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Press Releases - PX-PH08U2 - PX-PH12U2

Press Release, December 2006

New Plextor pocket hard disks - affordable quality
- stylish and compact design including special PlexTools HDD software

Extending its range of personal storage and high reliability optical products, Plextor today announces their new range of portable hard disk drives - small enough to fit in your pocket. In a stylish, brushed aluminium case these high reliability, premium quality HDDs offer excellent value for money. The two models, PX-PH08U2 (80GB) and PX-PH12U2 (120GB), are also Mac and PC compatible.

Ideal for all types of media including video, music, photos and office files, both drives offer a practical data capacity for everyday use and their compact size (only 17mm thick and 200g in weight) means you can easily slip them into your pocket, briefcase or handbag. Included is a handy carrying pouch for extra protection.

Rudy De Meirsman, Sales & Marketing Manager at Plextor, says: "Plextor's new HDDs are ideal for all types of users requiring access to multimedia data on the move, or between PCs and as a useful backup system.

"We are seeing significant demand for portable units across the market sectors - from home users to SOHO and SMEs. They offer ease of use for novices, high reliability for enthusiasts and are robust enough for business users and even students - all housed in a modern brushed aluminium chassis."

In addition to fast USB2.0 transfer speeds and convenient bus-powered operation, Plextor has manufactured the units to maximise data security. They come pre-loaded with Plextor's specially developed version of PlexTools software for hard disks - PlexTools Professional HDD. An important feature of this utility is password protection, to keep all personal and business data safe and secure from prying eyes.

Availability and Warranty
The PX-PH08U2 and PX-PH12U2 will be available in January 2007 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.

Model Name PX-PH08U2 (80GB), PX-PH12U2 (120GB)
OS Win 2000/XP and MacOS 8.6/9.x/10.x
Dimensions 81 W x 130 D x 17 H mm
Weight 200g approximately
Interface USB2.0, 1.1
Transfer rate USB 2.0 Max 480Mbps
USB 1.1 Max 12Mbps
RPM 5400
Buffer size 8 MB
Extra - Bus powered
- Average Seek time: 12ms
- RoHS compliant

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
High resolution photographs can also be seen at

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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