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Plextor Announces New Internal Blu-Ray Drives

Plextor announced two new multifunction disc drives that combine next-generation Blu-Ray and HD DVD technologies.

The internal PX-B920SA drive features 4X BD-R write speed and a Serial ATA (SATA) interface for fast data throughput, up to 150 Mbits/sec. The new PX-B920SA is a Blu-Ray burner that also plays HD DVD discs and supports high-speed reading and recording of DVD and CD media formats, including DVD-RAM, Dual Layer DVD, Double Layer DVD, DVD±R/RW, and CD-R/RW.

The PX-B920SA drive supports fast Blu-Ray recording speeds of 4X BD-R (18 MB/sec transfer rate) and 2X BD-RE (9 MB/sec transfer rate) on single layer and double-layer media. Playback is 4.8X for Blu-Ray BDMV (movie) discs and 3X for HD DVD Video discs.

For DVD, the PX-B920SA delivers 16X DVD±R on single-layer media, 4X DVD±R on Double-Layer and Dual-Layer (DL) media, and 5X DVD-RAM. The drive also supports 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 6X max DVD-ROM, 40X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, and 40X CD-ROM. The PX-B920SA drive features a 4MB data buffer. The drive is LightScribe enabled for direct disc laser printing.

The PX-B920SA drive comes bundled with a single rewritable 25GB BD-RE media disc and a complete package of application software, including InterVideo WinDVD 8, Ulead MovieFactory 5.5 SE, and Burn.Now 4.5 SE.

The new PX-B300SA multifunction drive is capable of playing both Blu-Ray and HD DVD media. The internal drive also reads and records DVD and CD media formats with recording speeds of 16X DVD±R, 24X CD-RW, and 40X CD-R. The PX-B300SA, which includes a SATA interface for high performance, is designed for PC OEMs, systems integrators, enterprises, professionals, and mid-market consumers who want to playback both Blu-Ray and HD DVD discs and record on DVD and CD media.

The PX-B300SA drive offers 4.8X BDMV and 3X HD DVD reading. For DVD, the drive delivers 16X DVD±R on single-layer media, 4X DVD±R on Double-Layer and Dual-Layer (DL) media, and 5X DVD-RAM. The drive also supports 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 6X max DVD-ROM, 40X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, and 40X CD-ROM. The PX-B300SA drive features a 4MB data buffer. The drive is LightScribe enabled for direct disc laser printing.

The PX-B300SA drive comes bundled with a complete package of application software, including InterVideo WinDVD 8, Ulead MovieFactory 5.5 SE, and Burn.Now 4.5 SE.

Plextor will ship the PX-B920SA drive to distributors in North and South America in late March 2008, with the MSRP of $599.99 USD. The PX-B300SA will be shipped the MSRP of $499.99 USD.

Source: Plextor

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