Plextor PX-716A Burner -
Transfer Rate Reading Tests
- CD Format
The new Plextor drive supports up to 48X reading speed for the CD format.
The PX-716A is a fast CD reader, especially with CD-RW media.
The manufacturer's specifications have been confirmed.
The reading speed for single layer DVD media is also fast, as is the competition.
With a PTP DVD-ROM disc, the starting point of the two layers is at the inner
part of the disc. The drive reads from the beginning of each layer (inner part)
progressing towards the outer part of the disc. Plextor and Pioneer reported
the highest speeds with Pioneer slightly in the lead.
With an OTP Dual Layer disc, the first layer structure is the
same as the first layer on a PTP disc. The drive reads the first layer exactly
the same way as PTP discs, and at the same speed. The starting point of the
second layer of an OTP disc is located at the outer part of the disc. Once
again, the Pioneer drive was the fastest with Plextor following with negligible
With recordable and rewritable media for both formats, the Plextor
drive had the best overall performance. Although with ±R media the Pioneer
drive was slightly faster, the Plextor drive maintained a constant speed (around
media as well, where both the other drives lagged way behind.
The ripping performance of the Plextor burner with DVD-Video
DL movies is excellent with extremely high speeds, probably the fastest we
have ever seen from a burner. The average 9.6X and the 11.9X at the end of
the ripping process confirm this.
Nero CD-DVD Speed Graphs