I'm in a bit of a quandary. I'm trying to decide between buying the Plextor Premium, PX-716a or the new PX-230A (assuming reviews are good) mainly for CD DAE and CD burning.
I have a NEC 3520 DVD Burner, and I'm not worried about DVD burning so much because that suffices. However, I do a lot of DAE and CD writing. I currently have a Plextor 48/24/48A which does a superb job. However, I like the additional features of the Premium and PX-716A drive for detecting errors, etc.
For CD DAE and CD burning would it make more sense to get a PX-716A? I'm not worried about the speed difference (52x vs 48x). The main thing that worries me is that Plextor may have stopped developing new firmware for the Premium. Obviously, they are doing a lot of work with the PX-716A currently. Do they ever make any updates to the CD media or new CD copy protection schemes on the PX-716A?
How about this new CD-RW they are coming out with the PX-230A? Does anyone have any info on this drive beyond the blurb on their website? I know it may not be available for another couple of days but it looks interesting. Is it just an upgraded version of the 52/24/52A drive?
Anyone have any thoughts or advice?