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Plextor PX-716A

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Overall 9
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Plextor PX-716A 16x DVD±RW

17 April 2007
  • Conclusion: The PX-716A got off to a rough start when it was released this fall. Days after it hit stores, our forums were full of people complaining about writing quality issues. While this didn't look good for the self proclaimed "king of quality," Plextor was quick to respond with a new drive revision and a flood of firmware updates.
  • Pros: Writes to DVD-R and DVD+R media at 16x, Writes to DVD+RW media at 8x, Writes to DVD-RW media at 4x, Writes to DVD+R DL media at 6x, Writes to DVD-R DL media at 2x, Reads single layer DVD-ROM's at 16x, Reads DVD+R/RW and DVD-R/RW mediaat 12x, Features 48x CD-R and 24x CD-RW writing speeds, Excellent DAE speeds, Good seek times, Has an 8MB buffer and BURN-Proof to prevent coasters, Supports GigaRec, SecuRec, PoweRec, VariRec, Silent Mode, AutoStrategy and Q-Check techno...
  • Cons: Tendency to slow down when writing to some DVD±R media, Reads GigaRec recorded discs at only 8x, Cannot set the book type of DVD+RW media, Doesn't support the Mt. Rainier format, Expensive
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Plextor PX-716A DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner Review

X-bit labs
1 April 2005
  • Summary: We are going to test in greatest detail an optical drive from Plextor of highest quality and functionality. It boasts excellent disk recognition time and ergonomics, and is really worth every dollar you pay for it. Check out our indepth review now to learn more!
  • Pros: Widest functionality, Widest opportunities in evaluating the disc burn quality, Low noise level, High speed, Excellent burn quality, Zero total offset, Can read auxiliary areas of the disc, Excellent design with a replaceable black front panel, The most informative LED indicator among the competing products, Shortened case design, Low heat level, Can be “taught” to work with unfamiliar disc types
  • Cons: Traditionally weak error-correction mechanism, Minor defects in the quality of writing DVD+R DL and DVD+RW discs at the min speed, Doesn’t return C2 errors in EAC, High price
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Expert Review

11 January 2005
  • Conclusion: Plextor PX-716A Burner - Page 31 Firmware 1c04 beta - Page 2 We repeated some CD wrirtng tests, this time with Taiyo Yuden media, burned at different speeds, 8X, 16X, 32X and 48X. We measured their writng quality using once again, Clover System's CDX Compact Disc Analyzer. Taiyo Yuden 48X @ 8X Taiyo Yuden 48X @ 16X Taiyo Yuden 48X @ 32X Taiyo Yuden 48X @ 48X When we tried to measure the Jitter levels for these discs, we managed to measure only those burned at 8X and 16X.
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Expert Review

27 May 2008
  • Conclusion: Mimo iż PX-716A nie jest najnowszym napędem, to nadal z powodzeniem dotrzymuje kroku najnowszym nagrywarkom. Użytkownicy którzy kupili ten napęd tuż na początku sprzedaży mogli się cieszyć darmowymi ulepszeniami, takimi jak podniesienie prędkości zapisu DVD+R9 DL czy wprowadzenie obsługi DVD-R9. Oczywiście wszystko za sprawą aktualizacji firmware’u ze strony producenta.
  • Pros: Bardzo wysoka cena, Bardzo słaba korekcja błędów, Słaba jakość zapisu, Tragiczna jakość zapisu płyt DVD-R9 DL
  • Cons: Duża prędkość odczytu płyt DVD, Omijanie wszystkich zabezpieczeń audio, Zaawansowane funkcje (GigaREC, SecuREC), Pakiet Plextools, Dwa wymienne panele przednie, Overburning 90 i 99 minut
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Plextor PX-716A

2 May 2006
  • Summary: Компания Plextor осталась верна себе, ее новый привод как всегда является передовой моделью, поддерживающей различные передовые технологии и способен обеспечить пользователю максимум удобства при работе. Но это если отбросить в сторону досадную проблему шума, возникшую у части приводов, по всей видимости, по вине сборщиков. В будущем компании стоит более внимательно относиться к выходному контролю своей продукции.
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Overall 9

Expert Review

PC Inside
13 September 2005
  • Excerpt: A Plextor é conhecida e reconhecida por todos como uma das melhores marcas, senão mesmo a melhor, no que toca a drives para leitura e gravação de CDs e DVDs.
  • Pros: Qualidade dos materias utilizados, Possiblidade de escolha de Cor (Branco/Preto), Compatiblidade, Garantia On-Site
  • Cons: Nada a assinalar
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