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Pros: 1 - The optical mouse works as it should, and is extremely accurate.
2 - DPI button works and gives 4 DPI settings (if you include the default setting)
3 - Very good build quality, soft rubber coating on the sides adds extra grip (and feels like my Google/LG Nexus 5)
4 - The LED lights are pretty cool.
Cons: 1 - The scroll wheel LED, the "Sunsonny" LED, and the blue LED inside the grill portion on the bottom of the mouse do not power off when my PC powers off -- and there's no setting in my PC, BIOS, or on the mouse to change that.
Other Thoughts: I was hoping the scroll wheel would have the option to click left and right by pressing the side of the scroll wheel (which is great for scrolling really wide or badly coded web sites) -- although it's not enough to list as a Con or take any stars. I knew it wouldn't have that feature, as it wasn't listed in the device overview or specs page.
I wish there was a way to turn off the LED lights when my PC powers off -- the only way I've found is to unplug it (too bright when I'm trying to sleep).
Pros: +It does what it says... quickly burns DVDs and CDs.
+It's surprisingly quiet... not a whole lot of noise when burning a disc.
+SATA connection is nice.
-It's not a VCR :(
Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace an old IDE HP DVD/CD burner. I have 2 IDE hard drives, and don't feel like opening my case and switching cables around every time I need to burn a DVD. The first thing I noticed was that it's nearly half the weight of my old drive, which is nice when having to move my tower to open it up for maintenance.
The price point as well as the many positive reviews are what contributed to my choice for this specific drive over any other that were available. The SATA connection is a definite plus, and it seems to transfer/burn data more smoothly than the old drive that it's replacing.
I may replace it with a Bluray drive at some point, but not for the foreseeable future. I would definitely recommend the drive to anyone looking for a quality low cost SATA DVD/CD burner.
Pros: +Quick - Read / write speeds are quick, as I expect them to be with an SATA hard drive.
+Quiet - I can barely even hear the thing spin when booting up or copying files... nice!
Cons: -First one was DOA -- spent 2 days struggling before managing to run WD's disc diagnostics - all of which failed.
-It's incompatible with my flux capacitor... now how will I time travel?!?!
Other Thoughts: While it was rather disappointing and frustrating that the first one was DOA, Newegg has always been great and the RMA process was quick and painless. Within a few days I had a replacement WD drive in my hands.
I work in tech support myself, so I understand that DOAs happen sometimes, especially in the technology sector of business. I was disappointed, but it's not nearly enough for me to knock off any eggs.
I have another 500 GB WD Blue drive that's been kicking for well over 4 years now, and is still going strong. When I purchase a WD hard drive, I know I'm getting a quality drive that will last. I expect nothing different from this drive.
It's great to add as a storage/backup drive, or as a bootable drive, as I've had no trouble with it at all. I recommend WD drives to everyone.