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Pros - Burned DVDs and CDs quickly - Ready DVDs and CDs
Cons - Disappointed by life span: barely made it 2 years with light/medium use
Summary This is indeed a basic, low priced DVD burner, and performs admirably, however mine began acting up two days ago, and finally called it quits today. It managed 2 years and 2 months.
Meanwhile, I have a pile of still functional LG (IDE) units next to my desk, which I can no longer use as my motherboard has no IDE controller. Two of them were purchased in 2006. They were very, very heavily used, and are still fully functional to this day. Didn't get that out of my less abused Samsung.
Not a bad device, but at this price, I might go for a different brand.
Summary Needed a basic DVD writer for a new Media PC build (New MBs do not support old IDE drives anymore so could not reuse old ones). Seems quieter than my LG writer (at least reading, not sure about burning yet). The price was unbeatable and the reviews seemed positive. Fit the bill.
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