I have an HP with no cd or DVD rom so this was perfect for me to be able to use when I want to burn, watch, upload CD's. I haven't yet used it for any of these yet but as soon as I do I'll be back to add more review. I'm moving so it's hard right now to take the time to use it for any of the above. I have plugged it in however, and it seems ready to go. it's compatible with my laptop so that's good so far.
Ill get get back here asap.