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: 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.
Summary: product arrived naked. meaning just a drive rattling in a brown box. no cables, screws, etc. the black cover was cracked and the metal was peeling. the drive itself rattled ( i am assuming something broke inside). didnt get to use the the drive as i returned it immediately.
Summary: I read the other reviews and decided to take a chance. Big mistake. First of all the drives are incredibly cheap feeling, especially the door. It wiggles around more than any other drive I have seen. I bought 2 that are identical so it is not just one of them. This thing is LOUD.
Summary: I bought this in April and it stopped working June. It's past Amazon's 30 day return policy so apparently I can't do anything about it. I tried moving it to two different systems but it just doesn't get any power at all.