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Press Release PX-DB608AL


Brussels, March 20th 2007

Plextor solves space problems for lifestyle PCs
-with the 5.25" Dual-Bay ODD solution

Proving that two-into-one does go, Plextor announces the first space-saving Slim line optical drive solution for desktop PCs. The compact 'dual-bay' Plextor PX-DB600 enables two optical slim line drives to be positioned into the space of just one 5.25" drive bay - making it ideal for lifestyle chassis and small form factor Media Center PCs.

Developed from their extensive experience in laptop opticals, the dual-layer multi-format (DVD+/-R and DVD-RAM) Plextor PX-608AL and the dual bay PX-DB600 (combined as the PX-DB608AL) enables greater flexibility and convenience for 'small footprint' PC-owners. For example, users can watch a DVD movie while burning other media to disc, and copy discs directly without saving to the hard disk first.

Rudy de Meirsman, Sales & Marketing Manager of Plextor Europe, says: "By their very nature lifestyle PC systems are compact and designed to take up less space. Unlike traditional desktop systems, extra drive bays are often unavailable, therefore limiting opportunities for adding optical drives. So for those users who do not want to add the extra clutter of an external USB box, the Plextor PX-DB608AL is ideal."

  • This new product, the PX-DB608AL comes with:
  • The PX-DB600 dual bay unit with 2 slim line slots, including interface boards, and slot covers
  • One PX-608AL slim line slot loaded optical drive which is capable of the following speeds:
    • Write: DVD+R 8x, DVD+R DL 4x, DVD-R 8x, DVD-R DL 4x, DVD+RW 8x, DVD-RW 6x, DVD-RAM 5x, CD-R 24x, CD-RW 24x
    • Read: DVD-ROM 8x, CD-ROM 24x
  • A comprehensive range of full and trial software includes Nero Express 7 Essentials and PlexTools Professional LE.

Availability
The Plextor PX-DB608AL solution will be available from April 2007 at Plextor's network of dealers.

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

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
https://plextor-europe.com/press/all/releases.asp?choice=Releases
High resolution photographs can also be seen at
https://plextor-europe.com/press/all/pictures.asp?choice=Pictures

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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