The drive achieves blazing fast 16X CAV performance on recommended 8X DVD+R media, and burns a 4.7GB DVD in less than six minutes. Available in both internal (ATAPI) and external (USB/FireWire) versions, the new drive also supports dual-layer DVD media, enabling users to burn up to four hours of high-quality MPEG-2 video on a single 8.5GB DVD disc in approximately 28 minutes.
The PX-716 features Intelligent Recording, a combination of technologies designed to achieve high-quality recordings across a broad spectrum of media with varying grades of quality:
Intelligent Tilt â€“ Precise laser and three-dimensional tilt control to reduce jitter and achieve optimal recording and reading on uneven disc surfaces.
PoweRec â€“ A sophisticated write strategy providing superior quality recording at maximum speed for certified media.
AUTOSTRATEGY â€“ A technology that determines the standard deviation of any blank disc and automatically optimizes the write strategy for unknown media, enabling high-quality disc recording. AUTOSTRATEGY technology is the culmination of five years of research and development by Taiyo Yuden, a leading Japanese supplier of quality CD and DVD recording media.
â€Plextor constantly develops and introduces features that differentiate our DVD and CD drives from competitive products,â€ said Howard Wing, vice president of sales and marketing for Plextor. â€œThe combination of Taiyo Yuden AUTOSTRATEGY technology and Plextor’s proven expertise of high-quality disc recording has yielded outstanding results. We have successfully demonstrated that the PX-716 with AUTOSTRATEGY is capable of providing high-quality writing over a broad spectrum of media. This remarkable feature will appeal to anyone who purchases unbranded media to save money, but has been disappointed by low-quality recordings in the past.â€