I’m looking to upgrade my Pioneer A05 (4x burner). I was waiting for the 16x drive wars to declare a “winner”. That does not seem to be happening, although among what is currently available, it would be the NEC or Pioneer drive. I can get one of those drives for $70 - $80…
But, I just stumbled across a PX-712A for $40 (after rebate) and my memory seems to be telling me that the PX-712A burns as fast as the current crop of 16X burners. So, as objectively as possible, (I know I’ve posted this in a Plextor forum what would you do? Are the 16X drives going to speed up in a few months as 16X media becomes available? What am I NOT getting if I go with the PX-712A? Is the quality of the PX-712A as good as the new 16x drives I’ve mentioned? I know the PX-716A was recently annouced, but it’s not out now and it will be a lot more than $40.
Thanks for the opinions,
PS- the last Plextor I owned was a SCSI!