I have the Plex 0203 and its perfect. Price was $79 after rebate. I hate rebates , but I wanted to give Plex a shot. Very nice drive and great software bundle.
But you missed the deal of a lifetime=$39 for a Micro Advantage retail pack at Office Max=Aopen 1608. Stop by and see if they still have any.
And I flashed my 3500 to 2.19 and 1608 to 080.
This is still a very fast reader and a good burner. My current setup is read with 1608 and burn with the 3500. This weekend I will try some more DVDs with the new firmware.
This was a grand theft at $39 for a retail pack.