this dvd writer is like any others but what make the difference is the mark ASUS.
There is a mediatek chipset inside.
Speed for cd is 48X and for dvd is 16X
I download movie and always love to watch it on my television set so i continue on burning them on cd or dvds.
Been more than one year using them, there is no sign of discrepancies yet.
Program provided with is Nero 7 suite. This programs often lag on my pc but it works perfect during the burning process.
the writer has a double layer functionality of around 8Gb and take me around 27 minutes for a simple double layer burning.
The writer can be conneced with sata cable and sata power cable and as you know sata devide are more rapid.
I have been using devices such a creative, samsung and LG. But on the burning hardware it is asus that is better.
The door is not that solid, when it open, it is not stable and at time when closing it is get jammed and have to push it inside with hand but it continue on working ( which is not the result with other writer).
Want a good burning hardware go for asus