Enthousiastic about 7173a?!

Recently got an Optiarc 7173a as a replacement or backup for px 716a which died on me within 2 years; had it replaced through RMA procedure by Plextor;no qualms pretty glad about it!
What i like about it checking with plextools great TA checks,quality scores with cd-speed quite poor at eg 12x burn speeds.
Actual burning with either img burn or nero6 is below checked speed not to raiseabove 2.5x with udma4 mind you!
Pie scores are quite below plextors’ performance,probably should have got me a Benq1655.http://club.cdfreaks.com/newthread.php?do=newthread&f=86#

That speed problem is a configuration issue and not a drive technology problem…