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Press Releases - PX-504UF

Brussels, May 2003

Plextor launches external dual interface DVD+R/RW drive
- Plextor’s first USB2.0 and FireWire drive

Plextor, a leader in personal storage devices today launches its first external, dual interface DVD re-writer - the PlexWriter PX-504UF. It includes both FireWire (IEEE 1394) and USB 2.0 interfaces and writes DVDs at 4x, rewrites at 2.4x and reads at 12x using the industry standard +R/RW technology.

The PX-504UF has a stylish, modern, silver design and provides the convenience of both external USB 2.0 and FireWire connectivity, making it fully hot-pluggable and enables easy sharing between computers. Installation of the drive is quick and easy and its wide compatibility means that stored data can be read on most DVD-players and DVD-ROM drives.

An extensive software package is included with the PX-504UF that allows users to copy data and music onto CDs and DVDs and create back-ups of large files. Software is also provided for video editing and authoring - ideal for creating home videos. It can record up to three hours of video or thousands of high-resolution photographs for example, to one single DVD disc (4.7GB).

Patrick Peeters, Sales and Marketing Manager at Plextor, says: "Plextor is extending its range of products for the DVD market with our latest drive. By providing a DVD burner with a dual interface, we are reaching an even wider market - those that require convenient and accessible connectivity, but who also want the high capacity of DVD and the quality synonymous with Plextor."

The PX-504UF features 'Lossless Linking' technology that ensures high quality DVD+RW recording and the writing of DVD multisessions, and is able to format while writing through its 'Background Formatting' function.

For the highest quality writing at an optimal speed, Plextor has included its unique PowerRec (Plextor Optimised Writing Error Reduction Control) technology that helps to avoid writing errors during high-speed recording. Also, with a 2 MB buffer and Buffer Underrun Proof technology, buffer underrun errors are prevented.

Plextor's VariRec (Variable Recording) technology, designed for audiophiles, is also included, enabling the user to select one of five tone settings to obtain a more personalised sound.

  • The PX-504UF comes with an extensive software package:
  • Ahead Nero: CD/DVD mastering software
  • Ahead InCD: packet writing software
  • Pinnacle Studio: video editing and authoring software
  • Cyberlink PowerDVD: DVD player software
  • PlexTools: CD/DVD utility software

Available from mid June 2003, the PX-504UF includes a comprehensive support package consisting of a two-year warranty including free of charge On-Site Collect & Return Service for defective drives (within warranty) and hotline support.

Retail package content Other specific items
  • PX-504UF
  • 1 DVD+R disc
  • 1 DVD+R/W disc
  • USB cable & FireWire cable
  • Power adaptor
  • Power cable
  • 16-language manual
  • Simple firmware upgrade from FlashROM
  • DVD+VR format support (DVD video recording)
  • PX-504UF also writes CDs at 16x, rewrites at 10x and reads at 40x

About Plextor
Plextor is one of the leading global manufacturers of high reliability, high performance personal storage devices in the market. It is also one of the original pioneers of CD technology and through its parent company, Shinano Kenshi Co. of Japan, has a history stretching back to 1918 of developing and manufacturing advanced technology hardware and precision electronic equipment. With headquarters in Japan, Europe and USA, Plextor's products are mainly sold through a network of specialised computer distributors. Plextor Europe, based in Brussels Belgium, handles sales, marketing and technical support for the European, Middle East and African markets. 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 media
  • USB Flash Memory Drives (PlexFlash)

For further information about Plextor, please contact:

Inge Spoelders
International Marketing Responsible
Plextor Europe
t: (+32) 2 725 55 22
e: [email protected]
Jim Buchanan/Sarah Tokeley
Blitz PR
t: +44 (0)1869 240045
e: [email protected] / [email protected]

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