This is a great product, and the cheapest external writer I could find. Delevery was reasonable, three days. Curiously, it comes with 2 usb cables. One for data, the other for power. I soon discovered that I only needed to connect the data cable, the unit draws power through that. I had a few failed burns while using windows built in disc writing software, so I advise you to use a dedicated program such as Nero, as this offers 'buffer underrun protection'. I use mine with my netbook. It slips nicely into my bag and I just pull it out when I need it. An all round quality product. Nice and small. Would deffinatly reccomend.