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Press Release PX-800A

Brussels, 13th of February 2007

Plextor launches new 18x multi-format DVD-ReWriter

Plextor, the personal storage and high reliability optical drive manufacturer, today announces the first DVD-RW drive from its new PX-800 series: the ATAPI/IDE PX-800A. At 18x it is still one of the fastest drives in the world (Plextor was the first to launch 18x products with the PX-760 series).

It also incorporates multi-format (DVD+/-R & DVD-RAM) technology to satisfy the demand for high end drives from enthusiast/professional users. In fact, it is Plextor's first drive capable of 12x DVD-RAM.

Even though this high reliability drive comes from Plextor, the market leaders in quality, it will be priced cost-effectively. The drive is in line with Plextor's high quality product requirements, and supports burning quality technologies like Buffer Underrun proof technology, which prevents buffer underrun errors.

In addition, the drive comes with a software package which suits all user requirements. It includes Nero 7 Essentials OEM suite (including Nero Express 7), and Plextools Professional LE which offers more features and options for advanced users.

The PX-800A is fully tested and certified for use with Microsoft's Windows Vista to ensure a superior end-user experience.

The PX-800A, which can burn a single layer disc in just 5,5 minutes is capable of the following DVD speeds: 18x DVD+/-R; 8x DVD+/-R DL; 8x DVD+RW; 6x DVD-RW; and for the first time, 12x DVD-RAM. The most important specifications are as follows:

Write speed DVD+R DL 8x
Write speed DVD-R DL 8x
Write speed DVD+R 18x
Write speed DVD-R 18x
Write speed DVD+RW 8x
Write speed DVD-RW 6x
Write speed DVD-RAM 12x
Read speed DVD-ROM 16x
Write speed CD-R 48x
Write speed CD-RW 32x
Read speed CD-ROM 48x
Buffer size 2 MB

The drive is covered by Plextor's well known Fast Warranty Service. (2-year warranty in the EU, Norway and Switzerland (Collect & Return); other countries 1-year carry-in).

The Plextor PX-800A will be available from end of March 2007 at Plextor's network of dealers.

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

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