Friday, April 29th 2011

Plextor Announces PX-LB950UE External 12X Blu-Ray Writer with USB 3.0 & eSATA Support

Plextor, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, announces the newest addition to its Blu-ray lineup with the new PX-LB950UE external 12X Blu-ray Writer – the fastest Blu-ray writer available in the market today. This drive features the latest superspeed USB3.0 and eSATA connections, providing bandwidth for high data transfer rate.

Supplied with advanced Blu-ray and DVD playback software and recording applications, the PX-LB950UE offers a full Blu-ray HD experience. The drive is designed to provide smooth and quiet HD Blu-ray movie playback with excellent sound reproduction and a crystal clear picture quality. This drive also supports 3D playback and is able to convert 2D contents to simulate 3D effects.

“We are excited to offer a transportable all-in-one blu-ray device to consumers,” said Christine Hsing, Marketing Manager at Plextor. “The PX-LB950UE lets you connect to any computer with USB or eSATA connection making access to Blu-ray technology a breeze.”

In addition, the PX-LB950UE is developed with a low vibration system, eliminating most vibrations. It has a large 8MB buffer ensuring an enhanced writing accuracy at high speed. The PX-LB950UE also features a special chassis, which channels the airflow, cools the motors, improves performance and extends the lifetime of the drive.

The PX-LB950UE comes with Plextor’s very own PlexUTILITIES, a comprehensive disc and drive analysis tool. This drive is also LightScribe enabled.

The 12X External Blu-ray Writer, PX-LB950UE, is available now with the suggested MSRP of $239.99.
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6 Comments on Plextor Announces PX-LB950UE External 12X Blu-Ray Writer with USB 3.0 & eSATA Support

#1
The Von Matrices
USB 3.0 really is needed

I thought at first that the USB 3.0 interface was a gimmick and that USB 2.0 would suffice, but I was amazed to find that 12X Blu-ray requires 432Mb/s (54MB/s). That's faster than some 5400rpm laptop drives!
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#2
LAN_deRf_HA
So who makes the drive? Guessing sony with custom firmware.
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#3
timta2
by: The Von Matrices
I thought at first that the USB 3.0 interface was a gimmick and that USB 2.0 would suffice, but I was amazed to find that 12X Blu-ray requires 432Mb/s (54MB/s). That's faster than some 5400rpm laptop drives!
But doesn't USB 2.0 offer a theoretical 480Mbps? :laugh: I personally don't burn anything at 12X and usually choose much lower speeds because I believe I get a higher quality burn.


I used to have Plextor CD Burner I really liked. I guess $239 isn't too bad for this Blu-Ray burner, especially with USB 3.0 and E-SATA support. Although I (we) could do it with USB 2.0 for ~$150 by combining a drive with an enclosure. Plextor has always had a "Plextor Tax", but this doesn't seem to bad.
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#4
digibucc
by: LAN_deRf_HA
So who makes the drive? Guessing sony with custom firmware.
i thought plextor made their own? they were #1 for awhile, right?
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#5
LAN_deRf_HA
They haven't made drives for a long time.
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#6
aj28
Anyone else amused that the inside is beige?
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