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Press Releases - PX-708A & PX-708UF

Brussels, July 2003

Plextor first to market with dual format 8x DVD-Recorder

Plextor, the leading manufacturer of personal storage devices, launches the fastest dual format (DVD-R/RW and +R/RW) internal and external DVD-Recorders on the market. With recording speeds of 8x, the PX-708A and PX-708UF can burn a full DVD (4.7GB) in less than 10 minutes. Both drives also have fast CD capabilities: recording at 40x, re-writing at 24x and reading at 40x.

Both internal and external drives are equipped with an extensive software package that enables users to copy data, music and video onto DVDs and CDs and create back-ups of large files. Thanks to the extensive capacity that DVD media offers, large files can be shared quickly and easily. The package also contains video editing and authoring software that allows customers to edit and save movies.

Patrick Peeters, Sales & Marketing Manager at Plextor, says:" Plextor aims to provide its customers with the highest quality products and the PX-708A and PX-708UF also offer market-leading DVD recording speeds. Both drives support dual format DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW to ensure that we meet the need for flexibility of all our customers."

The internal drive and the dual interface external version, with USB 2.0 and FireWire connections, record at 8x and re-write at 4x using the DVD+R/RW format. With the DVD-R/RW format, both drives record at 4x and re-write at 2x. Both drives read DVD-ROMs at 12x.

The PX-708A and PX-708UF use several technologies to prevent Buffer Underrun errors:

  • Buffer Underrun Proof for CD
  • Lossless Linking for DVD+R/RW
  • Zero Link for DVD-R/RW

Both drives are also able to format while writing through the 'Background Formatting' function.

For the highest quality writing at an optimal speed, Plextor has included its unique PoweRec (Plextor Optimised Writing Error Reduction Control) technology that helps to avoid writing errors during high-speed recording.

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

  • The PX-708A and PX-708UF come with an extensive software package:
  • Ahead Nero: CD/DVD mastering software
  • Ahead InCD: Packet writing software
  • Pinnacle Studio 8: Video editing and authoring software
  • Cyberlink Power DVD: DVD player software
  • PlexTools Professional: CD/DVD utility software

The PX-708A, is available from the end of August 2003 and the PX-708UF, is available from the end of September 2003. Both drives come with a 2 year warranty and free of charge On-Site Collect & Return service for defective drives (within warranty). Local hotline support is also available.

Retail package contents:
  • PX-708A
  • 1 E-IDE (ATAPI) cable
  • Extensive software package
  • 16 language manual
  • PX-708UF
  • USB interface cable
  • FireWire interface cable
  • Extensive software package
  • 16 language manual
Other specific items:
  • Wide CD-R, CD-R/W, DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW media compatibility
  • Easy Firmware upgrade through FlashROM
  • Black tray to reduce 'jitter', increasing the quality of the burned DVD/CD
  • Optimised PCB circuit to reduce noise and get a higher quality DVD/CD

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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