Buying advice on Plextor PX-740A/SW-BL

Looking at getting a new burner to bail on this BTC Ide1008 and would like to know your opinions on a Plextor PX-740A/SW-BL from @ $82.99

Just looked on the Plextor web site here and they are showing it for $99.00 with a $20.00 rebate. Keep in mind that the Plextor 740 is a rebadged BenQ 1640 and you will have to look a little harder to find the 1640 but it will cost you less and you will have the same drive with many more features supported by BenQ. Plextors version is basically a no frills drive with no quality scanning ability so it may be worth it for you to check out the BenQ.

thanks, i’ll do that now

You can cross flash the plextor to a benq but be aware that it will void your waranty.

i bought that exact model of drive, but unfortunately I can’t vouch for its burning ability as I immediately crossflashed it to Ben Q firmware.

It’s made me very happy though!