Well, I dont know for sure really, seeing as the damned thing wont even open! So, it jsut got here at 3 o clock today. I turned it on, let it run for a few minutes, noted the loud ass fan. It seemed to work fine, actually it was damn good. It wasnt until i tried to nup need for speed in that i knew there was something wrong. I just called the company i bought it from, which were on ebay. The guy tells me theres a way to get the drive to work.. you just have to push the eject button and then tap on the tray for about 30 seconds he says. i havent tried yet, but does anyone know if it works or if this guy is just a douche?