Pros faster then my plextor
Cons software included dual disks cost
Summary order one of these for $55 dollar to use with my plextor to tranfer dvd movie using dvd decrypter and use the plextor to burn the movies one on the harddrive use nero 6.6. and found the NEC to be faster in buring dvds even in dual layer format disks. now I use this drive more. for $55 dollar this drive rock. would pay $100 if it was that price.
Pros Solid Performance, No Buffer Underrun, Excellent for ripping DVD's
Cons Looks slightly dull, and pretty noisy!
Summary I bought the LG GSA-4167 DVD-Writer. It was a nightmarish drive!
Focus/Track Error, never finishes the burn, and I replaced it twice but it didn't work with my P3 1GHZ on Intel 815EEA Motherboard!
I tried so many things, I eneded up wasting money on shipping for the RMA's and on the so many blank DVD-R's that I threw in the garbage.
Then we were graced with the gift of NEC 3500. Never failed, steady transfer rate of about 24 MB/sec.
The only problem is that it is LOUD! You can really heart it spinning the disk...
Other than, excellent value, good drive to have.
If you are making up your mind whether this NEC or LG, go for the NEC. I tried both, and NEC is far more superior and reliable.
"A Nice Burner"on by Zixty
Pros Cheap and well made. I got mine from newegg.com on March 2005. No problem so far. Been burning movie and cd.
Cons It is OEM drive. Therefore, no burning software is included.
"Perfect Simply"on by EnzoLT
Pros The whole drive, it was one of the first, it was one of the best
Cons so far, none
Summary This drive is the best and most least expensive drives to buy. It is simply the perfect drive with mny features included such as +R/-R recording and DL capable. Buy it. Highly recommended.
Pros It's fast, stable and reliable. It's quiet too. I've had no problems with any of the blank media I've used: Sony, Fuji, Verbatim. I recently purchased a pack of Sony 4x DVD+Rs and this drive wrote to them at 8x speed. Fantastic! DVD movies, CD music, data
Cons None so far. NEC Drive Firmware (none needed yet) http://www.de.nec.de/software overview2.php/id/557 Nero 6.0 Ultra http://www.nero.com/us/nero-u p.php DVDshrink http://www.dvdshrink.org/what .html