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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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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