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Pros: Works great for burning both regular DVDs and Millenniata's M-Discs. The logo is on the drive so it is compatible with them.
Overall Review: Just as good as the two ASUS DVD burners I had before except with M-Disc capability. Inexpensive and fairly quiet burners that have so far worked great.
Pros: - Cheap. Great for mass building or budget builds.
- Faceplate is the correct matte black, blends in perfectly with my case.
Not much else to say, it's a barebone OEM drive and it works.
Cons: - The slowest this drive will burn a DVD is 8x. This imposes a problem when burning install disks for operating systems, or other applications requiring precise data replication. To burn install disks, you want to burn as slow as possible and I have had to burn multiple copies of disks with this drive until one didn't throw errors during install. The best way around this is to use a free program called Imgburn, set it to lowest and verify the burn. Just doing that cut the errors down a bit.
Overall Review: With bluray drives starting to drop in price, DVDRW inevitably will be outdated. This is a cheap burner that works well for traditional applications of burning movies and media files. As for technical applications that require a more strict and accurate data redundancy, I would find something that burns slower and more accurately.
To all complaining about no SATA cables, read and understand: OEM = no cables. Almost always.
It's intention is for mass usage in multiple builds. Most of the time you will get the basic, bare unit. Sometimes not even with the original box. This is not a con. The idea is that someone purchasing mass quantities of OEM products also should purchase mass quantities of SATA cables separately. Pay the extra $1 to $2 to get a SATA cable off newegg or purchase a non-OEM product.
Pros: -It reads and burns DVDs like it is supposed to. Speeds seem to be what they are supposed to be.
-Not nearly as loud as other DVD burners I have used. Still probably the loudest component when it is in use though.
Cons: None come to mind.
Overall Review: Its a DVD burner... can't go too much into it without taking the thing apart.
Pros: Works fine.
Cons: Doesn't glow blue or cook me hamburgers.
Overall Review: I'm hungry.
Pros: So you're probably asking yourself, "What's the difference between this and the GH24NS70?" They sure LOOK the same, spec-wise. You might also, after looking at the photo of the tray, ask yourself, "What's a MODISK"? Well, it's not MODISK, it's M-Disk, and it's some kind of super-expensive nonstandard (apparently) writing archival storage. This drive can supposedly write those, the ...NS70 doesn't. Will you find this information at Newegg? Nope. At LG? Nope. LG doesn't even acknowledge the existence of this drive if you search for it on their site. Don't you love half-baked manufacturer's site search tools?
Cons: Newegg apparently doesn't know what an M-Disk is either, or isn't willing to make it clear what this drive can allegedly do. They apparently do not *sell* M-Disks either -- you'll have to visit the huge A-etailer to find them. I have no M-Disks to test ATM.
Overall Review: The three drives I'm using are still working fine. I'm sufficiently curious about M-Disks now to go buy a few and see what the big deal is. Then I'll prolly have to rent a safe-deposit box to keep them in.
Pros: It's an optical drive. Mostly standard stuff. Installed a few programs with it.. I'm sure it'll be fine.
Cons: It doesn't do my taxes for me.
Overall Review: Most people that have "burning coaster" problems are either using cheap media or are trying to put things onto disc that just wont work. Not the drives fault.
Pros: It slides right out to hold my coffee cup.
Can also be used to hold other items.
Cons: Requires power to slide out tray, but doesn't provide heat to keep coffee warm.
My older coffee tray device failed after spilling moo moo mocha latte sprinkler cappuccino into it, it would no longer retract the tray.
Quiet (sort of)
Works very well
Cons: None really, works as it should
Overall Review: SATA takes the guess work out of connecting. You will need a SATA drive connecting cable and power cable, as this does not come with them.
Older PC's may not have either socket or power connector. Be sure your computer will support SATA, if it does be sure to obtain a Molex to SATA adapter for the power supply (if the power supply hasn't any)