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In House Review - Plextor PX-608CU 8x USB 2.0 DVD±RW/RAM

Postby Ian on Tue May 29, 2007 9:23 pm

Today CDRLabs takes a look at Plextor's ultra-portable DVD writer, the PX-608CU. Based loosely on the Pioneer DVR-K16, this stylish and compact drive is capable of 8x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 4x DVD±R DL and 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 8x. The PX-608CU can also be powered off a computer's USB bus, giving you the ability to burn CD's and DVD's wherever you go.

In this review we'll take a look at some of the features found on the PX-608CU and then see how it performs. Is Plextor's portable DVD writer the best choice for the person on the go? You'll have to read the review to find out.

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Postby DrageMester on Wed May 30, 2007 6:10 am

Thanks for the review, Ian!

I found this copy-paste leftover:

Using Alex Noe's Weak Sector Utility we were able to determine that the PX-750A is a "two sheep" burner. This means that the PX-608CU is capable of backing up titles protected by SafeDisc 2, including version 2.51.
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Postby Ian on Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:05 am

Thanks DrageMester. It's fixed.
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Postby Wesociety on Sun Jun 03, 2007 3:19 pm

Plextor PX-608CU ~ $190.00
Pioneer DVR-K16 ~ $141.00 - $176.70

Don't see much reason to pay extra for the Plextor brand name...
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Postby DrageMester on Sun Jun 03, 2007 5:23 pm

Wesociety wrote:Plextor PX-608CU ~ $190.00
Pioneer DVR-K16 ~ $141.00 - $176.70

Don't see much reason to pay extra for the Plextor brand name...

That's because you're lucky to have both available!

Here in Denmark the Plextor drive is available while the Pioneer drive is not. Oddly enough I can buy the Plextor drive cheaper here ($173 + VAT) right now than your listed price excluding the 25% Danish VAT (sales tax)! :o
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Postby Ian on Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:07 pm

New firmware is available:

http://plextor.jp/download/firmware/px608cu_200.exe

There's a change log, but I can't understand the translation.

http://plextor.jp/download/firmware/px608up.html
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