GamePC heeft een review van de sterk overheersende 12-speed Plextor Plexwriter 12/4/32 SCSI burner online gezet. De drive functioneerde probleemloos en fikte binnen 6:24 minuten een complete CD van 650Meg:
Well, well, well. The numbers posted by Plextor showed us what real performance means when it comes to writing CDs. Just by comparing the numbers from our previous CD-R/W roundup, the 12/4/32 drive smoked the competition. Now we had our doubts in the beginning with regards to Plextor's claim in the drive's performance, yet it proved us very wrong. Things like thinking the drive would run super hot and having some sort of write errors when writing at 12x were totally false. When writing at 12x, we witnessed no problems whatsoever, even when writing about 2,000 small files totaling 643MB on to a 650MB disc. The drive also ran considerable cooler then previous 8x drives in the past, even during the 12x write testing. The small fan on the back, which pulls out air from inside the drive housing, can be thanked for that. On a sad note, when we tested all the supported speeds for audio CD creation, we found on that speeds written faster then 4x created playback problems. Those problems being small pops and clicks heard very clearly in a car's CD deck and in a normal computer CD-ROM drive. But as a whole, the drive does exactly what you expect it to do. Work without frustrating problems. Though we did notice Plextor only included a small pamphlet for their software and nothing for Adaptec's software. That may pose some sort of confusion for first timers starting off with this drive.