New 18X DVD Burner by Plextor on the Horizon!

Thanks to Tom’s Hardware for this very interesting info. It seems that Plextor has broken the 16X speed limit on DVD burning and can reach upto 18X. See here for the article:

http://www.tgdaily.com/2006/02/13/plextor_announces_18x_dvd_writer/

Well, since I just purchased my 3550A, it’s not like I’m going to go out and buy this new burner anytimes soon but…it is interesting though.

Plextor announced a delay in the release of this drive due to a lack of any media which would support 18X to their satisfaction. We’ll have to wait and see if this turns out to be real value or if it is just hot air. Given Plextors pricing I doubt very much if many will be too excited.

Sheesh 16x is too fast already, I stay at 8x. I am in no immediate hurry when I burn things.

wow 18x, but atm there are not even disks that support 18x.

So for now coming from plextor its just hot air. I agree with agent009:

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