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Plextor PX-708A DVD±RW review @CDRInfo

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 18 Sep 2003 10:32 User comments (4)

Plextor PX-708A DVD±RW review @CDRInfo 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.
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.

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4 user comments

118.9.2003 11:08

Why Rewritable Atomic Holographic Storage ? 6,840 raw uncompressed TV hours on 10 terabyte 3.5 in. removable disc. DVR - highest analog / digital capacity available - lowest cost per gigabyte - longest archive shelf life of any data storage media - widest environmental conditions and tolerances - only technology that scales from nano to macro solutions - most reliable media available - highest bandwidth data transfer potential - direct replacement for hard disk drives The expected cost of the Atomic Holographic DVR disc drive will be from $ 570 to $ 750 with the replacement discs for $ 45.

222.9.2003 9:12

i have PX-708A but i have problem its stops when i use nero dvd udf formate at the (waiting for the drive to become ready...)


329.10.2006 6:18

so dont use this program

429.10.2006 12:45

erm, i'd be worried if that drive still hasn't become ready, after 3 years

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