Plextor announced the immediate availability of the PX-740UF DVD+/-R/RW drive. The stylish black external drive is aimed at mainstream PC users who want reliable, lightning fast performance but don't require professional recording features.
The concept behind the PX-740 Series drives is simple: give customers the very fast recording speed and high level of reliability for which Plextor is known, without professional features they don't need. Now customers can choose between the internal PX-740A and external PX-740UF versions, with both models delivering the same industry leading performance and quality.
A dual interface supports both Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and full-speed compliant IEEE-1394 FireWire(R), enabling Plextor customers to easily share a single external high-performance DVD/CD recorder among multiple Apple(R) Macintosh(R) and Microsoft(R) Windows(R)-based personal computer systems. Burst data transfer rates of 480 Mbps (USB) or 400 Mbps (Firewire) allow a user to burn a 4.7GB DVD+R disc in approximately six minutes.
The PX-740UF delivers state-of-the-art recording speeds of 16X DVD+/-R on recommended single-layer DVD media. Users also can burn up to four hours of high-quality MPEG-2/DVD video on a single 8.5 GB disk using 8X DVD+R on Double-Layer (DL) DVD media and 4X DVD-R on Dual Layer (DL) DVD media.
The Plextor PX-740UF Series drive is a highly versatile 10-in-1 DVD/CD burner that supports 8X DVD+R DL, 4X DVD-R DL, and 16X DVD+/-R Writing; 8X DVD+RW and 6X DVD-RW Rewriting; and 16X max DVD-Reading; as well as high-speed 48X CD-R Writing, 32X CD-RW Rewriting, and 48X max CD-Reading.
The PX-740UF drive has a 2 MB buffer and features Buffer Underrun Proof Technology to prevent buffer underrun errors and allow multi-tasking. Lossless Linking/Zero Link technology enables users to perform basic editing tasks directly on the DVD disc. The PX-740UF also supports DVD+RW background format, which eliminates the need to format a DVD+RW disc manually, thus reducing the total time it takes to write data to a disc.
Plextor's bundled software package offers ease-of-use and extensive functionality for Windows platforms. The PX-740UF drive ships with the award-winning Nero 6 software suite for burning video, music, photos, and data to DVD or CD. The Plextor bundle includes Nero Express 6 for CD & DVD recording; NeroVision Express 2 SE for DVD video editing and authoring; Nero PhotoShow Express for photo management and editing; InCD 4.2 for drag & drop packet writing; Nero Showtime for video playback; and Nero Toolkit for drive test and speed control.
The Plextor PX-740UF drive is available in North and South America for $179.00 USD.