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Plextor Europe officially announces the 716A

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Postby RoyHarv on Tue Oct 05, 2004 3:14 pm

How significant is it that none of the information on the 716A mentions Mt Rainer? The 712A spec sheet mentions it.
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Postby bob11879 on Tue Oct 05, 2004 5:21 pm

Not very significant. No drive supports DVD+MRW. The standard is still not set and won't be software supported until the next MS OS release, whenever that will be. There are 4 or 5 major features that any device has to meet to be MRW compliant, and no vendor is going to bust his hump to meet these features if the command set is still in draft format and the OS is still beta.
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Postby RoyHarv on Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:40 pm

OK, it makes sense that DVD+MRW is not an issue. But, the PX-716A has some pretty fancy specs for CD burning too, and it might easily be the choice of someone who is only going to have one drive. (Yeah, I know three or four drives seems to be the minimum for folks here, but just maybe that's a bit out of the main stream?)
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Postby VEFF on Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:52 am

According to Plextor.com Pre-ordering from them will start mid-October
Burners only:
Pioneer DVR-115D
Pioneer DVR-111D
Plextor PX-716A TLA0304
Plextor PX-716A same TLA

LiteOn 52246S 52X CD-RW
LiteOn 52246S (another)
LiteOn 52327S 52X CD-RW
TDK 40X USB 2.0 CD-RW
TEAC CD-W540E 40X CD-RW
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Postby alexnoe on Sat Oct 09, 2004 10:56 am

But, the PX-716A has some pretty fancy specs for CD burning too,
????
What can it what the PX-712A can't with CDs?
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Postby RoyHarv on Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:56 pm

alexnoe wrote:
But, the PX-716A has some pretty fancy specs for CD burning too,
????
What can it what the PX-712A can't with CDs?


Nothing that I can see, but what was there to add? The 712 has all the features of the Premium, as far as I can see.

But, from what I can see, the PX-716A appears not to support CD-MRW. Or Multi-session, for that matter.

Compare the "Recording CD Modes" from the PX-712A data sheet:
Track-at-once, Disc-at-once, Packet Write (variable and fixed)
Multi-session, Session-at-once, CD-MRW (Mt. Rainier)

to those from the PX-716A data sheet:
Track-at-Once, Disc-at-Once, Packet Write (variable and fixed), Session-at-Once
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Postby Ian on Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:53 pm

I don't see why it wouldn't support Multi-session. I haven't seen a drive that doesn't in years.
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Postby MadBurner on Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:19 pm

All Plextor drives support multi-session and Mt. Rainier, including the PX-716.

Plextor America Support Team - Jack


I received this today from Plextor.

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Postby RoyHarv on Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:27 pm

MadBurner wrote:
All Plextor drives support multi-session and Mt. Rainier, including the PX-716.

Plextor America Support Team - Jack


I received this today from Plextor.

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Thanks for clearing that up!
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Postby MadBurner on Mon Oct 11, 2004 9:30 pm

You are welcome!

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Postby jvidia on Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:48 am

Will the 716SA be released close to the release date of the 716A ? or will it be released mutch more later ?

In the Plextor site there isn't any reference to a 'SA' model for the 716 drive :(
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Postby vsekh on Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:48 am

jvidia wrote:Will the 716SA be released close to the release date of the 716A ? or will it be released mutch more later ?

In the Plextor site there isn't any reference to a 'SA' model for the 716 drive :(


The SATA version will most likely be released 1 to 2 months after the IDE version of the 716 drive is released.
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