Time after Time!

STReport's Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon Award Winner 2003

by Ralph F. Mariano

Plextor has, over the years, proven to me that their main concern is engineering quality... I've used Plextor Drives for over five years now and have yet to have a single problem with any of them.  No, this is not a history lesson it is a testimonial from me. I've become so accustomed to enjoying high quality and superb performance from Plextor drives that its a given at this time.  Truly, the Rolls Royce of DVD/CD Burners.

I recently installed the PX-504 product and believe this.... it was up and running in less than 15 minutes.  I already had Nero 6 Ultra Edition installed and Nero saw the Plextor in a heartbeat. The drive runs silent, no loud whirring, no tray grinding, no clicks, bumps or anything.  I've burned at least 10 CD's and 4 DVD's.. not a single mishap. Plextor delivers top notch goods.... period! There is no doubt in my mind when I tell you, "If you want the best get a Plextor!"  What more can I say?  I have had other brands of drives here for evaluation and they are all a far cry from the quality of workmanship, design and circuitry Plextor offers in all its products. I could go on and on but the truth is, I am not going to bore you with nonsense statistics, instead, I'll say it again..... I have never been disappointed by any Plextor product.  You want the best?  Get a Plextor!

The Plextor PX-504UF delivers blazing-fast 4X DVD+R writing, 2.4X DVD+R/RW rewriting and 12X DVD-ROM read speeds. In addition to recording, rewriting and reading DVD discs at multiple speeds, it also supports 16X CD-R write, 10X CD-RW rewrite and 40X CD-ROM read. Create a 4.7 GB disc on DVD media in less than 15 minutes for work and play.

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Total Solution Features

Part # (retail kit): PX-504UF/SW (external) (Box Contents)

External IEEE 1394 (FireWire) and Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) interface
6-in-1 drive: 4X DVD+R, 2.4 DVD+R/RW and 12X DVD-ROM, 16X CD-R, 10X CD-RW, 40X max CD-ROM
Lossless linking technology enables users to perform basic editing tasks directly on the DVD disc
Buffer Underrun Proof Technology prevents buffer underrun errors that can cause wasted media or coasters
PoweRec technology is a sophisticated write strategy providing superior quality recording at maximum speed for your chosen media
Support DVD+RW background format
Horizontal or vertical mounting orientation
Black CD tray minimizes jitter
Windows® 95/98/ME/2000/XP™
Mac OS 9.1 or above
One-year full warranty (parts, labor and replacement)
Unlimited toll-free tech support

Minimum Systems

CPU: Pentium® III 800MHz or above
RAM: 128MB
HDD: 800 MB - 1 GB free space for DVD authoring
Interface: Dual IEEE 1394 and Hi-Speed USB
Monitor Display Resolution: 1024 x 768 at 16-bit color