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Press Releases - PX-130A & PX-230A


Brussels, 1st February 2005

Plextor updates budget DVD-ROM and CD-RW drives

Plextor today announces two new internal ATAPI/E-IDE optical drives to update the company's product portfolio for budget/entry level users: PX-130A DVD-ROM and PX-230A CD-ReWriter.

The Plextor PX-130A, the successor to the PX-116A, is a 16x DVD-ROM drive which now has an increased CD reading speed of 50x (up from 48x). For retail buyers, it comes in a white bezel with Playback software and PlexTools Professional CD/DVD Utility software. For bulk purchasers, it is available in a black/white bezel without software.

The Plextor PX-230A, the successor to the PlexWriter 52/24/52, is a fast CD-ReWriter with an increased 32x CD-RW capability (plus 52x CD-R / CD-ROM speeds). This means that a full 650MB CD can be burnt in less than three minutes. Of particular importance to system builders and PC enthusiasts, it has been designed with a short drive length of 172.5mm (without bezel) to fit a wide range of compact PC chassis. The drive comes with a 2MB buffer and Buffer Underrun Proof technology. It has a wide CD-R and CD-RW media compatibility, supports CD Text and has easy to upgrade Firmware by FlashROM. The PX-230A comes in a black/white bezel with Nero Express CD recording software and PlexTools Professional.
For bulk purchasers, it is available in a black/white bezel without software.

The PX-130A will be available from the end of February 2005 and the PX-230A from the end of March, both 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.

About Plextor
Plextor is a leading international manufacturer of extremely reliable, high quality recording equipment and is also one of the pioneers in the field of CD technology. 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.

PX-130A specifications: PX-230A specifications:
  • 16x DVD-ROM; 50x CD-ROM
  • Access time: 90ms DVD-ROM; 100ms CD-ROM
  • Easy Plug & Play
  • Compatible formats: CD-DA, CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, CD Text, CD Extra (CD Plus),
  • Video CD, Photo-CD, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW & DVD+RW
  • Supports Power Save Mode
  • 52x CD-Rewriter
  • Data buffer: 2 MB (with Buffer Underrun Proof Technology)
  • Access Time: < 100ms
  • Compatible formats: CD-DA, CD-ROM mode-1 & mode-2, CD-ROM XA, Mixed CD, Photo-CD, Video-CD, CD-I, CD-Extra, CD+G, CD Text, Multisession, Supports Mt. Rainier (MRW)

Minimum system requirements:
  • Intel Pentium III 500Mhz
  • RAM: 128 MB
  • Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
  • 500 MB hard disk space
  • One free 5.25" inch bay
  • ATAPI (E-IDE) Interface


Minimum system requirements:
  • IBM compatible with Pentium 200 MHz
  • RAM: 64MB
  • Windows 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP
  • Hard disk space: 1 GB for Image Recording; 150 MB for installation software
  • One free 5.25" inch bay
  • ATAPI (E-IDE) Interface
Package contents, Retail (white):
  • PX-130A
  • Mounting screws
  • QIG
  • Playback software: WinDVD (InterVideo)
  • CD/DVD Utility software: PlexTools Professional
Package contents, Retail (black/white):
  • PX-230A
  • Mounting screws
  • QIG
  • CD Recording software: Nero Express
  • CD Utility software: PlexTools Professional

Package contents, Bulk (black/white):
  • PX-130A
  • Mounting screws
Package contents, Bulk (black/white):
  • PX-230A
  • Mounting screws

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