End of Life means that the drive can no longer be ordered from plextor.
So the stores that have it can still sell them but there will be no new ones send to stores.
ABout plextor and support.
Plextor has been wellwilling enough in the past to support drives that had been more then a year old and which were also out of life.
There policy is if it still needs a fix we will do it.
Now this sounds very nice however they first need to think that there is something needed to be fixed which sometimes ain't easy.