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Press Releases - PX-750A - PX-760A - PX-760SA

Brussels, October 18th 2005

Plextor launches world’s fastest 18x DVD-Recorders and its first DVD-RAM compatible drive

Plextor today announces three new internal DVD-ReWriter drives – the PX-750A, PX-760A and PX-760SA. The premium PX-760 series are the World’s fastest DVD-ReWriters to date and include the ATAPI/IDE PX-760A and the Serial ATA PX-760SA. They are both capable of 18x DVD+/-R and 10x DVD+R DL speeds and come with a comprehensive package of high-end features. The PX-750A is a mid-market ‘value’ drive at a competitive price, which is the first Plextor unit to include DVD-RAM capability as well as +/- R (Double/dual layer).

Plextor PX-760 series

The PX-760A and PX-760SA, both of which can burn a single layer disc in just 5,5 and DVD+R DL in 13,5 minutes, are capable of the following DVD write speeds: DVD+/-R - 18x ; DVD+R DL - 10x ; DVD-R DL - 6x ; DVD+RW - 8x ; DVD-RW - 6x; DVD-ROM Read (16x).

Plextor has developed the premium PX-760 series using the company’s proprietary advanced technology to meet the demands of the high-end marketplace. Aimed at enthusiast/professional users who require the ultimate in quality and speed, the PX-760 series comes with the following features:

  • AUTOSTRATEGY®: - For the best writing quality, the drive's enhanced AUTOSTRATEGY technology selects the optimised write strategy for every DVD disc and, if necessary, creates a new write strategy for unknown media. (DVD+/-R).
  • Media quality check: To ensure the best results with the drive, this function checks the quality of blank media.
  • Write strategy creation: Creates a new write strategy for blank media.
  • PlexEraser: A data destruction utility that makes a recorded CD-R or DVD disc unreadable for increased security.
  • SecureRecording: The SecureRecording function lets you write on a CD-R disc and protect the data with a password.
  • Silent mode: If the drive needs to be used in a quiet environment, the drive can be switched to silent mode.
  • SpeedRead: Enables reading CD-R media up to the maximum speed of the drive.
  • GigaRec: GigaRec enables you to change the recording capacity of a standard CD-R disc from 70 percent up to 130 percent of its standard capacity.
  • VariRec: By adjusting the laser power, you can record CD’s to improve the read compatibility.
  • Q-Check: a diagnostic suite to verify the quality of blank and recorded media.
  • PoweRec: Intelligent technology to improve the write quality during the write process.
  • PlexTools Professional: This software tool offers a complete suite of recording applications and supports your drive’s advanced quality check functions.
  • PlexTools Professional XL: Based on the basic software code of PlexTools Professional, PlexTools Professional XL offers more features and extra options.
  • Buffer Underrun Proof Technology: Prevents buffer underrun errors

Plextor PX-750A

The PX-750A offers maximum flexibility to users: with multi-format compatibility and improved speed, it is a compelling, cost-effective option. As a result, it does not come with the extra features listed above, except Buffer Underrun Proof Technology which is standard on Plextor drives. It is capable of the following DVD write speeds: 8x DVD+/-R DL; 16x DVD+/-R; 5x DVD-RAM Re-Writing.

The Plextor PX-750A, PX-760A and PX-760SA will all be available from November 2005 at Plextor’s network of dealers.

They are 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 from: Plextor (PlexTools Professional & PlexTools Professional XL), Cyberlink, Nero, Pinnacle and Sonic.

Features and specifications

Function PX-750A PX-760A PX-760SA
Positioning Mid-market, multi-format drive High end, professional drive High end, professional drive
Loading mechanism Tray Tray Tray
Buffer size 2 MB 2 MB 2 MB
Writing speed DVD/CD
DVD+R DL / DVD-R DL 8x / 6x (8x -R DL by firmware update) 10x / 6x 10x / 6x
DVD+R / DVD-R 16x / 16x 18x / 18x 18x / 18x
DVD+RW / DVD-RW 8x / 6x 8x / 6x 8x / 6x
DVD-RAM 5x - -
CD-R 48x 48x 48x
CD-RW 24x 24x 24x
Reading speed DVD/CD
DVD-ROM 16x 16x 16x
CD-ROM 48x 48x 48x
Buffer Underrun Proof Technology Yes Yes Yes
Media quality check No Yes Yes
Write strategy creation No Yes Yes
PlexEraser No Yes Yes
SecureRecording No Yes Yes
Silent mode No Yes Yes
SpeedRead No Yes Yes
GigaRec No Yes Yes
VariRec No Yes Yes
Q-check functions No Yes Yes
PowerRec No Yes Yes
PlexTools Professional Yes Yes Yes
PlexTools Professional XL Yes Yes Yes
Extra black bezel included Yes Yes Yes

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

This press release is also available on the Plextor website at
High resolution photographs can also be seen at

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.

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