Plextor® Corp., today announced the immediate availability of the 3-in-1 PlexWriter(TM) 16/10/40A drive. The new internal drive features an E-IDE (ATAPI-4) interface and Plug & Play compatibility, making installation faster and easier than ever before, and enabling end-users to begin copying and sharing files with drag-and-drop simplicity within minutes of opening the box.
The PlexWriter 16/10/40A drive features 16X CD-recording, 10X CD-rewriting, and 40X max CD-playback, making it among the fastest CD-RW drives available on the market today. The 10X-rewrite speed leaps over conventional 4X CD-RW speeds, enabling the PlexWriter to rewrite an entire 650MB disc in approximately six minutes.
The PlexWriter 16/10/40A also features BURN-Proof(TM) (buffer underrun-proof) technology, which ensures fault-tolerant CD burning. BURN-Proof prevents errors from occurring when data flow to the drive is interrupted during the recording process due to slow source-drive performance, PC configuration problems, or when running other applications. By allowing users to surf the Web, download files, and utilize other applications while a CD records in the background, this error-reducing technology makes CD-recording more practical than ever before.
Max CD-R recording speed: 16X.
Max CD-R and CD-ROM play back speed:40X
Max CD-RW recording speed 10X
Max CD-RW playback speed:32X
Audio CDs extraction at 40X
Random access time: 140ms
Burst transfer rates: 16.6 MB/second (PIO Mode 4/DMA Mode 2).
. The drive supports a wide variety of writing modes, including Track-at-Once, Disc-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Multisession, and variable/fixed packet writing. The internal PlexWriter 16/10/40A with E-IDE (ATAPI-4) interface is currently shipping to OEMs, resellers, and distributors with a $309 manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP). All retail packages include unlimited toll-free technical support and one-year full warranty.