Excerpt: Unable to select no stars so had to put 1. Purchased this to use with Surface Pro 3 but will be returning it. Requires 2 USB ports to use (not mentioned anywhere online or on box). Will not work with Surface Pro 3 which only has 1 USB port.
Excerpt: This device was a gift for my son who has a laptop without disc drive. His hard drive is loader with large flies like video especially movies. He can now load/transfer them to a DVDS and free up his hard drive. This burner also works off the power of a USB port so he does not need to lug around another cord or power converter. Plus the price is great compared to other similar products.
Summary: This drive works as intended, and is easy to use - just plug & play. My one major gripe with it, however, is the fact that both USBs need to be plugged into your computer in order for it to work - and the cable is very short. Since I don't have two USB ports right next to each other on my laptop (one on the right, one on the left, and one in the back), I ended up having to buy a USB extension to make this drive work for me.
Summary: Works well - Priced well. Overall happy with this product. I have only given it light use but seems to be a good product. Can be used with one USB plug instead of connecting both plugs. I would only deduct a star because I don't like that it uses two usb ports (as recommended by the manual that you install both) Great product. Great price.
This works as a DVD/CD reader. It is NOT clear that this requires 2 USB ports!
Joshua Chu, Amazon
27 September 2014
Summary: This is a DVD/CD writer/reader. For reading DVDs, it performs adequately. I haven't tested the writing capabilities. However, what I do not like is the statement made by the manufacturer, "USB powered -- no external power adapter needed". It disguises the fact that this piece of equipment uses *two* USB ports. Please, either come out and say "This requires 2 USB ports" and say it front and center, or redesign your hardware to use only one USB port.