New Plextor Drives: PX-B300SA and PX-B920SA

Plextor Europe announces two new drives:

PX-B300SA and PX-B920SA

PX-B300SA, a halfheight internal BD and HD DVD ROM with SATA connection. The drive will read and write all conventional forms of CD & DVD’s in addition to reading BD and HD-DVD ROM.
http://www.plextor.be/products/px-b300sa.asp?choice=PX-B300SA

PX-B920SA, a halfheight internal Blu-ray Rewriter & HD DVD-ROM with SATA connection. The drive will read and write all conventional forms of CD & DVD’s in addition to writing Blu-ray media. Also reads HD DVD-ROM.
http://www.plextor.be/products/px-b920sa.asp?choice=PX-B920SA

:eek: rebadge or original?? Well, LS means it’s a rebadge I guess, but who knows…

This duo is a pretty smart step features/marketing wise, isn’t it.

Most likely rebadges.

My guess would be we’re looking at LGs GGC-H20L and GGW-H20L.

Ho-hum, more rebadges. Wake me up when (if?) a real Plextor gets released.

I Completely agree with hwp, LG GGC-H20L has the same specs and the PX-B300SA, and the LG GGW-H20L matches the PX-B920SA.

Price will be very high with Plextor logo :iagree:

I have to wonder whether this is really just an LG GGWH20L rebadge, if it is the price point should be cheaper not more expensive.:iagree:

Yeah, that’s true. The LG theory makes sense. Unfortunately. :sad:

I guess eject and LED positions match. Although, it looks different!

But: Note that the PX-B300A ships with no PTP LE at all. LG drives never scan at all. So maybe no inclusion of PTP LE this time, because it’s an LG indeed. Can’t wait to know for sure.

[quote=ChiefNuts;1997376]I Completely agree with hwp, LG GGC-H20L has the same specs and the PX-B300SA, and the LG GGW-H20L matches the PX-B920SA.[/quote]Hmm, while the LED and emergency eject button matches, the LG GGW-H20N is 6x BD-R writer meanwhile the PX-B920SA in only 4x?

maybe LG is selling of parts that didn’t match the 6x specs

Hi
All i can say is it does’t matter where you place it Plextor .ucked it up badly
i remember the times when there was a rumor a new Plextor drive would come out uh WE COULDN’T WAIT! What are the spec’s when can i buy it and lots of REPLYS on the same day well check now just 8 replys !! WE WANT PLEXTOR INSIDE not a .uckin. rebaged drive with a Plextor logo on it.
Plextor do your home work and start building your own drives again!!!

Btw give as the source code for PTP/PTP XL so the once are left with a REAL PLEXTOR drive can fix the bugs you left as with so we can use the software we paid for (PTP XL) and enjoy the rest of the drives life time.

Please continue any discussion there and consider this thread as an announcement only.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=zevia;1997497]Hmm, while the LED and emergency eject button matches, the LG GGW-H20N is 6x BD-R writer meanwhile the PX-B920SA in only 4x?[/QUOTE]

True. But it seems to me the 6x vs. 4x question is more or less academical anyway. Since 6x is written at 2.5-6x CAV while 4x is written at CLV this translates, if I remember it correctly, into something just above 21 min. for 6x and just above 22 min for 4x. So there is not really a noteworthy advantage to 6x. Even if you want the gain of that minute I’d still rather prefer a CLV over a CAV writing method. Much simpler to control and less prone to problems it usually gives better quality burns.

Yeah I was thinking that it’s an LG drive with a firmware request from Plextor to limit the BD-R write speed to 4x.

There is no doubt these drives are LG clones. This is from the GGW-H20L YL02 firmware:


006aa0  48 4c 2d 44 54 2d 53 54 42 44 2d 52 45 20 20 47  HL-DT-STBD-RE  G
006ab0  47 57 2d 48 32 30 4e 20 50 4c 45 58 54 4f 52 20  GW-H20N PLEXTOR 
006ac0  42 44 44 56 44 52 57 20 47 47 43 2d 48 32 30 4e  BDDVDRW GGC-H20N
006ad0  42 44 2d 52 45 20 20 47 47 57 2d 48 32 30 4c 20  BD-RE  GGW-H20L 
006ae0  42 44 44 56 44 52 57 20 47 47 43 2d 48 32 30 4c  BDDVDRW GGC-H20L
006af0  42 44 2d 52 20 20 20 50 58 2d 42 39 32 30 53 41  BD-R   PX-B920SA
006b00  44 56 44 52 20 20 20 50 58 2d 42 33 30 30 53 41  DVDR   PX-B300SA
006b10  42 44 2d 52 45 20 20 42 45 30 36 4c 55 31 30 20  BD-RE  BE06LU10 

[QUOTE=hwp;1997372]Plextor Europe announces two new drives:

[B]PX-B300SA[/B] and [B]PX-B920SA[/B]
[/QUOTE]

Plextor Europe now has announced an external “UF” version fo the PX-B920A. Product page:

http://www.plextor.be/products/px-B920UF.asp?choice=PX-B920UF