drive model number is is 900 ...
what will their third BluRay drive be ? PX-B178,345,600
oh, and by the way, PX-B800A
probably means it's IDE not SATA.
unless they changed their naming scheme.
Strange (and dumb) choice if they went with IDE. Looks like we have to wait til Sep/Oct to find out the full specs.
Hmm, I wonder why it's only 8x write speed with DVD+R... could it be that they don't want to spin that fast for mechanical wear issues (?), OR maybe they don't want to deal with marginal 2nd tier 16x DVD+R media? Could be they would have a firmware update later. It's not a make or break point for me, though.
Ian, did you notice that Plextor only shows this drive on the European webpage, but not the North American webpage (has the 18x DVD writer)? I wonder if they are promoting first to the European market for some reason!
All this excitement about the Blu-ray drives, and it isn't here yet.