Today when as usual when I was browsing I came across a site which told that 18x DVD burner has been released into the market . I am still stuck with my Lite-on SOHC-1633s which is a 16x burner, 16x burning is yet to materialize (especially India) . Even after desperate search in Chennai’s computer hardware market i.e Ritchie Street what I could find was only 8x media, which when burned takes around 8 minutes in my burner. I am waiting for the day when I will be able to burn a 16x media in my burner, I have been waiting for this since Nov 2004 when I got my DVD Burner. Now enough of my blah blah… Now let us get to the news…
Here is the news about the 18x burner:
Plextor® Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, today announced the PX-760A DVD±R/RW CD-R/RW drive. The multifunction internal drive is aimed at professionals and power PC users who require reliability, lightning-fast performance, and premium recording features.
The PX-760A is a versatile DVD/CD burner that delivers state-of-the-art recording speeds of 18X DVD±R on certified 16X DVD±R media. Users can burn up to four hours of high-quality MPEG-2/DVD video on a single 8.5 GB disc using 10X DVD+R on Double-Layer media and 6X DVD-R on Dual Layer media. The drive also supports 8X DVD+RW and 6X DVD-RW Rewriting; 16X max DVD-Reading; and 48X CD-R Writing, 24X CD-RW Rewriting, and 48X max CD-Reading. DVD±VR is supported for direct disc recording, while DVD+RW background format eliminates the need to manually format a DVD+RW disc.
“Plextor continues to raise the bar with the fastest DVD burner on the market and more product choices than ever before,” said Pete Schwartz, vice president of marketing and business development for Plextor. “The new PX-760A drive is the first 18X internal drive specifically designed for business users and consumers who want high-end performance with a rich feature set.”
The PX-760A DL DVD±R/RW Drive
The internal PX-760A drive features an E-IDE (ATAPI) interface for easy integration with Microsoft® Windows® 2000/XP-based PCs. A short drive length of 6.69 inches accommodates small form-factor PCs, while a replaceable beige front bezel allows a user to change the appearance of the drive to match a computer. The PX-760A has a 2 MB buffer and features Buffer Underrun Proof Technology to prevent buffer underrun errors and allow multi-tasking.
The PX-760A also features AUTOSTRATEGY, a technology that selects the optimized write strategy for every DVD disc and, if necessary, creates a new write strategy for unknown media. (DVD+/-R). PoweRec adjusts laser power and writing speed to optimum levels for a particular disc
Plextor Software Bundle for Windows
The PX-760A Series drive includes PlexTools® Professional software, a unique combination of user-controllable CD recording and CD/DVD media test features, including PlexEraser, Q-Check, GigaRec, SecureRecording, Silent Mode, and VariRec.
Plextor’s bundled software package offers ease-of-use and extensive functionality for Windows platforms. The PX-760A drive ships with the award-winning Roxio® Easy Media Creator 7, Basic DVD Edition software suite for burning video, music, photos, and data to DVD or CD.
Pricing and Availability
The Plextor PX-760A drive will ship to distributors in North and South America in April 2006 with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $119.00 USD. All retail packages include one-year full warranty and unlimited toll-free technical support.
Plextor Corp. is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment for professionals, consumers, and enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley since 1990, Plextor has introduced generations of award-winning products, including digital video converters and CD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD±R/RW optical disk drives, and Network Attached Storage products. Plextor is privately owned by Shinano Kenshi Co., Ltd., a developer and manufacturer of advanced technology hardware and precision electronic equipment headquartered in Japan. Shinano Kenshi is best known for its expertise in manufacturing motors. Contact Plextor at www.plextor.com.
Here is a pic of the new drive:
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