I suspect the answer to my quesiton is ‘yes’, but I wanted to check with the experts here.
Basically, my current drive, the 24/10/40A, is having trouble reading some discs at anything other than around 4X, rather than closer to 40X. This was a real problem, recently, when I had to reinstall WinXP from the CD and it couldn’t read the disc fast enough (I had to take out my Plextor and attach another drive).
I also have far too many CD-Rs, so would like to start putting things on DVD instead, to free up some shelf space.
So, my existing drive is on the way out, plus I need to buy a DVD burner. One thing that is of importance to me is how well my replacement drive can do accurate DAE. I’m a big fan of backing-up my music collection, and found that my 24/10/40A was very good at this. I understand that the Plextor Premium does an even better job, so my question is this: Is the 712A as good as the Premium at DAE?
If so, I think I’ll get the 712A. I can get one from Dabs for Â£125 delivered (http://www.dabs.com/uk/ProductView?quicklinx=36HK). Does this seem like a good price? Is this the drive to buy?
I must point out that I have read a number of reviews on this drive, but I just wanted to double-check with you guys i.e. I have done some research, but want to be on the safe side.