Summary: The shipping was super fast, got here before the first date in the expected range. My only complaint is that it did not come with the mounting hardware. I didn't need the hardware. I just took it off my broken DVD Burner, but they show a picture of the hardware on the page, so it should come with it...
Summary: I bought this drive to replace the broken one on my HP/Compaq laptop. I was actually a bit concern that it wouldn't work on the Compaq because HP seems to have a habit to lock certain components in the BIOS, such as the wireless card.
Summary: Got a dated laptop? Get one of these IDE drives before the become unavailable. Hard drive and CD/DVD drive offerings are mostly SATA interface now. IDE hard drives are very scarce, CD/DVD IDE are too. This one has an ATAPI spec interface to allow boot up from bootable CD/DVD.
Summary: Update - I recently received Toshiba Samsung TS-L632H optical laptop drive Fulfilled by Amazon and sold by Acumen Disc. The product description clearly states that the unit is also a LightScribe burner.
Summary: This drive works great in my A305 Toshiba Satellite. One screw in the memory compartment allows easy replacement of drive on this laptop. The faceplate on the A305 has an offset. This requires exchanging the new faceplate with the one off the old drive.
Summary: I replaced my old original DVD drive in my Toshiba A135 S4656 laptop with this reasonably priced new one. The old DVD often failed to even recognize a disk was loaded, would just keep spinning with a skipping sound, or played the disk very slowly.