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Plextor announces Windows Vista-compatible DVD burner

Press release, April 5; Eric Mah, DIGITIMES Asia 0

Plextor recently announced the immediate availability of the TurboPlex PX-800A DVD Super Multi Drive. Fully compatible with the new Windows Vista operating system, the new DVD±R/RW CD-R/RW drive features 12X DVD-RAM and a software bundle that includes Roxio Easy Media Creator 9, according to the company.

The Plextor PX-800A drive features an E-IDE ATAPI interface for easy connectivity with personal computers running the Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista operating systems. The PX-800A drive also supports 12X-speed DVD-RAM functionality for removable data storage applications. A user simply inserts a blank DVD-RAM disc and the system automatically formats the disc and assigns a driver letter. Users can drag-and-drop files, use the "save as" command, and remove the disc, which can then be read in any PC or desktop player with a drive that supports the DVD-RAM format, noted Plextor.

The PX-800A internal multi-drive delivers DVD recording speeds of 18X DVD±R on single-layer media, 8X DVD±R on double-layer and dual-layer (DL) media, and 12X DVD-RAM. The drive also supports 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 16X max DVD-ROM, 48X CD-R/RW/ROM, 12X DVD-RAM. DVD±VR is supported for direct disc recording, while DVD+RW background format eliminates the need to manually format a DVD+RW disc, noted Plextor.

The PX-800A multi-drive features a 2MB buffer and buffer underrun proof technology to prevent buffer underrun errors and allow multi-tasking.

Plextor's bundled software package offers ease-of-use and extensive functionality for Windows 2000/XP/Vista computers, according to Plextor. The PX-800A drive ships with Roxio Easy Media Creator9 software suite for burning video, music, photos, and data to DVD or CD.

Plextor's PX-800A drive ships to distributors in North and South America in April 2007, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of US$79.00. All retail packages include one-year full warranty and unlimited toll-free technical support.

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