Plextor PX-708A DVD-Writer

DVD±R/±RW - EIDE/ATAPI - Internal - MPN: PX708ASW
Product Details
Description
The Plextor PX-708A delivers the fastest performance in dual formats: 8X DVD+R write, 4X DVD-R write, 4X DVD+RW rewrite, 2X DVD-RW rewrite, and 12X DVD-ROM read. In addition to recording, rewriting and reading DVD discs in dual formats, the PX-708A supports 40X CD-R write, 24X CD-RW rewrite and 40X CD-ROM read speeds. All in one drive. Create a 4.7 GB disc on DVD media in about 8 minutes. You won't find a better DVD recordable drive to create, edit and share customized DVDs and CDs with friends and family using video, photo, audio and data. Capture, archive, organize and personalize your home movies and photos on DVD, VCD, mini DVD and SVCD. Create photo slide shows, complete with transitions and music. Burn your photos to Video CD to play on most DVD players. You can also back up and archive 4.7 GB on a single-sided recordable DVD disc or create photo albums for viewing with DVD players and much more.
Quick Glance
Type of Drive DVD-Writer
Internal/External Internal
Interface Type 1 x Mini-phone Stereo Headphone, 1 x 40-pin IDC EIDE/ATAPI, 1 x 2-pin S/PDIF, 1 x 4-pin MPC Audio Line Out
User Reviews
You can't go wrong with the exceptional Plextor drives!
5 Star Review   By member Poseidonas - Jun 18, 2006   

Strengths: Unique Plextor features (read specs on website), excellent reliability, quiet, not a single coaster after ~200 burns

Weakness: NERO not included, but Roxio/Sonic instead. Not a big deal if you already own Nero like myself.

Plextor is still the king :) Not a single coaster yet, and that is while on the internet downloading a file, while playing Dungeon Siege, and McAfee I.S. suite running 100%, plus BOINC (SETI@Home) doing analysis in the background. You can see when there was a buffer-underrun by the color of the blinking light - but BURN-Proof works flawlessly. Add the fact that a 40x CD-Audio disc is the exact same quality as one burned at 2x (PoweRec...adjust laser beam strength automatically) - and that it's a Plextor invention, you got a burner that'll do everything you will desire. You'll never be disappointed! (My 12x CDRW Plextor has done over 800 CD's ~~not a single coaster!). One more thing - the quality of the burn has never been anything less than fantastic, and it plays in every drive I ever placed discs into (friend's & family's devices (car, home, PC) ).

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1 Star Review   By member bochba - Oct 27, 2004   

Strengths: (when it works) burn speed

Weakness: reliability

I had been happly burning DVD's when one day a burn took over an hour, then the second burn errored out after 30 min. Plextor says check DMA, and use good media. I used Plextors own Media that was included, bought more Maxell and TDK Checked DMA, still the DVD burner burns at .9x to 1x. Plextor does not seem like they want repair the burner under warranty. I spent over $150 a few months back and looks like I will have to buy another brand. Several years ago I had a Plextor CDROM burner, and it failed, Plextor took care of me that time, I still have that drive.

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5 Star Review   By member rbcheck - Apr 8, 2004   

Strengths: Ez install and compatable with XP home. Software bundle works fine. Burns disc fast and accurate

Weakness: Read time is long but as fast as any other. Roxio does not make exact copy of compressed DVD.

I burned a compressed back up of a 6.7GB DVD to a 4.7 blank disc. REad time 20 minutes Burned in just over 8 minutes. An exact flawless copy. I own to many expensive DVD collections to have to worry about scratches ruining things. I paid twice as much for a Sony writer last year that is half as fast. It lasted just 2 months over the warranty date and made lots of coasters. My 15 year old Plextor CD rom still runs fine, I will not stray from Plextors reliability again.

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5 Star Review   By member flaherty - Apr 2, 2004   

Strengths: Absolutely does what it says.

Weakness: Not a one.

This is my 4th Plextor drive. These are the best CD/DVD drives on the market. Don't buy anything else. Haven't been disappointed yet. I no longer make coasters. Plextor is the tops in reliability. If you plan on burning to CD or DVD this is the drive for you.

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5 Star Review   By member jyoung2 - Mar 29, 2004   

Strengths: Everything/Large DVD+R/W DVD-R/w compatability

Weakness: Nothing.

Have had absolutely no trouble with this drive from day 1. Burns on all media thrown at it, including cheap media as well as higher quality media. Works extremely well with Princo DVD-R and all DVD+R. My friend bought a liteon and since seeing my drive in action and burning the discs (quite a large range as well) that the liteon rejected, he has been regretting buying a cheaper brand and saving a few dollars. Don't let yourself go through the same despair. Get it right first time and buy yourself a Plextor. You won't regret it.

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5 Star Review   By member fishripper - Mar 13, 2004   

Strengths: Everything Is Shipped with drive..No Hidden Cost Works Perfectly

Weakness: None Yet

The DVD Writer works very good..Also has Volume control and Earphone jack on it. Also came with a free Plextor 4.7gb DVD-R Disk. Software is excellent also. Ribbon.. And Installation Instruction Provided. Was very easy to install in my ATX would recomend it to any do it your selfer.. Set the jumpers pop it in and Install it. Looking forward to backing many files up to DVD.. Enjoy, Thanks for the fast Service

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4 Star Review   By member lfhlaw - Feb 24, 2004   

Strengths: Speedy. Reads multiple formats, in fact all but the DVD-RAM.

Weakness: Lacks Software for Macintosh. all the Included Software is for Windows, but luckily I have Toast Titanium.

I was hesitant to purchase this drive at first due to being not sure if it would function well in a Mac G4, but after reading more about it. I went ahead and bought it. I replaced the DVD-RAM drive that was in my G4 Sawtooth AGP Mac. (simple to replace via Googling for installing a superdrive) Its not readily recognized by iTunes or iDVD as is widely noted by other Mac users whove upgraded either CD-RW drives or DVD drives. However, Toast Titanium recognizes it and it works well with it. I have a Plextor Premium Writer as well and Ive had good luck with Plextor. Downloading a program called Patchburn II will install drivers that allow iTunes 4.2 to work with it. the only thing now is firmware. Recently, Plextor upgraded their firmware, and there is no Macintosh Installer. Im not about to remove my DVD burner just to upgrade the firmware and Ive not seen any problems yet with the burner. Ive burned both CD-RW and DVD-Rs with no problem.

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5 Star Review   By member jimiaco - Feb 8, 2004   

Strengths: install/speed

Plextor various format!! PX-708a (DVD+-R/RW) was a snap to install, (15 mins) both h/ware and s/ware. It burned a DVD+R approx 12-15 min.It's very quite running and smooth. It replaced my DVD+RW. Ps Win xp has drivers already!! Happy FAST, 1st day!! Jim

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5 Star Review   By member Pulver Computing - Jan 31, 2004   

Strengths: Fast, reliable, burns anything I throw at it.

Weakness: None so far.

Plextor has always made great burners, and this one is no exception. It is quiet, fast, and I have yet to burn a single coaster. This the Mercedes of DVD burners. You get what you pay for.

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5 Star Review   By member sljepi - Jan 27, 2004   

Strengths: Burns great, ultra reliable and it will read anything.

Great drive, for the time i used is i never got a coaster. Plextor has set in for me as a very good company for optical drives. My next drive will be plextor again!

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Product Details
Description
The Plextor PX-708A delivers the fastest performance in dual formats: 8X DVD+R write, 4X DVD-R write, 4X DVD+RW rewrite, 2X DVD-RW rewrite, and 12X DVD-ROM read. In addition to recording, rewriting and reading DVD discs in dual formats, the PX-708A supports 40X CD-R write, 24X CD-RW rewrite and 40X CD-ROM read speeds. All in one drive. Create a 4.7 GB disc on DVD media in about 8 minutes. You won't find a better DVD recordable drive to create, edit and share customized DVDs and CDs with friends and family using video, photo, audio and data. Capture, archive, organize and personalize your home movies and photos on DVD, VCD, mini DVD and SVCD. Create photo slide shows, complete with transitions and music. Burn your photos to Video CD to play on most DVD players. You can also back up and archive 4.7 GB on a single-sided recordable DVD disc or create photo albums for viewing with DVD players and much more.
Quick Glance
Type of Drive DVD-Writer
Internal/External Internal
Interface Type 1 x Mini-phone Stereo Headphone, 1 x 40-pin IDC EIDE/ATAPI, 1 x 2-pin S/PDIF, 1 x 4-pin MPC Audio Line Out
Summary
Product Title Plextor PX-708A DVD-Writer
Manufacturer Plextor
Power Score 4.6 | 30 Reviews
General
Category: DVD
Load Type: Tray
Class: Cd-Rom
Performance
Maximum DVD Read Speed: 12x
Cache Size: 2 MB
Maximum CD Write Speed: 40x
Maximum DVD Write Speed: 8x
Maximum CD Rewrite Speed: 24x
Maximum DVD Rewrite Speed: 4x
Maximum CD Read Speed: 40x
Dimensions
Height: 1.63 in
Weight: 2.65 lbs
Width: 5.75 in
Depth: 7.48 in
Warranty
Warranty Information: 1 Year Limited
More Info
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
CD-ROM Read Speed: 40 X (CD,CD-R)
DVD+R Speed: 8 X (DVD, DVD-R)
DVD-ROM Read Speed: 12 X (DVD, DVD-R)
Access Time: 150 ms
Maximum Read Speed: 12x DVD/40x CD
DVD Rewrite Speed: 2 X (DVD, DVD-R)
DVD-R Speed: 4 X (DVD, DVD-R)
Labor Warranty: 1 year(s)
Form Factor Height: 5.25 in
Maximum Write Speed: 8x DVD/40x CD
Multisession Compatibility: Disk-at-Once(DAO), Packet Write, Session-At-Once (SAO), Track-at-Once (TAO)
CD Write Speed: 40 X (CD,CD-R)
DVD+RW Speed: 4 X (DVD, DVD-R)
System Type: PC
SKU: DDDPX708ASW
Description: PX708A DVD±RW Writer (8x/4x/12x DVD+RW, 4x/2x/12x DVD-RW, 40x/24x/40x CDRW)
Base Warranty: 1 year(s)
Compatible Formats: CD Extra, CD ROM Mode-1, CD Text, CD-DA, CD-I Ready, CD-ROM XA, CD-ROM/XA Mode-2 Form-1, Photo-CD, UDF, Video-CD (MPEG-1)
DVD-RW Speed: 2 X (DVD, DVD-R)
Maximum Rewrite Speed: 4x DVD/24x CD
CD Rewrite Speed: 24 X (CD,CD-R)
DVD Write Speed: 8 X (DVD, DVD-R)
Parts Warranty: 1 year(s)
User Reviews
You can't go wrong with the exceptional Plextor drives!
5 Star Review   By member Poseidonas - Jun 18, 2006   

Strengths: Unique Plextor features (read specs on website), excellent reliability, quiet, not a single coaster after ~200 burns

Weakness: NERO not included, but Roxio/Sonic instead. Not a big deal if you already own Nero like myself.

Plextor is still the king :) Not a single coaster yet, and that is while on the internet downloading a file, while playing Dungeon Siege, and McAfee I.S. suite running 100%, plus BOINC (SETI@Home) doing analysis in the background. You can see when there was a buffer-underrun by the color of the blinking light - but BURN-Proof works flawlessly. Add the fact that a 40x CD-Audio disc is the exact same quality as one burned at 2x (PoweRec...adjust laser beam strength automatically) - and that it's a Plextor invention, you got a burner that'll do everything you will desire. You'll never be disappointed! (My 12x CDRW Plextor has done over 800 CD's ~~not a single coaster!). One more thing - the quality of the burn has never been anything less than fantastic, and it plays in every drive I ever placed discs into (friend's & family's devices (car, home, PC) ).

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1 Star Review   By member bochba - Oct 27, 2004   

Strengths: (when it works) burn speed

Weakness: reliability

I had been happly burning DVD's when one day a burn took over an hour, then the second burn errored out after 30 min. Plextor says check DMA, and use good media. I used Plextors own Media that was included, bought more Maxell and TDK Checked DMA, still the DVD burner burns at .9x to 1x. Plextor does not seem like they want repair the burner under warranty. I spent over $150 a few months back and looks like I will have to buy another brand. Several years ago I had a Plextor CDROM burner, and it failed, Plextor took care of me that time, I still have that drive.

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5 Star Review   By member rbcheck - Apr 8, 2004   

Strengths: Ez install and compatable with XP home. Software bundle works fine. Burns disc fast and accurate

Weakness: Read time is long but as fast as any other. Roxio does not make exact copy of compressed DVD.

I burned a compressed back up of a 6.7GB DVD to a 4.7 blank disc. REad time 20 minutes Burned in just over 8 minutes. An exact flawless copy. I own to many expensive DVD collections to have to worry about scratches ruining things. I paid twice as much for a Sony writer last year that is half as fast. It lasted just 2 months over the warranty date and made lots of coasters. My 15 year old Plextor CD rom still runs fine, I will not stray from Plextors reliability again.

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5 Star Review   By member flaherty - Apr 2, 2004   

Strengths: Absolutely does what it says.

Weakness: Not a one.

This is my 4th Plextor drive. These are the best CD/DVD drives on the market. Don't buy anything else. Haven't been disappointed yet. I no longer make coasters. Plextor is the tops in reliability. If you plan on burning to CD or DVD this is the drive for you.

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5 Star Review   By member jyoung2 - Mar 29, 2004   

Strengths: Everything/Large DVD+R/W DVD-R/w compatability

Weakness: Nothing.

Have had absolutely no trouble with this drive from day 1. Burns on all media thrown at it, including cheap media as well as higher quality media. Works extremely well with Princo DVD-R and all DVD+R. My friend bought a liteon and since seeing my drive in action and burning the discs (quite a large range as well) that the liteon rejected, he has been regretting buying a cheaper brand and saving a few dollars. Don't let yourself go through the same despair. Get it right first time and buy yourself a Plextor. You won't regret it.

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5 Star Review   By member fishripper - Mar 13, 2004   

Strengths: Everything Is Shipped with drive..No Hidden Cost Works Perfectly

Weakness: None Yet

The DVD Writer works very good..Also has Volume control and Earphone jack on it. Also came with a free Plextor 4.7gb DVD-R Disk. Software is excellent also. Ribbon.. And Installation Instruction Provided. Was very easy to install in my ATX would recomend it to any do it your selfer.. Set the jumpers pop it in and Install it. Looking forward to backing many files up to DVD.. Enjoy, Thanks for the fast Service

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4 Star Review   By member lfhlaw - Feb 24, 2004   

Strengths: Speedy. Reads multiple formats, in fact all but the DVD-RAM.

Weakness: Lacks Software for Macintosh. all the Included Software is for Windows, but luckily I have Toast Titanium.

I was hesitant to purchase this drive at first due to being not sure if it would function well in a Mac G4, but after reading more about it. I went ahead and bought it. I replaced the DVD-RAM drive that was in my G4 Sawtooth AGP Mac. (simple to replace via Googling for installing a superdrive) Its not readily recognized by iTunes or iDVD as is widely noted by other Mac users whove upgraded either CD-RW drives or DVD drives. However, Toast Titanium recognizes it and it works well with it. I have a Plextor Premium Writer as well and Ive had good luck with Plextor. Downloading a program called Patchburn II will install drivers that allow iTunes 4.2 to work with it. the only thing now is firmware. Recently, Plextor upgraded their firmware, and there is no Macintosh Installer. Im not about to remove my DVD burner just to upgrade the firmware and Ive not seen any problems yet with the burner. Ive burned both CD-RW and DVD-Rs with no problem.

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5 Star Review   By member jimiaco - Feb 8, 2004   

Strengths: install/speed

Plextor various format!! PX-708a (DVD+-R/RW) was a snap to install, (15 mins) both h/ware and s/ware. It burned a DVD+R approx 12-15 min.It's very quite running and smooth. It replaced my DVD+RW. Ps Win xp has drivers already!! Happy FAST, 1st day!! Jim

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5 Star Review   By member Pulver Computing - Jan 31, 2004   

Strengths: Fast, reliable, burns anything I throw at it.

Weakness: None so far.

Plextor has always made great burners, and this one is no exception. It is quiet, fast, and I have yet to burn a single coaster. This the Mercedes of DVD burners. You get what you pay for.

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5 Star Review   By member sljepi - Jan 27, 2004   

Strengths: Burns great, ultra reliable and it will read anything.

Great drive, for the time i used is i never got a coaster. Plextor has set in for me as a very good company for optical drives. My next drive will be plextor again!

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4 Star Review   By member dietyman - Jan 26, 2004   

Strengths: easy to instal, burns fast en reliable cds and dvds. very good bufferprotection ...

Weakness: Burned movie tot tdk dvd+r 4x at 8x speed with nero. Burning went smooth, but when movie played bad quality. Burned again at 4x and was perfect.

Very good writer, probably one of the best you can buy. When you buy it, buy it as OEM version because the software you get with it sucks.

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5 Star Review   By member alanjross - Jan 26, 2004   

Strengths: Multi Format; Includes Roxio software; Retail package includes everything needed for install; Great speed

Weakness: None that I can find.

Super product and support. Retail version very nicely packaged. This is my first writing drive and it's amazing in speed and disk compatibility. Very easy to install. Highly recommended.

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5 Star Review   By member jeff777 - Jan 23, 2004   

Strengths: Supports multiple formats, burns very fast, made DVD backups without any problems. Replacing a 2.4x +RW Sony that had many problems.

Weakness: None so far.

I am very satisfied with the Plextor drive so far. I've used it with DVD X Copy to make DVD backups and it works great. No coasters and no problems. Installation was a snap.

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5 Star Review   By member andrewe2 - Jan 22, 2004   

Strengths: Fast and reliable

Weakness: None so far

What a difference DVD's make. I can burn a 4.7GB data DVD in a little over 10 minutes. DVDXCopy takes quite a bit longer. Seems to work with most major sw. I highly recommned this drive.

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5 Star Review   By member zek123 - Jan 8, 2004   

Strengths: The best sold my Sony 500a and bought this one burns on media the other once couldn't!

I Love Plextor and always end up going back to them in the end so save yourself the trouble and buy the best in the first place.

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5 Star Review   By member jbrandon1 - Jan 5, 2004   

Strengths: Very easy to setup and use. Very fast, no coasters so far. Typical Plextor quality. This is my third Plextor drive, no problems with any of them.I have never had to call customer support.

Weakness: I can't find any 8x media. But that's not the drives fault. No DVD-Ram support.

This is a very nice drive and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a dvd burner, as long as you don't need -ram format.

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3 Star Review   By member bentonwh - Dec 31, 2003   

Strengths: Hardware

Weakness: Software

The hardware works good with Nero software, but the software that came with the unit, Roxio's Easy CD Creator 6.1 trashed my Win XP operating system. After loading Easy CD my system would not reboot.

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5 Star Review   By member aldoseven7 - Dec 30, 2003   

Strengths: Very good producet. Never had a problem. Make sure you update the firmware

THe best and most reliable drive you can find in the market today. The only media that i had problem with was the sony -R. I dont know why but the rest like TDK-r, Ritek-r Maxell+r had not a single problem. Love it

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4 Star Review   By member streeter - Dec 27, 2003   

Strengths: Easy installation, fast recording of DVD+R/RW, and CD-R/RW. Has successfully burnt everything that I have put through it.

Weakness: Bundled software is nothing special; would be nice to have full version of Roxio DVD Creator 6.

This has been an awesome drive for me! I have used it to burn a number of DVD movies from home videos using the Pinnacle Systems Studio 8 software (not included in this package.) It has successfully burnt everything that I have put in it, including DVD+RW, DVD+R, CD-RW, and CD-R. This is a quick burner, and is highly recommended.

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5 Star Review   By member mjdouma - Dec 18, 2003   

Strengths: Easy to use. Works great (fast with no errors).

Weakness: None so far.

This dvd burner replaces a similar LiteOn product (that went back to the store). The Plextor has no problems writing to the same type of disks that the LiteOn made nothing but coasters out of. Also the Plextor is easier to use. I read one review that said the Plextor 708A got hot, but mine doesn't, not even slightly. Thank you Plextor, for making such a great product.

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5 Star Review   By member wrwhiteside - Dec 17, 2003   

Strengths: Faxt 8x burning on DVD+R, burns on every media except DVD-RAM, has the Plextor name

Weakness: Hardly any 8x media avaialable

I do not have any complaints with this burner; it burns everything I give it without errors. Unfortuantely, 8x media is very hard to find. Also, I bought this drive when it first came out for $300, which was a little pricey, but worth it.

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5 Star Review   By member ludigdrums - Dec 10, 2003   

Strengths: Plextor Quality, Speed - both DVD & CD, Ease of Use

Weakness: Media isn't up to the standards that the drive is

This drive is what you'd expect from Plextor. They are the best in the business, and each drive they come out with is excellent. This one does not dissapoint either. Straightforward setup, real fast with the correct media. The only thing, is no one seems to make media that supports the high speeds that this drive offers. They include 1 DVD+R that will burn at 8X. Other than that though, you can't find media that will be able to burn at those speeds yet. Hopefully the media will get in gear soon. All in all, this drive has no flaws and is the best DVD burner around.

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5 Star Review   By member donanobis - Dec 3, 2003   

Strengths: Easy installation, FAST speeds, multiple formats

Weakness: None found

I have had 2 Plextor CD burners and they were flawless - I am seeing the same wonderful outcomes from this drive as well! With the price under $200 - it's an awesome buy!

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5 Star Review   By member chadlacour - Nov 27, 2003   

Strengths: 8x DVD+R burn speeds, dual format, support

Weakness: price, software bundle

This is by far the best dual format burner out there right now. Although it is a little expensive, it will be a top of the line burner for quite a while. Plextor is a great name in CD/DVD drives, and they offer great support with constant firmware upgrades. This is a very reliable drive that I have used to back up over 25 dvd's and not 1 coaster!

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5 Star Review   By member ukamec - Nov 25, 2003   

Strengths: Solid design and construction (It does'nt look cheap); fast, stable and less noisy

I've always been partial to Plextor, base on it's history of excellence in optical drive design and construction. I have used Plextor drives for years and have always had positive experience with them. This particular drive represents the latest in technology this inovative company can muster. Sure Sony introduced a very fast DVD writer (which I also own and operate), however, it's speed was surpassed by plextor's px-708a. This is the speedier, less noisier and most stable of the two. I am very satisfied with this device and will not hesitate upgrading to another drive manufactured by this company. Would I recommend a friend to buy this product? You bet I would.

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4 Star Review   By member michaelb40 - Nov 18, 2003   

Strengths: Multiple formats, ease of installation

I had a Plextor cd writer that i was very happy with so I decided to try the dvd writer. Look forward to a hassle free relationship with it

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5 Star Review   By member stegsnstups - Nov 15, 2003   

Strengths: Solid brand in the field. Very fast performer.

Weakness: None to date

Burned a DVD and 6 CD's so far. Used CloneDVD for to "backup" a DVD. Great software that lets you edit out parts of the original DVD that you don't want. It read the DVD in about 15-20 mins and Burned it in about 15. That was a 4X Memorex DVD-R and it plays Perfectly in the DVD Player in the bedroom. Highly recommended.

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4 Star Review   By member tlyp - Nov 10, 2003   

Strengths: This is a very fast drive that installs easily. Very good documentation provided.

Weakness: Don't Like EZ CD provided with the drive I use NERO instead, No audio cable provided

Overall this is a great drive that burns all the various format you might need. It is a fast, quiet and a solid performer. Check the Plextor site for the latest firmware to make sure you get the most fro this product.

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5 Star Review   By member Travisbickle - Nov 10, 2003   

Strengths: easy to install fast and trouble free cd and dvd burns

Weakness: does not work with older Nero

I installed this drive in about 20 minutes . Loaded up the newest version of Nero and I was on my way. I did not bother loading the Roxio software that came with it as I never cared for any of their products. burned a full cd in acouple minutes and a DVD +r in about 8-10 minutes. I highly reccomend this burner. Got it for 217 shipped from AccuPC.

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4 Star Review   By member fhorton50 - Oct 8, 2003   

Strengths: Great, fast drive and relatively inexpensive

Weakness: Easy CD

Drive isnstalls without a hitch. The Easy CD is another matter. I made one CD coaster and one DVD coaster immediately. Purchased the latest copy of NERO and NO PROBLEMS!!!!!!!!!! (Have used Nero for over a year and NEVER a coaster)

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