Plextor LLC (, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, announces the PX-880SA internal SATA and PX-880U external drives.  With writing speeds up to 24X and a newly-designed chassis, the drives are the fastest-writing in the Plextor lineup and also include a new noise-reduction design.

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Both drives feature innovative technologies to reduce noise and improve reliability. At the 24X speed, air flow can cause bothersome acoustic noise. A unique pattern is now included on the drive chassis of both drives to regulate this air flow, reducing the amount of noise created, so users can experience excellent performance in a quiet environment.

Additionally, a “smile hole” passage has been added to reduce the lift force that could cause the disc to warp. This ensures the disc reading and writing quality at the 24X speed.

“Plextor aims to consistently provide consumers with the latest technologies in all of its optical drives, but is also conscious of the current economic status and the desire to have multiple features already included,” said Christine Hsing, Marketing Manager at Plextor. “With the PX-880SA, there’s no need to purchase outside software to enhance your experience – it’s all there and ready to start working for you immediately.”

By incorporating a host of features including Roxio Creator® 10 CE burning software, LightScribe labeling and Plextor’s PlexERASE and PlexUTILITIES, the new 24X DVD/CD writer also makes it easy for consumers to have the ultimate entertainment PC.

Roxio Creator® 10 CE – a market-leading suite of photo, video and music authoring, burning and online sharing applications – helps users enhance their digital lifestyle, while the LightScribe feature allows users to conveniently personalize discs without the need for pens or stickers.

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Plextor’s patented PlexUTILITIES is an advanced application and diagnostic tool that allows users to view basic and advanced drive information, as well as measure and control the burn quality of every disc. This intuitive tool is easy enough for newcomers, yet powerful enough for experienced users. This unique software comes standard with all Plextor Windows platform optical drives for extra support.

PlexUTILITIES includes PlexERASE, also Plextor’s patented technology, which provides users with the safest and most convenient way to permanently removes all disc content, ensuring full confidentiality.

Both the PX-880SA and PX-880U record single layer DVD±R at 24X, double layer at 12X, and 12X on reliable DVD-RAM media.  The PX-880SA internal retails for $54.99 while the PX-880U has an MSRP of $99.99.  A 22X PATA version, the PX-870A, is also now available and retails for $54.99 as well.

All drives are available for purchase through distributors and retailers in North and South America. For more information on Plextor, visit