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PLEXTOR Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA 12X Blu-ray Writer PX-LB950SA LightScribe Support

  • 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM
  • 8X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM
  • 8MB Cache
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The PX-LB950SA is an exceptional high-speed Blu-ray writer, providing both smooth high-definition video playback and large-capacity data storage. It is able to record a 25 GB single-layer disc in unprecedented 12 minutes, and offers a substantial 50 GB of data storage on each double-layer Blu-ray disc, making the PX-LB950SA the ideal device for high-definition video and other high-data applications.

Every aspect of the PX-LB950SA has been designed for data recording accuracy at 12X, while simultaneously reducing operational noise and vibrations. Each drive is provided with a full range of flexible software tools for Blu-ray and DVD playback and recording, in addition to the powerful PlexUtilities software package.

The fusion of rapid recording speed, high burning accuracy and perfect movie playback, make this drive the ideal selection for Blu-ray storage, or as the centerpiece of an advanced PC based home theater system.

  • newegg Fast, Maximum Capacity Blu-ray Storage The PX-LB950SA is capable of high-speed recording - delivering fast data storage. The 12X Blu-ray recording speed allows a single-layer 25 GB Blu-ray disc to be recorded in 12 minutes. Plus, the PX-LB950SA stores up to 50 GB of data on a double-layer Blu-ray disc, equivalent to 9 hours of high-definition video, 10 single sided DVDs or 72 CDs.
  • newegg Full High-Definition Movie Experience The PX-LB950SA is optimized for smooth high-definition playback, with perfectly clear sound reproduction that ensures every Blu-ray movie can be experienced at the highest possible quality. Plus, high quality Blu-ray and DVD playback software with upscaling technology is included to deliver the maximum picture quality from DVDs.
  • newegg Engineered for Burn Quality and Long-life Low vibration mechanism reduces unwanted noise and increases data accuracy writing, making drive operations quiet for home theater use and reliable when backing up data. Chassis design eliminates voids and smooth's airflow, resulting more effective motor cooling, protecting the motor from overheating and significantly increasing the drives operational lifespan.
  • newegg Professional Software Package, PlexUtilities and LightScribe The PX-LB950SA is supplied with full software bundle including PlexUtilities for testing and quality measurement of user written or pressed media, advanced drive and disc information, control and fine-tuning of the drive. And, LightScribe direct disc labeling uses the drives laser to make customized labels on any lightscribe compatible blank disc. Use the included software to add black-and-white images and text to create professional looking labels for projects.

Learn more about the Plextor PX-LB950SA

General

Brand
PLEXTOR
Model
PX-LB950SA
Type
Internal Blu-ray Burner

Performance

Cache
8MB
BD-ROM Access Time
250 ms

Write Speed

BD-R
12X
BD-RE
2X
DVD+R
16X
DVD+RW
8X
DVD-R
16X
DVD-RW
6X
CD-R
48X
CD-RW
24X
BD-R DL
8X
BD-RE DL
2X
DVD+R DL
8X
DVD-R DL
8X
DVD-RAM
12X

Read Speed

BD-ROM
8X
DVD-ROM
16X
CD-ROM
48X

Physical Spec

LightScribe Support
Yes
Form Factor
5.25"
Panel Color
Black

Configuration

Load Type
Tray
Interface
SATA

Software

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

Features

System Requirements
CPU: Intel Pentium-D 3.0 or Higher

Memory (RAM): 1GB or Higher

Interface: SATA (Serial ATA)

Hard disk Drive:
- 1 GB free space required for software installation,.
- Up to 10 GB free space required for DVD authoring.
- Up to 50 GB free space required for BD authoring

Other: Internet connection recommended for updates

Additional Requirement:

- HDCP supported graphic cards with 256MB RAM and
- 32-bit color support.
- ATI x1600 or nVidia 7600GT or later GPU
- HDCP capable monitor or TV required
- *For 3D playback: Windows® 7, 3D supported graphic
card and display are required
Features
PlexUtilities – an advanced utility which provides testing & quality measurement of user’s written or pressed media, advanced drive and disc information, and control/fine-tuning of the drive

LightScribe - direct disc labeling software allowing users to create beautiful customized labels by using any LightScribe compatible blank disc

Smooth high-definition playback with perfectly clear sound reproduction ensuring that every Blu-ray movie can be experienced at the highest possible quality

Supports 3D playback and capable of converting 2D contents to simulate 3D

Low vibration mechanism reduces unwanted noise and increases data accuracy during writing, making drive operations quiet for home theater use, and reliable when backing up data

Unique chassis design eliminates voids and smooth’s airflow, resulting more effective motor cooling, protecting the motor from overheating and significantly increases the drives operational lifespan

Packaging

Package Contents
PX-LB950SA Internal BD/DVD/CD Writer
Cyberlink BD Suite
Mounting Screws and SATA Cable
QIG and Warranty Statement

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • Stephen R.
  • 7/22/2013 8:33:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsStill works Great...

Pros: Fast! It Works! Black! Looks Good! No Coasters! Very Quiet!

Cons: None for this model other than the price is high.

Other Thoughts: I had pretty much given up on Plextor burners due to my previous 2 builds having Plextor failures in less than a year. But I wanted a Blu-Ray burner and I liked this one best (although it was pricey). I decided reluctantly to try Plextor once more. I did install a Liteon as a 2nd burner just in case. But this Plextror has been great for me. Sorry, I haven't used the Lightscribe feature; cannot report on that.

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  • Nick G.
  • 1/31/2013 7:46:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Plextor Drive

Pros: It gets the job done and is Plextor quality.

Cons: N/A

Other Thoughts: If you need a solid running drive that is quality built then you want to get this drive.

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  • Joshua W.
  • 12/4/2012 11:33:32 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic drive

Pros: Does what it is supposed to. Haven't written anything to a BD disc, haven't had the need. It writes to DVDs very quick, reads BD flawlessly

Cons: A bit pricey compared to other BD writers.

Other Thoughts: Great drive, nice to see Plextor back in the quality Optical drive game that they used to dominate a few years back.

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  • Brant E.
  • 11/9/2012 1:08:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsI like but...

Pros: Always reliable (but only after disabling the update monitoring software)
User Interface
Installing software from disk
Price

Cons: Update Monitoring software

Other Thoughts: Included update monitoring software had to be disabled in order for it to work everytime reliably. Plextor Tech had no clue. I troubleshot the issue on my own. Newegg did a good job of packaging and delivering this product. Thank you Plextor for the hardware. Please develop and provide more reliable software! Thank you Newegg!

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  • Aldric S.
  • 10/23/2012 1:09:18 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNever buying Plextor again

Pros: When I first got the drive it worked well.

Cons: Over time the drive increasingly had difficulty playing bluray movies. I would experience picture break up and audio scratches. For the longest time I assumed these were authoring errors with discs, Powerdvd, or dirt on the discs. I always kept the firmware up to date. But, recently, the problems became so bad that I dedicated an entire day troubleshooting the problem. As it turned out the problem was that Plextor does not keep their firmware updated as often as other manufacturers. This meant recent releases suffered major playback issues to the point where some recent films were unplayable. All the films worked fine on my PS3. I initially replaced my Plextor drive with this same model, but the problems persisted. I contacted Plextor technical support via online chat, the support staffer blamed everything but their firmware and when I asked when it would be updated the staffer promptly disconnected. I replaced this drive with an LG BH14NS40 that works and plays everything. I will never buy Plextor again.

Other Thoughts: I think that it's shameful that Plextor can't manage to keep their firmware up to pace with new movie releases. Movie play back is a basic function of this drive. I found the rudeness of their tech support to be the last draw.

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  • Andrew V.
  • 10/11/2012 3:14:45 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBuy this Drive!!!!!!

Pros: Extremely reliable makes a perfect burn every time regardless of what kind or type of media! Plex-es have always been known for their "Grit" and this 1 is no different and will most certainly NOT LET YOU DOWN!!! Amazing drive that's why I bought 7 of them!

Cons: None. At one time they were pretty pricy but they changed that.

Other Thoughts: If you want an amazing reliable burner that will never let you down or ever burn a single coaster regardless of the format or media type, then this is the drive you want by far!!! By the way to help make this review more credible, I don't buy dirt cheap blanks of either non or lame name brands, I stick with like either: 3M, Memorex, TDK, Verbatim, Imation ect.

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  • Carl F.
  • 9/28/2012 5:30:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThe best disk writer so far

Pros: The included plexutilities is usefull in bumping up the power of the laser during disk burns. Eliminates a lot of playback skipping problems from my Sony and RCA, DVD and Blu-ray players.

Cons: None

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  • Anonymous
  • 9/20/2012 10:56:33 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Drive but Pitiful Software

Pros: solid and quiet durring all operations

Cons: software bundle does not support bluray and requires you to update the soft ware but the update will not install due to a very familiar error many receive about trouble with the internet connection...there is no trouble its cyberlink pullen peeps chains to make em upgrade.

Other Thoughts: dont buy for the included software...buy because plextor rox!

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  • Matthew A.
  • 8/21/2012 7:23:04 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's working

Pros: I've only had it for one day but it's working well.

Cons: None yet.

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  • Kenneth D.
  • 7/12/2012 4:39:27 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsAwesome Plextor quality as usual

Pros: Awesome burner. Typical Plextor quality.

Cons: Horrible software package! Only reason for 1 star deduction is the horrible software Plextor is famous for packing with their drives. In the early days it was a horrible version of CD Creator. Now it's even worse! Had to scrape up my own suite of products.

Other Thoughts: Note to Plextor: You already produce the most expensive optical drives, spend a few pennies more and include a decent software suite!

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