Model: Plextor PX-LB950UE External 12x Blu-ray Disc Writer
Manufacturer: Plextor
Provided By: Plextor LLC

When it comes to optical storage, there are few names as well known as Plextor. For more than a decade, they've produced some of the best 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. Today, Plextor continues to lead the way by bringing cutting edge storage technologies to market. Along with a vast assortment of high-performance DVD and Blu-ray drives, the company offers a growing number of NAS devices, external hard drives and solid state drives.

Like most drive manufacturers, Plextor has begun to focus on the growing Blu-ray Disc market. The company recently introduced its first external Blu-ray Disc writer, the PX-LB950UE. Sporting the same specs as its internal counterpart, the PX-LB950SA, this new external drive is capable of 12x BD-R, 8x BD-R DL and 2x BD-RE writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 8x. The PX-LB950UE also features both SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and eSATA connections as well as support for HP's LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling system and Plextor's PlexUtilities advanced application and diagnostic tool. To top it all off, the drive comes with CyberLink's Blu-ray Disc Suite which includes software capable of playing back Blu-ray movies in 3D.

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what Plextor's new external Blu-ray Disc writer has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take an in-depth look at the PX-B940SA's features and then see how it compares to some of the Blu-ray Disc writers from the competition. Does the PX-LB950UE have what it takes? Is it the fastest Blu-ray Disc writer around? Keep reading to find out.

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