Originally posted by Geforcer
I just ordered one the other day, and am still waiting on it to arrive. Just curious, as I've seen many aren't having problems with it and nero. But does nero actually detect it correctly? I noticed it's not on the Supported Recorders list on the nero site, so is it (with latest ver.)?
Yes it is supported. I'm using Nero 126.96.36.199 and it identifies it correctly.
Also, how's the media compatibility with it? Is 52x reachable alot, or is it like every other plextor (picky with most)? I use (mostly) Maxell 40x, (some) Imation 48x. Any thoughts? [/B]
Don't know the full story, as I mostly write audio, at 16x or 20x speed. From the few tests I've done myself and from what I've heard and read, it performs well. Only media from from 'bad plants', such as CMC, do not reach maximum speed, or do so but increase C1/C2 rates. Never use Imation or Maxell, but I figure your Imation will do well. My old batch of Kodaks 12x burn at 20x, my Sony (from Tayio Yuden) rated at 16x burn well at 32x as well. Sony's manufactured by Mitsui and rated 40x go all the way to 52x. Perhaps other users can add to this.
And, last but not least, is that V1.01 firmware upgrade also useable on the US drives? [/B]
Yep, you can use the Fw. 1.01 from the Europe and Japan sites on US drives. Firmwares posted on the three Plextor sites are the same. Normally Japan and Europe are first with posting new firmwares. The US site lags a day or two. Now, with the Premium, it's a bit weird though, as it is not listed yet under firmwares on the US site, and no fw is available for download. But again, DL the fw from the European site and use it. No problems.
Hope this helps.