The PX-810UF features a dual interface with Hi-Speed USB and IEEE 1394 (FireWire), enabling users in a small office or professional studio to share a single external high-performance DVD/CD burner among multiple Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows-based PCs. Burst data transfer rates of 480 Mbps (USB 2.0) or 400 Mbps (FireWire) allow a user to burn a 4.7GB DVD+R disc in approximately six minutes. The new Plextor drive also includes a previously announced bundle of value-added software applications for common tasks such as data backup, video editing, and DVD authoring, however Macintosh software is not included with this model.
"The new PX-810UF delivers a solid value proposition for customers," said Michael Arbisi, vice president of channel sales for Plextor. "The combination of performance, share-ability, and price is outstanding. Everything you need to get started is included with the PX-810UF, including best-of-breed software applications that enable the average user to begin authoring DVDs and editing videos within minutes of removing the drive from its packaging."
Plextor's PX-810UF external multi-drive delivers fast DVD recording speeds of 18X DVD±R on single-layer media, 10X DVD±R on Double-Layer and Dual-Layer (DL) media, and 12X DVD-RAM. The drive also supports 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 16X max DVD-ROM, 48X CD-R/ROM, 32X CD-RW, 12X DVD-RAM. DVD±VR is supported for direct disc recording, while DVD+RW background format eliminates the need to manually format a DVD+RW disc.
The PX-810UF multi-drive is fully compatible with the new Windows Vista operating system. The drive features a 2MB buffer and Buffer Underrun Proof Technology to prevent buffer underrun errors and allow multitasking.
The PX-810UF includes a new bundle of quality software applications that enable customers to begin using the drive immediately, without any additional purchases:
- The award-winning Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 software suite for burning video, music, photos, and data to DVD or CD
- MvDVD Video Authoring for creating DVD discs using video devices, multimedia clips, and pictures.
- VIDEOWAVE Video Editing for creating professional looking videos by removing unwanted scenes, recording content, and applying special effects.
- CinePlayer DVD-Video Playback for playing all DVD-ROM movies, DVD, and VCD titles. Uses any resolution or color depth video display
- BackUp MyPC Archive and Backup software for backing up individual files or an entire system by transferring data to discs or a hard drive.
Plextor's PX-810UF drive ships to distributors in North and South America in July 2007, with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $139 USD. All retail packages include one-year full warranty and unlimited toll-free technical support.