Rated 3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4 out of 5 by slashie It's Alright, not for Blu-ray lovers..
- Good for its price (compared to others IF YOU WANT IT NEW)
-Reads/Writes get the job done (Enough to just watch regular videos and use regular programs like learning games)
-May have trouble with certain dual layer Dvd's ( Use VLC player and right click on the player and open the Dvd source) (probably all optical drives with similar speculations as this one will have this problem)
-The cord is too short (especially for models that have one Usb port on either side) (use an extension and/or with a 5 volt 1amp~1.5 amp adapter for this)
- The casing is easily scratch-able. Use the right type of cleaning cloth that looks smooth and soft enough.. (I put an Anti scratch cloth on top to rest my thumb on it while reaching for the eject button)
-The cable was a bit confusing to use at first .
-Doesn't tell you how long your cable extensions should be so that the device receives enough energy.
- It gets read as a CD DRIVER ..um ok? That's probably why it has trouble with dual layer dvds in the first place
- This device requires internet connection? really? how do I update the driver? I tried....
Come on Sony.. when are you going to make external optical drives that have the same Sony Laptop look? You know? the Brush finish... the colors black brush or the glowing-delicious-apple-red Brush look... what about something to match your new Fit/ Flip 14... which has no optical drive..
This Optical drive seems to use the same technology seen in Dvd players from your own library or school computers..
However, if you want an unused cheap optical drive, this is for you.
If you realized how much you saved, you might want to buy the keyboard skin :)
November 6, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by pc4usa Cheap and functional
This LaCie DVD-RW is cheap and functional and very light.....however....it unfortunately requires the usage of TWO ( 2 ) USB ports....yes indeed.....two.....Soooo.... this is why I only gave it a 4 stars.
I do like it and is slim enough to put it in the pouch with the laptop......and no external power supply is required which is a plus.
August 25, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by tjtay VIAL E SERIES LAPTOP ACCESSORY LISTED
Order this when I ordered VAIO E series ll laptop 11125cxs - be aware, it does not with
this laptop on Windows 8 (LISTED AS AN ACCESSORY) - had to return it.
March 8, 2013