Just thought I'd post this to let everyone know:
I bought a Plextor 712A a couple of months ago,it was easy to install and apart from an early Firmware conflict with Plextools,it works perfectly.
I keep reading posts from unhappy Plextor owners,but I'd recommend the 712A to everyone.
The only time I'll consider a replacement is for a Dual Layer upgrade,and that will be another Plextor.
Keep up the good work Plextor.
happy New Year,