Just got one, and NERO disc speed says "Drive Does Not Support This Funtion" so that's a NO. I probably should have known the cheapest blu ray burner would not support quality scanning. Just hope there's a prospect in the future for a firmware update that will allow scanning. This is not without precedent for DVD burners in the past to end up supporting quality scans, just like my NEC dvd burner.
Sofar impressed with the first disc burn. Just know this-- the transfer speeds even at 4x will not allow you to do any other disk activity without flushing your cache & forcing a buffer underrun-- and that's with a 1tb wd caviar black drive.:sad:
To answer your other question: newegg sent the oem drive in bubble wrap, packaged with cyberlink blu ray disc suite, though had no problems burning with Nero, a molex to sata power adapter, sata cable, manual and free (promotion) 3d glasses as part of this package deal (doubt they'd just send the bare drive & nothing else unless stated as such).
BTW, is it advisable to WRITE on a blu ray top surface with a sharpie marker?