Plextor announces PX-712A, 12x DVD±RW

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#1

Plextor Japan announces the Plextor 712A

Writing Speeds :
DVD+R 12X
DVD+RW 4X
DVD-R 8X
DVD-RW 4X
CD-R 48X
CD-RW 24X

Reading Speeds :
DVD-ROM 16X
DVD±R/RW 12X
CDR 48X
CDRW 40X

Buffer : 8MB

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#2

Pitty I just bought 708A.
Only hope 712 will cost much more :).


#3

Originally posted by NoLimit
[B]Plextor Japan announces the Plextor 712A

Writing Speeds :
DVD+R 12X
DVD+RW 4X
DVD-R 8X
DVD-RW 4X
CD-R 48X
CD-RW 24X

Reading Speeds :
DVD-ROM 16X
DVD±R/RW 12X
CDR 48X
CDRW 40X

Buffer : 8MB

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Hmm…I don’t see anything about dual-layer recording on this one.
:confused:


#4

I don’t think it have dual layer feature.

Probably have to wait longer for that to be available.

The reading speed of 12x for DVD+/-R discs is nice though :wink:


#5

At least it has an 8Mb buffer (just as some MSI-drives).

All other companies should follow, 2Mb is not enough.


#6

Here is the complete press release:

WRITE 8 SPEED DVD MEDIA AT 12 SPEED ONLY POSSIBLE WITH THE NEW PLEXTOR DVD-Recorder: the PX-712A

Brussels, March 2004 – Once again, Plextor leads the way when it comes to burning DVDs.

The PX-712A internal DVD-recorder has an astonishing write speed of no less than 12x for DVD plus and 8x for DVD minus. A 4.7 GB DVD disk takes 6 minutes to write. The PX-712A reads DVD-ROMs at 16x. In addition to DVDs, the drives can obviously work with CDs, at a read and write speed of 48x and a rewrite speed of 24x. But in combination with the PX-712A the actual write speed rises to 12x. Another reason for deciding to choose Plextor. Interested parties who want to see it for themselves soon can check it out at CeBIT from 18 to 24 March. Plextor has a stand in Hall 21 (Stand A12).

You can forget totally about the “standards war about DVD plus and DVD minus” when using the new Plextor internal DVD driver PX-712A. Plextor understands only too well that this kind of industry squabble should not cause the slightest nuisance for users. The PX-712A can handle both the DVD plus and the DVD minus format. As the fastest drive on the market, the PX-712A burns a 4.7GB DVD-disk in around 6 minutes! But speed cannot be an excuse for compromising on quality. At Plextor, quality is self-evident, and every drive is covered by our customary 2 year warranty (On-Site Collect & Return). So you can make back-ups of your favourite DVDs, photo albums or other data at lightning speed. DVD plus disks can be written at a top speed of no less than 12x, and re-writing at 4x. For DVD minus, these speeds are 8x and 4x respectively. DVD-ROMs are read at 16x and the drives also handle CDs. These disks are written and read at 48x and rewritten at 24x.

Optimum performance
To prevent Buffer Underruns the PX-712A uses Buffer Underrun Proof technology (for CD), Lossless Linking (for DVD+R/RW) and Zero Link technology (for DVD-R/RW). Using the “Background formatting” function and a buffer memory of 8 MB, this drive can also format during writing.

The PX-712A is also equipped with Plextor’s “PoweRec” technology (Plextor Optimised Writing Error Reduction Control) which, depending on the quality of the DVD/CDs used, determines the optimum speed during burning, and thus helps to prevent writing errors. Plextor’s “VariRec” technology enables the user to choose from eight tone settings to improve and personalise sound recordings. Furthermore, the drive also supports the “Mount Rainier” technology that converts a CD into a universal storage disk.

Unique extras
As if all of this were not enough, there are extras that make the PX-712A the most ideal as well as the most comprehensive storage solution. There is the “GigaRec” function, where up to 1 GB of data can be recorded onto a standard CD disk (99 minutes).

Data security is guaranteed by the “SecuRec” hardware password protection. This key burns an inscription directly onto the CD. Ideal for making and storing master copies of important data, for example.

To improve the working life of your drive and make the whole process operate really quietly, you can set the read and write speed and the eject time yourself via Silent Mode. A “Q-Check” or quality control (C1/C2 error test, PI/PO error test, FE/TE test and Beta/Jitter test) before or after the burning process provides you with the necessary information about the quality of your DVD/CD.

Hardware
The internal PX-712A has an E-IDE (ATAPI) interface and is available with a white or black front and a comprehensive manual in 16 languages. A comprehensive software package is supplied as standard, enabling you to handle videos, photos, audio and data. Ahead Nero (CD/DVD Mastering software), Ahead InCD (Packet Writing software), Pinnacle Studio 9 (Video Editing and Authoring software), Cyberlink PowerDVD (DVD Player software) and PlexTools Professional (CD/DVD Utility software).

Even faster media
With a high-performance DVD recorder, you should demand high-performance media. The latest Plextor DVD R media (plus and minus) has storage capacity of 4.7 GB (over 120 minutes). Quite sufficient to archive your whole collection of video images, favourite music or any other kind of data, safely, cheaply and lightning-fast. Lightning-fast is no exaggeration: the new Plextor media have a write speed of no less than 8x, offer optimum writing quality, superior reliability and register with extreme precision. Better still, in combination with the PX-712A the write speed is even 12x (DVD+R); at present, that performance is unrivalled on the market.Plextor DVD+R disks are not only suitable for Plextor DVD recorders, but can also be used in devices from all other manufacturers. The 8x DVD+R media are available as a 5 -pack or per 25 in a cakebox; the 8X DVD-R discs only come in a 5-pack.

CeBIT
From 18 to 24 March, the European IT trade fair will be held once again. In keeping with tradition, Plextor will be showing the latest products. the PX-712A, as well as the ConvertX. Plextor has a stand in Hall 21 (Stand A12). You are invited, of course.

The PX-712A is available from the beginning of May through Plextor’s sales channels for a recommended retail price of 179 EUR* (excl. VAT). The external and Serial-ATA version will be announced later. The DVD+R media will be available commercially from April, and the DVD-R media from May.

  • incl. 2-year “On-Site Collect & Return Service”, where the end-user, dealer or distributor can return the product free of charge in the event of a fault.

About Plextor
Plextor is a leading global manufacturer of high reliability, high performance storage devices, as well as being one of the original pioneers of CD technology. Through its parent company, Shinano Kenshi Co. of Japan, Plextor has a history of developing and manufacturing advanced hardware and precision electronic equipment stretching back to 1918. With headquarters in Japan, Europe and USA, Plextor’s products are mainly sold through a network of specialised computer dealers. Plextor Europe, based in Brussels, handles sales, marketing and technical support in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Since opening its Brussels office in 1994, Plextor has introduced a number of award winning products, including CD/DVD-ROM drives, CD/DVD recordable drives, CD/DVD media and USB Flash Memory Drives (PlexFlash).


#7

To improve the working life of your drive and make the whole process operate really quietly, you can set the read and write speed and the eject time yourself via Silent Mode. A “Q-Check” or quality control (C1/C2 error test, PI/PO error test, FE/TE test and Beta/Jitter test) before or after the burning process provides you with the necessary information about the quality of your DVD/CD.

That is really interesting news!

:bow: :bow:

Me wants one NOW :iagree:


#8

Anyone know when this drive will be available in the USA? I want one dammit lol!:smiley:


#9

Yeah I saw that too OC-Freak :slight_smile: I hope this feature will also be implemented for the PX-708A drive though.


#10

Released in 2 months and no double layer? Who is going to buy this one?:eek:


#11

philips came with a new butner at the same time.
this thing can burn dual layer.

why a burner with 12x without duallayer??


#12

I’m sure somebody will hack that firmware and load it into a 708…walla…you got a 712.
As for that noise/tray opening feature all its going to do as stated is slow the drive down along with the burn times…plex cant even burn correctly at 8x let alone 12x…haha
Burns 8x at 12x…cant even find 8x disc’s …at any usa local stores…if they did they would cost min $3 each…ive noticed past few week’s the price of blank media has gone up!, best buy selling 50 -R’s for over $50…thats insane!..thought the officemax 100 for $40 was a sign of lowering prices…remember it cost mere pennies to make a dvd…as with cd-r media, there just riding this money maker as long as they can…dual layer will change this…


#13

not the same hardware!
first of the buffer with 8mb


#14

Originally posted by OC-Freak
[B]I don’t think it have dual layer feature.

Probably have to wait longer for that to be available.

The reading speed of 12x for DVD+/-R discs is nice though :wink: [/B]

I wonder if the Plextor “read speed” for DVD movies will continue to be LOCKED at 2x? I wonder if the hold down the eject button for three flashes trick will work?


#15

Originally posted by Budman62
I’m sure somebody will hack that firmware and load it into a 708…walla…you got a 712.
As for that noise/tray opening feature all its going to do as stated is slow the drive down along with the burn times…plex cant even burn correctly at 8x let alone 12x…haha
Burns 8x at 12x…cant even find 8x disc’s …at any usa local stores…if they did they would cost min $3 each…ive noticed past few week’s the price of blank media has gone up!, best buy selling 50 -R’s for over $50…thats insane!..thought the officemax 100 for $40 was a sign of lowering prices…remember it cost mere pennies to make a dvd…as with cd-r media, there just riding this money maker as long as they can…dual layer will change this…

I have also had problems finding quality media that will burn at 8x in my Plextor. Try the Maxell DVD+R 4x. It works well at 8x. Don’t use the 1.05 firmware as it makes the burn a little worse.

I am told we should see the TY DVD+R 8x certified for sale (internet order) here in the US. Hopefully, it will burn ok at 12x in the new burner.


#16

The Plextor DVD+R discs are Taiyo Yuden made. And yes, the 8x DVD+R Plextor discs will work at 12x in the PX-712A. I have some certified 8x Ritek DVD+R discs here and they work perfectly at 8x in the Plextor PX-708A. Remember that it’s not Plextor’s fault that certified 8x media is hardly available.


#17

Originally posted by G@M3FR3@K
The Plextor DVD+R discs are Taiyo Yuden made. And yes, the 8x DVD+R Plextor discs will work at 12x in the PX-712A. I have some certified 8x Ritek DVD+R discs here and they work perfectly at 8x in the Plextor PX-708A. Remember that it’s not Plextor’s fault that certified 8x media is hardly available.

I agree. When you find quality media the Plextor will give a very, very good clean burn.

The quality of media is just all over the place right now…even media with the same code from the same cake pack!

I eagerly await the TY 8x. I have had nothing but good consistant burns the the TY DVD-R I have burned on my 708.


#18

no dual layer for this drive!
this price is to much because philips bring out for 169.- a dual layer burner.


#19

And what´s up with…VariaRec ???

Any Info about that ?

hallo51


#20

The Plex Premium + Blindwrite = a 1:1 copy of SecuROM titles.

Can this burner do the same??

I think (hope) it can because it futures the same techniques.