Top positive review
Reset your current drum, then buy.
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2017
First off, I give this 5 stars because laserjets printers are just phenomenal. We've had our Brother HL-22700W for at least 8 years now and it's still going super strong. That being said...
My old drum told me it was out of ink back in Dec. I literally needed to print about 5 more pages RIGHT THAT MOMENT for an event that was about to start. I found a way to reset my old one, hoping to squeak out just enough to finish my print job and ordered a new one. I've now printing at least another 200 pages and the ink is still going strong. This one I purchased has been sitting on my desk since the first week of December.
On the upside, these things last FOREVER. I only have to replace the drum every few years, if even.
On the downside, they cost quite a bit, but that's evened out by the fact that they last, again, FOREVER.
On the offside: Seriously? It told me I was out of ink and my printer doesn't have an 'ignore and keep printing' button like (some? all?) inkjet's do. It WOULD NOT print anymore until I fiddled with it and tricked its brain by resetting it. I have since gotten another 200+ sheets out of it. That is a LOT of ink I would have thrown away, and HAVE thrown away in the past! Do yourself a favor: do a search on how to reset your drum. I'm not saying don't buy a new one, but I am saying you may have some time yet before you really need a new one. Your mileage may vary depending on how much you print.