Summary: I am in love with this gadget. Although a little too big to be called a gadget, this thing has been my companion for about a year. I have written over one hundred discs with this thing (I purchase a ton of music online). I do love it. I will definately purchase this again when the time comes (hopefully not too soon). It perfoms great, looks chic, it is a work horse. I really enjoy this thing.
Summary: This DVD burner was fine when it was working... which was for about 8 months after I bought it. After that it suddenly died. This is my 3rd Sony product that has failed on me; I'm not buying any more Sony items.
Excerpt: MMMMmmmm….That sums up pretty much everything there is to know about this external DVD/CD drive. It is about the size of a hard cover book and it stands up vertically or horizontally. It’s silver but best of all. It’s pretty quiet. Surprising because most external drives ar rather loud.
Summary: I purchased the Sony DRX840U when the SuperDrive on my 5-year-old Powerbook G4 wore out. I typically burn DVDs several times a week using Roxio Toast and Verbatim media. I have had no coasters in the 3+ months I have been using this burner, and every disc plays perfectly in my 8-year-old DVD player. I did a LOT of research prior to purchasing, and it definitely lives up to all of the positive reviews I read. This is a powerful little beast! Expect it to be noisy.
Summary: the service from transbiz and amazon was a fiasco
amazon took no responsibility for the delays that cost me a customer
transbiz could not tell me when I would receive the product only after I cancelled my amex transaction did I get action
thieves and liars
they gave me the lousy item for free after I lost a $24k/yr client
Summary: I have owned this since September 2008. It is one tough hombre. It has survived knockdowns by the cat, beverage spills, and owner stupidity. Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'. Writes dual-layer disks, +R, -R, in all speeds, just as advertised. It's tougher than any of my internal DVD-RW drives. Can't recommend it highly enough. I'll shut up now.