I called Plextor and talked to tech manager,
spent 20 mins, this is the one for me.
Always owned nothing but Plextor, this one is a winner too.
Great features, great service and reliability.
Plextor Corp. has announced a new dual-layer, dual-format DVD burner that takes burn speeds up to 16X.
The Plextor PX-716 CD/DVD burner offers fast 16X CAV performance on recommended 8X DVD+R media, and burns a 4.7GB DVD in less than six minutes. The drive features 16X DVD+R and 16X DVD-R recording.
The Plextor PX-716 drive is scheduled for shipment to distributors and resellers in North and South America on October 15, 2004, the company said. The internal PX-716A drive will retail for a suggested price of $149.00, while an external USB/IEEE 1394 PX-716UF unit will cost $239.00.
The drive features a range of new features, including "AutoStrategy,", a technology that determines the standard deviation of any blank disc and automatically optimizes the write strategy for unknown media. "Lossless Linking/Zero Link" technology enables users to perform basic editing tasks directly on the DVD disc, so there is no need to reload DVD content back to a PC to make minor changes, and no need to re-burn an entire DVD after making small edits, Plextor said.
"Plextor constantly develops and introduces features that differentiate our DVD and CD drives from competitive products," said Howard Wing, vice president of sales and marketing for Plextor, in a statement. "The combination of Taiyo Yuden AutoStrategy technology and Plextor's proven expertise of high-quality disc recording has yielded outstanding results. We have successfully demonstrated that the PX-716 with AutoStrategy is capable of providing high-quality writing over a broad spectrum of media."
A short drive length of 6.7-inches will allow the PX-716 drive to accomodate small-form-factor PCs, the company said.
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