Summary: This seems to be a very cool looking DVD-Rom, I just ordered it and thx to Newegg's fast shipping I recieved it the next day. Any how I was curious to know if we were supposed to recieve any softwares for installing it and any programs, all I got was the Drive and that's all.
Summary: The drive looks good. Shorter than most (good for micro atx cases)The cd tray opened and closed once. That's it. I didn't even get to see it work. Windows XP istalled it with no problems but the drive mechanism or motor was busted. Of course New Egg was great with shipping and the RMA process.
Summary: As always, newegg.com was great. I ordered it and got it right away. However, this drive was junk for me. When I open the BIOS, it is recognized, when XP loads, I can't use it. If there is a disk in the tray when XP loads, it will run that disk, otherwise I'm getting blue screens (didn't XP get rid...
Summary: I have bought 3 of these over time. They are great while they work. Usually a year into their service they begin to degrade and eventually stop working. Annoyingly, they don't fully break ... Windows will tell you they still work fine ... they just stop accepting DVD's first and then CD's.
Summary: This drive is about 3/4 of an inch shorter than some other drives, and similarly to Sony's CD-rewriter drive, the back end doesn't hang out of the drive bay at all. Very quiet seeking/spin up too.
Summary: Good drive - plays DVD -R's and +R's that my old Liteon DVD-ROM drive wouldn't do much of anything with. A little noise when discs begin spinning, but no big deal. For $29.99, you can't go wrong here.
Summary: I just replaced my DVD-rom ELEMENTS with this drive and it is a big change. This drive is great, I was getting bored with my computer for the old DVD from ELEMENTS and I was starting to watch DVD movies in the family room, this Sony drive changed that for good, the drive came with Power DVD cd.