Less than 3 years old and supposedly one of the "good" Samsung drives. Best I can tell from descriptions I have read, the tray is misaligned but I guess there could be more to it. Drive tends to pop right back open when I close it, it makes a grinding noise when discs finally do load up, it freezes for periods during gameplay and the music often drops out. I found instructions on the net for realigning one of the older drive types, but I broke open the drive and the internals were a bit different on the Samsung. I've got us on an austerity budget now to pay down grad school loans so I can't really justify replacing it, especially since I have plenty of backlog on the PS2 and Wii. But I just ordered a copy of Splinter Cell 3 from an Amazon gift certificate I had won and now I can't play it.