I've had a plextor 716A for just over a year - but used it very little. A few weeks ago it died and was replaced very quickly by Plextor. Having to install this new drive motivated me to test it a little. It burns fine but yesterday I noticed that it had a real hard time reading a badly burned Memorex CD. It did copy the cd but audio tracks 9 thu 15 out of 21 were not burned correctly. I tried the CD out on 7 other burners ( BenQ, Liteon, NEC) and they could all read the data.
So my question to those who have Plextors and other burners is:
Is the Plextor a picky reader or is it just my bad luck to get a poor replacement ?
I don't think in practice it really matters. The Plextor burns well enough and I'm unlikely to get such a poor disk again and if I do I can always rip with another drive.