I have owned both the Plextor PX-708A and the PX-712A. Once the PX-716A hits the market I will probably upgrade to that drive.
I have noticed that the list of recommended media for the 712 is not the same as the list of recommended media for the 708. This would be a problem for serial upgraders like myself. Let’s say I stock up on a bunch of 8X Verbatim media for my 708 and then upgrade to the 712. Now I am stuck with a bunch of media while recommended for the 708 is only compatible with the 712. Lord knows how well the media will work with the 716.
Here are my questions to you:
Is there any better, more consistent media available than Taiyo Yuden?
What is the best CD-R media, in your opinion?
What is the best DVD+R media, in your opinion?