I just picked up the 716A and ran a sheep test on it. I used a Compusa 80min 4x CDRW disc I found laying around. sd2old = pass sd251 = pass bad = cyclic redundancy check sheep3 = cyclic redundancy check

Plextor 716A is a 2 sheep burner You should be able to make a working backup of Simcity now without any problems. Give it a whirl and post back the results.

alrighty -Nephilim-...I bet my Pioneer so I have full confidence in you to prove the 708 or 712 are 2 sheep burners ;P