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Press Releases - PX-PH04U - PX-PH08U - PX-EH25L - PX-FD1U


Brussels, 8 March 2005

Plextor unveils external hard disk products for SOHO/SMEs at
CeBit 2005

- Broader storage product range includes NAS solution

Plextor today is unveiling three new product lines at CeBit 2005 (hall 21, stand C65), Hannover - external hard disks, an external network hard disk and an external floppy disk drive. Offering up to 250GB of external storage, the drives offer the same premium quality and reliability associated with Plextor optical devices.

Rudy De Meirsman, Sales & Marketing Manager at Plextor Europe, comments: "The new disk drives are broadening our product portfolio to provide solutions for home enthusiasts and businesses to convert and manage data content. In addition to optical storage, flash memory and, more recently, digital video converters, Plextor is now offering portable hard disks for any users requiring extra mobile storage and a professional network hard disk for small businesses that need a NAS solution."

Plextor is working with I-O DATA DEVICE, INC., the largest memory and storage peripherals supplier in the Japanese market, to bring these high quality products to the European market.

Plextor Portable HDD
The growth of digital media such as video, audio and pictures is driving the demand for portable storage devices. Plextor has provided the ideal solution: high capacity, fast USB 2.0, highly portable bus powered hard disks, that require no separate power supply. They are available in two sizes, the PX-PH04U is 40GB and the PX-PH08U is 80GB and both come with a useful write protection switch.

Professional Network HDD
Plextor has overcome the problem of small business networks requiring extra storage and back-up: a convenient 250GB Network Attached Storage (NAS) device that comes equipped with extra features. As well as providing instant shared storage across the network, the PX-EH25L includes: a print server that can share a printer over the network when connected to it via USB; and an automated backup scheduler from the NAS to a USB connected external HDD of the same capacity. Additionally, the Professional Network HDD is both secure and flexible: it includes a high security feature so that the administrator can limit access to certain folders; and it can be configured as a dedicated FTP server.

Portable Floppy Disk Drive
There is still significant demand for external floppy disk units from users making quick back-ups or for data exchanging, in addition, laptop manufacturers are eliminating the drives from their chassis.

Availability and Warranty
All the above products will be available at the end of April 2005 from the network of Plextor dealers.

They are covered by Plextor's Fast Warranty Service (2-year warranty in the EU, Norway and Switzerland (Collect & Return); 1 year in other countries). This market-leading service guarantees to have a fully operational drive back to the customer within five working days - free of charge.

Specifications and System Requirements

Model Name PX-FD1U PX-PH04U (40GB)
PX-PH08U (80GB)
PX-EH25L (250GB)
OS Win XP, 2000 Professional, Me, 98SE Win XP, 2000 Professional, Me, 98SE Win XP, 2000 Professional, Me, 98SE
Interface USB1.1 USB2.0, 1.1 LAN: 100 Base-TX/10 Base-T, RJ45 connector
Transfer rate Max 12Mbps USB 2.0 Max 480Mbps
USB 1.1 Max 12Mbps
Max 100 Mbps/
Max 10 Mbps
RPM 5400 7200
Buffer 8 MB 8 MB
Extra
  • Includes write protection switch
  • LED to indicate if connected to USB 2.0 or 1.1
  • Possibilty to connect AC adapter 5V in case sufficient power can not provided
  • Shared storage
  • Print server
  • FTP server
  • Backup scheduler to USB hard disk

For more information or photo material contact:
Inge Spoelders (International Marketing Responsible Plextor - on +32 2 725 55 22)

This press release is also available on the Plextor website at
https://plextor-europe.com/press/all/releases.asp?choice=Releases
High resolution photographs can also be seen at
https://plextor-europe.com/press/all/pictures.asp?choice=Pictures

About Plextor
Plextor is a leading international developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment for professionals, consumers and companies. We have introduced generations of reliable, high quality products such as Digital Video Converters, optical drives, Flash memory and media, and have recently added a new range of hard disks.. From its parent company, Shinano Kenshi Co. Japan, Plextor has a built up tradition in the development and manufacture of advanced hardware and electronic precision equipment going back to 1918. With head offices in Japan, Europe and the United States the company mainly sells its products through a network of specialised computer dealers. Plextor Europe, established in Brussels, takes responsibility for sales, marketing and technical support in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Since opening its Brussels office in 1994, Plextor has introduced a number of award winning products, including CD/DVD-ROM drives, CD/DVD recordable drives, CD/DVD media and USB Flash Memory Drives (PlexFlash). In addition, Plextor has recently launched an analogue to digital video converter, ConvertX, which uses MPEG 1,2,4 and DivX formats.




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