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Press Releases - PX-PH16U2

Press Release, May 2007

New Plextor pocket hard disk affordable quality
- stylish and compact design including special PlexTools LE software

Extending its range of personal storage and high reliability optical products, Plextor today announces a new portable hard disk drive small enough to fit in your pocket. In a stylish, brushed aluminium case this high reliability, premium quality HDD offers excellent value for money. The PX-PH16U2 is also Mac and PC compatible.


Ideal for all types of media including video, music, photos and office files, the drive offers a practical data capacity for everyday use and the compact size (only 17mm thick and 200g in weight) means you can easily slip it 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 HDD is 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 this unit to maximise data security. The PX-PH16U2 comes pre-loaded with Plextor?s specially developed version of PlexTools software for hard disks - PlexTools Professional LE. 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-PH16U2 will be available in May 2007 from the network of Plextor dealers.

The HDD is 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-PH16U2 (160GB)
OS Windows 2000/XP/Vista and MacOS 8.6 /9.x / 10.x
Dimensions 81 W x 130 D x 17 H mm
Weight 200g approx
Interface USB2.0, 1.1
Transfer rate USB 2.0 Max 480Mbps, USB 1.1 Max 12Mbps
RPM 5400
Buffer size 8 MB

- 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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