PX-W4012A IDE CDR-W - Page
- The package
got the European retail package which contains: the drive, an electronic PDF
manual in 16 languages, an RMA request form, a registration card, a quick installation
guide, 6 blank CDs - five 40x recordable (made from Hitachi Maxell) and one
4-12x HS-RW media (actual manufacturer Ricoh), an IDE cable, an audio cable
and mounting screws. The attached CDR software comes from Ahead (Nero 184.108.40.206/InCD
3.20) and a separate CD with "PlexTools" v1.12. The drive has a 2-year
guaranty (only valid in Europe, Middle-East and Africa) and Plextor's "on-site
collect and return service" (EU countries + Norway and Switzerland). The
retail package is expected to cost 180Euro.
The attached five pieces of 80min come from Hitachi Maxell
ATIP start of lead in: -02:34:46 (sector: -11596)
ATIP start of lead out: 79:59:74 (sector: 359999)
Manufacturer code: 97 25 29 - Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. (Type: 9)
Disc subtype: Medium Type B, low Beta category (B-)
Target writing power: 4
The front of the PleXWriter PX-W4012A is the same as the previous IDE models.
The drive contains the "40/12/40", "BPRec" and the "High
In the back of the drive, you will find the power connector, the IDE cable
connector, jumpers for setting up the MASTER/SLAVE/CABLE select status and finally,
the analog/SPDIF connectors. There is also 2 jumpers which represent "DMA"
status, in case you need forcing DMA working mode:
The Plextor PX-W4012A was installed as a Master in the primary IDE BUS. The
drive worked in UDMA-33 model. After booting, it identified itself as a "PLEXTOR
CD-R PX-W4012A". WinXP activated DMA without our interfearance.
The drive was a January 2002 model with firmware revision v1.00 and TLA#0000
hardware revision. We used Nero v220.127.116.11 Plextor Version, CloneCD v18.104.22.168 and
Ahead InCD v3.21 for the recording tests. The unofficial project name of Plextor's
PX-W4012A is "Windsor" in case you don't know ;-)