[quote=SLM crew chief;2160051]Is the 7200 series nearing it’s EOL? Newegg deactivated the 7201S in the last couple days after it’s been OOS since I’ve been looking for one the last week. The only SATA ones listed are the 7200S and 7220S and I’d like a LightScribe burner this time.
Is there something new coming worth waiting for? I need a good DVD writer. I have my BenQ 1620 for scanning but it’s not that great at burning IMO.
Should I wait for something new or try and dig up the 7201S?
I just purchased a 2nd 7200A P-ATA from the egg about 4 days ago for i think 22.99 and free shipping. The 1st one i received a little over a week ago and it had FW: 1.06 on it and i since reflashed it with 1Z2. Now as far as firmware goes i see there is 1.08 for this drive now. EOL for the 72xx series don’t know. Actually in my opinion by Feb 2009 all P-ATA will be history and you will see only SATA and whatever new comes out. The only thing i pray for is that the industry does’nt dump regular DVD’s and Blu-Ray takes over 100%. If that happened i have like 30 burners for a museum.