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Warning: This Product is a scam.
on April 8, 2016
This Product gets a ZERO.
I was thrilled at first. As a hardware tech, I needed a removable drive and it seemed perfect, then came issues. The drive was preset to "Region 3" which I reset to Region 1 (United States). The software mini-disk I received included: Nero Extreme, USB drivers, and Version 9 of something.? for the drive itself. However, they were in Chinese and wouldn't install on Win 7.
The drive reads DVD's, but will not recognize or write to a blank CD of any sort. Some DVD's are also rejected even if the session is closed.
I purchased the DVD drive as an alternative to a Fixed Optical Drive in my machine as a security measure but it has turned out to be a proprietary mess instead. The drive itself has no markings on the exterior (model, serial, mfg, etc.) with which to find drivers. I'm assuming that it needs drivers for the Win 7 OS to recognize and write data to a CD.
If you are in need of a "sometimes operable" external drive, then welcome aboard.
*The drive no longer works at all and is no longer eligible for return. It doesn't work with Windows XP (SP1 or 2), Windows Vista (any SP), or Linux.