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PLEXTOR Black 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 IDE DVD Burner with 20pk TDK 8X DVD-R media

  • 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/SW-BL-P

Model

Brand
PLEXTOR
Type
DVD Burner
Model
PX-740A/SW-BL-P

Performance

DVD-ROM Access Time
150ms
CD-ROM Access Time
150ms
Cache
2MB

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
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
IDE

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
Software Contents
DVD Writing Software

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
DVD double/dual layer allows you to record up to 4 hours of high-quality MPEG-2/DVD video on a 8.5 GB disc
Supports DVD+RW background format
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

With 20-pack TDK 8X DVD-R media

Packaging

Package Contents
see pictures for details

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Richard K.
  • 6/19/2006 12:29:50 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPLEXTOR RULES!

Pros: This product is one of the best around! Reads DVDs at (up to) 26X and records at up to 18X. I had an old Plexy 716 that I wore out and replaced with this one. You will not go wrong with this drive. Also, Newegg is giving away 20 blank DVDs with the purchase of this drive. For $80, it's simply an unbelievable deal. Buy this for all your DVD-Backup needs!

Cons: None.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/27/2006 2:03:12 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggspft

Pros: um, it burns cd's and dvds...

Cons: well... takes about 15 minutes to burn a cd, it only reads at 4x (600 kb/s)...

Other Thoughts: get a drive that works

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  • Mr. A.
  • 5/12/2006 4:50:41 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsHumbug !

Pros: The drive is great... I liked it so well I bought a second one. Plextor rewarded me by refusing the second rebate under the "Second Rebate per household" loophole.My next drive will be another brand.

Cons: Plextor's rebate policy rots but as we all know, their's is not the only one that does. Rebates should be banished.

Other Thoughts: I own 7 Plextor drives... it's time to change. I hope the $xx they chisled out of me is worth it to them.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/5/2006 4:30:25 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBeauteous

Pros: Works great... pretty impressive curve on Nero's DVD-CD drive speed (with Taiyo Yudens)

Cons: None... Plextor knows how to make a drive.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/16/2006 12:10:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsdo NOT go with Plextor

Pros: Plextor's tech support is very friendly and decently efficient. Plextor drives have a nice self diagnosis feature.

Cons: i'm now on my 3rd Plextor drive in ~11 months. first 2 started taking forever to burn DVD's and CD's about 1 month in. the first drive absolutely refused to read anything other than minus, and wouldn't write at all about 2 months in. the second drive stopped being recognized about 3 months in. the third one now takes 40 minutes to burn a single layer DVD, and i assume will stop recognizing discs in about a week or so.

Other Thoughts: don't go with plextor

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/8/2006 4:04:20 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsPiece of ______!

Pros: its fairly easy to get plextor to repair the drive once you have paid to mail it back to them for repair.

Cons: the first one I got broke within the 1st week, I sent it back to plextor and a few weeks later I recieved my 2nd drive only to find that it was also defective. I am currently waiting to recieve my 3rd drive from plextor and am hoping that maby it will work.

Other Thoughts: You would be better off not having a disc drive than to buy one from plextor

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