it has both good sides and bad sides:
-writes cheap media like princo with good quality (actually better than my ritek g04 discs).
Quality drive and quiet.
CD reading and writing speeds
Write quality with some CD-R discs.
Best result with DVD discs comes from princo:
4X princo DVD-R written at 4X:
PI: averages about 13 for a full disc.
PO: averages about 0,3 for a full disc.
I've seen to few quality reports from other drives to conclude if this is good or bad......