Joined on 03/18/06
Pros: Plugged in, powered up, Windows 7 pro 64 found it and installed the drivers. Went to Samsung's ODD site and got the latest firmware and installed it. Installed Power DVD 8 and I have a awesome BD Player. Not sure what the previous poster has done wrong but I have tested 30+ Blu-rays and all played and sounded beautifully on a 50"1080P plasma with the sound coming from polk speakers and a denon 7.1 recever. Plays DTS, True-HD cant get much better than that.
Cons: Didn't include a helper monkey to install it.
Overall Review: Not sure what the previous poster had problems with but it is not the drives fault if your motherboard has a cr@ppy sound card. And just upgrade the firmware to play all the latest BD's. Thats the same no matter how much you spend on a drive.
Good While It Lasted
Pros: The cards are cheap. I picked up two and they worked great besides the noisy fans.
Cons: Both cards died the same time after about six mounths. When I Removed the cards both fans where nearly locked up.
Overall Review: spend a little more money and a better card.
Pros: Just blown away at how fast the drive reads and writes. I upgraded from two 500gb drives in raid 0. I was expecting some improvement in the speed department but wow. It used to take 30-45 seconds to open Autocad Electrical 2010 now its down to 2-5 secs. startup time is incredible, it takes longer for the bios to check hardware and beep than it does to get to the login screen. I also run multiple virtual pc's in the background and there startup and shutdown times are also incredibly faster. Due your research on the IOPS speed and read/write speeds. Mushkin Callisto drives are at the top or might be the fastest out their.
Cons: Expensive but worth every penny.
Overall Review: MSI board AM3 Phenom X2 3.2 nvidia gts 250 8gb ddr3 Mushkin Redline Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Pros: I typically buy Mushkin memory but decided to to give this a try. The motherboard picked up all the timings and after a stress test (ORTHOS ) it had no errors. Great memory for the money.
Cons: Didnt come with some to install it for me
Overall Review: This was added to a server to give me 6 gigs total. other four gigs are mushkin.