Plextor 8/4/32 IDE, anyone have this and had any problems? (read inside)

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#1

I’m going to purchase this, but I was wondering…I can get it with an extra warrenty (instead of 1 year, I can get it for 3 years), and it’s $30 more. Is it worth it? What are the chances of the Plextor drive burning out? My HP 7200i has stopped using re-writables, so that’s why I’m looking into a new Burner.
Also, can this Plextor drive use CloneCD? It sounds like a good program.

Thanks in advance for the help

Kaos


#2

When you rate the usage to let’s say 2 or 3 years, I took that offer, because it seems to be a good insurance.
There’s little known about life expectance of Plextor’s, because they are very young.
The earlier popular CDburners (mostly Philips) gave up after +/- 1 year and the Sony’s CRX100(HP8100) had also a short life.
All Plextor’s with the right firmware now work with Clonecd, included your model.


#3

PlexWriter 8/4/32A

MTBF 60.000 POH (Power On Hours) Maximum Time Before Failure
Tray Loading Eject 200.000 times

I think that should last you a while

btw KaosX Hope you have your Cow Grazing away happily


#4

Hi KaosX
I bought a month ago CD burner you are talking about.
Works just great. All common software support this model. (Don’t forget to check firmware version (must be 1.07, but you can flash-upgrade for free). CloneCD, NERO and so on. Just check list of software at www.plextor.be
Only problem I had was with Prassi PrimoCD… but who cares?.. I use Sonic Foundry CD Architect for audio premastering, CloneCD for duplicating, NERO for data and rest purposes.

I’m not a Plextor dealer to advise.
Main things for me were: best audio extraction that Plextor offer, possibility to working with CD Architect.

Chirz,


#5

My counter shows 354 burned cd’s for the moment and he’s working fine. Nero seems to be the best choice for this burner and I had some problems with Winoncd 7. Until now this the best burner i had .