Joined on 06/05/05
Pros: Easy to assemble. Metal housing. 6 screws. Slide the drive in through the front. Attach the power/data molex. Screw the drive into place. Slide on the outer shell. Screw on the backplate. Attach USB and power cable. TADA!
Cons: Requires prehensile thumbs to construct. Too hard to use if you are a mollusk.
Overall Review: My LG GGW-H20L fits without any problems. USB 2 is fast enough to watch HD-DVD/Blu-Ray content and burn BD-RE discs.
Ehh.... Speed is so-so
Pros: The price.
Cons: I shoot with a Canon 30D in RAW. The speed is alright I guess, I own faster cards that have a lower speed rating printed on them, but for general use it's just fine.
Overall Review: I sent another Transcend card back for replacement under the lifetime warranty and it was handled very quickly.
RMA Drive Bad as well..
Cons: 2nd Drive has the same issue as the first. It worked for a time or two then the tray won't open. The green light shines when I press the button, but nada. The computer thinks the tray is open when it's not.
Overall Review: Tired of paying to ship bad burners back to NewEgg.
Pros: It matches the other Vantec NexStar DX that I already own?
Cons: Placed Pio BDR-206D in the case, connected as required, turned on the Vantec. WHIRRRRRRRRR goes the fan. POP! goes the circuit board and dies.
Overall Review: No motivation to RMA it... Into the trash bin it goes... So that makes 100% of the items that I bought defective in some way. I had to RMA the BDR-206 already. I hope this case wasn't the cause of failure for the first Pio, and I'll be furious if it dorked my replacement drive.