Time for a new burner

Discussion in 'CD/DVD/BD Drives' started by creeper6996, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Last time I needed a new burner, I got lots of suggestions for the Plextor 760A. It's worked like a champ, but I think it's slowly dying. I looked on newegg for a new Plextor 760A and it doesn't seem they sell them anymore. I saw a bunch of 800s, but no 760As. So, does anyone have any suggestions for a burner. I don't need to go cheap, I'd rather spend some money and have it last longer.

    Thanks a LOT,
    Creeper6996
     
  2. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Did you call Plextor and ask?
     
  3. creeper6996

    creeper6996 Well-Known Member

    Ask them why this one's no longer working or ask if they still sell the 760A?
     
  4. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

    Hi :)
    There are some geunine Plextors still around. Just scarce.
    Depends on where you are.
    In the UK www.pricerunner.co.uk will come up with a couple of sources.
    If in the US then I believe there is something similar.
    If where you are you get no luck.
    Consider the Samsung SH-S203(B)(N). SATA.
    If SATA not an option try Pioneer 112D or the latest 115D.
     
  5. Webslinger

    Webslinger Retired Moderator

    Both. Your drive is under warranty.
     
  6. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    According to the Plextor website, the 760A is no longer in stock. Looks like it may have been replaced by the PX-800. They sell them from their website so I will assume they are actual Plextors, not a rebrand.
     
  7. zebadee

    zebadee Well-Known Member

    Hi :)
    The 800 is not a genuine Plextor.
    As far as domestic DVDRW's goes, Plextor is no more. The 760 was the last.
    However some retailers still have the odd drive.
    Plextor have some returns/reconditioned & possibly stock set aside for warranty purposes.
    So if your drive is under warranty it is worth a shot.
     
  8. mmdavis

    mmdavis Well-Known Member

    Glad I've got an extra still in the box then.