I’m new here and was wondering if anyone could answer me this. I just ordered a Plextor PX-716a from newegg, found here . I heard that Plextor made good drives and saw that the PX-712a was recommended in Maximum PC or something, so I was going to order the 712, but it wasn’t in stock so I figured I’d pay a little extra and get the upgrade, the 716. I figured it’d be a good investment with the DL capability and also 16x. But then I found this here forum, and read a whole bunch of threads saying that the PX-716 is kind-of a piece, but I had already ordered it. Anyway, it should arrive tomorrow. I’ve been trying to find some media that would work well with it. I saw that Taiyo Yuden came up alot in the forums here. But I want to buy media at Best Buy because I have gift cards there. BB has Verbatim disks, which are on Plextor’s list of recommended media, here.
They are DVD+R’s up to 16x. The ones I’m looking at can be found here . The Plextor drive is shipped with a Verbatim disk as well, seen here. So I would imagine they should work pretty well. But I want to know what you guys think, or what your experiences have been with Verbatim media on the PX-716a. What I plan on doing with my drive is backing up my DVD’s.
P.S. Is Fuji the same as Taiyo Yuden? Because I’ve seen some references like that.