After my built in DVD writer failed, I decided to purchase a USB drive. This one stands out because it looks great, it is slim compared to most other bulky units, and it's very well presented. That was enough to make me buy it.
Getting it home, it took only a few minutes to get it connected and set up. Almost immediately the drive was ready to use as it's plug and play. I've used this drive to watch DVD's, copy DVD's, rip music, burn music, and for software discs. All of these worked perfectly.
It does not need an external power supply unlike some other USB drives, but it does come with a separate power cable in case you require one. I have not had to use it as it works with my computer straight from the supplied USB cable.
I have never used an LG product before, but after my experiences with this drive I am considering buying more of their products in the future. The unit is very well built, and can take a knock or two.
If you are looking for a replacement drive, or just a second drive, then this unit might be the one for you. Prices vary, but the average is around £30-£40. I think this is a very reasonable price for this unit.