Plextor today announced the new PX-716 series DVD±R/RW drive. With high-speed 16X DVD+R and 16X DVD-R recording, the PX-716 gives users the ability to create, edit, and share customized DVDs and CDs in less time than ever before. 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. The Plextor PX-716 DVD±R/RW drive is scheduled for shipment to distributors and resellers in North and South America on October 15, 2004. The internal PX-716A drive has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $ 149.00 USD. The external PX-716UF is $ 239.00 USD. All retail packages include a one-year full warranty.

Plextor® Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance
digital media equipment, today announced the new PX-716 series DVD±R/RW drive.
With high-speed 16X DVD+R and 16X DVD-R recording, the PX-716 gives users the
ability to create, edit, and share customized DVDs and CDs in less time than
ever before.

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 – Precise laser and three-dimensional tilt control to reduce
jitter and achieve optimal recording and reading on uneven disc surfaces.
- PoweRec – A sophisticated write strategy providing superior quality recording
at maximum speed for certified media.
- AUTOSTRATEGY® – 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.

"Plextor constantly develops and introduces features that differentiate our DVD
and CD drives from competitive products," said Howard Wing, vice president of
sales and marketing for Plextor. "The 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."

Plextor PX-716A DVD±R/RW Drive
The Plextor PX-716 is a highly versatile DVD/CD burner specifically designed to
deliver high-quality recording performance. The 9-in-1 drive 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-716 has an 8 MB buffer and
features Buffer Underrun Proof Technology to prevent buffer underrun errors and
allow multi-tasking.

The internal PX-716A drive features an ATA/ATAPI-5 (EIDE) interface for broad
based PC-compatibility. A short drive length of 6.7-inches accommodates small
form-factor PCs, while a replaceable black front bezel allows a user to change
the appearance of the drive to match a computer. Burst data transfer rates for
the internal drive are 16.7 MB/sec for PIO Mode-4, 16.7 MB/sec for DMA-2, and
66.7 MB/sec for Ultra DMA33.

Plextor PX-716UF DVD±R/RW Drive
The external PX-716UF includes a dual interface that supports both Hi-Speed
USB 2.0 and full-speed compliant IEEE-1394 FireWire®, enabling a Plextor
customer to easily share a single external high-performance DVD/CD recorder
among multiple Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows-based personal computer
systems. Burst data transfer rates of 480 Mbps (USB 2.0) or 400 Mbps (FireWire)
allow a user 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-716 also includes PlexTools® Professional software, which is
capable of determining good discs from bad discs before beginning the burn
process. In addition the software enables a unique combination of
user-controllable CD recording and CD/DVD media test features, including:

o GigaRec? allows high capacity storage up to 1 GB on a 700 MB CD disc.
o SecureRecording? offers password protection for CD discs.
o Q-Check? for CD media checks and graphs the results of written disc quality,
including C1/C2 errors, track and focus errors, and beta/jitter errors.
o Q-Check? Time Analyzer (TA) for DVD media checks and graphs the results of
written disc quality including PI/PO.
o Silent Mode? enables users to vary tray load/unload speed, spin up/down speed
and write/read speeds.
o VariRec? allows adjustment of the laser power to produce the highest quality
audio recording possible.

Plextor Software Bundle for Windows: Roxio Easy Media Center 7, Basic DVD
Edition and Roxio PhotoSuite 7
Plextor’s bundled software package offers ease-of-use and extensive
functionality for Windows platforms. The PlexWriter PX-716 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 PlexWriter PX-716 drive also includes, Roxio PhotoSuite 7 for capturing,
organizing, editing, and sharing digital photos; and a 30-day trial version of
Dantz Retrospect® data backup software. For Macintosh users, Toast Lite versions
5 & 6 are also included for the PX-716UF.

Pricing and Availability
The Plextor PX-716 DVD±R/RW drive is scheduled for shipment to distributors and
resellers in North and South America on October 15, 2004. The internal PX-716A
drive has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $ 149.00 USD. The
external PX-716UF is $ 239.00 USD. All retail packages include a one-year full
warranty.