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Pros: Reasonably priced, solid performance for digital audio extraction (aka ripping).
Other Thoughts: Plextors have been the finest drives I've owned over the years. I purchased this one to augment my selection of optical drives, and it consistently matches the check-sums provided by the accuraterip database.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Inexpensive 3 TB hard drive.
Cons: None. It arrived in working condition, can't really say much about it one way or the other in such little time.
Other Thoughts: I stopped buying WD hard drives a long time ago after having problems with drives either arriving DOA or dying after several months of typical home use. A recent article indicated that while WD's appear to have a higher DOA rate than other manufacturers, their lifespan/longevity seem to be better than other manufacturers. So for me this is a test case for the current state of WD.
Heads Up: This is a NAS drive and not meant for blazing fast access. The format I started on another drive after I had started the format on the WD finished substantially sooner than the WD.
This review is from: LITE-ON USB 2.0 External CD/DVD Writer Model eUAU108
Pros: Inexpensive, Lite On optical drives generally have a good reputation.
Cons: Flimsy, the USB cable is a scant 3" long and hardwired to the device.
Other Thoughts: For my purposes, this drive is more than adequate. However I don't think I'd be so positive if I had in fact bought it for use with my mobile device. Even though it's targeted for mobile devices, the short 3" USB cable is still a bit problematic if the USB ports are not well placed. The case is so flimsy that when I picked it up gently, the outer case flexed inward contacting the rotating disc and causing a read error. I probably would not be comfortable taking it on the road with my mobile device because I feel it would be easily damaged.READ FULL REVIEW