"Disposable Hardware-Can't see blank media anymore."0.5 starson by authentic8
Pros: Worked great for about a year
Cons: Stopped working and is un-fixable
Summary: I bought this model # as my second burner after my Dell fritzed out and it worked fine for 1 year and 1 day and then it lost its mind. It simply lost the ability to read blank disks. It can no longer see them so it can't write to them. How does this happen after working well for a year?
I have consulted the manufacturer website and they have no knowledge of this, however tech-forums are filled with complaints because no one can fix theirs. Go ahead and Google the model # (TS-H552b), then don't buy this. The latest firmware update (#10) did nothing.
So frustrated that I have to go out during the holidays and buy my computer a new present!