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Plextor Releases World’s Smallest External USB Powered DVD Writer (Burner)

by Shivaranjan on August 24, 2006


Plextor has released PX-608CU, the smallest USB powered DVD writer in the world. The main specialty of this drive lies in the fact that it requires no messy external power supply. All you need to do is connect it to the USB port of your computer and the drive is operational. The drive is aimed at people who need to backup data from multiple computers. Another noteworthy point to be mentioned is that this drive consumes only 4.8 watts of power.

Specifications of the Drive:

The slimline drive measures 137.1mm wide, 143.1mm deep and 15.9mm high. It weighs just 250g. The high performance PX-608CU is not only compact, but it offers double layer DVD+/- writing, multi-format DVD+/-/RAM capability and high-speed USB 2.0 data transfer. It is capable of the following DVD speeds: 4x DVD+/-R DL; 8x DVD+/-R; 8x DVD+RW; 6x DVD-RW and 5x DVD-RAM. It also features lower power consumption, for example just 4.8 Watt during DVD-R 8x writing, and includes tilt adjustment – a new technology in OPU design.

Plextor Press Release:

Plextor today announces its new shape ultra-portable DVD writer – the smallest available in the world. Measuring just 15.9mm high and weighing 250g, the pocket-sized PX-608CU is ideal for mobile laptop users and those requiring a modern, stylish and compact unit to use anywhere.

The newly-designed clamshell chassis is the latest innovation from Plextor and not only provides a highly portable ergonomic unit for improved ease of use, but it also incorporates high reliability and durability for long term operation.

It is USB 2.0 bus-powered for both maximum convenience and true plug-and-play usability (no need for an external power supply) – very handy for the mobile executive to burn CDs and DVDs on the move, or for home users to burn and back-up important data from multiple computers.

Rudy de Meirsman, Sales & Marketing Manager of Plextor Europe, says: “The PX-608CU is the new king of ultra portable DVD writers, until portable Blu-ray units are developed, yet it is not much bigger than the discs themselves. Our new clamshell design looks great and performs even better with Plextor reliability built-in as standard. In addition, it is an ideal complement to our existing range of optical and hard disk storage drives.”

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