For some reason this drive would not even recognise DVDs let alone play them. I tried it on my netbook and on my desktop and downloaded the necessary software suggested in the instructions but it would not work. I sent it back and was told that after an extensive check there was nothing wrong with it but given a refund. If it was working why was it not sent back to me or why was I not sent another - makes me think it was in fact faulty! I guess I was just the unfortunate one as everyone else on here seems to have had no problems.