|After the very successful release of Plextor's last drive, the 740A, the series continues with the release of yet another OEM drive, the PX-750A which bears the TEAC mark on it. The 750A is the "connecting bridge" to future Plextor releases, which are already well known in the DVD-Burner scene, and go by the model numbers of 755A and 760A, where we will be introduced to 10X +R DL speed and 18X+R writing speed with each release respectively.
But enough with the future and let us focus on the present release, the 750A. The drive supports all the fastest available speeds for all formats and on top, it is a multi drive, supporting reading and writing of DVD-RAM media at the fastest available speed of 5X.
Having got that out of the way, let's start the review rolling, where we'll see how the drive performs with our usual array of tests, well known by now to the larger section of the DVD community. We'll start with the drive's specs, as reported by the official Plextor page and various, well known tools.
Features & Specifications:
DVD+R DL 8X
DVD-R DL 4X (6 & 8X-R by Firmware upgrade)
||<130ms (CD); <140ms (DVD)|
|Mean time between failures (MTBF)
||Tray (50.000 times)|
||Yes, S/P DIF output|
||146 x 42,5 x 170 mm|
CPU: Pentium 4 - 1.4 GHz
HDD: 10GB free space
OS: Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP
||DVD: DVD-RAM, DVD-ROM, DVD-Video, Multi-Border, Multisession, DVD+VR, DVD-VR
CD: CD-DA, CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-ROM Mode-2, CD-ROM XA, CD-Extra, Photo-CD, Video-CD, Multisession, CD TEXT, CD-I, Mixed CD, CD+G (read only)
||DVD+R - 16x: 22,160KB/s (CAV), 8x: 11,080KB/s (PCAV), 4x: 5,540KB/s (CLV), 2.4x: 3,324KB/s (CLV)
DVD-R - 16x: 22.160KB/s (CAV), 8x: 11,080KB/s (PCAV), 4x: 5,540KB/s (CLV), 2x: 2,770KB/s (CLV)
DVD+R DL - 8x: 11,080KB/s (ZCLV), 6x: 8,310KB/s (CLV), 4x: 5,540KB/s (CLV), 2.4x: 3,324KB/s (CLV)
DVD-R DL - 8x: 11,080KB/s (ZCLV, 6x: 8,310KB/s (CLV), 4x: 5,540KB/s (CLV), 2x: 2,770KB/s (CLV)
DVD+RW - 8x: 11,080KB/s (ZCLV), 6x: 8,310KB/s (CLV), 4x: 5,540KB/s (CLV), 2.4x: 3,324KB/s (CLV)
DVD-RW - 6x: 8,310KB/s (ZCAV), 4x: 5,540KB/s (ZCAV), 2x: 2,770KB/s (CLV)
DVD-RAM - 5x (CLV), 3x (CLV), 2x (CLV)
DVD-ROM - 16x (CAV), 10x (CAV), 8x (CAV), 4x (CAV), 2x (CAV)
CD-RW - 24x: 3,600KB/s (CAV), 10x: 1,500KB/s (CLV), 4x: 600KB/s (CLV)
CD-ROM - 40x (CAV), 24x (CAV), 16x (CAV), 4x (CAV)
- Plextor PX-750A 16X DVD±RW Double Layer Burner Drive
(PX750A / PX-750 / PX750 / PX-750ABK / PX750ABK)
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