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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A grand for optical storage --- far to rich for my blood
6/30/2006 9:32:55 AM
Right up front -- spare me the history lesson of how much the first CD-RW drives cost or how much you remember paying for your first DVD-R +/- drive...all that tells me is 1 of 3 things : 1) You are doing very well financially and so dropping a grand here and there is no big deal. If that's the case, count your blessings and congratulations -- can you lend me a few grand? ;), 2) You have a real business need for the product. Its a tool that earns you money and you likely can write it off with your taxes or just outright have your company pay for it, and if neither of those two apply then its just 3) You are impatient to a fault, you stupidly will fork out money just to a step ahead of the "Jones" on your block, even though you have no valid business NEED or truly the funds to really afford it. In short, IMHO -- the folks that fall into #3 are idiots.
I'll just wait until prices drop and guess what if prices don't drop (which of course they will) I just won't buy.
I rather throw $1000 towards building a new system then getting one single optical drive.
RE: A grand for optical storage --- far to rich for my blood
6/30/2006 2:19:17 PM
if it weren't for your type 3 there would not be many successful CE products. they aren't necessarily idiots, they are early adopters.
that said... a grand is a bit too much. i don't really care about writing support I want reading support. i'd pay 300 for an hd-dvd drive right now (it would have to be less for bluray, not as many movies i want to see on that format).
I'll wait for ASUS to release theirs.
7/2/2006 10:51:49 AM
For my upcoming PC, I'd rather for ASUS to launch their Blu-ray optical drive (since I'm a fan of using ASUS products for Optical Drives and Motherboards)
Plextor is not that big of a brand IMO.
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