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8x DVD+/-R
4x DVD+/-R DL

DVD-RAM compatible
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Plextor's new shape ultra-portable DVD writer is the smallest available in the world. Measuring just 15.9mm high and weighing 250g, the pocket-sized PX-608CU is ideal for mobile laptop users and those requiring a modern, stylish and compact unit to use anywhere.
The newly-designed clamshell chassis is the latest innovation from Plextor and not only provides a highly portable ergonomic unit for improved ease of use, but it also incorporates high reliability and durability for long term operation.
It is USB 2.0 bus-powered for both maximum convenience and true plug-and-play usability (no need for an external power supply) very handy for the mobile executive to burn CDs and DVDs on the move, or for home users to burn and back-up important data from multiple computers.


Write & Read speed

DVD+R 8x
DVD-R 8x
CD-R 24x
CD-RW 24x

CD-ROM 24x

Technical Specifications

USB 2.0
Data buffer 2 MB (with Buffer Underrun Proof technology)
Access Time <150ms (CD); <160ms (DVD)
MTBF 60 000h
Loading Mechanism Clamshell (30.000 times)
Typical Power Consumption 5.25W
Dimensions 137(W) x 143(D) x 16mm(H)
Weight < 250g
Warranty 2 year Fast Warranty Service (in EU, Norway and Switzerland: Collect & Return)
1 year in other countries

System Requirements

  • PC/AT compatible
  • CPU: Pentium 3 - 450 Mhz
  • RAM: 256MB
  • HDD: 10GB free space
  • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista*
* for hardware only


Buffer underrun proof

The buffer underrun proof technologies offer a solution to prevent writing failures during the burning process for CD and DVD by pausing the burn if the data to the drive write buffer is slowed or stopped. The drive resumes the burn process after the drive write buffer is refilled.

PlexTools Professional

This software tool offers a complete suite of recording applications and supports your drive's advanced quality check functions. Audio extraction, various recording modes, and copying of files or disc images can be selected. Read/Write speed testing allows you to select the best media for your drive and examine the quality of your recordings. (

PlexTools Professional XL

Based on the existing solid code of PlexTools Professional, PlexTools Professional XL offers more features and extra options. The new layout with resizable windows and improved graphs, enhanced audio functions and project options, as well as the unique update check system, is designed and tuned for the demanding user. (

Compatible Formats


DVD-RAM (ver. 2.0/2.1), DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, Multi-Border, Multisession, DVD+VR, DVD-VR (Read-Only), DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD+RW


CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM XA Mode-2 (form 1/2), CD-Extra, Photo-CD, Video-CD, CD TEXT, Mixed CD


8x: 11.080KB/s (ZCLV) 8x: 11.080KB/s (ZCLV) 24x: 3.600KB/s
6x: 8.310KB/s (ZCLV) 6x: 8.310KB/s (ZCLV) 20x: 3.000KB/s
4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCLV) 4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCLV) 16x: 2.400KB/s
2.4x: 3.324KB/s (CLV) 2x: 2.770KB/s (CLV) 10x: 1.500KB/s (CLV)
1x: 1.385KB/s (CLV) 4x: 600KB/s (CLV)
4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCLV) 4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCLV) 5x (ZCLV)
2.4x: 3.324KB/s (CLV) 2x: 2.770KB/s (CLV) 3x (CLV)
2x (CLV)
8x: 11.080KB/s (ZCLV) 6x: 8.310KB/s (ZCLV) 24x: 3.600KB/s
6x: 8.310KB/s (ZCLV) 4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCLV) 20x: 3.000KB/s
4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCLV) 2x: 2.770KB/s (CLV) 16x: 2.400KB/s
3.3x: 4.455KB/s (CLV) 1x: 1.385KB/s (CLV) 10x: 1.500KB/s (CLV)
2.4x: 3.324KB/s (CLV) 4x: 600KB/s (CLV)
8x (CAV) 24x (CAV)
6x (CAV) 16x (CAV)
4x (CAV) 9.3x (CAV)
2x (CAV) 6.1x (CAV)

Product codes

Retail/bulk USB Cable Adapter + Power Cable Manual Full & Trial software Plextools Professional
PX-608CU/T3 retail x x x x x
PX-608CU/T3UK retail x x (UK version) x x x

Included Software
(Only for retail versions)

Manufacturer Software Version Category License
Nero Nero Express 6SE CD/DVD Recording Software Full
Nero Vision Express 3 Video Software Trial
Nero Recode 2 Video Software Trial
Nero ShowTime 2 Video Software Trial
Nero MediaPlayer Video Software
InterVideo Media One (WinDVD Creator) 2.5B014.504C4P Solution Suites Full
Media One (Disc Master) 2.5B033.45C00 Solution Suites Full
Media One (Disc Label) 2.0 Solution Suites Full
Media One (Smart Backup) 1.0.0 Solution Suites Full
Media One (Photo Album) 1.0.1 Solution Suites Full
Plextor PlexTools Professional 2.35 Solution Suites Full
PlexTools Professional LE 3.09 Solution Suites Trial
Ashampoo Burning Studio 5 CD/DVD Recording Software Trial
Movie Shrink & Burn 2005 Trial
Photo Commander 4 Photo Software Trial
Win Optimizer Platinum 2 Utilities Trial
PowerUp XP Platinum 2.1 Utilities Trial
UnInstaller Platinum Suite Utilities Trial
Burning Studio 2005 CD/DVD Recording Software Free
Photo Commander 3 Photo Software Free
Photo Illuminator 2 Photo Software Free
Win Optimizer Platinum Utilities Free
PowerUp XP 2.0 Utilities Free
Uninstaller Suite Utilities Free
Magic Defrag 1.10 Utilities Trial
Magic Security 1.56 Security Software Trial
AntiSpyWare 1.00 Security Software Trial
GenieSoft Backup Manager Hard Disk Backup Software Trial
Schlichtherle Truemirror 2.5 Hard Disk Backup Software Trial
Roxio Photo Suite 5SE 5.0.1419.0 Photo Software Free
Snapstream Beyond Media 1.1.0 Video Software Trial
Beyond TV 3.6 Video Software Trial
Beyond TV Link Video Software Trial
LapBack LapBack 2.0.6 Hard Disk Backup Software Trial
Farstone RestoreIT 7 Hard Disk Backup Software Trial
Virtual Drive Utilities Trial
EMC Retrospect 7.5 Hard Disk Backup Software Trial
Otium UtiliSync 2 Hard Disk Backup Software Trial
eTrust eTrust Antivirus 7.1.192 Security Software Trial
PestPatrol(Antispyware) 7.06.2004 Security Software Trial
Magix Movie Edit Pro 10 silver Video Software Trial
Music Manager 2006 Utilities Trial
Photo Manager 2006 Photo Software Trial
Goya Base Utilities Trial
Novastor NovaBACKUP Hard Disk Backup Software Trial
Gear Gear Video 8.01 Video Software Trial
Gear CDRW 7.01 CD Recording Software Trial
Gear DVD Standard Edition 7.01 CD/DVD Recording Software Trial
Gear Pro Mastering Edition 7.01 CD/DVD Recording Software Trial
Gear Pro Professional Edition 7.01 CD/DVD Recording Software Trial
Sonic RecordNow 7.3 CD/DVD Recording Software Trial
MyDVD 6.1.0 Video Software Trial
Cyberlink Power2Go 4 4.20.1417 CD/DVD Recording Software Trial
PowerDirector 4 4.00.1404 Video Software Trial
PowerProducer 3 3.02.1317 Video Software Trial
PowerDVD 6 DVD Player Trial
Media@show 3 MultiMedia Player Trial
PowerBackup 1.01.1330 Hard Disk Backup Software Trial

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