I've always been to these forums gathering info and finally decided to get the flip top based on a few reviews. Just thought I had an obligation to report my findings for all of you that are skeptical of them. After a 30 minute install, only tools needed was a phillips and a flat head screw driver, an extra screw laying around the house, and some scotch tape. I have only tried one disk but it worked like a charm. No trouble at all. I backed up my copy of GTA vice city. I have the new HP 300i burner. I use fugifilm dvd+r's - the rw's appear to not work. i used DVD Decrypter to rip the dvd to an ISO file. Then used the same program to burn the disc and an instant backup in 30 minutes. 10min to rip about 20 to burn. Very simple process and don't need soldering experience. I am not an affiliate of the people that make the flip top cover, just a customer that is so far, very satisfied. I will continue to update the disks I have successfully backedup. Thanks to all for the info. Anyone has any questions, just let me know.