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PlexWriter 40/12/40A
PX-W4012A
Internal E-IDE CD-ROM drive


40X Write
12X ReWrite
40X Read
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Plextor, one of the leading companies for the development and production of CD-ROM drives, CD-Recorders and CD-ReWriters is expanding its range with the PlexWriter 40/12/40A, which writes CD's at 40-speed, rewrites at 12-speed and reads at 40-speed. The PlexWriter 40/12/40A is the ideal instrument for both professional and private users who want to copy CD's, archive large files, or create multimedia productions.

Designed specifically for the latest black PC cases, Plextor is one of the first companies to offer the choice of both black and white casing using the latest 40-speed writing technology.

The PlexWriter 40/12/40A comes in internal version with a Tray load mechanism.
The Retail package contains: PlexWriter 40/12/40A ,5 blank CD-R disks, 1 blank CD-R/W disc, CD-Recording software Nero + InCD, Plextor Utility software (PlexTools), manual in 16 languages, mounting screws, E-IDE (ATAPI) cable, audio cable.
The Bulk package (only available as for white version) contains: PlexWriter 40/12/40A, manual in 16 languages, Plextor Utility software (PlexTools), E-IDE (ATAPI) cable, audio cable.


The PlexWriter 40/12/40A is supported by a unique two-year on-site collect and return guarantee 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 PlexWriter 40/12/40A, 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.

PlexWriter 40/12/40A Benefits

  • 40X write Zone CLV (3000/3600/4800/6000 KB/s)
  • 12X rewrite (1800KB/s)
  • 17X-40X read CAV (2600KB/s - 6000KB/s)
  • ATAPI Interface (PIO Mode 4, Multiword DMA Mode 2, UDMA/33 Mode 2)
  • BURN-Proof Technology (Buffer Under Run Proof)
  • PoweRec II Technology (Plextor Optimised Writing Error Reduction Control)
  • VariRec Technology (Variable Recording)
  • Access Time 120 ms
  • 4MB Buffer
  • Capable of reading and writing CD TEXT information
  • Compatible with:
    • Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
  • MultiRead Compatible
  • Supports SPDIF (Digital Audio Output)
  • High Quality Digital Audio Extraction
  • A black tray, to reduce the jitter and to increase the quality of the burned CD
  • An optimised PCB circuit to reduce noise to get a higher quality of CD
  • Warranty: 2 year (only valid in Europe, Middle-East and Africa)
  • Service: On-Site Collect and return Service (EU countries + Norway and Switzeland
  • Writes CD-ROM Modes 1 and 2, CD-XA Form 1 and 2, CD-DA, CD-I, Video CD & Photo CD.
  • Creates Audio CD, CD Extra, Enhanced CD, Photo CD, CD-I & Video CD Titles.
  • Supports Disk-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Multisession, Packet Writing modes.
  • Wide CD-R and CD-RW media compatibility (74min and Type80 - 79min)
  • Includes PlexTools

Specifications

PX-W4012TA

Disc
Usable Formats Write/ReWrite Read Play
-- CD-DA * * *
-- CD-ROM * *
-- CD-ROM + CD-DA * * *
-- CD-ROM XA * *
-- CD-I * *
-- PHOTO-CD * *
-- VIDEO-CD * *
-- CD-Extra * * *
-- CD+G * * *
-- CD-TEXT * *

Writing Modes Track at once
Session at once
Disc at once
Multisession
Packet writing

BURN-Proof Explanation link
PoweRec II Explanation link
VariRec Explanation link

Performance
Data Transfer Rate
-- Burst (UDMA/33) 33MB/s
-- Write 40X: 6000KB/s Z-CLV
32X: 4800KB/s Z-CLV
24X: 3600KB/s Z-CLV
20X: 3000KB/s CLV
16X: 2400KB/s CLV
8X: 1200KB/s CLV
4X: 600KB/s CLV
-- ReWrite 12X: 1800KB/s CLV
10X: 1500KB/s CLV
4X: 600KB/s CLV
-- Read 17X-40X: 2.6-6.0 MB/s CAV
14X-32X: 2.1-4.8 MB/s CAV
10X-24X: 1.5-3.6 MB/s CAV
8X: 1200KB/s CLV
4X: 600KB/s CLV
Access Time 120ms
Data Buffer 4MB
Error Rate Mode1: less than 10-12bits
Mode2: less than 10-9bits

Front Panel
Eject Auto Eject/Manual Emergency
Lights Indication ON - DISC IN
Disc Loading Tray, Auto load/auto eject
Headphone Jack Stereo mini-jack, 0.8V at 32 Ohms

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

Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions 146 x 41.3 x 202 mm
Weight 1.2 kg

Reliability
MTBF 60.000 POH (15% duty cycle)
Tray Loading Eject 100.000 times
Warranty 2 year *
Service On-Site Collect&Return Service **

*only valid in Europe, Middle-East an Africa.
**(EU-Countries + Norway and Switzerland)

BURN-Proof is a trademark of SANYO Electric Co.,Ltd.


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