Plextor Introduces External DVD+-R/RW Burner With 12X DVD+R Recording Speed
Posted Jul 2, 2004

Plextor Corp. has announced the new PX-712UF DVD±R/RW drive with support for high-speed 12X DVD+R and 8X DVD-R recording. A dual interface supports both USB 2.0 and IEEE-1394 FireWire.

In addition to high-speed DVD±R, the PX-712UF also offers 4X DVD+RW and 4X DVD-RW rewriting; and 16X max DVD reading. The DVD/CD burner also has high-speed 48X CD-R writing, 24X CD-RW rewriting, and 48X max CD reading. The drive includes a bundle of Windows-compatible software from Roxio, including Roxio Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 DVD Edition, and Roxio PhotoSuite 5 SE. For Macintosh users, Toast Lite versions 5 & 6 are also included.

The PX-712UF has an 8MB buffer and features Buffer Underrun Proof Technology to prevent buffer underrun errors and allow multitasking. Burst data transfer rates of 480Mbps (USB 2.0) or 400Mbps (IEEE-1394 FireWire) allow users to burn a 4.7GB DVD+R disc in approximately six minutes.

Lossless Linking/Zero Link technology enables users to perform basic editing tasks directly on the DVD disc, so there is no need to reload DVD content back to a PC to make minor changes, and no need to re-burn an entire DVD after making small edits.

The PX-712UF also includes PlexTools Professional software to enable a unique combination of user-controllable CD recording and CD/DVD media test features, including:

The Plextor PX-712UF DVD±R/RW drive is scheduled for shipment to distributors and resellers in North and South America in August 2004. The PX-712UF drive has an MSRP of $299. All retail packages include unlimited toll-free technical support and one-year full warranty.