I just got a PX-716SA today from newegg, its a TLA0203 revision. Oh yea, assembly date on the sticker of the drive was DECEMBER 2004, so that verifies TLA0203 is the newest stuff from plextor.
So far, it works flawlessly on my Abit AV8 (AMD64, VT8237 Sata)... I only have 12x media, but it burned a dvd+r at 12x and didnt max out the cpu in the process. (Using Verbatim 12x DVD+R's)
Also, if anyone is curious, I was doing this in window x64 (the 64-bit version), and PlexTools works fine, as does nero, but roxio doesnt seem to be happy about it. Alcohol does not install however.
I did speed write tests comparing this drive to my Plextor 48x cd-burner (did simulations in plextools) and the two drives performed identical, peaking at 48x just at the 80minute mark on the media, so overall I am quite pleased.
Oh, BTW, nero has buffer underrun issues in windows 64-bit... Last CD i burned had over 100 buffer underrun errors :eek: , but no, it didnt make a coaster.