Plextor’s new colourful external 8X Dual-Format DVD+/-R/RW Burner

Plextor’s new colourful external 8X Dual-Format DVD+/-R/RW Burner


FREMONT, Calif.– Offering a rainbow of colours that go beyond traditional computer color tones, Plextor Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of DVD and CD recording equipment, today announced that the new Spectrum DVD+/-R/RW drive is available in 12 vibrant colors. Now Plextor customers can tailor their Plextor burner to match their personal taste and lifestyle.

The external Spectrum PX-708UF DVD+/-R/RW drive is available in the following new colors: Ballistic Black, Baby Blue, Ultimate Blue, Granny Apple Green, Precious Pale Green, Lavish Lavender, Outrageous Orange, Pretty Pink, Radical Red, Sterling Silver, Wicked White, and Yummy Yellow. The new drive is available exclusively from Plextor distributor Tech Data and authorized Plextor resellers.

“In today’s increasingly personalized marketplace, many of our customers want their computer gear, including the DVD/CD burner, to reflect their unique personality,” said Howard Wing, vice president of sales and marketing for Plextor. “Some customers may choose a color that matches the interior decorations of their home or office. Another segment of our customer base will pick colors that go with previously purchased non-beige computer equipment, both PC and Macintosh. In the end, we believe everyone will be able to find a Spectrum drive color that they can call their own.”

Plextor Spectrum PX-708UF DVD+/-R/RW Drive

The Spectrum PX-708UF is an ideal solution for recording DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, and CD-R/RW discs. It gives users the ability to create, edit, and share customized DVDs and CDs using video, photos, audio, and data.

The PX-708UF supports 8X DVD+R and 4X DVD-R Writing; 4X DVD+RW and 2X DVD-RW Rewriting; and 12X max DVD-Reading The DVD/CD burner also boasts high-speed 40X CD-R Writing, 24X CD-RW Rewriting, and 40X max CD-Reading. The unit features a 2MB data buffer and burst data transfer rates of 480 Mbps (Hi-Speed USB 2.0) or 400 Mbps (IEEE 1394 FireWire), allowing users to burn a 4.7GB DVD+R disc in approximately eight minutes.

The Spectrum PX-708UF drive comes with a bundle of premium digital media software from Roxio, including Roxio Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 – DVD Edition, Roxio Toast 5 Lite, and Roxio PhotoSuite 5 SE. The Spectrum drive also includes a 30-day trial version of Dantz Retrospect data backup software.

The retail package includes drive stand, manual, quick reference guide, Plextor software, USB 2.0 cable, IEEE 1394 cable, AC adaptor, power cord, 1 piece DVD+R media, and eject tool.

Pricing and Availability

Plextor’s Spectrum PX-708UF DVD+/-R/RW drive is available exclusively through Tech Data and authorized Plextor resellers starting in November 2003. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is $359.00 USD. All retail packages include unlimited toll-free technical support and one-year full warranty. Reservations for the Spectrum PX-708UF drive are now being accepted at