After all this testing its time to weight the good and the bad points of this burner, if we can even speak of bad points:
- Nero Burning Rom V5.5
- Complete package
- Burn Proof
- Good reader
- Excellent writer
- Back-up of protected CD’s
- Good DAE extraction
- 4 MB data buffer
- Seektimes could be a little bit better
- The fact that the retail version comes with firmware V1.00
- A firmware upgrade is required to benefit of all features to V1.02
- Price compared to competition
Total score: 96.5%
Plextor is the absolute king of all writers at the moment. Plextor has done it again combining all those beautiful tweaks and extra’s with a very reliable performance and excellent service and support.
For the user who expects the maximum from his drive there is only one solution: buy this Plextor!
Update test V1.1 op 20/11/2001:
- remake test transferspeed onder firmware V1.02 final
- remake test cdspeed onder firmware V1.02 final.