Plextor calls it â€œthe ultimate CD burnerâ€ and one agrees in the sense that it could be the final iteration of an optical disc format that has been eclipsed by the DVDÂ±R/RW format, which in turn is about to be overshadowed by the more capacious HD-DVD and Blu-ray formats.
But of course a good CD burner like the Plextor PX-240A Ultimate 3-in-1 CD-RW Drive still has its uses in archiving data. After all, an 800MB CD-R disc can still pack in a significant amount of photos, music and other data.
Plextor says the PX-240A is RoHS compliant and fully compatible with the new Windows Vista operating system. The new optical drive features recording speeds of 52X CD-R and 32X CD-RW, as well as 52X CD-ROM playback, with broad-base CD media compatibility.
It comes with a 2MB buffer and Buffer Underrun Proof Technology to prevent buffer underrun errors and allow multi-tasking. The PX-240A drive ships with the Roxio Easy Media Creator 9 for Data software suite for burning video, music, photos, and data to DVD or CD. It is available now for $59.