Plextor intros new PX-504UF DVD+R/RW drive

The PX-504UF DVD+R/RW drive features Plextor’s first dual interface to support both Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and full-speed compliant IEEE-1394 FireWire for high-speed data transfer. Now PlexWriter customers can easily share a single DVD/CD recorder among multiple Apple® Macintosh® and Microsoft® Windows®-based personal computer systems. The new Plextor drive also bundles a package of premium digital media software from Roxio (Nasdaq:ROXI), including Easy CD Creator® 5.3 DVD Edition, and PhotoSuite® 5 SE and Toast 5 Lite.

“Many of the people who purchase PlexWriter drives also use Apple Macintosh computers, and we want them to be able to take advantage of the performance and convenience of FireWire connectivity,” said Howard Wing, vice president of sales and marketing for Plextor. “It’s not uncommon for a single household to have both Windows PCs and Apple Macintoshes. With the new PX-504UF, Mom and Dad can use the PlexWriter drive on the Windows PC to backup work data to a CD, and then five minutes later the kids can use the exact same external drive to play a DVD on the Macintosh in their room.”

“We’re pleased to be expanding our relationship with a leader in the CD and DVD burning market, ” said Brad Duea, vice president of worldwide OEM sales for Roxio. “By integrating Easy CD Creator 5.3 DVD Edition, PhotoSuite 5 SE and Toast 5 Lite with its new external PX-504UF drive, Plextor is providing its customers with a flexible and powerful package of hardware and software so users can easily create and manage their digital media, whether they have a Mac, a PC or both.”

Plextor PX-504UF DVD+R/RW Drive
The Plextor PX-504UF is a highly versatile DVD/CD burner specifically designed to deliver high-quality recording performance. The drive gives users the ability to create, edit, and share customized DVDs and CDs using video, photos, audio, and data. Users can use the Roxio applications to back up and archive up to 4.7GB on a single-sided Recordable DVD disc and create photo albums for viewing with DVD players.

Lossless-linking 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 unit features a 2MB data buffer and burst data transfer rates of 5.5 MB/sec., allowing users to burn a 4.7GB CD disc in less than fifteen minutes.

Software Bundle – Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.3 DVD Edition, PhotoSuite® 5 SE, and Toast 5 Lite
Roxio Easy CD Creator 5.3 DVD Edition includes DVD Builder