I've been eyeballing Plextor for a while, and the price has always put me off. Now, though, it seems that this is close to my last opportunity to get a true Plextor drive.
First of all, I've already got an LG GSA-H42N and a LiteOn LH-20A1H; would either Plextor be worth buying? I'm really intrigued by all of the unique features of the Plextor drives.
So, I've got a few questions. I know that Plextor drives have the advantage of PO scanning over my LiteOn. As for PI scanning, my LiteOn can only achieve a 1.22ECC scanning interval. Can either Plextor drive achieve true 1ECC summing?
The AutoStrategy function looks interesting as well. I know that the PX-716A can only choose between Auto Selection and Off. I'd like to be able to sacrifice a couple of discs for the sake of full write strategy creation. The PX-760A can, but can the PX-716A? How does PowerRec co-mingle with AutoStrategy? How does AutoStrategy compare to HyperTuning? Is PowerRec comparable to Online HyperTuning?
Since the PX-716A is not only older, less flexible and slower but $50 more expensive, the only reason I'm considering it lies in its 8MB buffer. With BURNproof, just how important is that 8MB buffer compared to the 2MB one?
Based on their capabilities and quality alone, which drive would you pick?
For reference, the MID's that I normally use are YUDEN000 T02, TYG02, MCC 004, MCC 03RG20, MAXELL 002, MKM 003, and SONY16D1, in that order. I rarely burn RITEKF1, RITEKD01, CMC MAG. AM3 and SONY D21. Which MID's work best with Plextor?