Small, compact. Excellent for copying old CDs to add data to my laptop.
standard setup apply no additional software to mess with works exactly as seller described.
-Does what it is supposed to do. -Cheap
Small enough to velcro to the bottom of my compact gaming PC. Included face plate.
Sleek, black, & serious. A button to open the tray. A light for drive activity. The case doesn't have extra bulk or useless frills. This drive isn't fooling around. It has it's purpose and it won't let the user be distracted with uselss adornments, instead the jet-black case is the Zen diamond-pattern consistent with other Asus products. Needs a standard USB 2.0 connector for operation, nothing else (although it is a mini-USB connector, somewhat odd in this age of nearly ubiquitous micro-USB connectors). The drive is quiet, fast and reliable. Faster than my other external DVD writer. More reliable than other DVD writers I have also. Aside from the mini-vs-micro-connector issue, Asus executed the engineering and manufacturing flawlessly.
No coasters with 20 or so of them burned so far.