Plextor PX-608U: Buffer underrun nostalgia
Gizmodo likes it old school:
And if you get a writing failure because of a slow or stopped buffer (it's got 2MB), the drive will actually pause for you and start burning again as soon as the buffer is cleared.This feature is standard in any CD or DVD recorder you're likely to be using today. Here's a five year old Roxio article on the topic. Also, check the source article. Gizmodo's writer has changed the perfectly accurate "if the data to the drive write buffer is slowed or stopped" to "a slow or stopped buffer", which is complete gibberish.