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PLEXTOR Beige 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2M Cache E-IDE/ATAPI DVD Burner - OEM

  • 16X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 16X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW
  • 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM
  • 2MB Cache
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Learn more about the Plextor PX-740A-BP

Model

Brand
PLEXTOR
Type
DVD Burner
Model
PX-740A-BP

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
150ms
CD-ROM Access Time
150ms
Cache
2MB
Data Transfer Rate
DVD:22.16 MB/sec max.
CD:7.2 MB/sec max.
Burst Read/Write:16.6 MB/sec (PIO Mode-4/DMA Mode-2); 33 MB/sec (Ultra DMA Mode-2)

WRITE Speed

DVD+R
16X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
16X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
32X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-R DL
4X

READ Speed

DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
48X

Physical Spec

Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
Beige

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
E-IDE/ATAPI

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98/ ME/ 2000/ XP

Features

System Requirements
CPU: Pentium 4 1.4GHZ (minimum)
HDD:
800 MB - 1 GB free space for copying CD to CD image
10 GB free space for DVD authoring
RAM: 256 MB
Monitor Display Resoution: 1024 X 768 at 16-bit color
Features
Supports lossless linking (DVD+R/RW) and zero link (DVD-R/RW)
Buffer Underrun Proof technology prevents buffer underrun errors
Supports CD-TEXT and CD+G reading
Horizontal or vertical mounting orientation
Short drive length for small form factor PC

Packaging

Package Contents
see pictures for details

Quick Info


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  • Rebecca S.
  • 3/13/2006 12:39:22 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat drive

Pros: With good software (which it does not come with) it works like a charm. It's fast, quiet and has never failed...so far so good.

Cons: No software, but Windows XP drivers work flawlessly. In fact, when I went to the website for Plextor, it actually said that you don't need any with Windows XP!

Other Thoughts: Now I can get my games on DVD Roms! No more disk swapping!

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  • Johnny P.
  • 2/22/2006 2:22:12 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat product

Pros: great dvd burner, even first dvd burned I did not make a coaster. using roxio 6 software.

Cons: none so far

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  • William M.
  • 2/16/2006 7:14:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsExellent

Pros: This drive was to replace my stock Philips burner that came with my dell Dimension 4700. The drive did not work at first but after a flash
to the current firware it works like a charm.

This drive is super fast and can burn a full DVD in about 8 minutes.The 2 meg cache is a little bit small but unless you are backing up DVDs it is not noticable.

Cons: Firmware had to be flashed to work but it was a quick fix.

Other Thoughts: Awesoeme for the price and on time as always.

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  • Stephen A.
  • 2/13/2006 5:29:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat burner

Pros: Everything - it's a Plextor. Fast, no coasters.

Cons: OEM doesn't include software - make sure you have some.

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/13/2006 8:55:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsSniper6659

Pros: Good Burner, No complaints with it so far i bought it for my little brother who burns cds constantly and it has stood up to his abuse so far...

Cons: 2mb cache, to small but you get what you pay for

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  • Richard T.
  • 2/1/2006 5:24:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsLacking software

Pros: Drive performs extremely well, be sure to load the most current firmware into your unit.

Cons: OEM - Didn't come with any software, just the bubble wrap.

This drive performs 5/5 but I'm giving it a 4/5 becasue it's not packaged with any software.

Even Liteon OEM products come with Nero burning software.

Other Thoughts: This is the third Plextor that I've purchased, I'm extremely pleased with Plextor brand products.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/27/2006 4:01:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPlextor = Great Drive

Pros: UPS dropped off the drive & 10 minutes later - I had the old CD burner out (also Plextor), and the new DVD-CD installed - burned a CD in less than 4 minutes. This is my 3rd Plextor drive & the only reason I replace them is to upgrade them (old one still works like new)

Cons: None -

Other Thoughts: Plextor + Newegg.com = a great combination!

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  • Melinda H.
  • 1/18/2006 11:33:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsStarts out Great ....But

Pros: Burns fast & accurate

Cons: Quit reading any media after about 10 burns

Other Thoughts: Plextor Customer Service was OK & they Replaced the Drive

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/9/2006 8:35:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwesom

Pros: Fast and reliable

Cons: None that i can find

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  • Robert N.
  • 1/2/2006 5:50:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLives Up to Plextor Name!!!

Pros: Awesome drive for money. I like LG for cheap drives but spend a little extra and get this one!!! I know it is a re-badged BENQ, but it lives up to the Plextor quality and rep.

Cons: N/A

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