I purchased a new Plextor 716A drive and it I had a question about PlexTools.
I have my favorite burning programs such as RecordNowMax, and EAC for audio, so it's unlikely that I'll use PlexTools for anything other than a media checker. I also use known good compatible media with the Plextor (as well as my NEC 3520A) such as Taiyo Yuden 8x DVD-R media.
Knowing that, is it important to leave PlexTools running in the background? Can I stop it and have the Plextor still perform at it's peak? Will Autostrategy, PoweRec and Buffer Underun Proof still work without PlexTools running? Or even better, with good media and burning it only at it's 8x speed, so I even need those features running?
I'd like to catch up on the collective knowledge of the Plextor gurus in this forum without having to go through too much trial-and-error. Has anyone concluded which of the above functions are necessary, or good?