Format Support: DVD+R/-R; DVD+R DL/-R DL; DVD+RW/-RW; DVD-ROM; DVD-Video;
Buffer Memory: 4 MB
Dimension(WxHxD): 5.0 x 0.5 x 5.0 inch/ 128 x 12.7 x 127 mm
Weight: 0.4 lbs/ 182 g
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As my title says, I popped this drive into my ASUS G50VT-X5 laptop. Installation was a breeze (there's a great video on YouTube. Search. You'll find it.) I removed two screws from the bottom of the laptop, slid my old drive out, removed the plastic bezel and metal guide (which has four screws) from the old one, put them on the new BD drive, and it just slid right in with no problems. Once the screws were back in place, it was secure, and Windows 7 recognized it right away.
This plays Blu-ray movies with the help of some additional (not included) software. Cyberlink PowerDVD does the trick, but there are other software packages out there that will play Blu-ray Disc movies. Windows doesn't do it natively, though; You'll need additional software.
The other functions all seem OK. It handles DVDs, CDs, and RWs just fine. It burns well on CD, DVD, DVD DL, and other CD or DVD media. It does not burn Blu-ray Discs, though, so be sure you're not looking for a Blu-ray...
Shipping was usps and arrived in days. Installed in a DELL 15R n5010 in about 15 minutes (had to swap mounting bracket and face plate) Works with win 7 ultimate x64. Has played everything so far including Avatar Blu-ray without the need for AnyDVD and also burned DVD+R DL. I have burned DVD+r and DVD+R DL with no problems, this drive is much slower than the original or the CT21N but is worth the savings.
The item received was actually the CT10L which is the version with lightscribe not the CT10N and has black faceplate that does not have the lightscribe logo. This is a good deal on the product the manufacture date is June 20 2009. The CT21N is probably not worth the extra money at this time the biggest differences are that it reads burned blu-ray and has fastest read/write speeds.
FYI was going to purchased from DELL they actually sell you the CT21N and was $239.00 USD plus tax and shipping.
I purchased this device in 2010 to work as a Blu-ray/DVD drive for my set-top TV computer. It worked well as a (very light duty) DVD reader for about six months, then started being unable to read "some" DVDs. This eventually gave way to a total inability to read discs of any kind in late 2011. After leaving the whole kit powered off in frustration, I tried booting it up again today (mid-2012). I was greeted by a loud mechanical scraping noise, followed by "no medium inserted" messages from my operating system.
For the price, I was hoping to get a bit more than a year life out of the thing. I never did find out if the device actually read Blu-Ray discs. It probably would have, had it not failed catastrophically.
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