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Press Releases - PX-608CU - PX-608AL

Brussels, 22nd of August 2006

Plextor does it again - smallest portable,
BUS-powered DVD writer in the world

- new clamshell design ideal for the mobile executive

Plextor today announces its new shape ultra-portable DVD writer - the smallest available in the world. Measuring just 15.9mm high and weighing 250g, the pocket-sized PX-608CU is ideal for mobile laptop users and those requiring a modern, stylish and compact unit to use anywhere.

The newly-designed clamshell chassis is the latest innovation from Plextor and not only provides a highly portable ergonomic unit for improved ease of use, but it also incorporates high reliability and durability for long term operation.

It is USB 2.0 bus-powered for both maximum convenience and true plug-and-play usability (no need for an external power supply) - very handy for the mobile executive to burn CDs and DVDs on the move, or for home users to burn and back-up important data from multiple computers.

The slimline drive measures 137.1mm wide, 143.1mm deep and 15.9mm high. It weighs just 250g. The high performance PX-608CU is not only compact, but it offers double layer DVD+/- writing, multi-format DVD+/-/RAM capability and high-speed USB 2.0 data transfer. It is capable of the following DVD speeds: 4x DVD+/-R DL; 8x DVD+/-R; 8x DVD+RW; 6x DVD-RW and 5x DVD-RAM. It also features lower power consumption, for example just 4.8 Watt during DVD-R 8x writing, and includes tilt adjustment - a new technology in OPU design.

Separately, Plextor is also announcing its slot-loading PX-608AL version which is designed to be built internally into laptops. Ideal for system builders and enthusiast home users, the new units offer the same features and high reliability as the new PX-608CU and the existing PX-608U portable drives, all housed within a laptop chassis.

Rudy de Meirsman, Sales & Marketing Manager of Plextor Europe, says: "The PX-608CU is the new king of ultra portable DVD writers, until portable Blu-ray units are developed, yet it is not much bigger than the discs themselves. Our new clamshell design looks great and performs even better with Plextor reliability built-in as standard. In addition, it is an ideal complement to our existing range of optical and hard disk storage drives."

The Plextor PX-608CU and PX-608AL will be available from October 2006 at Plextor's network of dealers. They are both covered by Plextor's Fast Warranty Service (2-year warranty in the EU, Norway and Switzerland (Collect & Return); other countries 1-year carry-in). A comprehensive range of full and trial software is included.

Features and specifications:

Function PX-608CU PX-608AL
Positioning Portable DVD-rewriter Internal laptop DVD writer
Interface USB 2.0 IDE ATAPI
Loading mechanism Clamshell Slot-loading
Buffer size 2 MB 2 MB
Writing speed DVD/CD
DVD+R DL / DVD-R DL 4x / 4x 4x / 4x
DVD+R / DVD-R 8x / 8x 8x / 8x
DVD+RW / DVD-RW 8x / 6x 8x / 6x
DVD-RAM 5x 5x
CD-R 24x 24x
CD-RW 24x 24x
Reading speed DVD/CD
DVD-ROM 8x 8x
CD-ROM 24x 24x
Buffer Underrun Proof Technology Yes Yes

For more information or photo material contact:
Inge Spoelders (International Marketing Responsible Plextor - on +32 2 725 55 22)

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 to to optical storage, flash memory and, more recently, digital video converters, Plextor is now offering portable hard disks for any users requiring extra mobile storage and a professional network hard disk for small businesses that need a NAS solution.

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