I'm currently owning a Plextor 24x and I consider upgrading. One important thing is that the new drive would have to be black, so I think I'll have to decide between the Yamaha F1 and the Plextor 48x.
But there is one point i can't really find in the reviews (if it is there i appologise in advance):
How noise are these drives? I mean it wouldn't be too much of a problem if they'd produce some noise during burning, but how do those two drives compare when you look at the noise they produce while e.g. playing a game?
And which one does detect CDs faster after they have been inserted?
I know that these questions are no typical CR-Writer questions, but I guess BOTH of them would be pretty decent writers for me, so these are the questions I would like to sort out before I buy one.