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 Plextor Announces New Lineup of Optical Drives with PlexUTILITIES Diagnostic Software
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Message Text: Plextor announced new products as a part of its new 2008 lineup. Featured in the new offering are 6x Blu-Ray Combo drives, 22x Super Multi DVD±RW drives, and an 8x Slim External USB DVD±RW for PC and Mac.

The new Plextor product lineup includes the following drives:

PX-610U 8X Slim External USB Super Multi Drive

Available for both PC and Mac, the PX-610U is a self-powered portable DVD writer that does not require the use of an AC adapter or multiple USB ports. Through the addition of internal battery power, the PX-610U requires only a single USB port for power and data transfer.



It supports 8X burns on single layer DVD±R/+RW media (4.7 GB) and , 6X burns on double/dual layer and DVD-RW media (8.5 GB) and 5X on DVD-RAM media.

The PC version includes Roxio Creator 10 CE and the Mac version is bundled with a full retail version of Toast 9 Titanium.

PX-B310SA (6X internal SATA) and PX-B310Q (6X external USB)

The Blu-ray Disc Combo Drives, 6x Blu-ray Reader plus Super Multi DVD+RW drive, gives you an all-in-one solution for playing back Blu-ray Discs, while maintaining the capability of archiving data onto CD or DVD.



The PX-B310SA BD Combo Drive reads BDs at 6x, writes to single layer DVD±R media at 16x, to double/dual layer media (8.5 GB) at 8X and to DVD-RAM media at 12x. It also writes to CDs at 48x.

The external version of the drive (PX-B310Q) has a USB 2.0 interface. Both drives are bundled with Cyberlink BD Suite.

PX-850SA (22X internal SATA) and PX-850A (22X internal PATA)

The Super Multi DVD±RW lets users feel confident about burning to any DVD or CD media, including DVD-RAM and DVD±R DL media.

The PX-850SA supports 22X burns on single layer DVD±R media (4.7 GB), 8X burns on double/dual layer media (8.5 GB) and 12X on DVD-RAM media.



The Super Multi DVD+RW Drives are bundled with Roxio Creator 10 CE.

All of the above drives, with the exception of the PX-610U for Mac, also come standard with PlexUTILITIES advanced application and diagnostic tool. PlexUTILITIES gives you extra support for your Plextor hardware allowing you to view basic and advance drive information, control specific drive functions to customize drive operations, and includes a utility tool which allows for a secure and easy way to destroy data on CD/DVD media. PlexUTILITIES also tests the quality of a written or pressed disc by counting the number of errors, measures the mechanical characteristics of blank media, shows the write quality by checking the jitter rate and the beta value of written media, and measures the quality of the written DVD media by checking the pits and lands for compliance with the DVD specifications.
 
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