Thank god for that, I have a UtlraPlex and a SCSI 12/10/32s, and was not prepared too move over too an IDE Writer, they consume far too much of the CPU’s time, have only a 2meg buffer. If you start using yer hard drives, the IDE version will very rapidly start using the B/Underun technology every few seconds. I have seen it on me m8t’s System and he is running the same Writer as me but it is the IDE version and in his system is an AMD XP1800 processor, so in a few words, basically they are crap. Compare this to a Plextor SCSI Writer which has a nice 4meg buffer and you can still browse the web use yer hard drives etc. Without the Buffer Underrun Technology kicking in all the time SCSI is still the way forward and is still in use by many companies. SCSI Hard drives can spin upto 10,000rpm while the fasted ATA HD is only 7,200rpm If you beg too differ then your knowledge of PC technology needs sorting, go back too School and start again. Greetz from a happy Diplomat :8 p.s. Basically I know my stuff inside out been working with pc’s since 1990, thats 12 years of experience :4 I am damn sure alot of the members of this great site will also back me up with the contest between SCSI and IDE Writers, there is no contest, SCSI is and will remain the only option too those in the know about hardware I too will be upgrading to this new Plex Writer and hopefully it will fully support the technology too backup up SD2. My Plexor can burn SD2, but is limited too x4 but who cares at least I get a fully functional backup that works in both CDWriters, UltraPlex and Pioneer DVD I sadly own a lite-on x32 modded too x48 ide drive for SD2 but it is crap as well.