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7 people found this helpful
on 24 August 2014
The picture was a bit of a giveaway for me knowing it would come as is (without anything).
For some i can assume they would be disappointed to open the box and only find the drive.
My case is a Cooler Master and does not require screws to fit a rom but if you do,
you can buy 50 for a few pound on amazon and i'm sure you can get less screws for pennies on other sites.
Is it real?
one reviewer says it does not show Pioneer on the front so they were unsure if it was real or not?
I can confirm that if you right click your drive then click properties,hardware it should come up something like this......PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-221L ATA Device.
I have been backing up my 1tb external so 8.5gb discs have been at the ready and it's safe to say i have not had any problems or errors so far.
Anybody with problems will always assume it's the drive and not even account the discs been used or the programs.
The discs i have been using have been ARITA and AonePLUS+.
The program been used is Ashampoo Burning Studio.
The drive didn't come with a program?
something i expected and i probably would have used my own anyway.
Everybody likes to use their own brand of software so for a large portion of user, this would not be a issue.
If you are new to all this then i would get some free trials or ask around to see what other people use and see which names crop up the most.
At £12.61 with free delivery, it really is not going to break the bank.
I think some people expect a £100 dvdrw for pocket change and moan when it does not do what they want but that aside, i have not had any problems so i would call it more of a steal.
Why is it so cheap?
It's barebones which means it comes with NOTHING.
Lets try to simplify it.......
It would cost more if it came with programs and packaging that you didn't want compared to if it came on it's own which is better for people who want to just slot it inside a pc and carry on with their own programs.
dvdrw's are pretty cheap these days with bluray been the next step and eventually could become standard (but not for a long time).
I would recommend this product.