As some of you know - I was at CeBIT 2005, and spoke to plextor among other companies.
We had a real "hot" discussion where we did not agree for the most part. I asked why plextor could not keep up with other writers for quality and still cost twice the price of other writers?
They did not have a real answer to that - but promised noticeable improvements in next firmware, which is 1.05 that is released now.
Let us take a look at the performance and quality with 1.05. Did they tell the truth?
All tests done with AutoStrategy: ON and PowerRec: OFF (since it prevents the drive from reaching 16x).