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Internal E-IDE CD-R & DVD±R Recorder

High speed Double Layer drive (16X) 8.5GB

PX-740 writes up to 8X on Double and 4X on Dual Layer
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Plextor, one of the leading companies for the development and production of reliable, high quality CD/DVD peripherals is expanding its range with the PX-740A. The PX-740A writes at 16X for DVD+R, 16X for DVD-R and 8X for DVD+R DL (Double Layer) and 4X for DVD-R DL(Dual Layer). The drive rewrites 8X DVD+RW and 6X DVD-RW. The PX-740A reads CD-ROMs at 48X and DVD-ROMs at 16X.

The PX-740A comes in internal version with a Tray load mechanism.
The Retail package includes: PX-740A (DVD Recorder); E-IDE (ATAPI) cable; screws; Quick Installation Guide; Software (full and trial versions): PlexTools Professional, PlexTools Professional XL, Cyberlink, Nero, Pinnacle, Sonic.

The PX-740A is supported by a Fast Warranty Service by Plextor, by which any inconveniences resulting from a defect are reduced to a minimum. The firmware is stored in FlashROM which makes it possible to quickly and easily upgrade to the latest version. CD TEXT is also completely supported.

With the PX-740A, the user has a perfect all-in-one product for creating own home videos, back-ups, composition of photograph collections, saving music...

PX-740A Benefits

  • Writing DVD+R: 16x
  •           DVD-R: 16x
  •           DL DVD+R: 8X
  •           DL DVD-R: 4X
  •           CD-R: 48x
  • Rewriting DVD+RW: 8x
  •              DVD-RW: 6x
  •              CD-RW: 32x
  • Reading DVD-ROM: 16x
  •            CD-ROM: 48x
  • Buffer Underrun Proof Technology: Stops buffer underrun errors
  • Supports Lossless Linking (DVD+R/RW)
  • Zero Link (DVD-R/RW)
  • Supports Background Formatting
  • Access Time <100 ms for CD; 150 ms for DVD
  • 2MB Buffer
  • E-IDE (ATAPI) interface
  • PC Compatibility:
    • Pentium 4 1.4Ghz or higher
    • 256MB Memory
    • 10GB of free disk space
  • Compatible with:
    • Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
  • MultiRead Compatible
  • Supports SPDIF (Digital Audio Output)
  • A black tray, to reduce the jitter and to increase the quality of the burned CD
  • Two year fast warranty service (EU, Norway and Switzerland: Collect & Return); 1 year in other countries.
  • Compatible formats:
    CD (Read/Write)
    CD-DA, CD-Extra, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM Mode-2, CD-ROM XA, Photo-CD, Video-CD, Multisession, CD TEXT, CD-I, CD+G, Mixed CD
    CD-R/RW (Write)
    Track at Once, Disc at Once, Packet Write (variable and fixed), Session at Once
    DVD (Read/Write)
    DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, Multiborder, Multisession, DVD+VR, DVD-VR
    DVD+R/RW (Write)
    DVD+R:Disc at Once, Multisession, Incremental Recording
    DVD+R DL: Disc at Once
    DVD+RW: Sequential Write, Random Access Write
    DVD-R/RW (Write)
    DVD-R: Disc at Once, Multiborder recording, Incremental recording
    DVD-RW: Disc at Once, Multiborder recording, Incremental recording, Restricted Overwriting, DRT-DM
  • Short length design: 177.5mmm (including front bezel)
  • Wide CD-R and CD-RW media compatibility
  • Wide range DVD+R/RW media compatibility



  CD   DVD
Usable Formats Write ReWrite Read Play   Write ReWrite Read Play
-- CD-DA * * * *          
-- CD-ROM * * *            
-- CD-ROM + CD-DA * * * *          
-- CD-ROM XA * * *            
-- CD-I * * *            
-- PHOTO-CD * * *            
-- VIDEO-CD * * *            
-- CD-Extra * * * *          
-- CD-TEXT * * *            
-- MULTISESSION * * *     *      
-- DVD-ROM           * * *  
-- DVD-VIDEO           * * * *
-- CD+G * * *            
Writing Modes Track at once    
  Session at once    
  Disc at once   Disc at once
  Multisession   Multisession (only for DVD+R)
  Packet writing   Packet writing
      Random Access Write
      Sequential Write
Buffer Underrun Proof Technology  
Lossless Linking  
Zero Linking  

Data Transfer Rate
-- Burst (UDMA/33) 66MB/s
-- Write DVD+R DVD-R CD-R
  16x: 22.160KB/s (CAV) 16x: 22.160KB/s (CAV) 48x: 7.200KB/s (CAV)
  12x: 16.620KB/s (PCAV) 12x: 16.620KB/s (PCAV) 40x: 6.000KB/s (CAV)
  8x: 11.080KB/s 8x: 11.080KB/s 32x: 4.800KB/s (PCAV)
  4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCAV) 4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCAV) 24x: 3.600KB/s (PCAV)
  2.4x: 3.324KB/s 2.4x: 3.324KB/s 16x: 2.400 (ZCAV)
      12x: 1.800 (ZCAV)
  8x: 11.080KB/s (PCAV) 4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCAV)  
  4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCAV) 2.4x: 3.324KB/s  
  2.4x: 3.324KB/s    
  8x: 11.080KB/s (ZCAV) 6x: 8.310KB/s (ZCAV) 32x: 4.800KB/s (PCAV)
  4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCAV) 4x: 5.540KB/s (ZCAV) 24x: 3.600KB/s (PCAV)
  2.4x: 3.324KB/s 2.4x: 3.324KB/s 16x: 2.400KB/s
      10x: 1.500KB/s
      4x: 600KB/s (ZCAV)
-- Read DVD-ROM   CD-ROM
  16x CAV   48x CAV
  12x CAV   40x CAV
  8x CAV   32x CAV
  6x CAV   24x CAV
  4x CAV   16x CAV
      10x CAV
Access Time <100ms (CD) <150ms (DVD)
Data Buffer 2MB
Error Rate Mode1: less than 10-12bits
  Mode2: less than 10-9bits

Front Panel
Eject Auto Eject/Manual Emergency
Disc Loading Tray, Auto load/auto eject

Rear Panel
Power Supply DC +5V and DC +12V
Audio Connector Rear: Analog output
  Rear: Digital SPDIF output

Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions 146 x 41.2 x 177.5 mm (short length design!)
Weight 850 gr

MTBF 125.000 POH
Tray Loading Eject 35.000 times
Warranty 2 year Fast Warranty Service (in EU, Norway and Switzerland: Collect & Return); 1 year in other countries

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