All right. Going to add a burner.
Main needs: as close to perfect burn quality with TY (+R)/Verbatium MCC media (ie, I only will be using the highest quality discs). Verbatiums I'll only buy if they are NOT the "Made In Taiwan" discs.
Speed here is unimportant. I'll burn 8x discs at 8x if the quality is going to be better!
I will need to burn some DVD+R DL discs. Here, the Plex seems to have the advantage. Yes, the 1640 is faster, but the Plex has higher burn quality. Of course, haven't seen what the 1640 can do at lower speeds, so...
Plex also comes in SATA - an advantage for me, due to case design (and number of optical drives) that makes routing IDE cables to the top of the tower a pain.
I do not care about medium/low quality media burning. For that, I have my BenQ 1620
Which also does great with just about anything.
So: thoughts? Or am I missing a drive that I should be paying attention too? Hey, if I could get a new Pioneer 107 I would - and use only TY -R's. Those burned on my old 107 were close to perfect. I miss that drive