aviationwiz: Gee really? wow! I didn't know that Plextor had managed something that rudimentary with their drives.
okay, all sarcasm aside, it's not the drives that cause the problems with burning media at faster or slower speeds, it's the media. THe drive DOES have a little to do with it, but let me say this:
when I can get 0.200 C1 errors averaging over a full 80min disc, and no C2 errors with my $50.00 (CANADIAN DOLLARS!) LiteON drive, why would I care to spend 3 times that much on a Plextor drive, even if it could beat those scores? does it matter if the average is 0.200 or 0.185??? *NO* those kinds of differences mean nothing!
gigarec: a nice little gimick, but completely useless unless everyone you share with also has a premium drive.
securecord: completely unneccessary to the average person, especially if you forget the password, that would be REALLY BAD!
Plextools: There's nothing here that a LiteON can't do, only liteON's have better C2 accuracy.
ok, Plextor's can rip audio protected music better then liteON's can, but I'm NOT going to spend 3x the price of a LiteON for that, when I can buy the audio CD and download properly ripped tracks anyways.
Plextor is over priced, face it. They have above average writing quality, granted, but the average writing quality of a LiteON is very good too. This says to me, that Plextor is SERIOUSLY lacking. If they dropped their price to about $100.00 Canadian, I MIGHT consider purchasing one.... MAYBE.
sorry, I have a real problem with plextor, and their cocky "better then everyone" attitude.
Punch Cards -> Paper Tape -> Tape Drive -> 8" Floppy Diskette -> 5 1/4" Floppy Diskette -> 3 1/2" "Flippy" Diskette -> CD-R -> DVD±R -> BD-R
The Progression of Computer Media