Ok, I had some problems with my 716A and blank media. yesterday I bought some Tayio Yuden DVD+R 8x, with media ID : yuden000 T02, considered as the best quality media ever produced by many…and also in the recommended list created by plextor for the 716A even in 16x speed.
I wrote 2 discs at 8x (didnt even want to push it for 16x) and both failed verification. That was it…the RMA request was completed, and now I wait for the new drive.
As much as I have lost faith in Plextor from my experiences with this drive, I must admit their after-sales service is exceptional, just a couple of mails and the new drive is on the way with DHL.
Well, question is, should I have faith on the new drive and open it, or just sell it while its sealed and go get a Pioneer 111D or something?
Did I just have a bad drive or all/most 716A drives suck?