This is a great cheap Sata drive, that works perfectly, effectively, efficently, fast, and is reliable.
Being one of the fastest drives in the world (quoted as being THE fastest), this is a pretty good drive! I got 2GB of data writen to a DVD in UNDER 2 minutes, which is increadible, so no problems in terms of speed, that's for sure.
The drive works quiter than other drives, but obviously not silently.
The drive opens and closes fast enough, and starts reading the disc with a reasonably low delay.
The drive comes with Nero software, though I don't really get alone with this software, so I use another piece of software to write CDs and DVDs.
I would recommend you download the latest drivers off LiteOn's website, as I did have a bit of a problem in reading some discs, which installing the latest drivers helped to read them, though the discs I was using, no other drive that I used worked, which includes 3 different machines.
Overall, great drive, buy one! At £18 they are a giveaway!