> I adore Plex drives but they are > WAY TOO expensive. Come on! They can be had for a little over $100 U.S. That's chump change for a top-quality CD-R/W drive. I remember when CD-ROM drives cost over $200 and people bought them. It's that kind of cheap attitude that drove Yamaha from the CD-R/W market. Do you want to do the same thing to Plextor? A premium product deserves to sell at a premium price. I don't want to be left to choose between various cheap, low-quality drives like Aopen, Benq, and Memorex. So go buy a Plextor and support a company that makes top-quality drives that are fast, reliable, and can read "copy-protected" discs with ease.