Wednesday, November 10th 2010

Plextor Intros PX-LB950SA Internal Blu-ray Writer Drive

Plextor rolled out its latest Blu-ray product, the PX-LB950SA internal Blu-ray writer drive. Armed with a SATA interface and 8 MB of cache, the PX-LB950SA can burn Blu-ray discs at 12X for BD-R, 8X for double-layer BD-R, and 2X for double-layer BD-RE. DVDs are burned at 16X for DVD-R/+R, 12X for DVD-RAM, 8X for DVD-R/+R (double-layer) and DVD-RW and 6x for DVD-RW. The drive also features LightScribe technology, with which it can burn labels onto compatible media. A copy of CyberLink PowerDVD 9 BD Suite is also bundled. Plextor's latest drive is priced at €179.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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10 Comments on Plextor Intros PX-LB950SA Internal Blu-ray Writer Drive

#1
SabreWulf69
Awesome hope to see a review soon as I have got the Pioneer DVR-212 and have been wanting a reason to upgrade.
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Sabishii Hito
I miss the days when Plextor designed its own drives...
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Easy Rhino
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by: Sabishii Hito
I miss the days when Plextor designed its own drives...
well back then they also cost 3 times the amount of a generic drive.
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Optical drives are so cheap to manufacture, i could never understand the $200 dollar price tag, wouldn't pay more than $50 for drive with the latest tech.
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#6
LAN_deRf_HA
I think plextor uses sonys with custom firmware, at least for the dvd drives. I got one of their dvd burners, much quieter than my samsungs. If there's a speed penalty I haven't noticed, but I can't think how else they could quiet it. The enclosures are so thin there's not much they could do on that end.
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SabreWulf69
Yuck man Sony make some of the worst lasers in the business. At least in the consoles, every revision from experience of a friend of mine who done chips for the PS2 and PS1, every time he got a new revision the "newer" lasers were substantially weaker than the last series. If this is indeed true then that throws my idea of owning a nice Plextor drive out the window.
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Sabishii Hito
by: Easy Rhino
well back then they also cost 3 times the amount of a generic drive.
True but they had a lot more features than the competing drives too. I loved their error checking capabilities with PlexTools.
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Easy Rhino
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by: Sabishii Hito
True but they had a lot more features than the competing drives too. I loved their error checking capabilities with PlexTools.
agreed. you definitely got what you paid for which is why i chose them over the generics. but i am guessing they simply could not stay in business with today's competition. they need a new business model because having a reliable and powerful optical drive can be very useful.
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Depth
8X for DVD-R/+R (double-layer) and DVD-RW and 6x for DVD-RW.
Makes sense to me :confused:
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