Was a replacement for a Lightscribe drive. I had it out of the box, and installed in 3 mins. Largely due to my HP box having
one thumbwheel and two levers to get the old one out. Booted up and that was it.
As others have said, a wee bit noisy, but so what?
Disks I was about to scrap (no other machines/players could touch) read perfectly.
Writing was trouble free and relatively quick(and I can now make new copies of my 'useless' disks!)
You need a second drive or a replacement, buy this. Very good value for the money, and a trusted name.