|Submited By: C. DeBoer on 01/29/2010|
This is the same drive that is available on the HP website at a significantly higher price. It was sooooo easy to install, using HP s well-produced instructions from it s "How to..." web page, taking less than 5 minutes from the time I unplugged every thing till I replaced the front and side covers of the tower. Windows 7 recognized it, immediately on start up, and it s already been used for burning a couple of discs. The Nero 8 Essentials software that comes with the drive has long been my favorite ripping/burning/copying software, even over Roxio. This was a great buy all the way around and the drive has twice the speed of the original-equipment drive that died of old age after a long and useful career.
Once again, Amazon s SuperSaver shipping option was great. No shipping cost and the drive was shipped the same day it was ordered. Taking into account the weekend, the package arrived in 4 business days. I don t think anybody can top that! Thanks again, Amazon!~