Thresh's FiringSquad heeft een review online gezet van de Plextor UltraPlex 40x, een dikke Ultra-Wide SCSI CD-ROM drive. Hier een gedeelte over zijn kwaliteiten op het gebied van DAE (Digital Audio Extraction):
In my experience with CD-ROM drives, I have found it hard to find a CD-ROM with specs that met my particular needs. One of the key features I look for is audio extraction. For me, digital audio extraction is the greatest deciding factor; I like my music. This desire for DAE pretty much led me to Plextor -the only company advertising great performance in this area.
One of the key features of this drive is the 24X max D.A.E. (Digital Audio Extraction. To those who spend a lot of time ripping audio from CDs, this drive is god sent. Most drives have some difficulty extracting audio from CDs. My last drive, a Teac 32X IDE, extracted audio at a pitiful 4X and my long gone Mitsumi 8X was not able to extract audio at all.
The Plextor drive extracts audio rather quickly, with no noticeable degradation in quality. This drive is good if you want to make "backups" of "your" audio CDs or if you just want to make mixed audio CDs. The Plextor drive has excellent DAE, but I also needed a drive that wouldn't tax my system while I performed this task. As I would still like to do whatever it is I normally do while extracting audio. When I had my old 32X CD-ROM in my system, I would tiptoe around my computer while extracting audio, trying to sneak in a click whenever I could just to use the darned thing. SCSI devices have low CPU overhead, so I decided to splurge for the SCSI version. Other than the gaping hole in my pocket, it hasn't been too bad, beans and toast are pretty good I tellz ya. Especially pork and beans.