This is a very pretty drive, all black and shiney. And the disc tray is black, so we all know it will burn higher quality - right?
The good news is that this drive is very fast to recognose and spin up a disc, about 5-7 seconds from hitting the close button, your disc is read and ready to go. The tray mechanism is quiet, very smooth operation. Here's the InfoTool shot:
Now for some reading tests:
Starting with a pressed data disc, this is disc 3 from Microsoft Flight Sim 2002.
Now for a pressed audio disc:
now here's a data CDR:
and finally a audio CDR: