Hey, sonic...did u ever had a plexreader? I'v got it 4, and commerced even the kenwood and toshiba ones. The kenwood is really great in speed, but gotta lotta problems with DAE extraction and copies(if u don't use high quality CD-supports). The toshiba IS the best EIDE CD-Reader even, but i've experienced glitches when extracting audio, even from a brand-new original CD. Plextor's reader r the best because they've implemented the C4 correction code....have you ever used EAC? If not, you can't know how greatly u can improve your DAE quality! Believe me, i'm a technician, and i've passed the last 17 year becaming dumb as a brick trying to make the computer work!