Top positive review
14 people found this helpful
on May 31, 2013
Granted, this burner is significantly bulkier than slim and portable burners, but it's also really fast. The fastest slim burners I could find were 8x and this 24x puts those to shame. This unit requires a power adapter as well as a USB cable, but it sits on my desk and I don't need to take it with me. My only reservation with this product is that it doesn't do Lightscribe, but quite honestly, I've used Lightscribe maybe 5 times in total, so I'm not losing anything. I am much happier that I got a faster burner than one with Lightscribe and lesser performance.
The build quality is great and no installation is necessary. My computer found it right away and was able to use it immediately.
I highly recommend this drive as it is exceedingly fast and easy to use.
UPDATE: Some reviews have stated that this device is not compatible with Windows 8, but my experience speaks to the contrary. I have used this device flawlessly on both Windows 7 (Pro x64) and Windows 8 (Pro x64) without issue. In both cases, the drive is immediately seen and usable by the OS, and I have experienced absolutely no problems with it.
ANOTHER UPDATE: Works on Windows 8.1 (Pro x64) without issue.