I was going to pick one of these two up at Best Buy with some gift cards. I have looked for reviews, and I have only found like 1 review for either burner. And this site has not reviewed either of them.
I had the Plextor in my hand, but the Sony is sexier, plus I am a Sony Whore. Anyways, I just want a good external Dual Layered DVD Burner that is going to be dependable and reliable.
I hear great things about Plextor, and not very much about Sony. Plus the Plextor is faster.
I thought about getting and internal DL DVD drive and putting it in an external case, but by the time I get a power supply and buy the case, I will probably have spent about the same amount as one of these. Of course the Sony Drive comes with a Nero Software package, and the Plextor comes with Roxio Easy Media Creator 7.
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