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Anyone have an ETA on the Plextor 16x drive?

Postby Nocturnal on Thu Sep 30, 2004 1:57 am

October 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc? Thanks in advance.
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Postby MadBurner on Thu Sep 30, 2004 2:11 am

October 15th is an estimated street date.

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Postby Noua on Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:17 am

Anyone has a test unit and any test results yet?
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Postby Ian on Thu Sep 30, 2004 10:28 am

Nope. I'd expect AV Watch to have some soon. I probably won't get mine until the 15th or shortly before.
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Postby ItalianJob on Thu Sep 30, 2004 11:13 am

CCampbell (from Ahead) has one here :wink:
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Postby VEFF on Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:33 pm

ItalianJob wrote:CCampbell (from Ahead) has one here :wink:


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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Sep 30, 2004 12:58 pm

And we already have a confirmed coaster from the PX-716a... what a surprise! :lol:
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:08 pm

Oh wow, a coaster, clearly this drive sucks and should not be marketed, as it made a coaster.
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Postby Shredder on Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:54 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:And we already have a confirmed coaster from the PX-716a... what a surprise! :lol:


aviationwiz wrote:Oh wow, a coaster, clearly this drive sucks and should not be marketed, as it made a coaster.


It's little too early to tell quality of it, but I think it's enough to show that Plextor doesn't do some internal testing before sending out to programmers, reviewers, third party beta testers, etc.
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Postby Ian on Thu Sep 30, 2004 4:56 pm

They better at least send some drives to Ahead since Nero is bundled with them in Europe.

I wish Roxio was as good as Ahead. Their support for stuff like VariRec isn't nearly as good.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Sep 30, 2004 5:11 pm

aviationwiz wrote:Oh wow, a coaster, clearly this drive sucks and should not be marketed, as it made a coaster.


I'm still a little bitter over the very poor media support that the PX-712a had for so long... but as it sounds, the PX-712a could do the job where the PX-716a couldn't... so that is actually hopeful.
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Postby dodecahedron on Thu Sep 30, 2004 7:47 pm

quit complaining. the drive isn't officially out yet.
and there's no drive on the planet that doesn't make a coaster sometimes.
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Postby Rich on Fri Oct 01, 2004 2:58 am

dolphinius_rex wrote:I'm still a little bitter over the very poor media support that the PX-712a had for so long... but as it sounds, the PX-712a could do the job where the PX-716a couldn't... so that is actually hopeful.


I feel a little put-off myself. The stuf on the 716 sounds really advanced but as a local tv progam asks, "Does it work?"

I think the 716 should justly face a closer look before I spend my money on my 2nd Plextor drive.

Ian, I shouldn't try and put work on someone elses plate but this would be a good drive come review time to get some real diversity and comprehensiveness as far as different media tested with the drive.

Actually it may not be difficult to have 1 expandable test section for future media tests.

If it's solid on medium media I'll be going for the UF version.

That'll also either show me faster than 6x burns or isolate my throughput from my laptop to either the cardbus or the laptop.

I can't wait to read reviews.

This may be my Christmas drive.

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