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PLEXTOR Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Disc Burner PX-B940SA-11

  • 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 5X DVD-RAM
  • 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM
  • 4MB Cache
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The PX-B940SA internal 12X BD Writer is the fastest Blu-ray writing speed available in the market today. It provides you with a convenient solution for Blu-ray playback, while simultaneously offering increased storage capacity with BD writing capabilities.

The PX-B940SA can store up to 50GB of data on a single double-layer BD disc, equivalent to 9 hours High-Definition (HD) video or 23 hours of standard definition video. It is capable of recording and playing back today's most popular media formats including Blu-ray, DVD and CD. It writes up to 12X BD-R DL/SL, 2X BD-RE; reads & writes up to 16X DVD+R/-R, 8X DVD+RW, 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+/-R DL, 5X DVD-RAM, 40X CD-R and 24X CD-RW.

Bundled with CyberLink’s TrueTheater HD technology, you can easily boost DVD video and audio quality to achieve HD-like results and smoother playback. The software turns standard content into HD-quality images, by up-scaling video resolution from 480p to 1080p. You can now enjoy high definition movies on your PC-based home theater.

  • newegg Blu-ray Disc Burner The Plextor PX-B940SA Blu-Ray Writer is capable of writing up to 50GB of data or up to nine hours of High-Definition video on a write-once BD-R disc or a rewritable BD-RE disc. The next-generation Blu-ray drive provides a perfect solution for high volume data backup and HD video recording.
  • newegg DVD Multi Recorder The Plextor PX-B940SA Blu-Ray Writer enables users to burn DVD+R/-R, DVD+RW/-RW disc and supports the dual-layer function allowing up to 8.5GB data to be burned and saved on a single dual-layer disc. Burn your own DVD/VCD movies or backup data with ease!
  • newegg SATA Interface With SATA interface, the Plextor PX-B940SA Blu-ray Writer supports up to 1.5 Gb/s bandwidth to provide more stable and speedy data transfer for faster and smoother read and write performance.

Learn more about the Plextor PX-B940SA-11

General

Brand
PLEXTOR
Model
PX-B940SA-11
Type
Internal Blu-ray Burner

Performance

Cache
4MB
BD-ROM Access Time
280 ms

Write Speed

BD-R
12X
BD-RE
2X
DVD+R
16X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
16X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
40X
CD-RW
24X
BD-R DL
12X
BD-RE DL
2X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-R DL
8X
DVD-RAM
5X

Read Speed

BD-ROM
8X
DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
40X

Physical Spec

Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
SATA

Software

Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows 7 , Vista, XP-SP2
Software Contents
Cyberlink BD Suite with TTHD

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


Customer Reviews of the Plextor PX-B940SA-11

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  • Mark K.
  • 7/19/2013 9:31:14 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsWorthless Software

Pros: It does a great job burning DVDs and BluRays.

Cons: The CyberLink Power DVD software that comes with this unit is total c r a p. It will not play BluRay discs. It keeps saying you need to upgrade. When you go to CyberLinks web site they want you to pay $79.00 so you can play BluRay discs.

What good is paying $225.00 for a Plextor BluRay burner/player if you cannot play BluRay discs with it.

Other Thoughts: This is the last time I will pay the extra money for a "Plextor". It's just a name that you pay for.

Plextor sucks because they have associated themselves with a zhitty software company.

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  • Bradley B.
  • 9/25/2011 11:08:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs1) Expensive, 2) Software isn't a full version?

Pros: Worked for playing the blueray video, but...

Cons: ...the packaged CyberLink PowerDVD isn't a full version, so I have to watch my bluerays without sound. That's cool. Spend $150 on the drive and can't use it without paying another $75 for the unlock key? ZZZ...

Other Thoughts: ...Good thing I have a PS3.

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  • Kristen E.
  • 9/25/2011 5:51:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRuns great

Pros: Runs great--no problems whatsoever.

Cons: None.

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  • Diana M.
  • 8/2/2011 8:56:57 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAnother great Plextor product, but...

Pros: I have been using Plextor for years, back in the very beginning when CD burners first showed up in the market. I've burned thousands of discs and have only had a handful fail. I got this one to replace my stock Plextor 755SA which finally bit the dust last week after nearly 5 years of use, and decided to go full Blu-Ray, and it was worth every penny. I got this drive after Maximum PC was raving about it, and they were right about how quick it can burn a full disc - no less than 15 minutes.

Cons: Cyberlink!!! It's a huge, huge, huge con, but not enough to knock it down an egg. And it uses an older version of it!! Really, how can they have such a great drive and include such lackluster software? The bad thing is I've bought Plextor drives before and they've included Roxio (blech) instead of the way better Nero, and while I love their drives, I do not like their software choices. I had version 8 and it constantly gave me problems, and the sad thing is this drive also includes version 8. Why cant the vendors see what a huge problem this software is - we want to watch our movies and TV shows without being prompted for a $100 software upgrade for the full version. Grr.

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  • Wesley D.
  • 6/3/2011 5:46:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Well

Pros: I bought it for reading and very little writing. Heck, I have a media system with a hard drive so burning disks is ... a less used option as my pioneer in-dash GPS unit can take disks as well as SD and thumb drives. So I burn some disks just to make a quick mood change (rock to classical) without messing with media while driving (like changing a radio station). I have some need for sneakernet, but that is rare, and is related to taking data things into work.

Cons: The Cyberlink software is good but ... not so good. It installs too much "I will not be unloaded" SW. I run win 7 64 and finally found out why the start menu icons, which I do not want cluttering up the root of the Start Menu, kept coming back. Found the perps hiding out in HKLM-Wow6432 Run. Deleted them and a few other things and booting is also a better and faster experience. For those of you running a 64 bit Windows 7 setup, you should know where this 3rd Run place can be found in RegEdit to get rid of autoloading stuff that is only needed now and then - CL doesn't just load one or two items.

So CL SW works okay when I want it to, but I wish these vendors would give us an easier way to not have it be so obtrusive. I work in IT so I know how and why less can be more even when I have all kinds of stuff should I need it.

Other Thoughts: This was for a new system and I am pleased. I only used it a little, as I was able to create ISO images of the HW items' DVDs on the old system when waiting for the last item to arrive (Vertex 3). I will say that the drive worked well - and quietly when installing windows, which has to be done from the 5.25" drive (as far as I know). For several previous generations of DVDs, that was a noise and obnoxious experience. This time it was nice to sit and read, quietly, while waiting for the prompts about date/time etc., and this drive (possibly thanks to the Vertex 3 and 2600K) made things happen far faster than any previous Windows install, by far.

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  • Daniel C.
  • 5/4/2011 5:38:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsRead BEFORE you Write

Pros: This is a msg to Themolits or whatever, The statment that the Plextor is a rebranded product is not at issue, your stating that the Pioneer doesn't support BD-R is absolutely WRONG and idiotic, there is another twit that says that the drive doesn't support BD-R DL which is another statment that is just WRONG. You Guys need to READ before you say you know something that you don't.

Cons: TWITS

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  • Michael A.
  • 1/6/2011 10:07:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsRated the best for a reason

Pros: Fast and dependable. I don't always believe the magazines, but in this case they were right on. There is a reason why this drive receives the accolades it garners. Plextor has been making drives for a short time in comparison to big names but they are doing it right in my opinion.

Cons: None yet, but I will be sure to update if there are any

Other Thoughts: I have rarely bought a product in the past that performs to tester's specifications. Obviously those of us at home don't always have ideal situations, hardware, etc., to emulate the experts. This drive actually has performed as fast or faster than reported by the testers-11 minutes (+/- a few seconds) to burn 25 GB of data on a BD-R 25GB. I'm using mid-level quality media, not the most expensive or highest rated. Even the top rated DVD burners take nearly 6 minutes with high speed media. Granted I haven't tried multiple brands of media or formats, but so far I am really impressed.

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  • John D.
  • 10/8/2010 6:59:59 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsGood drive, horrible support

Pros: Works fine while it worked.

Cons: Plextor's RMA process is horrible. Despite saying you can complete it by email, they require you to phone in. Then, didn't reply for over a week despite several calls and messages. When they did reply, they only sent the RMA form, and not the address to which to return the drive. At this rate, the warranty will be expired before I can get the drive sent in...

Other Thoughts: Paying extra for this Pioneer drive rebranded as Plextor is starting to seem a little bit like paying $50 to get kicked in the shin.

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  • Garry P.
  • 9/9/2010 11:52:10 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNo blues

Pros: Absolutely no problems installing, quiet and quick. Bundled software a plus. Able to make 25gb permanent backups for only one dollar.

Cons: Maybe more expensive than the cut-rate ones.

Other Thoughts: Hopefully, the 50gb blanks will come down from their 10 dollar sticker soon.

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/9/2010 9:15:20 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBest Bang for your Bucks

Pros: I tried the Samsung, then the Pioneer and almost went for the LG but didn't. I read a few articles about different blu ray burners and companies and this is what I bought and I am truly thankful. The product not only ships with a working copy of Cyberlink BD suite version 8 but it works. I found different versions included in other products the didnt' for various reasons. I no this is not the cheapest but it sure is worth the price tag. I want to say one more Pro item and that's Newegg and there staff. ( all the greatest) and special mention of Nell Wang who was knowledgable and helpful when purchasing this unit.

Cons: Only that it's not cheaper. But you pay for what you get

Other Thoughts: Great Products supplied by a great supplier Newegg

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