Already spotted them at CeBIT this year but no they’ve officially released them, see http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/6982
[i]SpeedRead: speed checks!
The PX-116A can handle a maximum read speed of 48x, while the PX-54TA operates at up to 54x. As standard, both drives are set at 40x to prevent the risk of damage. A user who wants to read at 48x or 54x can do this by using the SpeedRead function.
The retail versions of the PX-54TA (CD-ROM drive) and the PX-116A (DVD-ROM drive) are delivered with the Plextor CD/DVD utility software (PlexTools) and DVD Player software (PowerDVD) as standard. A comprehensive 16-language manual is supplied too.[/i]
Prices will be around 25 euro for the CD-ROM drive and 49 euro for the DVD-ROM drive… What do you think about these new drives?