I already own a plex premium, I have a 716A, 708A (thats about to RIP), and a Premium. Getting tired of Plextors, I had a 48/24/48A about 3 years ago and it died just after the 1yr warranty expired, bought the Premium afterwards.
Now my 708A is about RIP. I guess it all comes down to luck with Plextors my friend is still using his Plex 24/10/40 on his prehistoric computer with prehistoric OS (win98) on his new computer his 708A is still running strong and we bought ours at the same time :a
I figured it's time to try a new brand, Plextors cost more than other brands and aren't guaranteed to last longer with the extra $$$ consumers shell out. I wanted to make a smooth transition wether it be software or hardware problems. I'm tired of trying new software/hardware and have to troubleshoot it afterwards. I just want the shit I buy to work, but from what I'm hearing from you guys everything is a GO so I'll just gonna wait until the 1640 appears on newegg.