as it stands now i use my plextor at 16x max with fuji discs as i burn audio more than anything else.
i do appreciate that link as it saves me almost $20 US and that is going towards media which by the nec stats seems to like verbatim across the board.
both links were very informative.
but reading the pineer 106 info at cdrinfo it really looks like the pioneer is a better all in one choice for me? crap maybe i should consider the sony dw-u10a?
i need the best all in one in this price range.
as for ripping audio this toshiba is as slow as heck compared to the plextor.
this is all temporary as a new box is about 6 months away anyhow