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Plextor PX-716A
3.9 out of 10

Plextor PX-716A

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Overall 8
8.0

2nd unit as good as the first.

Anonymous, Newegg
20 April 2006
  • Summary: I've noticed the negative reviews of this unit from several users but I have not experienced any problems with either drive yet. As my title says the second unit is as good as the first.
  • Pros: 2nd unit works well so far. Quiet when burning. Works flawlessly with Easy Media Creator 8. Plextools Professional gives you a lot of options for tweaking.
  • Cons: Does not burn at full 16X on 16X media. I may need to tweak the drives using Plextools Professional. Cannot burn at 6X on dual-layer media not expressly rated as such. I ruined a Memorex 2.4X disc finding this out :-( Must be very, very careful when replacing the beige faceplate with the black on...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good drive

Anonymous, Newegg
20 March 2006
  • Summary: Don't update fw running x64. It will seem to install fine then leave your drive with fw version 0.00, then it's RMA time.
  • Pros: Short length, very fast burner, will burn to media faster than media is rated, changeable faceplates, decent software package
  • Cons: Software not x64 compatible. Nero 6.x would have been the better choice.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Anonymous, Newegg
13 March 2006
  • Pros: Burned tons of media within 10 months and it finally died. Glad it was still within warrenty, sent to Plextor USA and they sent me back the newest model within a few days.
  • Cons: need to diagnostic the drive to burn on a few media such as Taiyo Yuden DVD+R's. worked perfectly fine after that.
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Overall 8
8.0

Beige!! What the Hell!!

Anonymous, Newegg
14 February 2006
  • Summary: I hope it works!
  • Pros: It does have 8M Cache and it is a well known company (Plextor)
  • Cons: As to why they made it with a Beige cover. I just don't know. Many people now of days have black cases It took me about 15mins to remove the Beige cover and add the black one. I had to almost break the Beige cover off.
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Overall 8
8.0

Drive is still working well

Anonymous, Newegg
9 January 2006
  • Summary: The drive still works great and burns any cd or dvd with ease.
  • Pros: Fast write speeds. Quiet. I've owned the drive for around a year and it still works pretty well.
  • Cons: I have an Asus A8V motherboard and once in awhile while the BIOS is detecting the drives, it hangs while detecting the Plextor.
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Overall 8
8.0

First Plextor drive to die on me!

Anonymous, Newegg
1 January 2006
  • Summary: I have owned 4 Plextor drives and this is the first to die on me. Is Plextor quality going south? Look at the Plextor PX-740A. Stripped down "value" drive.
  • Pros: Excellent write quality, fast write speeds, flexible media usage. A work horse!
  • Cons: Quit reading all discs exactly 1 year and 1 month after purchase.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Jeremy B., Newegg
12 December 2005
  • Pros: Extremely fast. No problems with media thus far. Reasonably quiet. I've burned all sorts of media on this drive and no problems using it in other devices (including DVD+RW in my DVD player). As always with Plextor, great software, cables, etc. were included.
  • Cons: I sure hope this drive holds up. The DVD capabilities in my PX-712A just died after 14 months (2 mo. out of warranty). Plextor support said no returns, no repairs. Ticked me off. Despite my better judgement and other reviews (lots of RMA's), I gave Plextor one more try. If this unit fails, I'm ju...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good, but not great...

Anonymous, Newegg
15 September 2005
  • Summary: I bought this drive a few months ago and have few complaints. I had never bought a DVD burner before, and hunted around for quite awhile. ALMOST bought a BenQ as they seem to do well, but was told that you can't go wrong with a Plextor. For the most part that's correct.
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Overall 8
8.0

great

David C., Newegg
4 September 2005
Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Mr. C., Newegg
22 June 2005
  • Summary: This drive was the best at first when i bought it a while back but now it seems like the lazer has stopped working. I have tryed everything to get it to work but it just will not read any type of disc no matter what type it is. I just dont get why the lazer died less that six months from purchase.
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