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Appeared on: Friday, October 17, 2008
Plextor Releases Its First External Blu-Ray Drive

Plextor announced today its fi

Offering up to 50GB storage capacity, the dual-format drive is capable of writing Blu-ray discs at 4x (BD-R) and also plays HD-DVD ROM discs.

This drive comes with both USB2.0 and FireWire connectivity making it compatible with Mac and PC systems. The included LightScribe technology enables custom text and designs to be printed/burned onto discs.

The PX-B920UF with a new black casing with satin finish (also used for PX-830UF) uses the latest Blu-ray technology (and reads HD-DVDs) , but is also a dual-layer DVD drive that combines multiple formats - DVD R/RW and RAM - into one. It can accept both 12cm and 8cm discs (in the horizontal position) and has a 4MB buffer to ensure there is no data interruption. Write speeds: 4x BD-R, 2xBD-RE, 16x DVD+R/-R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+/-R DL, 5x DVD-RAM, 40x CD-R and 24x CD-RW.

In addition, the drive comes with an editing and burning software package: InterVideo WinDVD8 and Ulead DVD MovieFactory 5.5 SE, and Burn.Now 4.5 SE.

The Plextor PX-B920UF will be available from end of October 2008 at Plextor?s network of dealers. It is covered by Plextor?s Fast Warranty Service (2-year warranty in the EU, Norway and Switzerland (Collect & Return); other countries 1-year carry-in).


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