Drive just arrived from Newegg...today's price $74.99 plus shipping. With the way Plextor Tech Support has handled my PX-716A debacle...I was pretty impressed that they are doing their best to solve the problem. After having read the review of this drive at www.cdrinfo.com I was quite impressed. So two rights make a right. GREAT drive. Quiet...fast...by the way...as opposed to the PX-716A which runs in UDMA 4...the 740A runs in UDMA 2. Flashed the firmware to 1.01 immediately out of the box...here are two burns. First burn is Verbatim 16X DVD-R (MMC 03RG20) and second burn is Verbatim DVD+R 16X (MMC 004)
Had to use the Benq tool to set bitsetting...no biggie...now DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD+R DL are all booktype DVD-ROM
All in all...first impression...WOW! Plextor made an excellent choice going with Benq...