Excerpt: The DVD industry may be awash with gossip about the upcoming Blu-ray and HD-DVD drives, but Plextor hasn't allowed itself to be distracted from improving on the existing DVD model. The PX-760A sees the first increase in DVD+R performance in over a year.
Conclusion: Plextor's PX-760A is the first 18X burner to be launched on the market. However, the DVD-R DL writing speed remains at 6X. All tests have been done with the auto selection mode enabled in order to let the drive choose the best writing strategy. As a CD reader, the PX-760A is one of the fastest out there, supporting 48X reading speed, while it is also fast as a DVD reader. DVD+/-R/ROM can be read at 16X, while DL media can be read at 12X.