Plextor today announced the new PX-712UF DVD±R/RW drive with support for high-speed 12X DVD+R and 8X DVD-R recording. A dual interface supports both Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and full-speed compliant IEEE-1394 FireWire, enabling Plextor customers to easily share a single external high-performance DVD/CD recorder among multiple Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows-based personal computer systems.
The PX-712UF supports 12X DVD+R and 8X DVD-R Writing; 4X DVD+RW and 4X DVD-RW Rewriting; and 16X max DVD-Reading. The DVD/CD burner also boasts high-speed 48X CD-R Writing, 24X CD-RW Rewriting, and 48X max CD-Reading. The drive includes a bundle of premium Microsoft Windows-compatible software from Roxio, including Roxio Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 – DVD Edition, and Roxio PhotoSuite 5 SE. For Macintosh users, Toast Lite versions 5 & 6 are also included.
With an 8 MB buffer and Buffer Underrun Proof Technology, prevents buffer underrun errors and allows multi-tasking. Burst data transfer rates of 480 Mbps (Hi-Speed USB 2.0) or 400 Mbps (IEEE 1394 FireWire) allow users to burn a 4.7GB DVD+R disc in approximately six minutes.
Lossless Linking/Zero Link technology enables users to perform basic editing tasks directly on the DVD disc, so there is no need to reload DVD content back to a PC to make minor changes, and no need to re-burn an entire DVD after making small edits.
The PX-712UF also includes PlexTools Professional software to enable a unique combination of user-controllable CD recording and CD/DVD media test features, including:
Software included; Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 DVD Edition, Roxio PhotoSuite 5 SE for capturing and a 30-day trial version of Dantz Retrospect data backup software. For Macintosh users, Toast Lite versions 5 & 6 are also included.
Pricing and Availability
Scheduled for shipment to distributors and resellers in North and South America in August 2004. The PX-712UF drive has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $299.00 USD. All retail packages include unlimited toll-free technical support and one-year full warranty.