Summary: I bought it 3/11/2012, and it died last weekend, 4 months only. This is one of the shortest burner I had used and actually I only use it as reader. My other burner usually burn at least one hundred discs before going to the trash bin.
Summary: Don't get me wrong it works... I used it for like 3 minutes then said no way. This was shocking to me for a Sony drive. Maybe I got a bad one but this drive was insanely loud. Loudest drive I've ever heard and I've been around computers my whole life and I work in the IT field.