Pros Fast, Reliable and Cheap Price!
Cons A little on the noisy side but it's a small price to pay
Summary This is my second DVD burner. My first burner was a LiteOn burner that was inconsistant from the day I purchased it. Every other DVD would have skips and pauses in the last 1/8th of a movie. The DVR-110D has performed flawlessly for every DVD I have burned and I must have burned 20 so far. The retailer I purchased from didn't include any software cables or even screws but I happened to have all the hardware from my previous drive. Installation was a snap as Windows XP recognized it right away and I didn't even need any drivers. I updated the firmware as suggested by the review on CNet and I have had no problems. I have burned both DVD+R, DVD-R discs as well as DVD-RW and there has been no issues with the RW as mentioned by CNet. I got this burner for only $45. A great bargain, but if this is your first burner, make sure the retailer includes all cables, instructions and screws to install it.
Pros Affordable burner
Cons unable to back-up movies
Summary This was my first burner I've purchased for my Dell. The installation was simple and Windows XP picked it right up. The problems occurred when I tried to boot up a PC game, "No disc in drive". Forced to use other drive for gaming. Burning was a disaster. U-lead software unable to rip DVD movie. DVD Shrink would get about 35% of the way then indicate "error". One consolation is I have plenty of coasters, expensive shiny coasters. Went with Sony DRU 820A with Nero 6 and works great. No coasters yet. Able to back-up movies with DVD shrink.