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Plextor PX-W4824TA 48X24X48X E-IDE/ATAPI 
CD-RW Drive (PXW4824TA / PXW4824)


Plextor, one of the leading companies for the development and production of CD-ROM drives, CD-Recorders and CD-ReWriters is expanding its range with the PlexWriter 48/24/48A, which writes CD's at 48-speed, rewrites at 24-speed and reads at 48-speed. The PlexWriter 48/24/48A is the ideal instrument for both professional and private users who want to copy CD's, archive large files, or create multimedia productions.

Designed specifically for the latest black PC cases, Plextor is one of the first companies to offer the choice of both black and white casing using the latest 48-speed writing technology.

The PlexWriter 48/24/48A comes in internal version with a Tray load mechanism. The Retail package contains: PlexWriter 48/24/48A, 5 blank CD-R disks, 1 blank CD-R/W disc, CD-Recording software Nero + InCD (OEM version), Plextor Utility software (PlexTools), manual in 16 languages, mounting screws, E-IDE (ATAPI) cable, audio cable. The Bulk package (only available as for white version) contains: PlexWriter 48/24/48A, manual in 16 languages, Plextor Utility software (PlexTools), E-IDE (ATAPI) cable, audio cable.

The PlexWriter 48/24/48A is supported by a unique two-year On-Site Collect & Return** guarantee by Plextor, by which any inconveniences resulting from a defect are reduced to a minimum. The firmware is stored in FlashROM which makes it possible to quickly and easily upgrade to the latest version. CD TEXT is also completely supported.

With the PlexWriter 48/24/48A, the user has a perfect all-in-one product for backup, duplication and all multimedia applications. CD's can be written, rewritten and read on a single unit, and at the highest possible speed.


  • 48X write CAV (3000~7200KB/s)
  • 24X rewrite (3600KB/s)
  • 20X-48X read CAV (3000KB/s - 7200KB/s) through SpeedRead function
  • ATAPI Interface (PIO Mode 4, Multiword DMA Mode 2, UDMA/33 Mode 2)
  • BURN-Proof Technology (Buffer Under Run Proof)
  • PoweRec Technology (Plextor Optimised Writing Error Reduction Control)
  • VariRec Technology (Variable Recording)
  • Access Time <65 ms
  • 4MB Buffer
  • Mount Rainier Compatible
  • Overburning up to 94.55 minutes
  • Capable of reading and writing CD TEXT information
  • Compatible with:
    • Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP
  • MultiRead Compatible
  • Supports SPDIF (Digital Audio Output)
  • High Quality Digital Audio Extraction
  • A black tray, to reduce the jitter and to increase the quality of the burned CD
  • An optimised PCB circuit to reduce noise to get a higher quality of CD
  • Writes CD-ROM Modes 1 and 2, CD-XA Form 1 and 2, CD-DA, CD-I, Video CD & Photo CD.
  • Creates Audio CD, CD Extra, Enhanced CD, Photo CD, CD-I & Video CD Titles.
  • Supports Disk-At-Once, Track-At-Once, Multisession, Packet Writing modes.
  • Wide CD-R and CD-RW media compatibility (74min and Type80 - 79min)


Writing Modes
  • Track at once
  • Session at once
  • Disc at once
  • Multisession
  • Packet writing
  • Data Transfer Rate
    Burst (UDMA/33) 33MB/s
  • CD-R
    48X: 7200KB/s CAV
    40X: 6000KB/s P-CAV
    32X: 4800KB/s P-CAV
    24X: 3600KB/s P-CAV
    20X: 3000KB/s CLV
    16X: 2400KB/s CLV
    8X: 1200KB/s CLV
    4X: 600KB/s CLV
  • CD-DA
    48X: 7200KB/s CAV
    40X: 6000KB/s P-CAV
    32X: 4800KB/s P-CAV
    24X: 3600KB/s P-CAV
    20X: 3000KB/s CLV
    16X: 2400KB/s CLV
    8X: 1200KB/s CLV
    4X: 600KB/s CLV
  • ReWrite
  • 24X: 3600KB/s P-CAV
  • 10X: 1500KB/s CLV
  • 4X: 600KB/s CLV
  • Read
  • 20X-48X: 3120-7200KB/s CAV
  • 18X-40X: 2710-6000KB/s CAV
  • 14X-32X: 2170-4800KB/s CAV
  • 10X-24X: 1600-3600KB/s CAV
  • 8X: 1200KB/s CLV
  • 4X: 600KB/s CLV
  • Access Time <65ms
    Data Buffer 4MB
    Error Rate
  • Mode1:less than 10-12bits
  • Mode2: less than 10-9bits
  • Dimensions 146 x 41.3 x 190 mm
    Weight 1 kg
    MTBF 60.000 POH (15% duty cycle)
    Tray Loading Eject 50.000 times

    Product Content:

    • Plextor PX-W4824TA 48X24X48X E-IDE/ATAPI CD-RW Drive (PXW4824TA / PXW4824)

    Before you purchase this item, please ensure that you have verified compatibility with system by visiting the manufacturer's web site.
    We assume no responsibility and will not accept full refunds for items purchased that are not compatible with your system configuration



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