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Plextor Unveils PX-240A 52x/32x/52x CD-RW

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Plextor Unveils PX-240A 52x/32x/52x CD-RW

Postby Ian on Mon Apr 16, 2007 12:46 pm

Anyone have any additional info on this drive? Plextor design or rebadge?

Plextor Announces Ultimate CD Burner

Internal Drive Features 52X CD-R Performance and Easy Media Creator 9 for Data

FREMONT, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Plextor® LLC, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, today announced the immediate availability of the PX-240A Ultimate 3-in-1 CD-RW Drive. The new CD-R/RW/ROM drive is RoHS compliant and fully compatible with the new Windows® Vista™ operating system. The PX-240A drive introduces a new level of CD drive performance and features – all backed by Plextor’s reputation for quality.

The PX-240A 3-in-1 CD-RW drive delivers lightening fast CD recording speeds of 52X CD-R and 32X CD-RW, as well as 52X CD-ROM playback, with broad-base CD media compatibility. The drive features a 2MB buffer and Buffer Underrun Proof Technology to prevent buffer underrun errors and allow multi-tasking. High-quality Digital Audio Extraction (DAE) eliminates pops, clicks, and hisses for superior sound quality. The PX-240A also supports Ultra DMA-2 for fast data transfer, and S/PDIF connector for digital audio equipment. For easy connectivity with personal computers running the Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/Vista operating systems, the new internal Plextor drive features an E-IDE ATAPI interface.

“Both our consumer and OEM customers have been asking for a rock solid burner that can deliver the highest quality CD recordings with the fastest performance,” said Michael Arbisi, vice president of channel sales for Plextor. “By removing the DVD functionality, which lots of people don’t need or want, we were able to lower the price of the PX-240A drive to $59.00, which is a great value when you consider that the drive supports Windows Vista and includes the latest version of Roxio Easy Media Creator. This should be the only burner a user will ever need to get the job of recording CDs done right the first time.”

Plextor Software Bundle for Windows

Plextor's bundled software package offers ease-of-use and extensive functionality for Windows 2000/XP/Vista computers. The PX-240A drive ships with the award-winning Roxio® Easy Media Creator™ 9 for Data software suite for burning video, music, photos, and data to DVD or CD.

Pricing and Availability

Plextor’s PX-240A CD-RW drive ships to distributors in North and South America in March 2007, with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $59.00 USD. All retail packages include one-year full warranty and unlimited toll-free technical support.

About Plextor

Plextor LLC is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment for professionals, consumers, and enterprises. Headquartered in Silicon Valley since 1990, Plextor has introduced generations of award-winning products, including digital video converters and CD-R/RW, DVD±R/RW, and Blu-ray optical disk drives. Contact Plextor at www.plextor.com.

Plextor and the Plextor logo are registered trademarks of Shinano Kenshi Kabushiki Kaisha. Other brands and products are trademarks of their respective holder/s.
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Postby SithTracy on Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:12 pm

It's a shame they never bothered releasing the Premium 2 stateside... I bet this is a rebadge like the 800A is.
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Postby Ian on Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:16 pm



In stock but no image? That's weird.

While the PX-240A is more affordable than Plextor's previous CD-RW drives, its hard to justify shelling out $40 when you can get a decent DVD writer for less.
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:51 pm

Yeah, and no Customer Reviews, yet, either! :(
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Postby bicomputational on Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:59 pm

They don't mention Plextools at all in the press release, and
in the past this has always meant that the drive is a rebadge.
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Postby cougfan on Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:30 pm

Sometime you can speculate, and other times you just need to ask:

Greetings,



The 240A is a drive made for Plextor, to our specifications, by a manufacturing partner, and fully complies with all of our engineering, compatibility and performance standards. The Premium II is available by special order, however quantities are very limited.



Thanks for your interest in Plextor!



Michael Arbisi

Vice President, Channel Sales

Plextor LLC


*I edited it to remove his phone/cell numbers etc.
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It's a Lite-On!

Postby Ian on Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:15 pm

More info on the drive..

http://www.plextor.com/english/products/px-240A.html
http://www.plextor.com/english/products ... X-240A.pdf

If you take a closer look at the front and back you can see that its based on a Lite-On design. At least we now know what drives Plextor ordered from them.
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Postby Ian on Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:21 pm

Bigger pics..
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Postby Justin42 on Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:31 am

The green jumper gives it away every time. :)
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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:49 am

Aha! I knew that all the time!

Just wanted to see how long for someone else to see that! :D

TCAS, what's the rebate gonna' be? :D
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Postby GongCD on Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:25 am

yes this is lite on rebadge drive Mediatek chipset
I pay twice more money for this drive
and plextool not support many things....totally different PX-230A
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Postby Scour on Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:11 pm

But PX 230 is also a rebadge?
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