The Plextor PX-130A DVD-ROM is a great addition to the DVD-ROM market. A fast DVD-ROM reader, with either Single Layer or Dual Layer media, as well as CD media. Its DVD error correction capabilities are unparalleled, as it managed to read flawlessly all inserted artificially defective test media. As a DVD ripper, the drive performed well, although we expected better performance following in the tradition of Plextor drives which are known to be great rippers and generally the fastest on the market.
When it comes to protected media, the PX-130A is a very capable drive. As you will see in the previous pages, the audio protected media were ripped successfully with the aid of the EAC utility, while during playback, no errors were noticed. In the protected games arena, the Plextor drive is one of the best rippers out there, managing to successfully rip in 2:07mins, even safedisc protected media, which is known to cause problems for most market drives.
A "flaw" of the PX-130A drive is its CD-error correction mechanism, which can be described as less than average, as was evident in the CD error correction test page. Other than that, the Plextor drive is a good overall DVD-ROM drive with fast ripping and great DVD reading, especially with defective media.