Plextor Blu-ray Drive Coming This Fall
June 29, 2006 3:04 PM
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Plextor will add to the Blu-ray foray with its first BDR drive
Plextor, Inc. has been one of the leading optical storage device manufacturers since the CD-ROM drive days and has produced some top notch
DVD writers in the last few years
. It is now time to jump in to yet another optical format; one of two high density formats recently introduced which is Blu-ray.
Plextor will be announcing its
which will be capable of writing to single (25GB) and dual layer (50GB) Blu-ray media at 2x speeds as well as Blu-ray rewritable media. The PX-B900A will also feature reading and writing capabilities to your favorite DVD±R at 8x and DVD±R DL at 4x media as well as DVD-RAM media at 5x. There is no mention on the Plextor-Europe website about DVD±RW or CD-R/RW media so we will have to wait for the official press release.
If you all remember a month back LG Electronics introduced a
4x Blu-ray drive
which has a 'tentative' launch date of sometime this summer and a cost of around $1000. Pricing on Plextor's Blu-ray drive has yet to be announced but we're assuming it will be around the same mark as all other Blu-ray drives announced have presented the same numbers. The PX-B900A has a September/October launch schedule.
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6/29/2006 3:38:58 PM
Plextor is "capable of writing".
PS3 is not.
6/30/2006 12:58:03 AM
ahh :( so expensive... HD-DVD rom drive would cost about $200 :( but i don't about burners.
7/1/2006 9:17:54 AM
Wrong, fail, F - -. They woulds till cost around $600. Sure it's cheaper, but not THAT cheap.
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