Plextor 712A, best deals?

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#1

Hello,

I have a 708a and really pleased with its performance however i like the idea of 8x writing with the limited time I have. I notice there is at least one person on the forum with the 712 (that I can see) so I was wondering if there are any good deals.

Also I have seen on the web drives from Europe/America (sorry I am in the UK) will these work? Sorry to be a complete novice.

So any help on a good price would be appreciated

Anyone want to buy a 708A :wink:


#2

I just purchased a Plextor PX712A 12X Plextor Drive (-OEM version) it comes w/ DVD software (Roxio 6.0) + user manual. The best deal I could find so far was at: http://www.diymicro.com/product.asp?pf_id=57%2D224%2D014 it has with free shipping to any where in U.S. Not too sure bout Int’l, though.

:bow:


#3

Retail (not OEM) version available at Newegg for $190 (+$5 shipping)… USA only, though.


#4

Thanks I will check those out.

P.S Reading the posts and reading about Multi-layer capability (or lack of) on the 712. What is this and does it make any difference to someone who burns data dvds and movie files?

Not sure if I use this facility on the 708 so would I miss this if I purchased a 712. Thanks again for all your help.

Keith


#5

DL write is not in this version of the drive, though rumor has it that firmware will be available later this year–don’t hold your breath though.

DL DVD will give you 4 hours of recording time, but DL media is scarce, expensive, and of varying quality, and recording speed is only 2.4x. Recording a couple of movies will take you about 45 minutes to an hour vs 6 minutes per disc at 12X.


#6

In case you’re wondering keitho, DL = double or dual layer recording :wink:

Instead of the standard 4.7GB you get 7.96GB of space. A first look at DL recording can be found here.


#7

you paid $190? I got mine (Retail Version) for $117 from buy.com after $30 rebate and $10 buy.com coupon


#8

you paid $190? I got mine (Retail Version) for $117 from buy.com after $30 rebate and $10 buy.com coupon

Code65536 was talking about the Plextor 712A not the 708A drive that you purchased from buy.com. buy.com has the 712A drive for $207.99
http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10364436&hdwt=22082&loc=2073&sp=1

CompuPlus.com has the 712A drive for $188.00.http://www.compuplus.com/insidepage.php3?sid=176nueb848x4x6v&id=1002350


#9

As of today, the cheapest I could find is at bestbuy.com for $189
with free shipping.
Other online resellers jumped their price above $200