What are the differences between the the bulk and retail version of Plextor 716A?

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#1

Is there any difference, like different firmware or stuff like this?

Thx!


#2

packaging, thats all


#3

and price


#4

Usually “Bulk” version comes without software, and sometimes without mounting hardware. Ask your dealer if you have any questions about what’s missing in the bulk package.


#5

I got the bulk version. In my case there was only the drive in a bubble bag (don’t know the proper english word for these cases with many air bubbles, but I don’t even know the german word for it :bigsmile: ).
In the retail version you will get the drive, a CD with PlexTools and an IDE cable (or S-ATA or USB, depends which Version you buy [A, SA, SU]) packed in a nice box. edit: And screws for mounting the drive are also in the retail version.


#6

You were very close, maststef. The proper term is bubble wrap.


#7

The faceplate design is the same? Does the bulk version comes with 2 faceplates (black and white), like the retail version?


#8

If you buy the bulk version you only get one color. But I only saw bulks with white color. I don’t know if they sell it with black front panel as bulk.