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    SLCentralHardwareReviewsStorage Jun 20th, 2019 - 2:12 AM EST
    Plextor 16x10x40a CD-RW
    Author: Tom Solinap
    Date Posted: September 19th, 2001
    Rating: 8.5/10 SystemLogistics

    So Now That I Have A Burner What Do I Do With It?

    Well now that I have this thing, do I really make use of it? I mean I didn't have my own burner ever before because I never really saw a need for me to use one often enough. However, having one now makes a whole world of difference. I promptly made backups of all the necessary data on my system. I plan to use Ghost to make images of my drives so that I don't have to worry about going through a grueling install again. Then I began seeing myself using the device more and more, creating my own music CDs that I listen to at work or in the car, extracting audio from music CDs I had already, and a few other things I'd rather not mention here ;). It was also good because I not only had a writer but also a rewriter. I could easily transfer information from my home PC to the one at work and vice versa. The ReWritable definitely saves on CD-Rs, and the 10X speed of this drive is definitely fast enough for me. The DirectCD software from Adaptec is pretty convenient when you're constantly changing the files on the CD-RW.

    Value

    At the moment, you can get a PlexWriter 16/10/40 for around $170-180, which is not a bad deal at all considering the drive cost over $200 a couple months ago. There are other 16X drives out there that cost less but they might not have the same software, feature set, and quality that Plextor brings to its drives. You can actually get the same Sanyo drive that Plextor uses for less, but it's OEM. TDK also sells the same unit but bundles different software. I've been happy with the performance of this drive so far. New 20+X drives are hitting the market now, but those will run you closer to $200 and over, and some don't even come with the Burn-Proof technology. If you're looking for a budget burner, this might not be for you though. Getting a bare Sanyo drive would probably be better if you already had your own software. Then again you won't be able to say you have a Plextor drive :)... I remember when Plextor was like a status symbol around my school since not many people had them. You're pretty much buying the brand name for the slightly higher price. It's really up to you and your budget if it's worth it or not.

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