Pros it makes good copies of music cd's and for making backups of my files and software too. the software that comes with it makes GREAT photo slide shows if your into that kind of thing.
Cons it won't copy dvd movies, that was disappointing to me. and it takes so long to put home video's on dvd. either my system is slow or its the drive but it takes up to 8hrs to do a 1hrs worth of videos on dvd+r.
Pros Great all around burner. Good price too! I don't know about oher people but i've used all types of media on this burner with 100% success! i recently bought a pioneer dvr-108 cause sites claimed it burned cheap media. Big mistake! Stick with the HP!
Cons Haven't found any yet!
Pros It works, but many cheaper drives do the job just as well.
Cons Problems with reading of DVD-VR (f.i. from Philips DVD-recorder) Cannot read -R(W) properly Burned video's will not be playable on several DVD players
Pros So far this is quite an acceptable unit in terms of hardware. Except for the lack of firmware support.
Cons Dont even bother with the bogus software. HP should have put their software investment into firmware. Poor firmware support.
Pros when it worked, it worked well.
Cons It usually didn't work!!! Replacement unit as bad as the first