Plextor Corp. today announced the availability of the PlexWriter™ Premium CD-R/RW drive. The high-speed 3-in-1 drive features 52X CD-Write, 32X CD-Rewrite, and 52X-max CD-Read. Available as an internal 5.25-inch half-height drive with an ATA/ATAPI-5 interface, the new PlexWriter Premium is designed for users who require the highest levels of performance, reliability, and functionality.
PlexWriter Premium includes PlexTools® Professional software to enable a unique combination of user-controllable recording features, including:
SecuRec™ offers password protection for discs
GigaRec™ allows high capacity storage up to 1 GB on a 700 MB disc
Q-Check™ checks and graphs the results of written disc quality – C1/C2 errors, track and focus errors, and beta/jitter errors
Silent Mode™ enables users to vary tray load/unload speed, spin up/down speed and write/read speeds.
PoweRec™ allows for superior quality and stable recording at maximum speed.
VariRec™ allows adjustment of the laser power to produce the highest quality audio recording possible
The PlexWriter Premium drive makes installation faster and easier than ever before. The drive is designed for flexible PC installation, with ATA/ATAPI-5 interface, support for horizontal or vertical drive bay orientation, and Plug & Play compatibility with Microsoft Windows® 95/98/ME/2000/XP™ operating systems.
The unit features an 8MB data buffer and burst data transfer rates of 16.6 MB/sec (PIO Mode 4/DMA Mode 2) or 33.3 MB/sec (UDMA Mode 2). Superior 40X digital audio extraction (DAE) eliminates pops, clicks, and hisses for superior sound quality. All PlexWriter drives support a wide variety of CD writing modes, including Track-at-Once, Disc-at-Once, Session-at-Once, Multi session, and variable/fixed packet writing.
The Plextor PlexWriter Premium drive is scheduled for shipment to distributors and resellers in North and South America in late April 2003. The Premium drive has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $129.00 USD. All retail packages include unlimited toll-free technical support and one-year full warranty. Reservations for the Premium drive are now being accepted at www.plextorshop.com.