Plextor lessens the burn

Storage vendor Plextor has boosted recording speeds on its latest DVD writers in an effort to shave precious time off disc authoring sessions.

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By  Jason Saundalkar Published  October 26, 2005

Storage vendor Plextor has boosted recording speeds on its latest DVD writers in an effort to shave precious time off disc authoring sessions. The company has launched three new models: the PX-750A; PX-760A and PX-760SA. The two 760 drives are high-end models, while the PX-750A targets the mid-market. The 760 series boasts DVD+R DL (dual-layer) and DVD-R DL burn speeds of 10x and 6x. The company claims this high +R DL speed will allow users to burn compatible discs in 13 minutes and 30 seconds. When working with single-layer media, the drives are capable of writing to +R and –R discs at 18x, which means the drives should complete burning in 5 minutes and 30 seconds. The difference between the PX-760A and PX-760SA is their interface. While the 760A features the older IDE interface, the PX-760SA offers Serial ATA connectivity at a slight price premium (the 760SA is expected to retail for $139 versus the 760A’s $132). The cheaper, $79 PX-750A on the other hand is available only as an IDE drive. Its burn speeds are lower at 8x and 6x for +R and –R DL media. However, DVD+R and –R are set at 16x and compared to the 760 series the 750 also offers DVD-RAM compatibility. These discs can be recorded to at 5x speed. All these drives are expected to go on sale in the region by mid-November and will carry Plextor’s standard two-year warranty period.

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