OK here's the deal. I'm Old School, been around with computers since 1987 when I was trianed on a IBM 8086 and PS2 by Shell Oil Co. as a production analyst.
Yeah, I remember too when Plextor had these unreal quality drives with matching unreal price tags--haha. But man where they nice drives.
My question is this:
I just built a new system and bought the Plextor 740A. I've owned both Liteons, LGs, and Mitsumis, and I really like the LG404B that I still have and the old Mit was good too. Liteon is great too, but they are noisey. My LG4040B is silent and reliable and has never created a coaster, but I ony use TDK media. I almost bought the Lighton, but got talked out of it for the Pelxtor by a friend. It cost me 105 bucks. I've read all the reviews, and except for teh DVD+RW problem the new 740 had with one media, it seemed like one of the most solid drives going as far as errors go.
So what do you all think? Should I take teh Plex back and go with the LG or Liteon or BenQ over the 740A? One good thing about the Plex drives these days, if they are junk, at least you only blew 100 bucks instead of 350 back in the day---lol!
Hey thanks for all who respond.