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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 PX-B900A 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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By Strunf on 6/30/2006 5:46:59 AM , Rating: 2
I agree with you however I always have 2 optical drives, when I bought my DVD burner I kept my CD burner, when I bought my 2nd DVD burner I kept my older DVD burner, chances are when I buy a Blu-ray burner I'll keep my DVD burner.

By Master Kenobi on 6/30/2006 7:39:38 AM , Rating: 2
I keep 2 similar optical drives in my machine, but then its meant for me to burn more than 1 copy of a DVD at the same time......... not that were copying movies or anything :D

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