Conclusion: Let us summarize the most important positive and negative points below: The Plextor PX-LB950SA is a well build drive, offers a lot of extra features in the Plex UTILITIES suite, it also comes with a good software package that will cover all your burning and viewing needs. It has very good write quality in DVD±R/RW media, reading performance is also very good. It can change the booktype on all +R/RW media.
Pros: Very good write quality with DVD±R/RW media., Stylish design., Excellent reading performance., PlexUTILITES., Very good build quality., Supports BitSetting (BookType DVD-ROM) on DVD+R/DVD+RW/DVD+R DL., Excellent software bundle., Good warranty, Collect and return., A blue led instead of the typical green one.
Cons: Poor CD-R burn quality., You need to manually set the booktype from PlextUTILITIES.
Excerpt: We’ve been recommending Plextor’s B940SA 12x drive on our Best of the Best list for more than a year now, so we were delighted to receive a challenger that could shake things up—even if it was another Plextor drive. Hey, why not build on that good track record? Our excitement waned, however, when the drive we received—Plextor’s PX-LB950SA—bore the exact same specs as its predecessor.
Pros: Fast BD-R writes with Sony discs; strong DVD performance.
Excerpt: External Blu-ray burners come in all shapes and sizes, but internal drives have no such freedom – they’re constrained by the physical dimensions of a 5.25in drive bay, and all buttons and LEDs must face forward. Such drives are usually differentiated only by their price, performance and audible output.