Last October, Plextor sent shockwaves through the industry when they unveiled their new "Premium" DVD writer, the PX-760A. The world's first 18x DVD±RW drive, the PX-760A is capable of 18x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 10x DVD+R DL and 6x DVD-R DL writing speeds and has a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. As usual, Plextor hasn't stopped there. Their new drive boasts an impressive list of features. Along with old favorites like VariRec and PoweRec, the PX-760A supports a number of more advanced technologies like GigaRec, Q-Check and AUTOSTRATEGY.

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This past winter, Samsung introduced one of their first "Super-Multi" drives, the SH-S162L. Featuring some of the fastest reading and writing speeds available, the SH-S162L is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD-R DL and 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. Of course, Samsung's new "Super-Multi" drive can do more than read and write DVD's. The SH-S162L also includes features like 48x CD reading and writing speeds, 32x rewriting speeds and support for HP's LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling system.

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The latest addition to Lite-On's already impressive line of DVD writers is the SHM-165H6S. Announced in January, this new "Super AllWrite" drive is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD-R DL, 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. The SHM-165H6S also has many of the features we've come to expect from Lite-On, along with new ones like HyperTuning and OverSpeed. On top of that, the drive supports HP's LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling system.

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While best known for their recordable media, Memorex offers a wide range of storage products, including their own line of CD and DVD writers. Recently, they quietly introduced a new 16x DVD±RW, the MRX-500N. Based on the NEC ND-3550A, the MRX-500N is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL and 6x DVD-R DL writing speeds and has a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. Add a comment

Today, CDRLabs brings you an in depth look at Plextor's new "Super-Multi" drive, the PX-750A. Based on the BenQ DQ60, the PX-750A is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL, 4x DVD-R DL writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. On top of that, it can read and write to DVD-RAM media at 5x.

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Last fall we took a look at Plextor's low cost 16x DVD±RW, the PX-740A. While lacking many of Plextor's advanced technologies, the PX-740A delivered impressive performance at an affordable price. Sticking to this same formula, Plextor introduced a new external DVD writer, the PX-740UF. Sporting the same specs as its internal counterpart, the PX-740UF is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL and 4x DVD-R DL writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x.

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CDRLabs finishes up the week with an in depth look at ASUS's new 16x DVD±RW, the DRW-1608P2. Based on the Pioneer DVR-110D, DW-1608P2 is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW and 6x DVD-RW writing speeds and has a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. More importantly, it's one of the first drives with the ability to write to both DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media at 8x.

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This fall, NEC introduced their first "Super-Multi" drive, the ND-4550A. Featuring some of the fastest reading and writing speeds available, the drive is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 8x DVD+R DL and 6x DVD-R DL writing speeds and has a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. Staying true to the "Super-Multi" specifications, the ND-4550A can also read and write to DVD-RAM media at 5x.

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This fall, Lite-On unveiled their new EZ-DUB technology. Developed with the everyday consumer in mind, EZ-DUB makes copying discs and backing up data as easy as pressing a button and following a few simple steps. The first drive to support this new technology is the SOHW-1673SU. Based on the SOHW-1673S, this external drive is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 4x DVD+R DL writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. The SOHW-1673SU also includes features like 48x CD reading and writing speeds, 24x rewriting speeds and support for technologies like SMART-BURN and SMART-X.

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Today, CDRLabs brings you an in depth review of Pioneer's latest 16x DVD±RW, the DVR-R100. The retail version of the popular DVR-110D, the DVR-R100 is capable of 16x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW and 6x DVD-RW writing speeds and has a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. More importantly, it's one of the first drives with the ability to write to both DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media at 8x.

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