aviationwiz wrote:You don't have to go around dissing other drives because they may not like the media that you use, or it is a bit expensive.
You aren't suggesting the Plextor Premium Drive doesn't like Taiyo Yuden media are you?? I should hope not! I would suggest not trying to argue writing quality with me, unless you actually plan on defending your opinion with some sort of proof?? speaking of which, take a look at the plextor premium review at cdrinfo.com and see if you can notice that the premium drive actually has poorer results for jitter errors then previous plextor models!
Actually, read the whole article.
You are right about one thing though, the plextor *IS* aimed at business. Why, because larger businesses don't look for good deals, or even test for quality, they choose what looks (note that, what *LOOKS* and not *IS*) the best, and then buy as many of them as they need, or more. I've known businesses that would go across town to pickup floppy discs for twice the price of the same floppy discs by a different brand that were sold across the street from the same business. What you are basically saying is, Plextor is marketed towards people who don't know or care to know any better...and I *CERTAINLY* agree
and gigarecord does NOT work on a lot of drives, and from what I've heard you can forget using it for audio CD-Rs or SVCDs, which means that if you want that capacity for real, you need to get a hold of 90min or 99min media which is MUCH more compatible. Of course, it took plextor longer then any other manufacturer to get overburning right, so it doesn't surprise me to see them pushing a proprietary format that is much less compatible! (see the same cdrinfo.com article on the premium drive for info on how NOT compatible the gigarecord function is!)
and by the way, the vari-record function, on the plextor 48x24x48x model at least, actually INCREASES jitter errors compared to normal writing at the same speed. The equivalent Yamaha Audio Mastering technique however DOES lower the jitter errors in most cases, the exception being when you write media at 1x, but anyone writing current media at 1x is completely ignorant of how media works these days.
please do a little more research on your topic before replying next. Perhaps some test results that confirm your opinion? or something along those lines.
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