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External DVD±R Recorder PX-740UF
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With these drives you can read and record DVDs and/or CDs in all kinds of formats. Please note the difference between DVD+R and DVD-R when buying a DVD burner, often drives can write only to one of those two media types, sometimes to both. When you buy a drive that only supports one type, you will always have to be careful to choose the right writable DVD discs in the shop. Newer DVD drives also support writing to Dual Layer DVDs. This kind of discs have a storage capacity of 8.5 GB instead of the usual 4.7 GB. DVD (re)writers generally can read and write CDs also, but only some CD (re)writers can read DVDs.
optical disc drives
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Included since: 28 Sep 2005
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Info modified on: 02 Aug 2011 11:20:01
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Long product name Plextor External DVD±R Recorder PX-740UF:
The short editorial description of Plextor External DVD±R Recorder PX-740UF
External DVD±R Recorder PX-740UF

Marketing text Plextor External DVD±R Recorder PX-740UF

The official marketing text of Plextor External DVD±R Recorder PX-740UF as supplied by the manufacturer
Plextor, one of the leading companies for the development and production of reliable, high quality CD/DVD peripherals is expanding its range with the PX-740UF. The PX-740UF writes at 16X for DVD+R, 16X for DVD-R and 8X for DVD+R DL (Double Layer) and 4X for DVD-R DL(Dual Layer). The drive rewrites 8X DVD+RW and 6X DVD-RW. The PX-740UF reads CD-ROMs at 48X and DVD-ROMs at 16X.

The PX-740UF comes in external version with a Tray load mechanism.
The Retail package includes: PX-740UF (DVD Recorder); USB cable; screws; Quick Installation Guide; Software (full and trial versions): PlexTools Professional, PlexTools Professional XL, Cyberlink, Nero, Pinnacle, Sonic.

The PX-740UF is supported by a Fast Warranty Service by Plextor, by which any inconveniences resulting from a defect are reduced to a minimum. The firmware is stored in FlashROM which makes it possible to quickly and easily upgrade to the latest version. CD TEXT is also completely supported.

With the PX-740UF, the user has a perfect all-in-one product for creating own home videos, back-ups, composition of photograph collections, saving music...

Buffer Underrun Proof Technology: Stops buffer underrun errors
Supports Lossless Linking (DVD+R/RW)
Zero Link (DVD-R/RW)
Supports Background Formatting
USB 2.0 & IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
Mounting orientation: Vertical / Horizontal
MultiRead Compatible
Short summary description Plextor External DVD±R Recorder PX-740UF:
This short summary of the Plextor External DVD±R Recorder PX-740UF data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.
Plextor External DVD±R Recorder PX-740UF, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+R DL, DVD-R DL, DVD+RW, DVD-RW, CD-R, CD-RW, Tray, CD-DA, CD-ROM, CD-ROM + CD-DA, CD-ROM XA, CD-I, PHOTO-CD, VIDEO-CD, CD-Extra, CD-TEXT, MULTISESSION,, Track at once, Session at once, Disc at once, Multisession, Packet writing, Random Access Write, Seq, 167.1 x 253.5 x 53 mm, Pentium IV 1.6GHz
Long summary description Plextor External DVD±R Recorder PX-740UF:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Plextor External DVD±R Recorder PX-740UF based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Plextor External DVD±R Recorder PX-740UF. Disc loading type: Tray, Mounting: Vertical/Horizontal. Drive device, buffer size: 2 MB, Mean time between failures (MTBF): 125000 h. CD write speed: 48x, CD rewrite speed: 32x. CD read speed: 48x. DVD drive average random access time: 150 ms, Access time: 100 ms
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Disc loading type
Type of mechanism by which the optical disc is loaded into the product.
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
2 MB
Mean time between failures (MTBF)
Statistical model used to indicate product/mechanism reliability; expressed in hours and percentage of duty cycle. This number (in hours) does not indicate the mean time before failure for a single unit/mechanism.
125000 h
Writing speed
CD write speed*
CD rewrite speed
Reading speed
CD read speed*
DVD read speed
Access time
DVD drive average random access time
150 ms
Access time
100 ms
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
1.6 kg
Other features
Media types supported
The types of media which can be used with this product.
Logical recording format
Logical recording format type.
Write methods
List of methods employed for writing to media.
Track at once, Session at once, Disc at once, Multisession, Packet writing, Random Access Write, Sequential Write
Dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the product (Width x Depth x Height).
167.1 x 253.5 x 53 mm
Minimum RAM
The lowest RAM (memory) required to run a computer program or operating system.
256 MB
Minimum processor
The lowest speed that the computer processor can run at, or the minimum amount of processing capacity that can be used, for the computer and particular program(s) to function.
Pentium IV 1.6GHz
Minimum hard disk space
The minimum hard disk space required to store or run a computer program or operating system.
10 GB
Data transfer rate (max)
The maximum speed with which data can be transmitted from one device to another.
480 Mbit/s
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Windows Me (FireWire only)
Windows 2000/XP
DVD-RW speed
DVD+R speed
DVD-R speed
DVD+RW speed
Double Layer DVD write speed