It's pretty simple: I never trust any drive before seeing or doing tests with it. Drives are just too expensive to buy them because of a manufacturer's reputation, especially this very one. BTW, are only Plextor fanatics unable to read? If (some of) you would look over that low horizon, you would see that I carefully look for every fault I can find in any drive, regardless whether it's LiteOn, LG, Asus, Plextor, Pioneer, Toshiba, or whatever. It's just Plextor users who are annoyed by that! Users of other drives can accept that there are obviously more or less faults in the drives....only (some) Plextor users can't.
[edited by alexnoe on 17.04.2003 10:22]