Plextor 740-a

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#1

Is this a new plextor drive just saw it on newegg websit PX740-A ?


#2

It’s a rebadged BenQ DW1640. Read the BenQ Thread…


#3

It is new, but it’s a BenQDW1640 with a Plextor sticker on it. If you want a good drive, get the BenQDW1640 and skip the Plextor 740–plus you’ll save all that money over the 740. :stuck_out_tongue:


#4

http://www.plextor.be/products/px-740a.asp?choice=PX-740A :wink:


#5

I can get the 740A for a very good price here. Would there be good reasons to pass, and buy a 1640 instead? What are the important differences in features between the two offers, Benq’s and Plextor’s?


#6

Buy the BenQ branded drive and get all the tools, scanning capabilities and firmware updates.
Buy the Plextor rebadge of the BenQ drive and get the shaft… :doh:

Seriously though, once you crossfalsh there isn’t a bit of difference other than you just hosed your Plextor warranty…


#7

BenQ offers the SolidBurn feature with the latest firmware … according to Plextor, the 740A won’t offer this feature.

My choice would be the BenQ anytime …


#8

After some research since I posted here, that’s what I needed to know :slight_smile: - I hope you’re right! :bigsmile:

Thanks to all :slight_smile:

Franck


#9

I just bought a px740-a and installed it and put a dvd in to play it and it will only play for about 5 mins and the screen freezes, but the audio keeps going for another minute and then quits. Any Ideas anyone. I have the window media player. So, what is up with this player anyone.


#10

Your drive is in PIO mode. Enable Ultra DMA mode. Check FAQ for that


#11

I have the new px740-a and It plays a dvd for about 5 mins and then the screen freezes up. Has anyone heard of this happening
thanks greek10


#12

I went and check the master and the slave and the DMA is on both of them in the config under the primary and ide channel and secondary channel
thanks
greek10