Pros sometimes it actually burns and verifies successfully
Cons so much of the time it doesn't work
Summary I've had nothing but headaches with this burner. I have had so many burns fail I don't keep count any more. I talked to technical support at length and they sent me a new unit. No better. I bought the fancy version of Toast. No difference. I bought fancier supposedly higher quality DVD's... no improvement. This thing fails on about 1 in 3 burns, and it happens either during the burn or during the verification step. There is no rhyme or reason to it... I try the burn again, and it works... or it doesn't.... and then I try again and it does. And I'm not even burning a high speeds. It fails often at 2x! Other burners I've used just work and work almost all the time. Okay, sometimes a burner fails due to a glitch or bad disc, but this one is just a piece of junk. If you want to waste a lot of time and throw out a lot of DVD's, buy this model for sure! Oh yeah, and those double layer DVD's... good luck!
Pros Covers all formats for DVD and CD. Connections via USB or firewire. Good authoring software bundle. Fast, reliable and great value!
Cons Blue half-button as on-off switch may require some mastering.
Pros Fast when they work.
Cons Junk for the compactor.
Summary The first one I had ( new ) failed in about 6 months. A drive problem. sounded like bearings going out. They honored their warranty with a 'new' refurbished drive for replacement. It too, failed 6 months later to a bad on/off power switch. By then the warranty was no longer in effect, and their advice to me was to use it for parts. I burned about 100 cds, and about 30 dvds. That figures out to about a buck a burn, not including the disks. Because their customer service was absolutely unhelpful, to the point that they could neither recommend a service facility, nor refer me to a parts department, I will probably never buy from LaCie again.
Pros Very Fast Burns even on DVD+DL
Cons I have no cons for this product
Summary This dvd burner is cheap, comes with tons of features. There's nothing bad to say about this drive. Looks excellent next to other drives in it's d2 family (i.e. d2 500GB Big Disk Hard Drive)
This is a great buy, pick one of these up asap for blazing fast burning that's even supported natively in OS X Tiger 10.4.5!
Pros design is good, diverse format availability
Cons product quality. Unit has been returned once already durin warranty.