[QUOTE=Kerry56;2672828]Your Plextor is a rebadge of the Pioneer 205, but its firmware may not be as good as the original Pioneer drives. And, as far as I am aware, you cannot crossflash it and use the last firmware from Pioneer. But the 205 is a well respected drive.
It is possible to crossflash the PX-B940SA drive to the real deal. The necessary BDR-205 kernel is here: http://club.myce.com/f61/post-new-firmware-tool-announcements-here-blu-ray-hd-dvd-drives-only-223975/index3.html#post2605558
The latest Plextor branded firmware for the PX-B940SA is 1.10, which is older than the latest available BDR-205 1.12 firmware from Pioneer, and that in itself is a good reason to crossflash, not to mention that if further updates are going to be released at some stage in the future, they are far more likely to come from Pioneer themselves, rather than from Plextor who have always been a few steps behind in releasing firmwares for this drive. Firmware 1.12 works like a charm!
Incidentally, it is also possible to crossflash back to the Plextor firmware since a kernel is available for the PX-B940SA as well…
The Pioneer BDR-205 are excellent drives. For some MIDs they still give BDR-206 and even BDR-207M drives a good run for their money, burning some media slightly better than the newer drives …
The WH10LS30 are good drives too, but in my experience, with the exception of a few MIDs which the Pioneer drive doesn’t particularly like very much, the BDR-205 burns better than the 10/12x LG drives on most other media, sometimes by quite a margin.
Speaking by newer media, I can tell you that no other burner I have (Pioneer 206/206M/207M, 10/12x LG or the iHBSxxx LiteON series) manages to beat my BDR-205 when it comes to burning the newer 6x TDKBLDRBD-000 MID Not bad for a drive 2 generations old I would think