correct all of the errors, the amount is far exceeding standard.
Summary: This drive does not behave like a standard CD/DVD burner. I have several applications that write directly to the DVD in order to duplicate the DVD/CD or mostly to create restore disks for my customers. This drive is the first one that does not get recognized by any of the software.
Cons: It does not work half the time. It just sits there and shuttles back and forth. Once in a while it begins to work. I have tried two of them. The same thing with both. If anyone has any ideas about this I would to know.
Summary: Bought this for a friends build. I took the Sony name for granted I guess, because this is the one part I didn't dive very deep into reviews. I can assure you that this is the LOUDEST DVD player I have ever heard.