I have this drive, and it works well with Windows XP Pro. I'm using an nForce2 motherboard (the Soltek Ian reviewed).
The DVD-ROM is multi-read DVD+/- whatever.
The error correction for DVDs is better than my Lite-On LTD166S. I have some defective DVDs that will cause my other DVD-ROM drives like the LTD166S, and Pioneer DVD-120 to hang. Plays perfectly on my Sammy.
Love this drive. Waiting for Ian to review it.