Model: Plextor PX-650US PlexEasy Portable 8x DVD 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, portable hard drives and solid state drives.

With the growing popularity of ultra-slim notebooks, Plextor has set its sights on the portable optical drive market. At this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the company unveiled its latest portable DVD writer, the PlexEasy. This compact, USB-powered drive is capable of 8x DVD±R, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 6x DVD±R DL and 5x DVD-RAM writing speeds and a maximum DVD read speed of 8x. The PlexEasy is more than just a portable DVD writer though. Along with a built-in card reader and USB port, the drive features a special stand-alone mode that lets users connect a variety of devices and burn photos and other media directly to disc without a PC.

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what Plextor's new portable DVD writer has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect from the PlexEasy, we'll take a look at some of  the drive's features and then see how well it works as both a stand-alone unit and a portable DVD writer. Is the PlexEasy the best choice for the person on the go? Keep reading to find out.

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