Plextor PX-716AL DVD±R/RW Double-Layer Drive - PX-716AL/SW

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Good performer

on 9/11/2006

Easy to install, reads and writes very fast, and the convenience of slot loading is a big plus. Cannot comment on durability as I have not had it long. The main negative is that it has an IDE interface and I would have preferred SATA, but functionally it seems to make no difference.

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Product Overview

The PX-716AL DVD±R/RW CD-R/RW internal E-IDE (ATAPI) drive from Plextor® offer all the advantages or our legendary CD-RW drives and DVD drives. Along with double/dual layer (8.5GB) and dual DVD format capabilities, the PX-716AL is also supported by Intelligent Recording technology to enhance your recording activities.


Manufacturer Plextor
Mfg Part# PX-716AL/SW
SKU 10402036
UPC 765075107749
UPC 14 00765075107749
Drive Interface IDE
Product Type DVD-Writer
Manufacturer Part Number PX-716AL/SW
Manufacturer PLDS Corporation
Product Model PX-716AL
Product Name PX-716AL DVD±R/RW Double-Layer Drive
Package Type Retail
Brand Name Plextor
Package Contents PX-716AL DVD±R/RW Double-Layer DriveSoftware CD(s)
Compatibility OS:Windows 98 SEWindows MEWindows 2000Windows XP
Weight (Approximate) 2.31 lb
Color Black
Form Factor Internal
Height 1.6"
Width 5.8"
Depth 7"
Compatible Drive Bay Width 5.25"
Maximum DVD Write Speed 16x
Maximum DVD Rewrite Speed 8x
Maximum DVD Read Speed 16x
Maximum CD Write Speed 48x
Maximum CD Rewrite Speed 24x
Maximum CD Read Speed 48x
Optical Media Supported DVD±R/±RW
Media Layer Supported Double-layer
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Tech Specs
Indicators & Controls Front Panel: Eject Lights Disc Loading Rear Panel: Jumper Switches Interface Connector Molex Connector
Interfaces/Ports 1 x 40-pin IDC EIDE/ATAPI / S/PDIF / Audio Line Out
Product Type DVD-Writer
Manufacturer Part Number PX-716AL/SW
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Plextor Corporation
Product Name PX-716AL DVD±R/RW Double-Layer Drive
Package Type Retail
Brand Name Plextor
Additional Information Data Transfer Rate: Write: CAV, PCAV, CLV Read: CAV, CLV Disc Diameter: 8cm, 12 cm
Package Contents PX-716AL DVD±R/RW Double-Layer Drive Software CD(s)
Compatibility OS: Windows 98 SE Windows ME Windows 2000 Windows XP
Certifications & Standards UDF
System Requirements CPU: Pentium-4 1.4GHz or equivalent HDD: 800MB-1GB free space for copying CD to CD image 10GB free space for DVD authoring RAM: 256MB Display: Monitor resolution of 1024 X 768 at 16-bit color
Weight (Approximate) 2.31 lb
Color Black Bezel
Form Factor Internal
Height 1.63"
Width 5.75"
Depth 7.04"
Input Voltage 5 V DC / 12 V DC
Software Included Plextor Software Bundle for Windows: Roxio Easy Media Creator 7
Access Time < 100 ms CD Typical Random Stroke / < 150 ms DVD Typical Random Stroke
Buffer 8 MB
Data Transfer Rate 22.16 MBps Write Sustained DVD+R / 8.31 MBps Write Sustained DVD+R DL / 11.08 MBps Re-write Sustained DVD+R/RW / 22.16 MBps Write Sustained DVD-R / 5.54 MBps Re-write Sustained DVD-R/RW / 22.16 MBps Read Sustained DVD-ROM / 7.20 MBps Write Sustained CD-R / 3.60 MBps Re-write Sustained CD-RW / 7.20 MBps Read Sustained CD-ROM / 16.60 MBps Read/Write Burst PIO Mode 4 / 66 MBps Read/Write Burst Ultra ATA/66 (ATA-5)
Platform Support PC
Recording Method Track-at-once CD / Disk-at-once CD / Fixed Packet Writing CD / Variable Packet Writing CD / Session-at-Once CD / Disk-at-once DVD+R DL / Incremental Recording DVD-R/RW / Multi-border Recording DVD-R/RW / Restricted Overwrite DVD-R/RW / DRT-DM DVD-R/RW / Disk-at-once DVD+R/RW / Incremental Recording DVD+R/RW / Multisession DVD+R/RW / Random DVD+R/RW / Sequential DVD+R/RW / Disk-at-once DVD-R/RW
Media Support Double-layer - DVD±R/±RW
Formats Support DVD-ROM DVD+VR DVD-VR CD-DA CD-Extra CD-ROM (Mode 1, Mode 2) CD-ROM XA CD-Text CD-I CD+G Photo CD Video CD DVD Video Multi-session CD
Media Load Type Slot Loading
Maximum Write Speed 16x DVD/48x CD
Maximum Rewrite Speed 8x DVD/24x CD
Maximum Read Speed 16x DVD/48x CD
Parts Warranty/Labor 1 Year
Standard Warranty 1 Year
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