"Junk for the compactor."0.5 starson by TheHombre
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 By then the warranty was no longer in effect, and their advice to me was to use it for parts.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.