THE GOOD: This burner is the best around, with all the features you could ask for in a burner besides writing at 20x
THE BAD: 150ms access time... big deal... you got a CDROM for READING dontcha????
SUMMARY: This cdrw is the best one I have ever owned, it can copy anything, and i mean ANYthing... in under 8 minutes too. The only way I'll upgrade after this one is if/when they put out a 24x version. Buy one today!
THE GOOD: I use it to burn audio CDs which it does flwlessly but it takes 16 to 24 min. depending on what software I use. Plextor's disk Doop (16 min) is easy to use but where is the 6 min. I have been reading about.
THE BAD: Takes forever to burn a audio CD.
SUMMARY: If your lookin go burn audio CDs this is not the one to go with. I hate it.
THE GOOD: An excellent drive, plays flawlessly, and records on most any type media I can find.
THE BAD: Havent found anything bad yet, and don't expect I will.
SUMMARY: I have this unit installed on my P-III 800, along with a Pioneer 115 DVD. The two units complement each other with both having 2 mb cache ram. When writing to cd's there is never a buffer under-run between them, and the "Burn-Proof" software just makes it so much the better. The bundled Adaptec software is easy to use, as is the Plextor software. Just put in a blank disk, open the Plextor app, and click start, It does the rest. The Plextor app named "Disk-Dupe" is too easy, and it works every time. It can copy nearly any cd or dvd (remember piracy is stealing)so back-ups are a snap. Write speeds are sometimes slower than advertised, but I'll trade some time for accuracy anyday. You can't go wrong with this drive, it's very much worth the price, and I highly recommend it.
THE GOOD: Coasters are a thing of the past. You can actualy write a cd and not have to leave the pc.
THE BAD: What am I going to put my sodacans on now that I don't have any hand coasters?
SUMMARY: You will have to pry this drive out of my cold dead hands(That is untill their faster drives come out) =). I love it, I have been using this since early august and I have yet to make any coasters. My average burn time is under 8 min. WHat can I say if your in the market for a cdr this one is worth the cost.