Plextor is facing a huge challenge as the optical data storing industry is quite rapidly switching from CD-RW technology to the higher capacity DVD-RW standard. Extremely high quality products earned Plextor a very good reputation in the CD-RW market and quality paid back as loyal customers. But now Plextor is facing a lot of heat in the new market. Currently many consider Pioneer as the top DVD-RW drive manufacturer. Can Plextor achieve the same in DVD-RW as in the CD-RW?
CDR-Info has now finished their review of the PX-708A, which is the first dual format drive by Plextor.
Apart from the issue of one DVD recording format dominating over another, the highest currently offered recording speed is definitely of a primary interest to most end users. BenQ / Philips, Pioneer, NEC and other manufacturers have announced their upcoming 8x DVD recorders. However, it is Plextor who is the first to make this aggressive step forward by launching this fall the PX-708A, the first 8x DVD+R recorder in the market.CDRInfo.com
The successor of the PX-504A model is a dual DVD writer, capable of 8x writing for DVD+R, 4x for DVD+RW/-R, and 2x for DVD-RW. In addition, the drive is also a fast 40/24/40 CD-RW writer.