Model: Plextor PX-760A 18x DVD±RW
Manufacturer: Plextor
Provided By: Plextor America

When it comes to optical storage, the name Plextor should definitely sound familiar. A favorite among computer enthusiasts for as long as I can remember, their drives are known the world over for the performance, quality and features they offer. To keep ahead of the competition, Plextor has continued to lead the way, bringing cutting edge technologies to market. Today, their product lineup includes a number of high performance CD and DVD writers, many with features found nowhere else.

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.

After months of development delays, the PX-760A is finally here. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a look at some of its features and then see how it stacks up against some of the 16x DVD±RW drives from the competition. Are 18x DVD±R writing speeds enough to put the PX-760A on top? More importantly, is it the drive for you? We'll answer these questions and more in our review of the Plextor PX-760A.

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