Plextor today announced the immediate availability of the PX-740A Series DVD±R/RW drive. Priced at $ 109 (MSRP), the internal PX-740A DVD±R/RW drive is aimed at mainstream PC users who want reliable, lightning fast performance but don’t require the professional recording features found in Plextor’s PX-716 Series DVD burners. Plextor PX-740A Series DVD±R/RW DriveThe Plextor PX-740A Series drive is a highly versatile 10-in-1 DVD/CD burner that supports 8x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD-R DL, and 16X DVD±R Writing; 8X DVD+RW and 6X DVD-RW Rewriting; and 16X max DVD-Reading; as well as high-speed 48X CD-R Writing, 32X CD-RW Rewriting, and 48X max CD-Reading. The Plextor PX-740A drive will ship to distributors and resellers in North and South America in June 2005 with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $ 109.00 USD. All retail packages include one-year full warranty.

Plextor® Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance
digital media equipment, today announced the immediate availability of the
PX-740A Series DVD±R/RW drive. Priced at $ 109 (MSRP), the internal PX-740A
DVD±R/RW drive is aimed at mainstream PC users who want reliable, lightning fast
performance but don’t require the professional recording features found in
Plextor’s PX-716 Series DVD burners.

The PX-740A delivers state-of-the-art recording speeds of 8X DVD+R Double-Layer
(DL) and 4X DVD-R Dual Layer (DL) DVD (8.5 GB), as well as 16X DVD±R on
recommended single-layer DVD media. The internal drive features an ATA/ATAPI-5 (EIDE)
interface for broad based PC-compatibility. 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 33.3
MB/sec for Ultra DMA33. A short drive length of 6.99-inches accommodates small
form-factor PCs. The PX-740A will be available with either a beige or black
bezel.

"Analysis of end-user requirements reveals that a vast majority of customers
simply want reliable DVD and CD recording at the fastest possible
speed," said Howard Wing, vice president of sales and marketing for Plextor.
"The PX-740A drive is an addition to our award-winning 16X DVD drive platform,
without the advanced user-controlled features required by professionals. This
makes the lower cost PX-740A an ideal solution for daily backup of data and
other corporate IT and SOHO applications."

Plextor PX-740A Series DVD±R/RW DriveThe Plextor PX-740A Series drive is a
highly versatile 10-in-1 DVD/CD burner that supports 8x
DVD+R DL, 4x DVD-R DL, and 16X DVD±R Writing; 8X DVD+RW and 6X DVD-RW Rewriting;
and 16X max DVD-Reading; as well as high-speed 48X CD-R Writing, 32X CD-RW
Rewriting, and 48X max CD-Reading.

The PX-740A drive has a 2 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.

Nero Software Bundle

Plextor’s bundled software package offers ease-of-use and extensive
functionality for Windows platforms. All PX-740A drives ship with
the award-winning Nero 6 software suite for burning video, music, photos, and
data to DVD or CD. The Plextor bundle includes Nero Express 6
for CD & DVD recording; NeroVision Express 2 SE for DVD video editing and
authoring; Nero PhotoShow Express for photo management and editing; InCD 4.2 for
drag & drop packet writing; Nero Showtime for video playback; and Nero Toolkit
for drive test and speed control.

Pricing and Availability

The Plextor PX-740A drive will ship to distributors and resellers in North
and South America in June 2005 with a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
of $ 109.00 USD. All retail packages include one-year full warranty.