> I have problems with Plextor CD-RW burners. Two are gone already,
>same model Plextor 40/12/40A PX W4012TA, second one is a replacement
>from warrenty, but also gone.
>How reliable are these burners?
>Do they record as the maximum advertised speed provided compatible
>Does NEC have burn proof technology?
sure, even the 2500A I use have it. This 2500A has been converted to a
2510 with double layer and bitsetting, by pirate firmware from Herrie.
>Both drives work with Windwos 98 First edition???
Ups, why not.
If you can get a burner software that can win98. It's from the
You know: a dvd-drive requires no drivers, if you don't boot on dos.
Then the windows 98 startup floppy has a standard driver that can be
used for CD-mode (not DVD I suppose).
>Any other recommendations on other drives?
There should be a burner (pioneer or plextor) that supports double
layer on minus dvd-discs that will come on the market soon. Else all
use double layer discs of plus-standard.
Some says that Nec 3520 support these new discs, but I am not so sure.
It will probably come in future firmwares even from NEC. They normally
throw a drive on the market fast and improve firmware accordingly.