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PLEXTOR Black 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner

  • 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW
  • 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
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  • Joshua C.
  • 4/26/2006 2:29:23 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsworks fine

Pros: Drive works absolutely fine. I've gone through a run of 50 DVD -Rs using the bundeled Nero software without a single bad disc. Cheap burner yet highly effective

Cons: Besides Nero express 6, a lot of the bundeled software isn't really worth much unless you want to hand over more money to Nero for upgrades and downloadable keys.

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  • Andrew E.
  • 4/25/2006 10:54:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDO NOT BUY - Rebadged BenQ drive!!!

Pros: Well, it does actually work.

Cons: So far I am unable to get this drive to work accurately in Exact Audio Copy. The Plextor PX-740A is a rebadged BxxQ DW1640. Do not pay $xx more for an inferior product.

Other Thoughts: Newegg is not the problem. They were fast and everything arrived in good order (Typical awesome Newegg service). I would honestly like to see Newegg pull this product as it is not a true Plextor product.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/23/2006 10:20:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Plextor. enough said

Cons: none

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  • Matthew P.
  • 4/15/2006 8:25:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsEasy to install good drive.

Pros: Decent price for everything it does, comes packaged with Nero 6, have yet to find anything wrong with it. Easy to install...
Etc.

Cons: None so far.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/15/2006 2:05:42 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome

Pros: Lovin' the plextor... I think they're the best burner brand hands down.

Cons: None.

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  • Adam S.
  • 4/8/2006 1:04:59 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood drive

Pros: Burns and reads fast.

Cons: None yet.

Other Thoughts: It's a DVD Burner, it burns DVDs. Nothing real special.

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  • Kenneth M.
  • 4/6/2006 12:12:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNo Plextools

Pros: good drive, quick and reliable

Cons: Plextools does not ship with this drive

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/28/2006 6:44:30 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs

Pros: I have owned many Plextor devices over the past 10 years. I have never had a problem with any of them. They are rock solid. You always get what you pay for.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: NewEgg is the best!! Usually one day delivery on just about everything I order from them.

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  • John S.
  • 3/24/2006 7:01:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsCame DOA.

Pros: Shipped fast.

Cons: Booted up the computer and Windows recognized the drive. A burning plastic smell from it.

Drive will not open, completely dead. Computer will not boot with molex connector connected to drive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/23/2006 12:22:21 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent Drive

Pros: I put this drive in my first build last fall and it has performed flawlessly since. I noticed other reviewers stating that they could not install WinXP from this drive. I installed an OEM version of XP Pro with no trouble whatsoever. Not even a hiccup.

I haven't had a single coaster yet. I upgraded the firmware from the Plextor website a few months ago and I used Nero 6.6 for burning CDs & DVDs. I also use namebrand discs (TDK in my case) and avoid no name sale brands.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Users should upgrade their firmware from the Plextor site and only use quality discs for burning. Use a PO* blank and you are asking for trouble. Nero 6.6 works great; I haven't tried Nero 7 (no need to since what I have works fine).

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