Model: Plextor PX-810UF 18x FireWire/USB 2.0 DVD±RW/RAM
Manufacturer: Plextor
Provided By: Plextor LLC

Plextor really does not need much of an introduction. For more than a decade, they've produced some of the best optical drives the industry has seen. Known the world over for their quality, performance and features, these drives have become favorites among consumers and professionals alike. 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, DVD and Blu-ray Disc writers, many with features found nowhere else.


With the PX-755UF and PX-760UF getting a bit long in the tooth, Plextor has introduced a new external DVD writer, the "TurboPlex" PX-810UF. While lacking many of the bells and whistles found on its predecessors, this new LG GSA-H44N based drive boasts some impressive specs. The PX-810UF is capable of 18x DVD±R, 10x DVD±R DL, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. Of course, Plextor's new drive can do more than read and write DVD's. The PX-810UF also includes features like 48x CD reading and writing speeds, 32x rewriting speeds and support for both FireWire and USB 2.0.

With features and specs like this, the PX-810UF sounds like it has a lot of potential. To give you an idea of what to expect from Plextor's new external writer, we'll take a look at some of its features and then see how it compares to some of the 18x DVD±RW drives from the competition. Does the PX-810UF have what it takes? Read on as we find out.

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