Plextor today said they were planning to ship shortly the industry’s first 18x DVD+/-R burner. The new PX-760A is priced at $119 and should be available in April.
The multifunction internal PX-760A, Plextor said, offers up versatile DVD/CD burning capabilities which reportedly get recording speeds of 18X DVD+/-R on certified 16X DVD+/-R media, 10X DVD+R on Double-Layer media and 6X DVD-R on Dual Layer media. The drive also supports 8X DVD+RW and 6X DVD-RW rewriting; 16X max DVD-reading; and 48X CD-R writing, 24X CD-RW rewriting and 48X max CD-reading.
Other features of the PX-760A include support of DVD+/-VR for direct disc recording, background DVD+RW formatting, an E-IDE (ATAPI) interface, short drive length of 6.69 inches and a 2MB memory buffer with included technology to help manage buffer underrun errors.
“Plextor continues to raise the bar with the fastest DVD burner on the market and more product choices than ever before,” said Pete Schwartz, vice president of marketing and business development for Plextor, in a statement. “The new PX-760A drive is the first 18X internal drive specifically designed for business users and consumers who want high-end performance with a rich feature set.”