De mannen va CDR-Info hebben een review gebakken over de nieuwe Plextor PlexWriter 12/10/32S. Deze SCSI brander heeft evenals zijn IDE broertje de beschikking over burn-proof technologie om foute cd's door buffer underruns tot het verleden te laten horen. Het SCSI model presteert zoals te verwachten was ongeveer evengoed als de IDE versie, en die is alles behalve slecht. De PlexWriter 12/10/32S is dus zeker een aanrader, maar of de meerprijs van 100 dollar boven het IDE model gerechtvaardigd is zal ieder voor zich uit moeten maken:
The PleXWriter PX-W1210S is currently one of the best technology equipped CDR-W drive. The PX-W1210S is the only drive ,for now, that includes the improved "BURN-Proof" technology. Don't forget that soon after, other manufacturers will also ship drives with the improved "BURN-Proof" version. The drive produced nearly no flaws to its reading/writing performance even when compared to the famous best selling Plextor PX-W1210A (ATAPI model). The drive delivers 12x writing, 10x re-writing and 32x reading.
We think that the facts are clear for the possible buyer, which has to choose between the Plextor PX-W1210A and the PX-W1210S. The known SCSI vs. IDE model war continues. Even both drive share some components they have different philosophy. The PX-W1210S refers directly to users with lot of expectations as well to professionals. The 4MB of buffer and the cooling fan makes the drive ideal for 12x replicator towers and that is something definitely Plextor thought when designed the drive.
Don't forget that the PX-W1210S will have increased price compared to the PX-W1210A. As we heard the recommended end-userprice (MSRP) is $379, when the PX-W1210A costs around 250$. On the other hand, the PX-W1210A is pointed to the user who enters the CD area and wants to buy an affordable, fast and easy to install drive and have a low price. Both drives will not let you down at the most tasks you will probably ever face to your burning "life".