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Pros: Works fine, tried burning 3 DVD's (1 TDK and 2 Verbatum), no errors, recorded successfully, however, there was only choice record in either 8X or 16 X speeds.
Another thing, be aware this particular model is not a US model, even in description it says 1 year warranty and referencing US LG web site.
According to LG US tech support this is not a US model and will not be supported in the US, however, this model is for LG Spain and here is a web site (I was given it by tech support rep).
Cons: not US model, but as long as it works, it doesn't matter
Overall Review: Would of been nice to correct information about the warranty iin the listing.
Pros: Does what you'd expect a drive of its caliber to do. Plug-and-play with no issues. Plus M DISC support. Priced well.
Overall Review: Bought this for a budget build. Price versus quality, you can't go wrong with this one.
Pros: Not much can be said about an optical drive, other than it works, and this one is far less noisy than others I've used in this price range, which is obviously one of this drives strong points, it's only 18 bucks.
Cons: I don't like all the logos and printing on the front of the drive. On cases without drive doors, all this white printing really throws off the 'look' of the case. Seems excessive to me.
Pros: works as advertized, cheap
Cons: won't make toast if I put bread in it
Pros: works great no issues
Cons: none so far
Pros: It does everything as expected.
Pros: Works as expected.
Cons: (MINOR CON.)
Noticable drive noise when reading a data disk when full spun up at high speed. But I have heard worse, this is just typical of high speed drives. The drive is almost silent when playing an audio CD (system fan noise was louder) as the disk did not need to spin at full speed for realtime audio playback.
Overall Review: One of my four older PATA CD/DVD drives started to get stuck halfway open when the drive tray was ejected. I bought two of these SATA drives to replace the two PATA drives sharing the same data cable. I set the old drives aside for later reuse if needed elsewhere.
To test the new drives, I virus scanned an 800 MB data disk, once in each of the four drives.
The new drives completed the scan in 3:32 and 3:36 (minutes:seconds). The older PATA drives took 3:56 and 6:39 to complete. The PATA drives are from different manufacturers.
The newer drives are definitely louder than the two older drives still installed, but about as loud as one of the replaced drives. Since these will be used to rip audio CDs, I don't have to listen to the whirring very long, so the faster read time is preferred over being quieter. They only make noise when fully spun up. Realtime playback was nearly silent as the disk did not have to spin-up to full speed.
reads everything it's supposed to
burns everything it's supposed to
and did i say "cheap"?
Cons: a tad loud [doesn't matter}
Overall Review: this thing is great!!! best burner, by far, that I've ever owned. (spending up to $50.00 anyway) i bought it hoping to have more reliable dual layer dvdr burns. i got what i wanted. i have not made a coaster since i got this thing. well done LG!