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Plextor PX-83CS 8Plex 8X Fast SCSI CD-ROM Drive 
(PX83CS / PX-83C / PX83C / PX-83 / PX83)


The Plextor 8PleX high-performance Fast SCSI drive is the first professional quality drive designed for true eight speed performance. It offers a 1200 KB/sec data transfer rate and a 256K buffer, which gives a full screen, full motion multimedia and video playback from encyclopaedias, games and educational software. The very fast access time of 115ms speeds up both database searches and network performance. The 8PleX is compatible with all major operating systems and CD media types. Retail packages include manual, caddy and Plextor Manager™ software. Sold separately for bulk orders, Plextor Manager™ provides many valuable utilities including 8X audio capture. This multimedia machine is the state-of-the-art performance standard for video, graphic database and document imaging applications running from CD-ROM, including the latest virtual reality and interactive.


  • 100% more data throughput than quad speed. World's fastest access times.
  • Fast SCSI-2 multitasking capabilities.
  • Front panel and software controls for audio CD's.
  • Exceeds MPC Level 3 specifications.
  • Warranty—Full two years; parts, labor, and replacement.
  • More Reliability—Solid metal construction and advanced components place 8PleX a cut above the rest. Brushless motors ensure years of dependable performance.
  • More Compatibility—with all major operating systems including Windows 95, Windows NT, and all major media formats, as well as CD-Plus and Enhanced CD.
  • More Power for Multimedia—Full screen animations and digital video run smoother while using less CPU resources; as little as 10% utilization. And only 8PleX and Plextor ManagerTM let you extract digital music from CD's to your hard disk at 8X speed, not 1X. Plus, with its fast data access speeds, even virtual reality works in real time on 8PleX.
  • Bootable CD Technology†—Reboot your crashed system without reformatting your hard disk, even load multiple OS's for specialized applications and games.


Usable Formats: CD-DA, CD-ROM MODE 1 (ISO9660), CD-I, CD-ROM XA MODE 2 (FORM 1&2), Photo-CD, Video-CD, CD+G, CD-Plus, Enhanced CD
Disk Diameter: 12cm (60Min & 74Min)
Rotational Speed at 8X Inner track: 4240 rpm
Outer track: 1600 rpm
Data Transfer Rate:
Sustained 1.2MB/Sec
Burst: 5.0MB/second (asynchronous)
Access Speeds
Random Seek 95ms
Random Access 115ms
Random Access 115ms
Data Buffer 256KB (128 Blocks)
Spindle Motor Brushless
Error rate Mode 1: 1 Block/1012bits
Mode 2: 1 Block/109bits
Dimensions (W/H/D) 5.79" x 1.64" x 7.95"
(without front panel)
Weight 2.4 lbs.
MTBF 100,000 POH
Caddy Loading 200,000 times

Product Content:

  • Plextor PX-83CS 8Plex 8X Fast SCSI CD-ROM Drive (PX83CS / PX-83C / PX83C / PX-83 / PX83)

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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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Plextor PX-83CS 8Plex 8X Fast SCSI CD-ROM Drive (PX83CS / PX-83C / PX83C / PX-83 / PX83)
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