(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)
Rudy De Meirsman, Sales & Marketing Manager of Plextor Europe, says: “We are delighted to be launching our first Blu-ray device. Plextor has a long history in providing premium, high reliability optical drives and the new PX-B900A is no exception. This launch marks the start of a family of Plextor drives utilising Blu-ray technology.”
Blu-ray technology is a next-generation optical disc format for storing high-definition video and data . The name Blu-ray comes from the blue-violet laser used to read and write to the disc. A Blu-ray disc can store significantly more data than a DVD (up to 25GB for single layer and 50GB for dual-layer), due to the wavelength of the blue-violet laser being shorter – which allows more information to be stored digitally in the same amount of space.
The PX-B900A not only uses the latest Blu-ray technology, but is also a highly versatile dual-layer DVD drive that combines multiple formats – DVD+/-R/RW and RAM – into one. It can accept both 12cm and 8cm discs (in the horizontal position) and has a large 8MB buffer to ensure there is no data interruption. Write speeds: 2x BD-R/BD-RE, 8x DVD+R/-R/+RW, 6x DVD-RW, 4x DVD+R/-R DL, 5x DVD-RAM, 24x CD-R and 16x CD-RW.
The Plextor PX-B900A has been developed to strict environmental and recycling standards – to meet EU RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) and WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) directives.
Availability and warranty
The Plextor PX-B900A will be available from September/October 2006 at Plextor’s network of dealers. It is covered by Plextor’s Fast Warranty Service (2-year warranty in the EU, Norway and Switzerland (Collect & Return); other countries 1-year carry-in).