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Plextor UltraPleX 40max

Internal Ultra SCSI CD-ROM drive

40X Reading
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Firmware Upgrades
  • 17X-40X CAV read (2550KB/s - 6000KB/s Data Transfer Rate)
  • Ultra SCSI Interface (20 MB/s Burst Transfer Rate)
  • Access Speeds
    • Random Access 85ms
    • Random Seek 80ms
  • 512KB Buffer
  • True Plug & Play/ SCAM Compatible
  • Capable of Digital Audio Extraction at high speed (17X-24X) with high precision (automatic jitter control)
  • Capable of reading CD TEXT information
  • Compatible with:
    • Windows, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, UNIX, Novell, OS/2 Warp, Solaris & Macintosh
  • MultiRead Compatible
  • Two-Year Full Warranty (parts, labor)
Leading Edge Performance

Plextor's 40X CD-ROM drive is the first drive which offers maximum 40 speed in full CAV with an Ultra SCSI interface. The UltraPleX 40max mechanism is based on the full CAV technology, which improves the access time and increases the data transfer rate far above standards. The UltraPleX 40max offers an amazing 6000KB/sec data transfer rate and a 85ms access time. This will increase both multi-user and multi-tasking performance. The buffer of 512KB further enhances the CD-ROM drive's efficiency and reduces CPU utilization. The UltraPleX 40max is compatible with all major operating systems and CD-ROM formats. The UltraPlex 40max allows the reading of CD TEXT information as provided on the latest Audio CD's. All packages include a multi-lingual manual and the Plextor Manager?software. Plextor Manager? provides many valuable utilities including audio capture and disc duplication. This multimedia machine is the state-of-the-art performance standard for video, graphic database and document imaging applications running from CD-ROM, including the latest virtual reality and interactive multimedia tools.

UltraPleX 40max Benefits

  • World's fastest access times; speed up multitasking operating systems as Windows NT ,Windows 95 and Windows 98. Database searches also run faster.
  • Optimised management of 512KB buffer results in use of less CPU sources.
  • UltraSCSI Interface speeds up the entire computer system when used with other SCSI devices.
  • True Plug & Play/SCAM compatible.
  • Spindle motor with anti vibration mechanism reduces vibration of the drive when reading unbalanced or poorly manufactured discs.
  • Read CD TEXT information
  • FLASH ROM allows easy firmware upgrade.
  • More Reliability - Solid construction and advanced components place UltraPlex 40max far above the rest.
  • More Compatibility - All major operating systems including Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, UNIX, Solaris, OS/2 Warp, Macintosh OS, Novell Netware; all major CD-ROM formats, including CD-Plus, Enhanced CD and CD-R media for worry-free installation and playback..
  • Two-Year full Warranty (parts and labour).


PX-40TSi Tray Internal

PX-40TSe Tray External

Usable Formats CD-DA (Play, Read) CD-DA (Play, Read)
CD-ROM Mode 1 (IS09660) CD-ROM Mode 1 (IS09660)
CD-ROM XA/Mode 2 (Form1, Form2, Mixed) CD-ROM XA/Mode 2 (Form1, Form2, Mixed)
Photo CD, Multisession Photo CD, Multisession
Video CD Video CD
CD Extra CD Extra
MultiRead Compatible MultiRead Compatible
Disc Diameter 12cm (60 min. & 74 min.) 12cm (60 min. & 74 min.)
Rotational Speed at 40X 8.590 rpm Full CAV 8.590 rpm Full CAV

Data Transfer Rate
-- Inner Track 2.6 MB/s (17X) 2.6 MB/s (17X)
-- Outer Track 6 MB/s (40X) 6 MB/s (40X)
-- Burst 20 MB/s (synchronous) 20 MB/s (synchronous)
5 MB/s (asynchronous) 5 MB/s (asynchronous)
Access Speeds
-- Random Seek 80 ms 80 ms
-- Random Access 85 ms 85 ms
Data Buffer 512kB (128 Blocks) 512kB (128 Blocks)
Spindle Motor Brushless, with anti vibration mechanism Brushless, with anti vibration mechanism
Error Rate Mode 1: 1 Block/1012bits Mode 1: 1 Block/1012bits
Mode 2: 1 Block/109bits Mode 2: 1 Block/109bits

Front Panel
Eject Auto Eject Auto Eject
Software Eject Software Eject
Manual Emergency Eject Manual Emergency Eject
Disc Loading Motorised Motorised
Headphone Jack Stereo mini jack, 3.5mm, Stereo mini jack, 3.5mm,
0.8V at 32 Ohms 0.8V at 32 Ohms
Volume Control Wheel Knob Wheel Knob
Audio Play button CD Play, Skip, Forward CD Play, Skip, Forward

Rear Panel
Power Supply DC +5V at 0.8A AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz.,
DC +12V at 1.7A 0.5A (auto adjusting)
Power Switch N/A Tumbler Type: 3A, 250V
Interface Connector SCSI Bus SCSI Bus
50-Pin Header Type Two 50-Pin High Density
Audio Output Analog Output Analog Output
Molex Connector RCA Jacks
Jumper Switches SCSI ID, Parity, Term, Test,
Block size
DIP Switch Parity, Term, Test,
Block size
Rotary Switch N/A SCSI ID

Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions (W/H/D) 146 x 41.3 x 202 mm 178 x 57 x 305.5 mm
(without front panel) (without projection)
Weight 1.1 kg 2.7 kg

MTBF 100.000 POH (duty 7%) 100.000 POH (duty 7%)
Disc Loading 30.000 times 30.000 times
Warranty 2 years (parts and labour) 2 years (parts and labour)

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