I’m asking if anyone can recommend an external Plextor DVD burner, which is to be used to burn both DVDs and CDs. The two models I’ve seen advertised are the PX-716UF and PX-750UF. I have been using the PX-708A up till now (a really great burner, I think), but it has begun to fail.
Don’t go for the 750, it is a rebadged TEAC drive and not a true plextor.
Unless you are planning to feed the drive only top quality A+ media, you are probably going to have some problems with it. Also, as the drive is not a true Plex, it does not support scanning.
If you were/are a fan of the 708A and aren’t using DL discs, try the 708UF2. (it’s a 708A2 in a USB/Firwire box) I’ve had this drive for going on two years, and coastered only 2 discs out of hundreds I’ve burned. It’s an older model now, so it should be nice and cheap if you can find one.
If it’s a DL you want, my post isn’t for you, but happy hunting anyway.
You might use any drive with this: http://www.pearl.de/product.jsp?pdid=PE1443&catid=1339&rate=5&from=907
I haven’t checked it with a dvd burner, but it recognises the Premium 1.
Edit: It is shipped with a power supply.