First i have to say that i work for one of the biggest hardware retail company in my country, Romania. Lately, and i mean the last 3-4 month i have seen 10
s of Plextor DVD-RWs coming back to the store 2-3 days after they were sold, all of them with the same problem: the tray would not open using the eject button, the eject from windows or from Plextools. Some of them are just dead, with no led lighting up at any moment while functioning, some of them flash the green led for 2 seconds when turning power on to the test computer. I consider this to be a problem with the manufucturing of the drives as it can
t be just a bad lot of drives, more than 10 different lots have passed through the store and 2 out of 5 drives have this problem. Its not a problem with a speciffic drive as this happened with 716A, 716SA and 740 (yes, u read well, 740, the rebadged BenQ 1640). Actually the worst trouble causing model is the 740, which is kinda weird cause i own 2 BenQ DW1640 drives, both of them working perfectly and under stress condition as i write 4-8 DVD`s/day… My question is: Does anybody esle have this problem, has anybody heard of this thing going on with the plextors or is it just a firmware/incompatibility issue (as most of our clients use the drives on a speciffic set of hardware that is sold by us).
Off-topic: I have read the news that the Plextor Premium Cd-rw is no more in production. My good news is that at the store i work we still have a stock of 35 Premiums which are sold at around $110 (that because in Europe we have f*****g VAT) and the main office is able to provide more than 150 pcs of this cdrw