I read this review, + others, plus many comments about it on different forums, and I wish someone had mentioned that it has something deficient with READ performance, so much so that it will not work with NeroDiscSpeed for checking the quality of burned discs. If I had known that I never would have bought it. I need a DVD burner that I can also check to see how the quality of the burns are with different media at different speeds. My Lite-on LH201Ah did that. I assumed that this drive would do that too. Now I am stuck with a drive that cannot do an essential function (for me). Live and learn, but I hope my posting this helps someone else make a more informed decision b4 buying one of these then regretting it like I do now.