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PLEXTOR INTRODUCES COST REDUCED VERSION OF 52X CD-R/RW DRIVE

Postby Ian on Mon Jan 03, 2005 3:37 pm

PLEXTOR INTRODUCES COST REDUCED VERSION OF 52X CD-R/RW DRIVE

Ideal High-Performance, Low-Cost Solution for Systems Integrators, Direct Accounts, OEMs

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - CES Booth #70533P - January 3, 2005 - Plextor® Corp., a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, today announced the PX-230A CD-R/RW drive. The new burner offers today's top CD recording speeds, 52X CD-R and 32X CD-RW, and delivers reliable, high-quality CD recordings. With an MSRP of just $65, the drive is specially designed for high-volume systems integrators, major enterprises, and OEMs seeking a moderately priced CD drive with high performance features.

Although the PX-230A breaks a new price barrier for Plextor, it includes Roxio
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:37 pm

the PX-230A not only breaks a new price barrier for Plextor, it also breaks with the traditional naming scheme of Plextor CD-R/W drives.
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:55 pm

I'm guessing this came from their deal with GE.

http://www.plextor.com/english/news/press/pr110304.htm

As long as they're making affordable 52x CD-RW's for GE.. they might as well sell em to everyone.
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Postby Boba_Fett on Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:14 pm

Heh heh, its funny how cost effective CD-RWs from plextor cost just as much as a top of the line NEC DVD burner. This might have been news 2 years ago I guess... Now where to find 32x CD-RWs?
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Postby Ian on Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:48 pm

Boba_Fett wrote:Now where to find 32x CD-RWs?


Good question. I think media manfacturers said funk it and aren't even bothering to sell em. I have never seen them in stores.
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Jan 03, 2005 8:56 pm

I've seen them at various online stores and I believe at Micro Center too.
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Postby vinnie97 on Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:12 pm

Buy.com as well, in the form of Verbatims:

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?s ... c=101&sp=1
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Postby RJW on Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:17 am

Well most of my small local stores who sell verbatim media sell 32x CD-RW's and I'm talking about 700mb version here.
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Postby funkyblue on Wed Jan 05, 2005 9:16 am

Howdy,
Can anyone tell me is this drive will be like an update to their Plextor Premium drive? If it is an upgrade or newer model I'll purchase it.
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:09 pm

well, CD-R recording speed of 52x and CD-RW speed of 32x is the same as the Premium.
doesn't sound like this is an "upgrade" of the premium.
obviously, it is a newer model.

if anything, it sounds like an "upgrade" of the 5224A model.
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Postby funkyblue on Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:16 pm

I'm thinking it could be an upgrade because it says it extracts Audio at a MAX of 52x, where the Premium extracts Audio at a MAX of 40x...
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Postby dodecahedron on Wed Jan 05, 2005 10:19 pm

OK but the Premium has an 8 MB buffer if i'm not mistaken, this new drive has 2MB.
also the Premium has other features: Q-Check etc. that the new drive doesn't apprear to have.
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Postby unclebud on Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:31 pm

basic vcd edition huh? thanks for posting
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