Plextor chose CeBIT 2009 in Hannover to unveil its latest optical drive with a choice of interfaces - the internal DVD-ReWriter with ATAPI/IDE interface (PX-860A) and SATA (PX-860SA). Each is capable of reaching market-leading writing speeds of 12x DL and 20x DVDR, which means they are both versatile and rapid drives.

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Plextor is fast becoming known as the premium personal storage experts, having built up an impressive range of optical and hard disk-based products. The company offers something for every requirement - from home users and small offices, up to SME users. From Blu-ray recorders (eg PX-B920SA/UF, PX-B300SA) to pocket HDDs (eg PX-PPH120U), to wireless HD media players (eg PX-MX1000WL) to NAS drives ideal for businesses (eg PX-NAS2X1000L).

Designed to match both black and white PCs, the PX-860 series comes complete with two easy to change front bezels.

As usual, Plextor includes a SATA variant, the PX-860SA. The growth in SATA is for a variety of good reasons: it is scalable, allows more flexibility in system design and adds future-proofing for the computing platform. It also enables system reliability improvements to airflow and thermal dynamics, as well as easier installation and upgrades.

Ideal for business professionals, home enthusiasts and those users requiring the latest speeds, the premium quality PX-860 is an update from Plextor's popular PX-820 series launched last year.

The Plextor PX-860A and PX-860SA are capable of the following speeds:

  • 20x DVD+/- R
  • 12x DVD+/- R DL
  • 8x DVD+RW
  • 6x DVD-RW
  • 12x DVD-RAM read & Write
  • 16x DVD-ROM 40x CD-R
  • 32x CD-RW
  • 40x CD-ROM

The Plextor PX-860 range will be available from mid April 2009 at Plextor's network of dealers. It is covered by Plextor's Fast Warranty Service (2-year warranty in the EU, Norway and Switzerland (Collect & Return); other countries 1-year carry-in).

In addition, the following software is included in the box: Nero Express 7 Essentials.

The Plextor PX-860 range has been developed to strict environmental and recycling standards - to meet EU RoHS (restriction of hazardous substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives.