I got this DVD Burner as a gift and absolutely love it. It is not the most expensive burner, but it is simple to use. It comes with good instructions and all the required software that allows you to burn both DVDs and CDs. It is great for someone who wants to back up a DVD collection. Besides burning DVDs, I also use it to make data CDs to complete class assignments such as a powerpoint presentation. This burner is also equipped with LightScribe technology which is really cool. If you buy the LightScribe discs, it allows you to burn the data, and then flip the disk over and burn an image on the front to label the disc. This has made my DVD collection so neat and organized. Since I keep most of my DVDs at home, it is really handy to have a collection of them also in my dorm room- I keep all the burned DVDs in a really convenient zip-up CD case so that they are super- portable. This burner is small and compact and I would definatly suggest it to someone who is looking for a simple, strait forward device in which to create music or data CDs and also to back up a DVD collection!