"Excellent drive, fast great software, still needs minor work tho on Memorex support center"on by pac_80
Pros Comes with a awsome customized Nero suite and the nero photo elite, not express (A $45 value). Solid drive and very fast burning speeds (16x DVD Rom -R/+R, 4x DL DVD 48x CD-R)
Cons Very poor support from Memorex
Summary After 2 weeks of use very happy with burner considering I only paid 60 bucks for it. Burns CDs in no time and at 16x burns DVDs in 10-15 mins. Great software from Nero for burning, making labels, backing up CDs DVDs and my harddrive, ripping and recoding movies and audio files. Did experience one minor drawback with my computer sticking it in PIO mode instead of DMA (Direct Memory Access) after afew weeks of use which slowed the system to a crawl and after contacting memorex support about the issue they just brushed it off as a problem with my system, contacted my PC Manufacture and found out it was the burner itself, Reinstalled the firmware of the drive and been working in DMA ever since then. Just wished memorex had a better support system instead of just pushing people off to other places to find help.
Pros Cheap, relatively fast burning times
Cons Mediocre ripping speeds
Summary Surprisingly enough, the most problems I have with this drive are caused by crappy media... namely from the same manufacturer!
It can burn DVD+/-R at 16x as long as it's not made by Memorex.
Basically, if you'd like to burn discs on the cheap, it's not a bad drive... but spending a little more will definitely get you a higher quality drive.