Originally posted by russell_314
Is the Plextor Premium about the best or are there better drives out there? Anyone here that has one and likes or dislikes it? I would rather pay more if it means better performance (ie: Fewer coasters lol).
The Premium drive sure is a great toy. It's very stable ( no coasters) and have some unique features. One of the features (gigarec) will allow you to put 100 minutes or more, uncompressed Data/audio on a 80 minutes cdr. Not all drives/standalone-players can read disks made with this feature, though, but I still consider it a great advantage. Gigarec also make the Premium drive "the king" of securom 4.84xx. in a combination with Blindwrite.
The drive read allmost any protected audio cd with no problems. The only drawback is the, issues with Safedisk 2.9 (for some of the drives) and the price.