Plextor today announced the new PX-716SA series DVD±R/RW drive. Featuring a native Serial ATA (SATA) interface and high-speed 16X DVD+R and 16X DVD-R recording, the internal drive combines fast performance, 150 MB/sec bandwidth, and recording features that ensure reliable, high-quality results across a broad spectrum of media. The internal PX-716SA drive features an integrated Serial ATA connection, enabling OEMs and System Integrators to leverage the benefits of SATA, including 150 MB/sec bandwidth, elimination of master/slave configuration jumper issues, a substantial pin count reduction, and thinner cables to help air-flow and improve cable routing. The Plextor PX-716SA DVD±R/RW drive is scheduled for shipment to distributors and resellers in North and South America in December. The internal PX-716SA drive has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $ 159.00 USD.

Plextor® Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance
digital media equipment, today announced the new PX-716SA series DVD±R/RW drive.
Featuring a native Serial ATA (SATA) interface and high-speed 16X DVD+R and 16X
DVD-R recording, the internal drive combines fast performance, 150 MB/sec
bandwidth, and recording features that ensure reliable, high-quality results
across a broad spectrum of media.

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, one minute faster than
leading ZCLV competitors. 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 internal PX-716SA drive features an integrated Serial ATA connection,
enabling OEMs and System Integrators to leverage the benefits of SATA, including
150 MB/sec bandwidth, elimination of master/slave configuration jumper issues, a
substantial pin count reduction, and thinner cables to help air-flow and improve
cable routing.

"The newest 16X DVD drive from Plextor is specifically designed for personal
computer manufacturers who want to integrate a DVD/CD burner that sets new
standards for performance, convenience, and reliability," said Howard Wing, vice
president of sales and marketing for Plextor. "The combination of Serial ATA
interface, support for dual-layer media, and the Intelligent Recording features
can really help OEMs differentiate their PCs from competitive offerings."

Plextor PX-716A DVD±R/RW Drive

The Plextor PX-716SA is a highly versatile 9-in-1 DVD/CD burner that supports 4x
DVD+R Double Layer, 16X DVD+R, and 16X DVD-R Writing; 8X DVD+RW and 4X DVD-RW
Rewriting; and 16X max DVD-Reading; as well as high-speed 48X CD-R Writing, 24X
CD-RW Rewriting, and 48X max CD-Reading.

The PX-716SA has an 8 MB buffer and features Buffer Underrun Proof Technology to
prevent buffer underrun errors and allow multi-tasking. Lossless Linking/Zero
Link technology enables users to perform basic editing tasks directly on the DVD
disc.

The PX-716SA includes PlexTools® Professional software, a unique combination of
user-controllable CD recording and CD/DVD media test features, including:

– GigaRec? allows high capacity storage up to 1 GB on a 700 MB CD disc.
– SecureRecording? offers password protection for CD discs.
– Silent Mode? enables users to vary CD tray load/unload speed, spin up/down
speed, and write/read speed.
– VariRec? allows adjustment of the laser power to produce the highest quality
audio CD recording possible.

The PX-716SA also 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 is a precise laser and three-dimensional tilt control to
reduce jitter and achieve optimal recording and reading on uneven disc surfaces.
– PoweRec is a sophisticated write strategy providing superior quality recording
at maximum speed for certified media.
– AUTOSTRATEGY technology determines the standard deviation of any blank disc
and automatically optimizes the write strategy for unknown media, enabling
high-quality disc recording.

Plextor Software Bundle: Roxio Easy Media Center 7, Basic DVD Edition

Plextor’s bundled software package offers ease-of-use and extensive
functionality for Windows platforms. The PlexWriter PX-716SA ships with Easy
Media Center 7, Basic DVD Edition. Roxio’s number-one selling DVD/CD-recording
software lets users create movie DVDs, data DVDs, music CDs, photo slide shows
synchronized with music, data CDs, and backup copies of personal discs. The
software package also includes Roxio PhotoSuite 5 SE for capturing, organizing,
editing, and sharing digital photos.

Pricing and Availability

The Plextor PX-716SA DVD±R/RW drive is scheduled for shipment to distributors
and resellers in North and South America in December. The internal PX-716SA
drive has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $ 159.00 USD. All
retail packages include unlimited toll-free technical support and one-year full
warranty.