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New Review Plextor PX-716a (more like a Preview)

Postby alchip80 on Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:51 pm

Here is a new preview of the PX-716a at CDRInfo..

http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/Reviews ... leId=11810
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Postby Ian on Wed Dec 15, 2004 1:55 pm

Would have been nice to have a full review, but a preview is better than nothing. They must have been burning the midnight oil to whip that out.
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Postby Scour on Wed Dec 15, 2004 6:11 pm

Hello!

Good results in the error-correction-tests and writing quality, that´s a good news.

Also good for testing the write qality and it can do bit-setting.

The writing-times could be lower, but that isn´t so important for me, other things like write-quality means much more to me :)



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BTW, do you get soon a 716A for a review ?
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Postby Ian on Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:38 pm

Scour wrote:BTW, do you get soon a 716A for a review ?


I have two of them.
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Postby Scour on Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:55 am

Ian wrote:
Scour wrote:BTW, do you get soon a 716A for a review ?


I have two of them.


I look forward already to your review :)
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Postby Noua on Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:20 am

They're already there... All you have to do is search in the forum...
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Postby Scour on Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:14 pm

Noua wrote:They're already there... All you have to do is search in the forum...


Review from the 716 from Ian? Didn´t see one here
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Postby Ian on Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:47 pm

No, but I posted some early impressions of the drive.

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=18259

http://www.cdrlabs.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=18355

I'm currently waiting on word of the 1.03 firmware before I really get into my testing.
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Postby alexnoe on Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:54 pm

No idea what they did burn their MCC 16x +R with, but all the other scans i've seen so far were far from good. Maybe plextor sent them one of the few sample drives actually working?
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Postby Noua on Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:16 pm

Scour wrote:
Noua wrote:They're already there... All you have to do is search in the forum...


Review from the 716 from Ian? Didn´t see one here


You can have a VERY good impression with Ian's pre-reviews... Also, you can surf into cdrinfo and check plextor forum. There you'll find enumerous posts and tests made my users...

I can summarize things if you want. Basically the 716 is a good 8x and 12x burner and has some issues on 16x.
There are also some tests on DL media but they are not very conclusive.

Anyway, if you reed Ian reeview you'll get a pretty realistc view of things...
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:05 pm

Plextor Europe is working very hard to try to get the second revision hardware to work properly with only a firmware upgrade. It is not that unlikely however that we will see a TLA# 0303 or 0304 in the not too distant future :o (Looks like January?)
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Postby RJW on Thu Dec 16, 2004 4:33 pm

Well it seems that it did ship afterall in Europe however I'm still a bit puzzled about the info.
So the next question is did the hardware revision and the firmware fixed it.
And why do some stores still list it as unknown when it will be there. While they did anounce there prices for it 2 week after the drive was announced.
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