DVD burner works GREAT
I have used this external DVD burner quite often when a computer I am working on does not have a DVD drive, so far is recognied right off, write speed is OK, works on wins 8,
March 21, 2014
This device will not connect correctly to my laptop! It doesn't have a consistent connection and turns on and off. Then when I do get somewhat of a connection... it won't play just a regular dvd. What was the point of buying this?
January 8, 2014
Good DVD writer, short cable
Bought this for using installation/repair discs on devices without an internal drive. It works great, except the USB cable that comes with it is about 12 inches long. I didn't think this was a problem at first - I found another miniUSB cable I had lying around, plugged it in, and used it to boot up a Windows 7 install disc just fine.
The problems started after I booted into my Windows 7 64-bit install. Windows refused to recognize the device. After some frustrating searches for downloadable drivers (hint: they don't exist), I finally tried plugging in the original, length-challenged cable... and only then did it work. Even after Windows installed the drivers for it, the drive only works with the original cable. Kind of a bummer. Where did the 3' cable from the last review go?
November 1, 2013
Not detected on my Win8 laptop, failed to install drivers on my Win7 laptop, then no longer detected. No useful support documentation in the box. No useful support found on-line. Wasted time and effort for what seems to be a nice DVD burner. Will be returning it to the store tomorrow. (GP60NB50)
August 7, 2013