"I LOVE IT!!!"4.5 starson by MEHLANI
Pros: BURNED AUDIO DISC <5 MIN. GREAT DESIGN, FIREWIRE AND USB A PLUS!!
Cons: TAKES A LITTLE LONG TO DO THE LIGHTSCRIBE
Summary: So far I love this burner. I got it for my Dell laptop that was missing the docking station when I bought it..therefore no cd-rom or cd-rw! So instead of buying another docking station, I decided to get an external drive. I have to say that I am very impressed. It burned my mp3s into an audio disk in less than 5 minutes, the software was so easy to use that I didn't have to figure anything out or read any manuals. I have yet to try the video editing software but I did take a look at it and it didn't seem too difficult. I love the design and noticed that there are rails on both sides for possible installation into a tower pc?? I love the fact that I can use firewire or usb. Both cables came with it. It has an extra firewire port in back to piggy back another drive. My only complaints are that the lightscribe feature takes a little long to do. I burned a full disk background and it took 20 min. Maybe if you keep your design on a more simple level it would be faster (ie. lightscribing just the title and tracks without any background picture). I also wish that lightscribe cd-r's were a little cheaper (runs about $1 a disk and only comes in gold!). Would also like to see more options when it comes to the lightscribe cd-r's. How about something besides gold? I would like to see in the future this drive made a little more flashy (blue lights? neons?) like the other new drives as this one seems to cost a little more than the other brands I've seen and they do have the lights.