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Press Releases - PX-712UF

July 2004

Burn DVDs at 12x with Plextor's new external drive
- World's fastest external DVD Re-Writer - dual format, dual interface

Plextor today unveils the fastest external DVD Re-Writer drive available in the world - the 12-speed PX-712UF. In a modern, mirrored silver bezel, the dual interface USB 2.0/ IEEE 1394 (FireWire), dual format +/- RW drive is capable of writing an entire DVD disc in just six minutes.

Rudy de Meirsman, Sales & Marketing Manager at Plextor Europe, says: "The launch of the PX-712UF drive follows closely behind the recent success of the 12x internal version - with the added flexibility and convenience of an external unit.

"Yet again, Plextor is pushing the technological barriers to offer buyers the first external 12x in the market. Our second external dual format/dual interface drive to date, the PX-712UF offers significant performance improvement over 8x or 4x drives and is compatible with a wide range of media."

Equipped with an 8MB buffer, the drive has the following DVD reading/writing specifications:

  • DVD+R: 12x, DVD+RW: 4x, DVD-ROM: 16x
  • DVD-R: 8x, DVD-RW: 4x, DVD-ROM: 16x
The drive also has fast CD reading/writing capabilities:
  • CD-R: 48x, CD-RW: 24x, CD-ROM: 48x

Additionally, Plextor has also recently launched high speed 8x +R and -R DVD media. Using the new PX-712UF drive with the +R discs enables the higher 12x writing speed to be reached. The DVD+R discs are available now in a 25-disc spindle or a 5-pack including jewel cases and the DVD-R discs are available in just the 5-pack with jewel cases.

The PX-712UF uses several technologies to prevent Buffer Underrun errors including Buffer Underrun Proof for CD, Lossless Linking for DVD+R/RW and Zero Link for DVD-R/RW. It is 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-712UF comes with an extensive software package:

  • Nero BackItUp: Back-up software
  • Ahead Nero: CD/DVD mastering software
  • Ahead InCD: Packet writing software
  • Pinnacle Studio 9: Video editing and authoring software
  • Cyberlink Power DVD: DVD player software
  • PlexTools Professional: CD/DVD utility software

The PX-712UF will be available from early September 2004. It comes 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-712UF
  • USB cable, IEEE 1394 (FireWire) cable, power cable, power adapter
  • 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/DVD media
  • USB Flash Memory Drives (PlexFlash)

For further information about Plextor, please contact:

Sandra Daniels
International Marketing Assistant
Plextor Europe
t: (+32) 2 725 55 22
Jim Buchanan/Katy Miller
Blitz PR
t: +44 (0)1869 240045
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