Summary: Pros: it does what is is supposed to do, and that is burn blu-ray. Cons: 1) Took way too long to ship. The only product that I buy on Amazon and it takes 10+ days to ship. Every item that I buy from Newegg was shipped in 2 days. 2) The product description should mention that you can't watch blu-ray movies without $50 software. It doesn't.
Summary: Hi, This drive installed easily and windows found its own drivers for the drive and it just worked fine. :) I played back my TRON blu-ray disk and it played back great. I then burned a blu-ray of my home movie for 2011. Wooo my 1st HD home movie. The disk played perfectly in my PS3 and looked awesome. Like the Ad says, no cable, no screws included - who cares I have plenty of that stuff. Also remember no software comes with this, but I already had software to do the job.
Summary: Install went smoothly; although, I was disappointed to learn this came with no SATA cable. The cost of a cable is under $5, which makes its exclusion even more surprising. And the exclusion meant inconvenience for me. The drive is quirky! It will open for no good reason, and it sometimes closes when there has been no queue for it to close--right when you are in the process of inserting or removing a disk!
Outstanding player for those with the right knowledge
Augusto Andino Marenco "ANDi", Amazon
1 August 2011
Summary: Excellent drive, plug and play 0 issues so far It comes alone no software included but if you know where to look you will find the right player for you at no cost. Burning a BD is a charm using the right tool(dvdfab) I just build my new system and this is definitely an absolute winner at a great price (under a $100). No screws included, but mayor good cases are tools free, so not a big deal (at least for me).
Summary: I bought this to put in an external case I bought on Amazon for $35.00. I couldn't use the blue-ray burner funtions until yesterday when I found a good free Blu-ray burning program on CNET. Works great and faster than expected. No bad burns to report. The only complaint is you can find the same drive for $99.00 at another well known internet computer parts provider. So, to sum up. For $135. I got a very good external blu-ray burner drive.
Summary: I got this version as an OEM, so it didn't come with any software or extra like a sata cable. I use this to back up my photos for photography because camera these days save at a higher file size and a dvd wasn't going to cut it anymore. The window vista built-in disc burner is too slow and you have to guess how much gb is left. There are free blu-ray software out there like cdburnerXP and Imgburn that works.
Excerpt: este es n quemador y lector de cd y dvd, es un muy buen artefacto y ademas puede utilizarse no solo para grabar cd o dvd si no que tambien al trabajo de oficina ya que puede leer dvd y en sierto caso puede ser muy importante. es un excelente lector y muyrapido y eficaz, compatible con la mayoria de maquinas de computacion y de muy buena calidad y marca reconocida, y tiene un precio comodo.