Joined on 08/24/01
Pros: Worked fine once the proper drivers were installed. Good Syba Support. Very reasonable price for something you will only use once.
Cons: The supplied drivers wouldn't work with the 64-bit version of Windows 7 & 32-bit XP. Sent an email to Syba support and they responded over night with detailed instructions and where to get the proper drivers. Once I did that it works just fine with no problems
Overall Review: I believe the problems had to do with the 64-bit requirement. I don't know for sure, but suspect it will work with the supplied drivers on a 32-bit system.
If you are having trouble - read this
Pros: Drive is now working properly and excellent value
Cons: Drive would not read when I got it. Contacted Sony/Nec and they suggest that I update the firmware from 1.03 to 1.04. To do this, you much change DMA to PIO and shut down any anti-virus protection. Double click the file and you're off and running. Once I did this, the drive worked as it should