And here is my “scores” for this drive - like I’ve added to my benq review and the PX-716A review discussion thread.
Check my signature to see what each point means.
1: 7/10 - 16x DVD-writing needs improving. CD-RW and DVDRW writing needs improvements. But 8x DVD-Writing is mostly pretty good - even with low quality unknown brands.
2: 6/10 - Pretty good DVD-Media compatibility, with a few exceptions at 16x. But the CD-R media compatibility plain sucks.
3: 7/10 - Only 12x DVD-R not the fastest writer, but about average speed at 16x.
4: 6/10 - Come on! only 8x reading for DVDR/RW discs? Only 32X CD-RW reading and add high seek times to this and it’s not that good.
5: 9/10 - Pretty good, supports bitsetting and disc quality checking.
6: 8/10 - Good at protected data discs, but did unfortunately fail with one audio disc.
7: 7/10 - No printed manual, no IDE cable and no empty media.
8: 7/10 - Tray is flimsy and drive is a bit noisy, but the drive is very short and fits nicely in crowded computers.
Overall score: 6/10, there is a bit way to go to reach LG/Benq level.