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PlexWriter Premium2
PlexWriter Premium2
RoHS compliant


52x CD-R
32x CD-RW
52x CD Read

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The PlexWriter Premium2 is the ideal instrument for both professional and private users who want to copy CD's, archive large files, or create multimedia productions. With the PlexWriter Premium2, the user has a perfect all-in-one product for backup, duplication and all multimedia applications. CD's can be written, rewritten and read on a single unit, and at the highest possible speed.


Write & Read speed

CD-R 52x
CD-RW 32x

CD-ROM 52x

Technical Specifications

Interface IDE/ATAPI
Data buffer 8 MB
Access Time <65ms (CD)
MTBF 60 000h
Disc Loading Tray (50.000 times)
Analogue Audio Output Yes
Digital Audio Output Yes, Digital: S/P DIF output
Dimensions 146 x 41,3 x 170 mm
Weight < 1kg
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 2 - 300 Mhz or higher
  • RAM: 64 MB
  • HDD: 800 MB free space
  • OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista*
* for hardware only


PlexEraser Logo

PlexEraser is a data destruction utility that makes a recorded CD-R disc unreadable. The drive will "re-record" over the Lead-in and data sectors of a write once disc rendering the disc data unusable.


The SecureRecording function lets you write on a CD-R disc and protect the data with a password. To view the contents of a password-protected disc-or even to see a catalog of files-the user must enter the correct password. The password can be entered via PlexTools Professional software, or with SecuViewer software.

Buffer underrun proof

The buffer underrun proof technologies offer a solution to prevent writing failures during the burning process for CD 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.

Silent mode

If the drive needs to be used in a quiet environment, the drive can be switched to silent mode. Unique technology that sets the drive for super-silent operation. By controlling access speed, read/write speed, and tray opening and closing speed, you reduce drive noise to a whisper. This technology is excellent for recording studios or offices where low noise is required.


Enable reading CD-R media up to the maximum speed of the drive. Discs that may be damaged due to mishandling or improper use may shatter due to the higher rotational forces reached at the maximum read speed of the drive. The drive's maximum read speed is therefore limited as a safety function. SpeedRead enables the user to increase the read speed of the drive to the maximum possible. Plextor recommends examining each disc before enabling this function.


GigaRec lets you change the recording capacity of a standard CD-R disc from 70 percent up to 140 percent of its standard capacity. You can use GigaRec for CD-DA or data writing at 2X, 4X and 8X disc-at-once (DAO). The feature allows you to get that extra storage on a single disc for a larger project. For smaller projects, like an audio master, the feature enables you to use the entire capacity of the disc, increasing the size of the pits and lands for higher reproductive quality.


VariRec provides user adjustment of the recording power above or below a default level. The default level reflects an optimized laser power setting with reduced jitter. Changing this setting will result in a change of sound or sound quality and may increase the playability or compatibility with existing players.


PlexTools Professional software provides a suite of diagnostic tests for blank and recorded media. The pre-recording tests of blank media allow you to choose the best media brands and recording parameters for your drive. The post-recording tests quantify the recording session and provide analyzer-type results to guarantee you're getting the best recording possible.


Plextor Optimized Writing Error Reduction Control (PoweRec) adjusts laser power and writing speed so they're at the optimum settings for that particular disc. Using real-time monitoring of the write data, PoweRec can increase or decrease write power and speed to guarantee the best possible writing quality with whatever brand media is used.

Audio Master Quality Recording

To improve recording quality still further, Plextor’s PlexWriter Premium2 incorporates Yamaha’s Audio Master Quality Recording system. Users can create studio-quality audio masters that not only sound better, but can also increase the life span of their valuable recordings. In addition to reducing jitter, it can improve playback compatibility (for the widest range of players), increase the lifespan of audio CDs and backups, and protect valuable data.

Bundled Software

PlexTools Professional

This software tool offers a complete suite of recording applications and supports your drive's advanced quality check functions. Advanced drive settings such as GigaRec or Silent Mode can be changed. High quality audio extraction, various recording modes, and copying of files or disc images can be selected. Media testing with the drive's Q-Check function allows you to select the best media for your drive and examine the quality of your recordings. (

PlexTools Professional LE

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. A limited edition, PlexTools Professional LE is available as trial version. (

Compatible Formats


CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-ROM (Mode1), CD-ROM XA, Photo CD, Video CD, CD-I, Multi-Session CD, CD Text, CD+G, UDF


22x-52x: 3300Kb/s - 7800Kb/s (CAV)
21x-48x: 3150Kb/s - 7200Kb/s (CAV)
20x-40x: 3000Kb/s - 6000Kb/s (PCAV)
20x-24x: 3000Kb/s - 3600Kb/s (PCAV)
20x: 3000Kb/s (CLV)
16x: 2400Kb/s (CLV)
8x: 1200Kb/s (CLV)
4x: 600Kb/s (CLV)
2x: 300Kb/s (CLV)
20x-32x: 3000Kb/s - 4800Kb/s (PCAV)
20x-24x: 3000Kb/s - 3600Kb/s (PCAV)
10x: 1500Kb/s (CLV)
4x: 600Kb/s (CLV)
22x-52x: 3300Kb/s - 7800Kb/s (CAV)
18x-40x: 2700Kb/s - 6000Kb/s (CAV)
14x-32x: 2100Kb/s - 4800Kb/s (CAV)
10x-24x: 1500Kb/s - 3600Kb/s (CAV)
8x: 2400Kb/s (CLV)
4x: 1200Kb/s (CLV)

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