I am currently buying components for a new system.
I want to be able to copy CDs and to mix some CDs, including copying portions of songs (cutting out the first 30 seconds or whatever, primarily for live songs).
From reading another thread, I understand that Plextor is the way to go brandwise.
From looking at the Plextor web site, I see that they have a $30 mail in rebate on the 12/10/32A CDRW drive. http://www.plextor.com/english/speci...12Xholiday.pdf
From pricewatch, I found a site that carries the Plextor Plexwriter 12/10/32 for $125 + $8 shipping. What does the “A” mean in 12/10/32A? That is, do you think that this would qualify for the rebate:
PlexWriter12X Write, 10X ReWrite, 32X Read ATAPI CD-RW drive. Internal CD-RW drive, Software CD (containing Plextor Manager 2000, Roxio Easy CD Creator, Roxio Direct CD), drive and software manuals, 1 pc. CD-R media, 1 pc. CD-RW media, mounting screws. Retail Box $125 + $8 shipping
The site also carries the 24/10/40 for $154 plus $8 shipping, everything else is the same as above.
I understand that a 12x write speed will take ~ 7 to 8 minutes to record a CD which is fine by me, I am used to it taking 45 minutes to record a 45 minute CD on to tape. If the only difference is the speed, I will probably just go with the 12/10/32 and use the money saved towards a bigger hard drive or something.
Also, how good is the Roxio Easy CD Creator and Roxio Direct CD?