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Pros: Easy install with my OS Microsoft XP.
HDMI out is nice although I am using the DVI Cable and the sound is being processed through my sound card to external speakers.
Low profile no problem fitting in my Dell case.
Cons: Runs a bit warm as attested to by others, normal temps run at about 60C and 80c are not uncommon when playing games or running Blu Ray movies.
Other Thoughts: If I was a gamer I would probably look for a card with a built in fan but for my applications it's a great card at this price point.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: A great 8X Blu-Ray reader for the price which also happens to be a darn good DVD burner with LightScribe ability as well.
Is a SATA drive and it replaced and old IDE DVD Rom in my Dell XPS400.
A SATA power adapter was included in the retail edition of the drive which converts the 4 pin Molex connector to SATA power.
That was a nice inclusion for the last DVD burner I bought a few weeks ago did not include one and cost me a few extra dollars.
Load times are quite fast and the drive runs quietly and efficiently.
The included Power DVD software works just fine for playback and I was glad that they included it.
Cons: Very minor quibble with the blue LED light on the front it is quite bright and if it's in your line of sight it could be bothersome. That's easy enough to fix and there are countless ways to block the light if necessary.
Other Thoughts: If you are adding this to your computer make sure you have the following.
A video card that can has the power to handle this drive, I went with the ATI Radeon HD4350 from Newegg, it's about $40.00 dollars and is also HDCP compliant.
My monitor is not HDCP compliant I have a Dell 2405FPW, so I am running Anydvd HD it's free for a 21 day trial and removes the HDCP signal so that the drive and monitor can play nicely.
This review is from: Logisys AD203 6" 4Pin Molex to SATA Power Adaptor
Pros: Plugs in and allowed me to hook up my SATA DVD Burner to a 4 pin Molex connection that had been powering an IDE device.
Great stuff literally a 2 second install job.
Cons: None at all.READ FULL REVIEW