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Press Releases - PX-PH12U - PX-EH40L

Brussels, 06 September 2005

Plextor boosts external hard disk capacities
- Fan-less 120GB portable HDD (2,5") and 400GB NAS solution for SOHO/SMEs

Following the successful launch of Plextor's first hard disk products in May 2005, the company today announces two enlarged capacity external hard disk drives for SOHO and SME users.
A tiny, highly portable 120GB unit for personal use (increased from 40 and 80GB), the Plextor PX-PH12U, and a 400GB external Professional network HDD for business applications (increased from 250GB), the Plextor PX-EH40L. Offering convenient and spacious external storage, the silent operation fan-less drives offer the same premium quality and reliability associated with Plextor optical devices.

Rudy De Meirsman, Sales & Marketing Manager at Plextor Europe, comments: "Since their introduction, the portable hard disk drives have proved very popular as they are so small and light, weighing just 200g, yet offer impressive performance and reliability. Additionally, the Professional network HDD has seen significant demand from small businesses that need a fan-less easy-to-use and robust NAS solution, incorporating a print server and dedicated FTP server function. The extra capacities simply give users extra flexibility and value for money."

Plextor Portable HDD - 120GB

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: a high capacity, fast USB 2.0, highly portable bus-powered hard disk drive that is very easy to use - requiring no software and no separate power supply. Housed in a stylish brushed aluminium case and so small it easily fits in a pocket, the handy PX-PH12U is available in 120GB capacity and also comes with a useful write protection switch.

Plextor Professional Network HDD - 400GB

Plextor has overcome the problem of small business networks requiring extra storage and back up: a convenient 400GB Network Attached Storage (NAS) device that comes equipped with extra features.

Importantly, the fan-less drive operates silently for minimum intrusion in an office environment. The noise reduction is achieved by the heat-released aluminum case and the convection cooling design which needs no fan installed. The system will quietly go into sleep mode when not accessed for a period of time.

As well as providing instant shared storage across the network, the PX-EH40L 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.

Availability and Warranty

Both products are available in October 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-PH12U (120GB) PX-EH40L (400GB)
OS Win XP, 2000 Professional, Me, 98SE Win XP, 2000 Professional, Me, 98SE
Interface USB2.0, 1.1 LAN: 100 Base-TX/10 Base-T, RJ45 connector
Transfer rate USB 2.0 Max 480Mbps
USB 1.1 Max 12Mbps
Max 100 Mbps/
Max 10 Mbps
RPM 5400 7200
  • 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
  • 8 MB Buffer
  • Bus powered
  • Average Seek time: 12ms
  • Shared storage
  • Print server
  • FTP server (Max 94.5 Mbps: high Speed !)
  • Backup scheduler to USB hard disk
  • Security and access control features
  • Silent operation
  • 8 MB Buffer
  • Capacity expansion to connect USB HDD
  • Average seek time: 8.2ms

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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