The big decision looms: Do I stick with crappy IDE hardware, or do I start to upgrade to SCSI? The new PleXWriter PX-W1210S cd burner is 12x/10x/32x and SCSI. The IDE version of the same has been a top drive for some time. With SCSI, upgrading is easy. With IDE, the price is actually reasonable. Plextor IDE: $250. Plextor SCSI: $380. That just made up my mind.