Hostile_Monk. Thanks friend.
I think I'll go for the retail 09. It's either that @ $130.00 or the Plextor @ $130.00 w/ $30.00 rebate. Everytime I get close to the Plextor I read disturbing reports. Shame, as my Plex 708A is perfection for it's time.
I do appreciate the scan which is about what I expected...speed wise.
Why is this such a hard decision. Pioneer or Plextor? Being new to the hobbie I guess.
I need divine intervention.
....Just thinking out loud.....