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    Thumbs up Booger's New Burner: Plextor PX-712A DVD+/-R/RW

    The PX-712A supports 12X DVD+R and 8X DVD-R Writing; 4X DVD+RW and 4X DVD-RW Rewriting; and 16X max DVD-Reading. The DVD/CD burner also boasts high-speed 48X CD-R Writing, 24X CD-RW Rewriting, and 48X max CD-Reading. The drive includes a bundle of premium Microsoft Windows - PlexTools Professional, compatible software from Roxio, including Roxio® Easy CD & DVD Creator™ 6 - DVD Edition, and Roxio PhotoSuite® 5 SE.

    The PX-712A extends Plextor’s family of award-winning dual-format DVD drives into the high-speed realm of 12X recording,” said Howard Wing, vice president of sales and
    marketing for Plextor. “It offers the enhanced set of recording tools of our PlexWriter
    Premium CD-R/RW drive family, including GigaRec, SecuRec, Q-Check, Silent Mode, and VariRec. PlexWriter Premium drive users who require user-controllable recording tools now can easily migrate to dual-format DVD recording with the new PX-712A drive and PlexTools Professional software.”
    Just returned from a trip to the Pasokon (PC) shop. I went to just look and wound up buying a new DVD burner. It was the fastest drive they had on the shelf. I haven't burnt any DVDs yet, but I am itching to try it out. It should prove rather useful.

    I bought the 12X model, but they only had the 8X media.. where can you get 12X DVD+Rs at? I bought the white faceplate model. They had black and white. I wanted silver to match my case but they didn't have one.

    It comes with 1 Red DVD with about 10 applications and utilities. From Nero 6 SE to PowerDVD 5. Installation was a breeze. The loading tray is nearly silent, and silky smooth. I am going to try backing up some data soon and perhaps make a backup copy of my "Last Samurai" DVD.

    First dip into DVD burning. Knowing my luck something better or faster will come out in the next week.

    The PX-712A Datasheed (PDF)

    Some images attached.
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    I bought the 12X model, but they only had the 8X media.. where can you get 12X DVD+Rs at? I bought the white faceplate model. They had black and white. I wanted silver to match my case but they didn't have one.
    They have Black internal DVD drives there!!!
    I've been looking for black. All they have here are white! And the black ones are external. Not fitting for my Dell case....
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    Thumbs up

    Oh yes, very nice, grunt, grunt, grunt!!

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    BB said, "I went to just look and wound up buying a new DVD burner."

    I want to tell you about CCGBA. That is Compulsive Computer Gear Buyers Anonymous. It is designed just for those that can't resist that - well, it could be a DVD burner.

    It could also be that new MB-CPU combo, LED monitor, 200 GB HD, video card, another GB of memory. Wait ---- a few deep breaths and I will regain control.

    Have fun with the new toy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    First dip into DVD burning. Knowing my luck something better or faster will come out in the next week.
    From the Plextor site:
    "Plextor are pleased to announce the PLXR-20.
    The PLXR-20 offers 20X recording to further enhance our family of award-winning dual-format DVD drives."

    j/k
    Last edited by Reverend; June 6th, 2004 at 19:36 PM.

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    Very nice Boogs...

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    all bets are off... TZ Veteran SupaStar's Avatar
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    Great boogs...those specs are awesome.

    I'm definitely looking for something similar to replace my old 8X CD-RW. 8X just doesnt cut it anymore

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    Nice Looking Drive BB, Blank Media will be your next worry... 12x is rare as hen's teeth, even rarer are Dual-layer disks This is a big problem as there are shortages everywhere!! I think RIAA and MPAA will have a hand in slowing Dual-layer disks, since you can make 1 disc personal-backups

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    Quote Originally Posted by efc
    BB said, "I went to just look and wound up buying a new DVD burner."

    I want to tell you about CCGBA. That is Compulsive Computer Gear Buyers Anonymous. It is designed just for those that can't resist that - well, it could be a DVD burner.

    It could also be that new MB-CPU combo, LED monitor, 200 GB HD, video card, another GB of memory. Wait ---- a few deep breaths and I will regain control.

    Have fun with the new toy.

    You're telling me.. I am literally trying to stay out of the PC shop because my money tends to go from my hand to the store clerk, then I wake up while driving home and remember what I've just done.
    I have a wife and I can't just go out and buy stuff... like I did before marriage.. I really need to start saving for a family.. but the hardware calls to me like dracula at midnight.

    @Rev, I hear 16X drives are about to be released..

    I want some 12X media to try this out.. but as you say Cash, it's like finding last year's easter egg.

    Superstar, get this drive and you can eliminate 2 drives.. it does it all. You won't go wrong with this drive.

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    You won't regret any DVD drive these days.My 4x Sony DW-U14A is not the fastest but is very reliable and reads everything.Imagine 9GB of compressed archiving on 1 dvd disk.The Plextors are among the fastest,so you made a good choice indeed.As far as starting a family and saving money and possibly still being married after your compulsive purchase your screwed.(just joking).
    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

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    all bets are off... TZ Veteran SupaStar's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    Superstar, get this drive and you can eliminate 2 drives.. it does it all. You won't go wrong with this drive.
    That's exactly what I'm thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Booger
    the hardware calls to me like dracula at midnight.
    Dracula never stops calling me too!

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    Well I finally got around to burning my first ISO. I burned a 4.4GB file with 8X Ricoh RW DVD+R media (4.7GB) at 12X. It burned the whole DVD in 6 minutes. I am impressed.

    BEGINNING13.6.2004
    Burn DVD Image
    3:23:32 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 118
    Reader running

    END3:29:50 PM #23 Phase 37 File dlgbrnst.cpp, Line 1841
    Burn process completed successfully at 12x (16,560 KB/s)
    And it is nearly silent when it burns. You hear a slight speed increase but over all it doesn't make a very loud whirling sound. My samsung 16X DVD drive sounds like a weedeater on crack when I pop a disk in just to play it.


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    Excellent for archiving also I'd say...

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