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In House Review - Plextor PX-712SA SATA 12x DVD±RW

Postby Ian on Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:38 pm

Today, CDRLabs brings you a review of the world's first Serial ATA DVD writer, the Plextor PX-712SA. Like its IDE counterpart, the PX-712SA is capable of 12x DVD+R, 8x DVD-R and 4x DVD±RW writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. On top of that, the drive boasts features like 48x CD reading and writing speeds, 24x rewriting speeds and support for Plextor's PoweRec, VariRec, GigaRec, SecuRec and Q-Check technologies.

In this review we'll take a look at the features found on the PX-712SA and then see how it stacks up against the 12x DVD±RW drives from TDK and LG. Can the PX-712SA deliver the features and performance we've come to expect from Plextor? You'll have to read the review to find out.

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Postby oslik3 on Thu Oct 07, 2004 5:57 pm

wow !

10/10...
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Postby Shredder on Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:44 pm

I think that's a little overrated score for a picky single layer drive. It might've been a better and fair test if typical DVD media packages anyone can buy in local store were used as they will show compatibility and burn quality Plextor PX-712 has with what most people would buy.
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Postby Ian on Thu Oct 07, 2004 8:17 pm

Shredder wrote:I think that's a little overrated score for a picky single layer drive. It might've been a better and fair test if typical DVD media packages anyone can buy in local store were used as they will show compatibility and burn quality Plextor PX-712 has with what most people would buy.


Other than Prodisc, I'm not sure what else people could buy in stores. Media from CMC, Ritek, Ricoh, TY, Verbatim, etc are all there. Even Optodisc.

I'll admit that the drive had issues with earlier firmware versions, but the results were pretty good with v1.05.. especially when you compare them to the results we've been seeing from other 12x DVD writers.
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Postby hoxlund on Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:48 am

sorry if i missed this in the review, but is this just a simple ide drive with a sata bridge on the back?

also you need to change the buffer level in the intro specs from 2mb to 8mb

but i to am also shocked to see 10's across the board, but if it deserves it then great
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Postby Shredder on Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:01 am

hoxlund wrote:sorry if i missed this in the review, but is this just a simple ide drive with a sata bridge on the back?


Yes. PX-716SA will very likely be using one too.
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