... Plextor is working on a Premium 716 or something. Has anybody had a look in the glass bowl recently?
gold plated interface for better data tranfer? Painted red so it writes faster (maybe 18x)?
That rumour may have originated in this forum and I might have been the culprit: http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?t=136960&highlight=716a+premium
However already to months or so ago the glass bowl said there will be a new model announced in August/September. Not much facts to go with back then but in hindsight with the new chipsets now arriving on the market and offering 16x RAM and other goodies (for example: http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/11571) the possibility seems relatively real.
Well if Plextor is reading this, since I know they watch here, I think the new drive should have dvd-ram, lightscribe, and 52x cdr burning.
That they are working a new drive is really nothing you need rumors for... they just have to if they don't want to follow Yamaha...
In my opinion, Yamaha did just the right thing ... the DVD writer competition is even more ruinous (to say the least) than the CD writer competition has ever been ... I guess Yamaha just foresaw the market development and retired with a decent CD writer unit.
I said "rumour has it", not humour has it :iagree: